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WINSTON CHEN

Co-President

Prior to Wharton, Winston was a Senior Associate at Fisher Lynch Capital (FLC), a private equity firm with $2.7 billion focused exclusively on direct co-investments in leveraged buyout transactions. While at FLC, Winston helped the firm close 11 transactions, totaling more than $360 million in new and follow-on investments. Before joining FLC, Winston was a Senior Associate Consultant with L.E.K. Consulting, where he primarily worked in energy and industrials. Winston is spending his summer with 3i Infrastructure North America in NYC.
 
Winston earned his B.S.F.S. in International Economics cum laude from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.

 

KHALID QUIDWAI

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Co-President

Khalid earned his Bachelor's of Technology (Honors) in Manufacturing Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Prior to Wharton, Khalid has led teams in diverse roles across technology industries. As a Project and Operations Manager for ITC, Khalid led a team of engineers to set-up a 2.2 million square foot, $22 million  state-of-art automated production facility. Prior to ITC, Khalid worked as a Logging Engineer with Schlumberger, world’s largest oil and gas services firm, across Middle-East, Russia and the Indian Offshore and executed eleven exploration contracts.
 

 

JULIE UFFORD

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Co-President

Julie holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to Wharton, Julie worked in Accenture's Federal and Utilities Retail practices. She spent her most recent years there helping clients improve their digital customer experience to drive DER participation. She also developed strategies to enable deeper analytics capabilities for her clients.

In addition to her MBA candidacy, Julie is pursuing a certificate in Energy Policy is also a research assistant at UPenn's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. She is spending her summer with LinkedIn's Workplace Innovation and Sustainability team.

 

DEBORAH ASUQUO

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Energy Conference Chair & VP, Sponsorships

SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Boston Consulting Group - Houston Office

PRIOR EXPERIENCE
Transocean - Subsea Engineer

EDUCATION
University of Cambridge, UK - MPhil Chemical Engineering
Igbinedion University, Nigeria - BEng Chemical Engineering
 


 

 
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ANDRE MARCARIAN

VP, Knowledge and Development

Andre worked at Deloitte’s Strategy & Operations consulting practice, primarily working on strategy engagements across multiple industries. His projects include analyzing a Fortune 10 retailer's energy footprint to identify $60M+ in cost saving opportunities and preparing the financial model buildout to raise Series B funding for a biotech firm. He spends his summer at Marathon Capital, an investment bank focused on the renewable energy and infrastructure space.

Andre received his BA in Business Economics from UCLA and enjoys piano composing (classically trained but would like to pursue jazz), martial arts, and meditation.

 

THOMAS WITMER

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VP, Knowledge and Development

Prior to Wharton, Thomas worked for a summer at Tesla in the supply chain division. Before this, Thomas worked as a Consultant at EnSys Energy, a specialized consultancy focusing on petroleum market analysis. Throughout his time there, he worked on projects for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Commodities Futures and Trading Commission, OPEC, and European Commission, as well as various supermajor oil companies.

Thomas is spending his summer at Strategy& (Deals Strategy practice) in Houston, Texas. He earned degrees in industrial engineering and finance from Lehigh University.
 

 
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LAURA AMELIA PETTINELLI

VP, Community

Prior to Wharton, Laura worked at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the investor-State arbitration arm of The World Bank Group. While at ICSID, Laura covered over 55 cases concerning direct and indirect expropriation, unfair or inequitable treatment of energy, industrial, financial, and real estate investments in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Laura is spending her summer with in Credit Suisse's Global Industrials Group in NYC. As a dual-degree candidate, Laura was also a Summer Associate at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in the Office of the Corporate Secretary and the Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement group. She was also a Summer Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, working with the Project Finance and Corporate groups. 
 
Laura earned her B.A. in Latin American & Hemispheric Studies and in Middle East Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. In addition to her MBA, she is also pursuing a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

 

 
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BRYAN HOM

VP, Careers

Prior to Wharton, Bryan was an Assistant Vice President at EIG Global Energy Partners (AUM: $18 billion), where he focused on private equity investments in the Power & Renewables and Midstream sectors in the U.S. and Latin America. In addition to his main work with EIG's equity funds, Bryan also helped to build out the firm's credit investment efforts. Bryan worked at EIG for almost 4 years, receiving a direct promotion from Associate.

Bryan is spending his summer at CPPIB as a member of their Natural Resources group, where he will focus on private equity investments throughout the energy value chain.

Bryan earned his BBA with Distinction in Business and Economics from Emory University.

 

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