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Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy


Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow

Stephen Heidari-Robinson is an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow as part of the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy.

Stephen has first-hand experience of setting national energy policy as the former UK Prime Minister David Cameron's energy and environment adviser.  In this role he was one of the architects of the UK's generation strategy and decarbonisation plan.  As part of this role he supported Secretary of State for Energy, Amber Rudd, at the Paris climate talks.  During his role he played a leading role in the UK's plans to address flooding, air pollution and is an strong advocate for electric vehicles as future powertrains in transport.

Stephen spent 9 years as a leader in McKinsey and Company's energy practice and was a vice president in Schlumberger, the world's leading oil field services and technology company.  During this time he worked in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, India, the US and Europe and advised CEOs and executives on strategy, capital projects and reorganization.  Stephen has also worked in private equity, as the head of corporate sponsorship for a charity (Asia House), and as a civil servant.

Stephen is co-author, with Suzanne Heywood, of a Harvard Business Review book on reorganising institutions ('Reorg').  His thoughts on decarbonisation and air quality have been featured in Business Green and on BBC Newsnight. Stephen studied history at Oxford, during which time he was also captain of the Blues swimming team.  He also holds an MA in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute, London University, and studied Farsi at the School of Oriental and African Studies.