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Al-Karim Govindji

Global Head of Affairs DNV Energy Systems

Al-Karim Govindji, global head of public affairs for DNV Energy Systems, joined the company in 2018. His focus is on strengthening DNV’s relationships with national and regional governments, sector associations, as well as government affairs personnel of companies in the energy value chain. He follows policy related to technologies that are critical to achieving 1.5°C, such as renewables, hydrogen, CCUS, energy efficiency, and storage. Prior to this, he led DNV’s decarbonization and demandside management business across Northern Europe and Middle East & Africa, supporting industrial, commercial, and utility customers.

Previously, Govindji spent 9 years at the Carbon Trust on innovation policy in areas such as industrial energy efficiency, offshore wind, thin film PV, and sustainable aviation biofuels, running multimillion-pound programs for the United Nations and for the UK government. Prior to this, he worked for Kearney in operational strategy and for Bank of America in acquisition finance and corporate lending. He holds a BEng in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from Oxford University.