Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director, Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF) at the University of Aberdeen
Alexander Kemp is a world-renowned authority in petroleum economics. Currently, he is Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director of Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF) at the University of Aberdeen. He previously worked for Shell, the University of Strathclyde, and the University of Nairobi.
Professor Kemp was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006 for services to the oil and gas industries and in recognition of the impact of his work on offshore operations.
Professor Kemp’s leadership ability is exemplified by the numerous high-profile roles he has played in governments across several jurisdictions. During his career, he has been a Specialist Adviser to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Energy; Member of the UK Government Energy Advisory Panel; Member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the First Minister of the Scottish Government; Member of the Scottish Energy Advisory Board to the Scottish Government; Member of the Independent Oil and Gas Expert Commission by the Scottish Government and Member of New Zealand Government Petroleum Resource Allocation Advisory Group.
In his various academic roles, Professor Kemp has mentored many future leaders of the energy sector. Furthermore, his publications (especially with regards to licensing and taxation issues) are widely cited and used as reference materials by students, practitioners, and policy makers alike.
Professor Kemp has over 200 published papers and many books to his name, including “The Official History of North Sea Oil and Gas" which was published in 2011 across 2 volumes.