President, National Grid US
Career: Badar joined National Grid in 2017 and currently leads National Grid’s core, regulated business operations in the US; providing electricity, natural gas and clean energy solutions to over 20 million people across Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. He is focused on driving the company’s vision of exceeding customer expectations and making the energy systems of tomorrow possible.
Previously he was the President of National Grid Ventures, a global portfolio of large-scale competitive energy projects – including electricity interconnectors, onshore wind and solar generation, competitive electricity transmission, and LNG storage – and oversaw the creation of National Grid Partners, the company’s venture capital and innovation arm.
Badar previously worked at Centrica plc for 14 years in the UK and US, including four years as CEO of Direct Energy; the North American subsidiary that provides electricity, natural gas and home services. Prior to that he was an officer of a start-up private retail energy company in the US and has also worked in management consulting with Deloitte Consulting in Boston and KPMG London.
Skills and competencies: Badar has a degree in engineering from Brunel University in London and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He brings to the Executive Committee over 25 years of experience in the energy sector, spanning retail power, gas and energy-related services, wholesale energy trading, power generation, electric and gas transmission and distribution, and oil and gas exploration and production. Badar has a track record of driving innovation and leveraging technology to transform the way homes and businesses engage with and use energy.
Non-executive Director of CRH plc
Board of the American Gas Association
Member of the Edison Electric Institute