Badar Khan is the President & CEO of Direct Energy, with overall responsibility for the company's operations in North America. As CEO, he is leading our vision to leverage technology to fundamentally transform the way homes and businesses engage in and use energy.
Badar's extensive experience in energy spans retail power and gas and energy-related services, to wholesale energy trading, to upstream power generation and oil & gas exploration and production. He has been a leader in the restructuring of the retail and wholesale power markets in both the US and the UK.
Badar was appointed CEO in April 2013. He has served in multiple leadership roles at Direct Energy and its parent company, Centrica, including Senior Vice President - US North; Managing Director - British Gas Business; and President – Upstream & Trading. Previously, he was a senior officer of a start-up private retail energy company in the US, and prior to that worked in management consulting with Deloitte Consulting in Boston and KPMG London.
Badar currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Technology Center, the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board, and on the Houston Advisory Council of the Tahirih Justice Center. He also serves on the executive council of TechNet, a group of leading technology CEOs advocating for the innovation economy.
Badar holds a degree in engineering from London, and an MBA from the Wharton School. Badar, and his wife, Masu, live in Houston, Texas with their three children.