President and CEO, NRG Energy
David Crane is president and CEO of NRG Energy, a position he has held since 2003. Crane has led NRG’s transformation from a regional wholesale generation business to the nation’s largest competitive power generator, with enough generating capacity to power 48 million homes, and leads efforts in transitioning the company to a clean energy economy. He was one of the first US power industry CEOs to publicly call for mandatory climate change measures. Crane was previously CEO of International Power PLC, a UK-based wholesale power generation company, and held positions at Lehman Brothers and ABB Energy Ventures.