Executive Vice President and Chief Enterprise Risk Officer
As chief enterprise risk officer of Exelon, Aliabadi is responsible for all aspects of risk management for the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, including managing enterprise-wide risks and maximizing value for Exelon Corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries. He is a seasoned and accomplished energy trading, risk management and M&A leader with more than 25 years of industry experience in the global energy markets. Aliabadi has successfully led many dynamic and high-performance teams focused on structured and proprietary trading activities, asset management/optimization, commercial and industrial, retail, and energy solutions for large customers.
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, reporting to the Chairman of the Board. 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), reporting to the Essent Executive Board. 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. He established and developed a high-return/low-risk structured trading business model focused on origination, business development and strategic acquisitions. Furthermore, he reorganized the group to ensure operational excellence, enhance value creation and improve asset optimization while delivering consistent growth and outstanding performance for five consecutive years. He was responsible for leading and managing the origination, structuring, trading, operations and portfolio management activities of the firm's natural gas, oil, coal, LNG, power, emissions and renewables portfolio in Europe.
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.
Aliabadi has a master’s degree in business economics and finance from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.