Ralph Alexander is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Talen Energy. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer for the Company. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Company’s long-term strategy and overall performance. He was previously a Partner with Riverstone Holdings, LLC.
For nearly 25 years, Mr. Alexander served in various positions with subsidiaries and affiliates of BP plc, one of the world's largest oil and gas companies. From June 2004 until December 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Innovene, BP's $20 billion olefins and derivatives subsidiary.
From 2001 until June 2004, he served as Chief Executive Officer of BP's Gas, Power and Renewables and Solar segment and was a member of the BP group executive committee. Prior to that, Mr. Alexander served as a group vice president in BP's Exploration and Production segment and BP's Refinery and Marketing segment. He held responsibilities for various regions of the world, including North America, Russia, the Caspian, Africa, and Latin America. Prior to these positions, Mr. Alexander held various positions in the upstream, downstream and finance groups of BP.
Mr. Alexander currently serves on the boards of Enviva Partners, LP, Talen Energy Corporation and CHI St. Luke’s Health. He has previously served on the boards of Foster Wheeler, Stein Mart, Inc., Amyris and Anglo-American plc. In addition, Mr. Alexander is currently Chairman Emeritus of the board of New York University (NYU) School of Engineering and a trustee for New York University.
A graduate of Brooklyn Polytech (Now NYU School of Engineering – Polytechnic), Mr. Alexander received an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering and holds an M.S. in Management Science from Stanford University.