Before joining Exelon in 2013, Aliabadi served as principal and managing director of Gleam Capital Management, a start-up investment firm focused on developing, managing and operating an integrated and diversified portfolio of energy resources and infrastructure. Previously, he served as the Principal & Managing Director of Gunvor Global Energy, a division of Gunvor International, a private oil trading firm in Geneva, Switzerland. Under his vision, leadership and management, Gunvor successfully transformed from an oil trading platform into one of the world's leading energy trading companies and a recognized market leader in global coal & freight, emissions & renewables, LNG & natural gas and power trading.
Prior to joining Gunvor, Aliabadi was the CEO of Essent Trading (the largest energy company in The Netherlands. As CEO, he transformed the group from a regional gas and power portfolio manager to a global energy trading market leader by entering into new commodities, markets and activities with focus on operational excellence, enhanced value creation and improved asset optimization while delivering consistent growth and outstanding performance for five consecutive years.
Prior to joining Essent, Aliabadi served as the Vice President of Commodities for Sempra Energy Solutions, where he led and managed the trading and portfolio management activities of the firm's energy portfolio in North America. Previously, he held various positions with PG&E Corporation in San Francisco, including Director of Enterprise Risk, Director of Energy Trading, Transmission Operations Superintendent and Division Gas Engineer.