James Basden

Founder Director

Zenobe Energy

James has spent over 20 years advising the Boards of major power and gas companies, as well as large infrastructure funds, in the UK, Europe and the US. Prior to Zenobe Energy, he was a partner at Oliver Wyman where he led the Global Utilities and Infrastructure practice between 2013 – 2018.

In 1999 James co-founded Corven Group, a consulting and private equity group with offices in London, Boston, Chicago and Houston. Corven Consulting, which focused on the European and US Energy sector and had over 100 professional staff, was sold to Oliver Wyman in 2013. Prior to Corven, James held a number of roles, including managing the turnaround of Lotus Cars.

James is a trustee of Turners Court Youth Trust, a charity focused on helping disadvantaged children. He holds an MBA from London Business School and a B.A. Honours degree from Durham University.

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