John Kiani has been integral to the successful operational and financial turnaround of Energy Harbor into a leading, carbon free power infrastructure and energy supply company. As Executive Chairman, he provides important direction to the Board, leadership to the executive management team, and has been critical to the company’s strategic and financial direction and its emphasis on performance excellence.
During John’s tenure, Energy Harbor has saved four nuclear units from early retirement, turned around a major retail energy supply business, and preserved more than 2,200 jobs. These four operating nuclear units represent 33 million megawatt hours of annual generation, 12% of PJM nuclear generation and 10% of PJM carbon free power produced.
Prior to joining Energy Harbor, John was a Co-Founder and a Portfolio Manager at Cove Key Management, a multi strategy investment fund focused on commodities as well as utility, power generator, energy and infrastructure businesses. During his time as an investor, he was responsible for managing a portfolio of equity, credit, distressed/special situations and commodity investments globally. John also previously worked as a Research Analyst on Wall Street where he was ranked as one of the top analysts for his Independent Power Producer industry research and stock picking. He also served as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where he was the head of North American Utilities, Power and Pipelines equity research.
John has extensive energy and commodity cyclical industry experience and began his finance career in the power industry at Enron. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from Rice University with a Master’s of Business Administration degree.