Richard Chow

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RICHARD CHOW has close to 25 years of experience in the energy industry, having served as CEO, president, and/or board member for several companies. He is an advisor to Inclusive Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based investment firm focused on increasing shareholder value and promoting sound environmental, social, and governance practices. Chow currently serves on the board of Anaergia (TSX: ANRG), an integrated waste-to-value platform created to eliminate greenhouse gases. He was a 2017 DCI Fellow at Stanford University where he remains active as an advisor to the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy. Previously, Chow founded Ridge Energy Services in 2016, an oilfield services company focused on geothermal energy services, and sold the company assets to Iceland Drilling in 2020. For close to ten years, Chow was a portfolio CEO for a group of institutional investors, including Riverstone Holdings, a $30 billion private equity firm investing across the entire energy value chain globally. In the 1990s, Chow served as the president of a Bechtel Enterprises joint venture with PacifiCorp (EnergyWorks), which developed renewable energy and on-site generation projects in Southeast Asia. Chow began his career in energy developing coal and natural gas power projects before transitioning to focus on the development of renewable energy projects, such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal. He holds an MBA from Yale University and BA from Wesleyan University. He has served on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US) since 2008 and is on the board of the Basic Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships for low-income families across the Bay Area.