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CEO Spotlight: EVgo’s Badar Khan

October 3, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This year’s CEO Spotlight will feature Badar Khan, current EVgo CEO and former President of National Grid USA. As EV adoption grows, the demand for dependable charging infrastructure presents a unique opportunity for public charging companies. Join us as Badar discusses his role at EVgo, the state of public fast charging, and much more.


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Badar Khan

Chief Executive Officer & Director


Badar Khan has served as the Chief Executive Officer of EVgo since November 2023, and as a member of EVgo’s board of directors since May 2022. Mr. Khan brings over 25 years of experience in the energy sector and has a track record of driving innovation and leveraging technology to transform the ways individuals and businesses engage with and use energy.

Prior to joining EVgo, Mr. Khan served as a Senior Advisor with Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading independent infrastructure fund manager. From 2017 to 2022 Mr. Khan worked with National Grid, one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the world, most recently as President of National Grid USA. In this role he oversaw the provision of electricity, natural gas and clean energy solutions to over 20 million people across Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island with 17,000 employees. During his time at National Grid, Mr. Khan oversaw the regulatory approval for one of the largest “make ready” electric vehicle infrastructure programs for utilities in the U.S., the acquisition of an onshore solar and wind renewables development company, and the launch of one of the largest utility corporate venture capital funds in the U.S., with over 40 investments and partnerships in the energy and clean tech space.

Mr. Khan previously worked at Centrica plc for 14 years in the U.S. and U.K., including from 2013 to 2017 as Chief Executive Officer of Direct Energy, the North American subsidiary that provided electricity, natural gas and home services to over five million customers with 6,000 employees. Under his leadership, Direct Energy experienced significant growth reaching revenue of more than $15 billion USD and becoming one of the largest and most innovative retail energy and services companies in North America through multiple acquisitions and more than a dozen partnerships with large and small technology companies. Prior to that, he was an officer of a start-up private retail energy company in the US and worked in management consulting with Deloitte Consulting in Boston and KPMG London. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of CRH plc, a leading building materials business, and on the advisory board of Zero Infinity Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm. Mr. Khan began his career with Jaguar Cars in the U.K.

Mr. Khan has a degree in engineering from Brunel University in London and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



Josh D. Boone

Eexecutive Director


Josh Boone is the founding executive director of Veloz.  Josh has worked in the zero-emissions vehicle field for more than 10 years, bringing the public and private sectors together to advance awareness, understanding and consideration for electric cars.  He creatively brings his policy and technical background to grow engagement across a variety of networks to passionately implement Veloz’s Electric For All mission.

Previously, Josh was the deputy executive director of the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative upon which Veloz was founded.  He led all Veloz development efforts to foster the initial concept, including directing work efforts to give the organization a name, brand, visual identity, philosophy and workplan while also spearheading board development.

Josh holds MS and BS degrees from the University of California, Davis, and has authored several scientific publications.  He and his wife have three children and drive electric.


October 3, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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