Rick has over 30 years’ experience and a successful track record of creating equity value in upstream and mid-stream energy projects through origination, development and operations.
A petroleum engineer by background, Rick has worked across the energy value chain an on multiple continents – his international experience includes North America (1983-1996), Europe (1996-2011) and Africa (2011 to present). He founded Energy Investment Company BV in 2007 as a vehicle through which to lead various development and advisory mandates, including the development of a nine cavern natural gas storage project in Epe, Germany, and an advisory role with Kinross, in respect of the company’s power requirements in Mauritania and Ghana.
Rick also served as CEO and Chairman of Continental Gas Storage BV from 2007 – 2011, and as then Chairman until the sale of the company’s storage assets to Haddington Ventures in 2012.
Previously, Rick has served as Director of Origination for NUON, where he initiated the acquisition of $1bn/3,500MW of thermal power from Reliant Energy and initiated, led, and developed two natural gas storage projects totalling €350m. Prior to Nuon, he was MD of El Paso Europe, responsible for LNG and structured energy transactions.
Rick has a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University. He divides his time between the United States, the Netherlands and West Africa.
Rick is a panellist at the fifth Africa Investment Exchange: Gas (AIX: Gas) meeting at RSA House London on 2-3 May 2019.