Badar has a degree in engineering from Brunel University in London and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a leader in the restructuring of the retail and wholesale power markets in both the US and the UK. Previously, Badar worked at Centrica plc for 14 years in the UK and US, including four years as CEO of Direct Energy, the North American subsidiary that provides electricity, natural gas and home services. Prior to that he was an officer of a start-up private retail energy company in the US, and has also worked in management consulting with Deloitte Consulting in Boston and KPMG London. Badar joined National Grid in 2017. He brings to the Executive Committee his extensive experience in energy sector, which spans retail power and gas and energy-related services, wholesale energy trading, upstream power generation, and oil and gas exploration and production. Badar is focused on driving the company’s vision of exceeding customer expectations and making the energy systems of tomorrow possible. He leads National Grid’s core, regulated business operations in the US, serving 20 million people across New York and New England.