Dr. Carole Nakhle is the founder and CEO of Crystol Energy. An Energy Economist, she specializes in international petroleum contractual arrangements and fiscal regimes; upstream oil and gas regulations; petroleum revenue management and governance; energy policy, security and investment; and world oil and gas market developments.With a unique breadth of experience, Dr. Nakhle has worked with oil and gas companies (IOCs and NOCs), governments and policy makers, international organizations, academic institutions and think tanks, globally. She is active on the Governing Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), a program advisor to the Washington based International Tax and Investment Centre, and regular contributor to Geopolitical Intelligence Services and the Executive Sessions on the Political Economy of Extractive Industries at Columbia University in New York. She is also involved in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development and acts as a Visiting Lecturer at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, lectures and supervises postgraduate research at the University of Surrey in the UK, and Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Dr Nakhle is a respected contributor to the global debate on energy matters, with more than 150 articles in academic journals, newspapers and magazines to her credit, as well as being a prominent speaker at international industry conferences. Dr Nakhle has worked on energy projects in more than 40 countries and has been on exploratory visits to the Arctic and North Sea. She is also the director of the not-for-profit organization ‘Access for Women in Energy’, which she founded in 2007, to support the development of women in the energy sector, worldwide. In 2017, she gave evidence to the UK Parliament International Relations Committee on oil markets and the transformation of power in the Middle East and implications for the UK policy. In the same year, she received the Honorary Professional Recognition Award from the Tunisian Minister of Energy, Mines & Renewable Energy.