Co-founder & Co-chair
Lean In Equity & Sustainability
Lamé is a Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI), and She is currently Head of Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability Energy Customer Solutions at SSE PLC. SSE PLC is an FTSE 100 leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.
Lamé was previously Director for Renewable Energy and Energy Transition at the UK-based Alaric & Associates, an independent energy consulting firm focused on upstream, midstream and renewable energy sectors. In addition, she co-founded ScanTech International, a service company focused on providing low carbon pipeline construction and rehabilitation solutions to the energy industry.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Lamé Verre started her career with ENI E&P as a Petroleum Economist working in Italy and Nigeria before relocating to the UK, where she held several instrumental positions for companies such as Sterling Energy Plc, E.ON E&P, Baker Hughes and Halliburton, where she ran the Regional Finance Treasury function for Europe, Eurasia & Sub-Sharan Africa.
Lamé is passionate about the growing focus on the social aspect of the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors for measuring sustainability and the societal impact of an investment in a company or business.
Lamé is the co-founder & board co-chair of Lean-in Equity & Sustainability, an independent gender diversity and inclusion initiative under the LeanIn.Org umbrella. Lame’s goal as a business leader is to help organisations achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals –
- SDG5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”;
- SDG7: “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”;
- SDG13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Lamé currently sits on the board of trustees for Uganda Conservation Foundation, a charity to support wildlife populations. She also served as a governor for Nescot (North East Surrey College of Technology), a UK Further Education College.
Lamé recently won the GRIT Award by Ally Energy. She was named on the 2021 Power List: 50 Pan-African Female Leaders in Energy by African Oil Week, TE100 by the Transition Economist and 100 Female Executives in Africa.
Lamé Verre has an MBA from Imperial College Business School; a post-graduate certificate in Corporate Finance from the London Business School; a Masters in Energy, Environmental Management and Economics from the Eni Corporate University; and a B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin, Nigeria. She also completed the Oxford Saïd Business School Women in Leadership Executive Program.
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