30 years of energy sector experience, including 10 in the CIS, 5 in Africa and 2 each in South America, Asia and Central Europe. Dale began his career as a nuclear engineer before moving into the banking sector for several years. In 1997 he was hired by the AES Corporation to run the Almaty, Kazakhstan office with responsibility for leading regulatory, government and market issues. He was the founding Chairman of the Kazakhstan Electricity Association. During his time with AES Dale was the COO for a large utility in Brazil, started and sold several energy services companies in South America, led the financing and engineering contract work for a €100m retrofit and life extension of a power plant in Hungary, managed the development of a 200 MW hydro in Uganda, and was the Regional Director for Russia, Kazakhstan and Central Asia where he managed a portfolio of 5 power plants, three distribution companies, two power trading companies and a coal mine. During his five years in this position he realized the growth in value from $150m to over $2bn, starting with an LSE-IPO but ultimately monetized in a private sale. Since 2009 Dale Perry has been the MD of SI Energy, developing power projects in Georgia, Indonesia and Turkey.