Ralph Alexander, Managing Director of Riverstone, looks at the environmental and financial incentives for clean technology companies.
Mr. Alexander is a Managing Director of Riverstone. He is based in Houston.
For nearly 25 years, Mr. Alexander served in various positions with subsidiaries and affiliates of BP plc, one of the world’s largest energy firms. From June 2004 until December 2005, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Innovene, BP’s $20bn olefins and derivatives subsidiary. From 2001 until June 2004, he served as Chief Executive Officer of BP’s Gas, Power and Renewables and Solar segment and was a member of the BP group executive committee. Prior to that, Mr. Alexander served as a Group Vice President in BP’s Exploration and Production segment and BP’s Refinery and Marketing segment He held responsibilities for various regions of the world, including North America, Russia, the Caspian, Africa and Latin America. Prior to these positions, Mr. Alexander held various positions in the upstream, downstream and finance groups of BP.
Mr. Alexander serves on the Boards of Directors of AES Solar, Bottle Rock, Coastal Carolina, Dynamic Industries, Emerald, Enviva, Fairfield, ILX, Green Earth Fuels, Newberry, Quorum, ThermaSource, Vantage and Vantage II. He is also a Director of Stein Mart Corporation and previously served on the board of Foster Wheeler and Anglo-American plc. He graduated with an M.S. in nuclear engineering from Brooklyn Polytech (now NYU Polytechnic) and holds an M.S. in management science from Stanford University. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Polytechnic Institute of NYU and a New York University Trustee.