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Graham Weale

Chief Economist

Graham Weale has over 35 years' experience in the energy sector covering electricity, gas and oil. Since 2007 he has been Chief Economist for RWE AG (Germany's largest power generator) at the company headquarters in Essen. Previously he was Director of European Energy Services for Global Insight (now part of IHS CERA) where he covered all forms of energy and undertook projects for energy companies throughout Europe, the European Commission, European governments and regulators, and acted as an expert witness on a number of high profile gas arbitration cases. Beforehand he worked as a management consultant with Deloitte specialising in energy liberalisation issues. He began his career with ExxonMobil working in supply and refining. Graham has a physics degree from Oxford University, an MSc in Systems Engineering from CIty University, London and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He is a Fellow of the London Institute of Energy, member of the IEA Business Council, the German Wirtschaftsrat (Economic advisory council), the German Circle of Chief Economists, and the Politisches Forum Ruhr. He is regularly invited to speak at or chair European energy conferences and as a consultant frequently appeared on business TV. He is married with two adult children and is a member of the German Management Symphony Orchestra.

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