Jacob Worenklein

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Jacob Worenklein

Chairman and CEO, US Grid Company

Jacob Worenklein is Chairman and CEO of US Grid Company, an electric power company focused on creating a more efficient and resilient electric power system in the U.S. He is also Chairman of Ravenswood Power Holdings, which will soon acquire, own and operate the largest power plant in New York, a 2,450-MW gas-fired power plant. He previously founded and served as Chairman and CEO of US Power Generating Company and played a critical role in 2016 in saving the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in New York from shutdown, resulting in a major benefit for carbon reduction. Mr. Worenklein started his career as a lawyer at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, where he practiced law for 20 years, formed and headed its global power and project finance practices and served on its three-person Executive Committee. He also headed the global project finance and independent power business of Lehman Brothers and global energy, power and infrastructure groups at Societe Generale. Mr. Worenklein received the first Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Infrastructure Journal in London. He has served as a trustee and member of the executive committee of the Committee for Economic Development and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has served on the boards of various public and private companies, including Actis, the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York Inc. and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. Mr. Worenklein has a B.A. from Columbia College and J.D. and M.B.A. from NYU School of Law and NYU Stern School of Business.