Roland Kupers

Environmental Defense Fund

Roland Kupers is an independent consultant on Complexity, Resilience and Energy Transition, as well as an Associate at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Amsterdam University.

Roland has been an advisor to the Environmental Defense Fund on international methane issues, such as the CCAC Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, International methane studies and policy, since 2012.

A theoretical physicist by training, Roland spent a decade each at AT&T and at Shell in various senior executive functions, including Vice President for Sustainable Development and Vice President Global LNG.

He has published widely, including in HBR, on Project Syndicate and co-authored The Essence of scenarios (AUP 2014), Complexity and the art of public policy (PUP 2014) and Turbulence: A corporate perspective on collaborating for resilience (AUP 2014). He is the managing director of NewEconomicMetrics BV, a fintech start-up.

Roland is a Dutch national; his travels have made him fluent in five languages.