In his role as president of London Economics International LLC, A.J. Goulding manages a growing international consulting firm focused on finance, economic, and strategic consulting to the energy and infrastructure industries. In addition to serving as a sector expert in electricity and gas markets, his responsibilities include project management, marketing, budget and financial control, and recruiting. A.J. specializes in regulatory economics and divestiture-related power sector asset valuation in the US, Canada, Asia, and emerging markets. He also advises major global electric utilities on international business development strategy. Currently, A.J. is leading the restructuring of the Saudi Arabian tariff system. He is also helping to create a private equity vehicle focused on small hydros and renewables.
Among A.J.'s recent engagements have been a comprehensive review of the Romanian distribution sector; advising Japanese utilities and banks on the implications of electricity sector reform; serving as an expert witness in a dispute related to IPPs in Thailand; analysis of issues surrounding acquisitions of four major North American utilities/IPPs; and evaluation and analysis of all aspects of the electricity market design process in Alberta and Ontario. With over fourteen years of experience in evolving electricity and natural gas markets, A.J.'s diverse background enables him to work effectively in both emerging markets and OECD countries.
A.J. began his career performing natural gas market analysis for the ICF Resources subsidiary of ICF Kaiser International. Later, he lived for two years in New Delhi, India, where he advised the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on electric power sector restructuring in India. He continued his work on India while pursuing his MA at Columbia University. Upon completion of his MA, A.J. served as business development associate for Citizens Power LLC, a top ten US wholesale power marketer. He then moved to London Economics, where he has held roles of progressively increasing responsibility.