Badar Khan is the president and CEO of Direct Energy, the North American affiliate of Centrica plc, with overall responsibility for the company’s operations across residential and business energy supply, home services, midstream, and power generation in North America.
Prior to his appointment as CEO in April 2013, Badar was the president, Upstream and Trading of Direct Energy. From 2007 to 2009, Badar worked in London for Direct Energy’s parent company, Centrica, as the managing director of British Gas Business. Badar joined Direct Energy in 2003 as a vice president, and was subsequently named senior vice president, responsible for the U.S. North. Prior to joining Direct Energy and Centrica, Badar was a senior officer of a private retail energy company in the U.S. He also worked as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting in Boston and KPMG London.
Badar currently serves on the board of directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board, and on the Houston Advisory Council for the Tahirih Justice Center. Badar holds an engineering undergraduate degree from Brunel University in London, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.