• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Carey Mendes

Nikola Corporation

President, Energy

Carey Mendes is President, Energy of Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions. Mendes has deep experience in energy and renewables supply chains. He joined BP’s energy trading division in 2003 and held progressively senior global roles, helping to grow the business materially including CEO of BP’s US energy trading and marketing division for three years, and led the Global Crude Oil Trading and the Global Renewable Energy Trading team. Additionally, Mendes played a key role in growing BP’s Renewable Energy business — a key growth node for BP’s diversification from fossil fuels. As part of his leadership, Mendes built a portfolio of assets, customers, and renewable commodity flows that underpinned the growth of that business including renewable gas, bioenergy, and energy trading credits. Mendes also served as the Head of Marketing for BP Europe and Africa, Chief Risk Officer for the BP trading division, and Chief of Staff to the BP Group CFO. Mendes previously served as a director on the Board of BP North America and is currently a director for the Texas Hydrogen Alliance. Mendes holds a B.A. and MBA in Political Science & History, and is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Mendes holds an additional distinction as a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management program.

Sessions With Carey Mendes

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 08:30am - 09:00am (CST) / 07/mar/2023 02:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 03:00 pm

    Trucking with Hydrogen

    Zero emission vehicle regulations and other mandates require a portfolio of fuel cell and battery electric trucks to replace the modern workhorse. Whether on a hub-and-spoke or long-haul route, truck economics depend heavily on their applications. Where are fuel-cell trucks today? Where will we see them in 5 years? What is being done to accelerate their development
  • 09:30am - 10:00am (CST) / 07/mar/2023 03:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 04:00 pm

    Moving with Hydrogen: Cars and Trucks

    Hydrogen- and electricity-powered vehicles can reduce greenhouse gas and smog forming emissions. Policy incentives for vehicles, fuel, and refueling infrastructure are necessary to drive technological innovation and mass adoption necessary to reduce cost. Battery electric vehicles currently have a clear lead for passenger vehicles, but the race to deploy zero emission vehicles has just begun. Can hydrogen move you?