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Richard Chow


Mr. Chow is an Advisor to Inclusive Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based investment firm. He has close to 25 years of experience in the energy industry, having served as CEO, president, and/or board member for several companies. Most recently, Mr. Chow has been a Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow at Stanford University, where he continues to serve as an advisor to the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy. Previously, Mr. Chow founded Ridge Energy Services in 2016, an oilfield services company focused on geothermal, and sold the company assets to Iceland Drilling in 2020. For close to ten years, he was a portfolio CEO for a group of institutional investors, including Riverstone Holdings, a $30 billion private equity firm investing across the entire energy value chain globally. In this capacity, he served as the CEO and Board member for ThermaSource (geothermal) and President of US Biodiesel (biofuels). In the 1990s, Mr. Chow served as the President of a Bechtel Enterprises joint venture with PacifiCorp (EnergyWorks) that developed renewable energy and on-site generation projects in Southeast Asia. He began his career in energy developing coal and natural gas power projects before transitioning to focus on the development of renewable energy projects, such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and now, renewable natural gas.


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