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David Kaplan
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David is a principal in the Energy and Natural Resources Practice, with a secondary focus on Pricing, Sales, and Marketing.

He specializes in downstream fuels and lubricants, helping energy companies and their clients navigate the complexities of the energy transition. He has published multiple articles on sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel, and their associated feedstocks, which are critical to decarbonizing hard-to-abate mobility sectors. He also contributed to a report written in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, focusing on policy action to mobilize climate finance and market responses.

David has spent his career in energy, focusing on downstream fuels and lubricants across the Americas and Asia Pacific, before dedicating more of his time to the low-carbon mobility space. He helps leading global energy players develop resilient business models and go-to-market strategies for a rapidly evolving and complex sector.

The energy transition is one of the greatest challenges the world has faced, as we seek to reduce our carbon footprint while the world’s demand for energy continues to grow. It poses an existential threat to many business models, but also offers an opportunity for leaders to innovate and redefine what constitutes a leading energy company

Outside of work, David is an avid sports fan, spending many weekends faithfully following the successes (and occasional failures) of his alma mater UT-Austin’s Longhorns. He also occasionally attempts to play sports himself, regularly appearing on the volleyball courts and the ski slopes. He holds a BA in Finance from UT-Austin.