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Carlyle Appoints Jeff Currie as Chief Strategy Officer of Energy Pathways

Carlyle Appoints Jeff Currie as Chief Strategy Officer of Energy Pathways

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Global investment firm Carlyle announced the appointment of Jeff Currie as Chief Strategy Officer of Energy Pathways, effective immediately. 

Currie is a seasoned economist and the former Global Head of Commodities Research at Goldman Sachs, where he helped to build their commodities business. During his nearly three decades at the firm, Currie became one of the leading commodity market strategists on Wall Street, known for advising clients through the commodity “super cycle” of the 2000s, the shale supply shock of the 2010s, and most recently the twin shocks of the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.  

Reporting into Marcel van Poecke, Chairman of Energy at Carlyle, Currie’s responsibilities at Carlyle will include conducting analysis of commodity market trends and the evaluation of new investment opportunities across energy markets and the commodity supply chain central to the energy transition. 

Carlyle believes the energy transition is entering a new phase amidst the backdrop of significant geopolitical and macroeconomic shifts globally. Decarbonizing our global economy is not a simple linear transition from carbon-intensive energy generation to lower-carbon energy sources. It is a complex, multi-dimensional transition that involves energy production, distribution, transportation, refining, efficiency, and end usage, along with decarbonizing all other sectors of the economy. An effective and orderly energy transition will require new energy pathways – balancing energy availability, security, and affordability, as our energy systems simultaneously decarbonize. Carlyle has a large and diverse global energy platform that invests across the full spectrum of electrons and molecules necessary to develop these new energy pathways. 

Carlyle Chief Executive Officer, Harvey Schwartz, said, “The need to decarbonize our global economy is one of the most significant investment opportunities today. Jeff is a leading expert on global markets and commodities and his experience and insights will help us better address the unprecedented market dislocations arising from the global energy transition for the benefit of our investors.

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Marcel van Poecke, Chairman of Energy at Carlyle, and Pooja Goyal, Chief Investment Officer of Infrastructure and Head of Renewable and Sustainable Energy at Carlyle, said, “Pursuing investment opportunities across the global energy transition requires a deep understanding of global commodity markets and the complex intersecting forces of energy availability, security, and affordability. We are thrilled to welcome Jeff who can add a further layer of analysis to aid our investment decision-making.” 

Jeff Currie, Chief Strategy Officer of Energy Pathways at Carlyle, said, “I am excited to join Carlyle, a firm with a leading global energy franchise that is uniquely positioned to build these new energy pathways, and take advantage of this growing global opportunity across commodity markets. I look forward to working with Marcel, Pooja and the entire team.


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