Dipesh Shah, OBE, FRSA, is a director on the boards of Thames Water, The Crown Estate, Cavendish Fluor Partnership and the 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change and Infrastructure (the “EU Marguerite Fund”, where he is Chairman of the Investment Committee). He is also a Trustee of the British Youth Opera and a Governor of Merchant Taylors’ School.
Mr. Shah was formerly the Chief Executive of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and of various large businesses in BP Plc, where he was a member of the Group Leadership for more than a decade and latterly also the Global Head of Acquisitions and Divestitures. Mr. Shah was Chairman, inter alia, of Viridian Group plc, HgCapital Renewable Power Partners LLP and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association. In addition, he has been a Director of several major organizations, including Babcock International Group Plc and Lloyd’s of London, the insurance market. He was also a member of the UK Government’s Renewable Energy Advisory Committee from 1994 to 2002. Earlier, Mr. Shah was the Chief Economist for BP Oil UK.
Born in India, and brought up in Uganda, Mr. Shah is a graduate of the University of London, the University of Warwick and the Harvard Business School management program. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2007 New Year Honours and is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Mr. Shah is not currently a director of any other public companies.