For over 25 years Azad has held senior business development and project management roles in the energy, renewables and sustainability sectors. He started his career with CEGB and International Power in the UK where he was involved in the development, financing and construction of a number of power plants in the UK. He was previously the CEO of Marchwood CCGT Power Company and was also involved in developing, managing and financing a number of IPP (Independent Power Producer) energy projects globally; China, Mexico, Tunisia and Egypt.
Azad is the Founder and CEO of Pearlstone Energy, an innovative Demand-Side Response Aggregator in the UK. His focus in the past 15 years has been in developing and financing renewable energy and other low carbon projects and initiatives. He is a Visiting Fellow on the Masters programmes in Sustainability Leadership, and, Industrial Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge.
Azad is a Fellow at the Energy Institute and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET), and, a member of the Enlit Impact Circle advisory Board (formerly European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe).
He has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College London and an Executive MBA from Bristol Business School.