Shakeib has 25 years of experience in engineering, consulting and project management with a focus on clean energy. He started his career with the UK Atomic Energy Authority and later worked at CERN (the European center for nuclear research), McKinsey & Company and ITER (the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor). His early career concentrated on engineering studies in alternative energy. Subsequently, he moved into technical management, overseeing the development of components for large-scale (multi-billion dollar) energy infrastructure. At McKinsey he worked on technology strategy in the energy sector, advising on R&D priorities, strategic alliances, intellectual property, organisation design and change management. Subsequently he partnered in a private equity initiative to develop energy infrastructure in the Middle East and South Asia regions, with a focus on project finance. Shakeib holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, a master’s degree in fusion energy and a doctorate in control systems, from Oxford University.