Issam Dairanieh heads-up the US Venture activities for BP Alternative Energy. The Venture team is a strategic investment group that identifies, assesses and invests in selected emerging cleantech technologies. Issam's investment focus is Renewable Power Generation (Solar, Wind, Geothermal, etc.), Energy Storage, Industrial Energy, Efficiency and Carbon Management.
Prior to moving to Alternative Energy in 2007, Issam spent one year in Corporate Long Term Strategy and 8 years in New Business Development in BP Chemicals where he conducted product and application development as well as technical service and commercial development. Prior to Joining BP in 1998, Issam was a Visiting Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department, the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Issam has a B.S. degree in Chemistry as well as B.S. , M.S. and PhD in Chemical Engineering.