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CARLOS Nouel Vice President of innovation & development, national grid

Carlos Nouel is the Leader of the Innovation and Development team. The team is an agile team focused in taking deep customer insights and translating them into new customer offerings and solutions that deliver value at multiple levels (customer satisfaction, process efficiency and incremental value/revenue). 

Prior to this role, Carlos was the VP of New Energy Solutions (NES) and prior to that he was the Director of Partnerships for the same team. Carlos has also played different roles within National Grid, including in areas such as Energy Efficiency, Procurement, Supply Chain, Smart Grid and Transformation office. 

Prior to joining National Grid, Carlos worked for companies such as Pfizer, British American Tobacco, IBM and AES primarily in the supply chain and operations area.  Carlos holds an M.B.A. from Hult International Business School, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Andres Bello Catholic University in Venezuela. He also earned the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation and Technology from MIT Sloan School of Business. In 2015 Carlos was named one of the Worcester Business Journal’s top business leaders under the age of 40 in its annual “40 Under 40” rankings. In 2017 was recognized as one of the top 40 Innovators by the Public Utility Fortnightly magazine. 

Carlos currently sits on the board of Directors for the Design Lighting Consortium which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to drive efficient lighting by defining quality, facilitating thought leadership, and delivering tools and resources to the lighting market through open dialogue and collaboration.