Dr. Issam Dairanieh

CEO of CO2 Sciences, Inc.

Dr. Dairanieh has over 30 years of experience in the strategic development of clean energy technology in both the corporate and academic sectors. His work has been essential in shaping the next generation of corporate venture capital strategies in alternative energy.

As the former managing director of BP Ventures,Dr. Dairanieh led BP’s corporate venture capital team by managing a $250 million portfolio and identifying investment areas of strategic importance to the energy industry. He focused on developing game-changing technologies for energy applications while serving as a board member for the International Center for Advanced Materials and the Centre of Excellence, Digital Applications, and as the co-director of the BP Technology Acceleration Center in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Dairanieh has been an integral part of the alternative energy and clean technology movement since 2006.

Prior to working at BP in 1998, Dr. Dairanieh was a chemical engineering professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Applied Science University in Amman, Jordan.

Global Corporate Venturing ranked Dr. Dairanieh in its Power-list 100 among the Top 25 Corporate Venture Capital Leaders (out of 1200), globally, in both 2013 and 2014.