Select by name: Izzet Bensusan, Richard R. Weihe, Alex Anich
Izzet Bensusan – President & CEO
Izzet Bensusan is the President & CEO of Karbone, a renewable energy and environmental commodities brokerage, project finance, research and advisory firm based in New York City. Mr. Bensusan plays an active role in Karbone’s operational activities, from sourcing capital partners for projects, to development of proprietary research, to structuring of OTC contracts for environmental credits. He is a frequent speaker at emissions market and sustainability conferences, and a vocal advocate of policies for the uptake of renewable energy and the shaping of sustainable economies. Mr. Bensusan is also active in the academic community, where he teaches topics in environmental finance and emissions markets at first-tier universities and specialty executive institutions.
Throughout his career Mr. Bensusan has been involved in entrepreneurial ventures focused on cutting edge markets. Prior to Karbone, Mr. Bensusan was a partner at Net2s, a global consulting firm now a part of British Telecom, where he built the privacy and IT security division and established it as the firm’s leading practice. At Net2s, he managed a team of over 100 consultants and engineers servicing top financial firms located primarily in North America. Before joining Net2s, Mr. Bensusan was a founding member of Parlo.com, the first online language-learning experience.
Mr. Bensusan holds an MBA from Columbia University and an MA and BA in international economics and finance from Brandeis University. He is a co-founder of the Entrepreneurs Network of Brandeis University Alumni in New York and serves on the board of the NYC Association for Energy Economics.
Richard R. Weihe – Managing Partner
Richard Weihe has over eighteen years experience in the energy and environmental sectors in a variety of roles including investment management, environmental credit and energy trading, and engineering consulting project management. As Managing Partner at Karbone, he spearheads business development activities and oversees the firm’s practices in renewable energy brokerage, capital advisory services, and market research. Prior to Karbone Mr. Weihe was a senior investment analyst with RNK Capital where he originated and directed investment analysis on a variety of private equity and project-related renewable energy and environmental credit transactions.
Prior to RNK Capital, Mr. Weihe held a variety of commercial and management positions in the energy and environmental risk management sectors. He holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, a M.S. from Ohio State University in Geology and a B.A. from Denison University. Mr. Weihe also is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University where he teaches a course in Environmental Markets through the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
Alex Anich has over 10 years finance experience, with 8 years in the energy industry. At Karbone, Mr. Anich leads the company’s research division, overseeing all renewable energy and environmental market analysis, research and data publishing.
Beginning his career with Royal Dutch Shell in London, Mr. Anich transferred to The Netherlands where he worked as senior financial analyst, leading the finance team in support of the offshore consolidation of Shell’s global application hosting infrastructure. Mr. Anich then made the move into Shell International Renewables as a planning and reporting analyst for the wind energy business, where his roles involved the financial management of the business development, construction and management of Shell’s wind farms around the world.
Mr. Anich joined Karbone after graduating from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a Master of International Affairs, focusing on economic and environmental policy. A native of Australia, Mr. Anich has a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance from Curtin University in Perth, Australia.