For more than 28 years, Wael Almazeedi has performed as a leader in cutting-edge energy solutions. He recently co-founded FATE (Free Access to Energy) Consortium, a global initiative that focuses on funding and developing sustainable energy and water solutions. In his role as Chairman of the organization, Wael Almazeedi facilitates projects that work toward an international, end-user focused energy infrastructure.Experienced in scientific research as well as corporate growth, Wael Almazeedi began his career as a student in the United Kingdom. There, he received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry with Control Engineering from the University of Kent. Discovering an early interest in the energy industry, he then enrolled in the College of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Oxford. He received his post-graduate diploma in Petroleum Economics.Since that time, Wael Almazeedi has become a leading expert in oil, gas, and power. He has brought his talents to the World Bank Group and to the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation before founding his own company, BTU Power Company Funds I & II, in 2003. Combining Mr. Almazeedi's expertise in international finance and in energy innovation, the company funded projects across Asia as well as in Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. In 2006, in recognition for these and other accomplishments, Ernst & Young named him New England's Entrepreneur of the Year in the energy industry, Also an in-demand speaker in energy development and financing, Wael Almazeedi has presented before academic and corporate events worldwide. In addition, his authored work on matters such as energy privatization and international cooperation has earned widespread publication. In these roles and in his work with the FATE Consortium, he promotes a global dedication to responsible energy use and development as well as an awareness of the world's energy interdependence.