University of Oxford
Dr. Roland Kupers is an independent consultant on Complexity, Resilience and Energy Transition, as well as an Associate Fellow at Oxford University.
A theoretical physicist by training, Roland spent a decade each at AT&T and at Shell in various senior executive functions, including Vice President for Sustainable Development and Vice President Global LNG. He was closely involved with strategy and scenario planning.
He has published widely, including in HBR, on Project Syndicate and co-authored The Essence of Scenarios (AUP 2014), Complexity and the art of public policy (PUP 2014) and Turbulence: A corporate perspective on collaborating for resilience (AUP 2014). Roland was a co-author of a report commissioned by the German Government on a New Growth Path for Europe. In 2013 he was the Director for the inception phase of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
Roland is a Dutch national; his travels have made him fluent in five languages.