Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program for a student-only company overview and lunch at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). BNEF is a leading provider of primary research on clean energy, advanced transport, digital industry, innovative materials, and commodities. With a team of experts spread across six continents, BNEF leverages the world’s most sophisticated data sets to create clear perspectives and in-depth forecasts that frame the financial, economic and policy implications of industry-transforming trends and technologies.

    The following experts will discuss their career paths, BNEF's workforce diversity initiatives, as well as internship/fulltime employment opportunities:

    • Michelle Ceran, Diversity & Inclusion Client Manager, Bloomberg LP
    • Edward Holmes-Siedle, Head of BNEF Americas Sales, BNEF
    • Nita Ditele-Bourgeois, Regional Head of Negotiations - Americas, Bloomberg LP
    • Anastacia Dialynas, Lead Analyst of U.S. Oil Supply, BNEF

    Schedule:

    • 12:00-12:30pm: Tour of the BNEF building
    • 12:30-1:30pm: Panel discussion
    • 1:30pm-2:00pm: Recruiters will discuss open opportunities at BNEF and hiring managers will be present to discuss functions

    Priority will be given to Women in Energy members.

    IMPORTANT: For security reasons, names of participants have to be sent to BNEF 10 days before the meeting. Space is limited to 40 participants therefore please register only if you can commit to attending the company overview. Those who register and either cancel within 3 days of the meeting or do not show up will no longer be prioritized for future events.

    Lunch will be provided. 

    Biographies
    Michelle Ceran
    Michelle Ceran is a Diversity & Inclusion Client Manager at Bloomberg LP. In this role, she helps drive the firm's diversity & inclusion strategy in alignment with business goals. Michelle manages the execution of global diversity efforts for the News, Media and Marketing groups, focused on the recruitment, retention and development of talent, and business innovation. In addition, she leads diversity and inclusion efforts across Latin America and manages the Black Professional and Latino networks of over 1000 employee members.

    Prior to joining Bloomberg LP, Michelle was at New York University's Research Center for Leadership in Action. Michelle has over eight years of experience in global non-profit management and social services. She holds a MPA from New York University's Wagner School of Public Service and received her BA in French and History from Columbia University.

    Edward Holmes-Siedle
    Edward Holmes-Siedle is Head of Sales - Americas at Bloomberg NEF, and manages the company's commercial team in New York, Washington, San Francisco & Sao Paulo. In this role, Holmes-Siedle overseas a team of 15 Sales representatives and Sales Associates within the Bloomberg organization. They are responsible for growing our presence in the Americas through subscription sales of research. They also work with our research teams to sell custom projects or research sponsorship. He is also critically involved in the execution of the annual BNEF Summit, which brings together approximately 1,000 current and prospective clients.

    Holmes-Siedle has over 17 years sales experience that includes stints at Debrett's, selling advertising , Euromeny PLC, the FTSE 230 listed company that produces business to business insights that focus on business and finance and PrecionIR, where he led a team that supported listed companies and helped them attract both institutional and retail investors. He has held a variety of positions at Bloomberg over the past 8 years, more recently Heading the Sales team in EMEA , based out of Bloomberg's European HQ in London. He holds an BA (Hons) History, from the University of Bristol, England. He lives in New York City with his wife Nikita.

    Nita Ditele-Bourgeois
    Nita Ditele-Bourgeois is a seasoned negotiator and manager with over thirteen years of experience. Currently, as the Head of Legal Negotiations for the Americas, she overseas and leads a team of attorneys and non-attorneys in contracting Bloomberg's products and services with its customers.  She is a proven negotiator having contracted many high-value strategic deals with private and public-sector clients.

    Supplementary to her negotiations and leadership skill-sets, Nita is inspirational in her efforts to give back to the community.  She frequently participates in the New York Public Library English Conversation Hour, CUNY Citizenship Now and International Rescue Committee (IRC). Nita holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Finance. In March 2018, Nita was recognized by Black Women in Media as one of its 2018 honorees for her leadership and contribution within the media industry – breaking barriers, succeeding in her respective field and working diligently to empower others.  

    Anastacia Dialynas
    Anastacia Dialynas leads Bloomberg NEF’s U.S. oil supply analysis. Her focus is on the growth of U.S. oil and gas production and its effect on market prices and trade flows. She has also conducted extensive research on U.S. gas and LNG. Prior to joining BNEF, Anastacia worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC where she focused on international energy markets and global trade. She holds a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Economics from Pomona College.   

    If you have any questions, please contact: jem2245@sipa.columbia.edu