Energy companies from eight countries and three continents, on December 8, 2016 received honours for leadership, innovation and exemplary performance at the 18th annual Platts Global Energy Awards. The event is often described as the “Oscars” of energy and emceed this year by CNBC Television Energy Correspondent Jackie DeAngelis. Nineteen awards were bestowed upon companies and individuals at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan before an audience of nearly 400 energy and finance executives hailing from 18 countries.
CEO OF THE YEAR
Photo: Platts Global Energy Awards
“Thrives amidst challenge,” is how judges described Kelly Tomblin, Chief Executive Officer of Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), who was named this year’s “CEO of the Year,” one of the more hotly contested award categories including 12 finalists from six countries. With 20 years of experience in the energy industry, in both deregulated and vertically integrated markets in the U.S., The U.K. and Latin America, judges said Tomblin has earned a reputation for organizational transformation. Tomblin took the helm of JPS in 2012, facing headwinds of stagnant growth, poor customer satisfaction and high electricity prices, and judges paid particular attention to her ability to turn the company around “very quickly in a difficult environment.” Tomblin was the sole female among 12 finalists in the “CEO of the Year” category. |P|