I am very pleased to welcome Dave Carlson and Stefan Robertsson as new members of TLG’s Board of Directors – effective 1 December 2019. Stefan will also become a Partner of TLG, having joined TLG 5 years ago. Dave, previously a TLG Senior Advisor involved in major engagements in Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, now becomes a full member of the TLG team. All of us at TLG are delighted to have their strong support as we help our clients navigate the region’s challenging and dynamic energy space.
Dave is originally from New Zealand and is an experienced energy market operator, designer, and change manager with a track record spanning Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Most recently he was a Senior Business Development Director at SGX, responsible for new initiatives in the gas and power sectors. Prior to that he ran the Singapore electricity wholesale market, serving as CEO of the Energy Market Company, EMC, the national electricity market operator. Dave has served on and chaired many industry and governance panels to further liberalise energy markets including market rules evolution, the implementation of retail contestability, developing gas trading, and introducing electricity derivative products. Recently he has been working with TLG in Oman (which has been part of TLG’s recent expansion in the Middle East) and Malaysia.
Stefan, currently the token Swede in our very internationally diverse TLG team, has over 25 years of experience in market analysis, business development, M&A, and corporate and project finance across the Asia Pacific region. In recent years he has led most of TLG’s work in Vietnam’s fast-growing electricity sector. Prior to joining TLG, he spent nearly ten years with the CLP Group, where he served as head of Corporate Finance and Development for all non-Hong Kong activities (in China, India, Southeast Asia, and Australia). He led the CLP Group Investment Committee and Chaired the Risk Committee for all CLP's Australian trading and business activities. He also had significant involvement in CLP's investment activities in China, India, and South East Asia, covering the full spectrum of energy assets and opportunities. Stefan joined CLP from ABB Equity Ventures (the infrastructure Private Equity arm of the ABB Group), where he spent a decade working on greenfield and M&A projects on the power sector (including T&D assets) around Asia Pacific, including China, Malaysia, Australia, and India. Before leaving ABB in 2003, he led the company’s sell-side team, which divested the regional asset portfolio.
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