Secretary General and CEO, World Energy Council
Angela Wilkinson, secretary general and CEO of the World Energy Council, is one of the world’s leading global energy futures experts, an experienced energy executive, a distinguished Oxford scholar, and a published author. She has 30 years of experience in leading national, international, and global multistakeholder transformation initiatives on a wide range of economic, energy, climate, and sustainable development-related challenges. Wilkinson has worked as a senior executive in the public, private, academic, and civic sectors. She joined the World Energy Council in 2017 to create a practical energy transition leaders toolkit and direct a new strategic insights program. Prior to that, Wilkinson led an upgrade in strategic foresight at the OECD, based in Paris. Prior corporate experience includes decades at Royal Dutch Shell and British Gas plc. Wilkinson is an associate fellow at the Said Business School at Oxford University and a strategic foresight fellow at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She sits on two international advisory boards (HSE University, Russia; Environmental Change Institute, Oxford) and is a fellow at the World Academy of Arts and Science. Wilkinson has published four books and numerous articles and holds a PhD in physics.