Arshad Mansoor named EPRI president and CEO


The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Board of Directors has unanimously elected Arshad Mansoor to be chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2021, after the retirement of current CEO Michael Howard on Dec. 31, 2020.

“Mike has provided outstanding leadership for EPRI while President and CEO,” said EPRI Board Chair and President and CEO of Edison International Pedro Pizarro. “During his 10-year tenure, EPRI achieved financial stability, while broadening its research portfolio, demonstrating its thought leadership, and expanding its global reach. We will certainly miss his leadership at EPRI.”

Mansoor will continue in his role as president.

Mansoor joined EPRI in 2006 as vice president for power delivery and has since held numerous leadership positions throughout EPRI. Before becoming president, he served as senior vice president of research and development, overseeing a broad-based EPRI research portfolio.

Mansoor earned a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He also completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program and the MIT Reactor Technology Course.

“Arshad is the right CEO for the next era at EPRI,” said Pizarro. “His deep knowledge of the electricity sector and ability to deliver innovative solutions while building a diverse team will be essential as EPRI helps energy stakeholders navigate toward a cleaner and more resilient future. Arshad’s exceptional commitment to EPRI’s public interest research mission and intellectual curiosity will be invaluable as EPRI enables economy-wide transformation to reach net-zero carbon emissions.”

EPRI conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the public. Members of the independent, nonprofit organization represent 90% of the electricity in the United States.

Mansoor also spoke at HydroVision International 2018 as a representative of EPRI.

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