SAN FRANCISCO & WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nexant announced today that Matthew S. Mendis, an international energy, environmental, and finance expert, has joined the company as head of Government Services.
Mendis has dedicated his career to working on the development and financing of clean energy projects globally. Over the past 35 years, he has worked in more than 45 developing countries around the world on behalf of The World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and a number of multilateral development agencies and private-sector development firms.
“Matthew brings a wealth of hands-on energy expertise to our global government services team,” said Bruce Burke, Senior VP of Nexant Energy & Chemicals Advisory (Americas). “His experience, ideas, and management and leadership skills will complement and strengthen our capabilities in the critical areas of clean energy and sustainable and renewable energy technologies.”
“Nexant’s track record as a leading energy advisor to governments and financial organizations in over 100 countries was an important factor in my decision to join the company,” said Mendis. “For many years, Nexant has played a major role in helping developing countries gain access to sustainable sources of clean, reliable, and affordable energy. I am particularly impressed by the company’s solid reputation as a clean energy pioneer and advocate in key regions such as Asia and Africa and I look forward to helping the Nexant team continue to expand their efforts in this vital energy sector.”
Mendis previously served as a Senior Technical Advisor to Energy and Security Group, Inc.; Director of International Development at Panel Claw; co-founder and Managing Director of C-Quest Capital LLC; Corporate Vice President and Director, Energy and Environmental Management Division, International Resources Group; and Program Manager, The World Bank/UNDP Energy Sector Management Program. He currently chairs the Board of Trustees of Global Village Energy Partnership International and serves as a Trustee of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation. Mendis holds an M.A. in natural resource economics and a B.Sc. in environmental engineering from the University of Maryland (College Park).
Nexant is a leading provider of financial, strategic planning, and advisory services to the global energy and chemicals sectors. The company also offers a comprehensive suite of best-in-class services and software designed to transform utility/retail business processes and implement smart grid and demand management initiatives. Its technology solutions and offerings include Nexant iEnergy®, Nexant Grid360™, Nexant iHedge®, Nexant RevenueManager®, and NexantThinkingTM that enable utilities, power producers, and energy resource companies to improve operational and financial efficiency, reduce risk, and enhance customer engagement across the energy value chain. Nexant is headquartered in San Francisco, California and operates from 32 corporate, representative, and project offices located throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.