Jim Grech

Peabody Energy

President & Chief Executive Officer

James (Jim) Grech has over thirty years of experience in the coal and natural resources industry. He joined the company in June 2021 as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the company’s board of directors and the Executive Committee of the board. Mr. Grech has substantial operational, commercial and financial experience in mining and other energy business operations, as well as extensive experience in utilities and capital markets. Mr. Grech has held executive leadership roles throughout his career, most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer of Wolverine Fuels from 2018 to 2021. Other positions held include President of Nexus Gas Transmission, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Consol Energy and Vice President at DTE Energy. Mr. Grech is a board member of America’s Power and the National Mining Association and is a member of the Coal Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency. Mr. Grech holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University. He also completed the executive development program of the Wharton Business School.

Sessions With Jim Grech

Thursday, 10 March

  • 05:20pm - 06:05pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 11:20 pm - 11/mar/2022 12:05 am

    Coal in the Global Energy Mix

    Panel Power & Renewables
    Major figures in the global coal industry discuss the reasons a transition from coal is likely to be far more deliberate and challenging than many perceive. Global coal consumption continues its growth, but the industry is challenged by financial and social pressure. Recent events suggest that a smooth energy transition is elusive. Coal will be prominent in the energy picture for the foreseeable future. How can industry meet the challenge of transitioning to a healthy, environmentally sound and productive coal chain?