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  Luncheon Topic:

"Strategizing for Rapid, Profitable Growth"

Mr. Badar Khan

President and CEO
Direct Energy

Friday, March 7, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


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About The Topic
How do you set the goal, and develop a strategy for delivering rapid, profitable growth? How do you analyze the market potential and distinguish between core and non-core business aspects? How do you position the company and drive synergy among its product/business lines? Do you back multiple horses? Do you choose organic or inorganic growth? How do you cohesively align the organization, build the leadership team, cultivate the right culture, and manage internal expectations? How do you evaluate the organization's bandwidth and its change capacity? How do you judge if the path is right, or is it time to change?

Mr. Badar Khan has had an illustrious career driving growth. He has driven growth for small startups and large corporate business units. As CEO of Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy providers with over $10 Billion in revenues, Mr. Khan has set the goal to grow profits 100% in the next 3 to 5 years. Come with your management team to learn from his insights on driving growth, and participate in the discussion.
About Our Speaker

Badar Khan

President and CEO

Direct Energy


Badar Khan is the President and CEO of Direct Energy, the North American affiliate of Centrica plc, with overall responsibility for the company’s operations across residential and business energy supply, home services, midstream, and power generation in North America.

Prior to his appointment as CEO in April 2013, Badar was the President, Upstream and Trading of Direct Energy. From 2007 to 2009, Badar worked in London for Direct Energy’s parent company, Centrica, as the Managing Director of British Gas Business. Badar joined Direct Energy in 2003 as a Vice President, and was subsequently named Senior Vice President, responsible for the U.S. North. Prior to joining Direct Energy and Centrica, Badar was a senior officer of a private retail energy company in the U.S. He also worked as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting in Boston and KPMG London.

Badar currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board, and on the Houston Advisory Council for the Tahirih Justice Center. Badar holds an engineering undergraduate degree from Brunel University in London, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Badar and his wife, Masu, live in Houston with their two daughters.

Luncheon Details

Luncheon Schedule

11:15 AM Registration

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Program (please be on time)

1:00 to 1:30 PM: Strategic Members Private Reception


PETROLEUM CLUB, 800 Bell Street, Houston 77002


Driving Directions: Petroleum Club is located on the 43rd floor of the Exxon Mobil building in Downtown Houston. It is located on Bell Street (a one way-street headed west) between Milam (one-way street headed south) and Travis Street (heads north). The building has walk-in entrances on the north and south sides.

In the interest of your safety, it is always a good idea to pay attention to the surroundings, your possessions and self, when parking your car and approaching any Downtown venue. We recommend valet parking.


Parking: Valet ($7), street metered and private parking are available options. Going south on Milam Street, the valet parking entrance ramp is the first entrance on the left and comes up immediately as you just pass the building. Drive slow to not miss it. The second entrance immediately after the up ramp is a service entrance, do not use it.

Dress Code: Business Professional

Registration and Fee Schedule

Registrant Fee Fee After 2/28/2014
1. Luncheon Sponsorship $ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00
2. Table of 10 $ 1,500.00 $ 1,500.00
3. Head Table Sponsor $ 500.00 $ 500.00
3. Visitor $ 90.00 $ 90.00
5. HSF General Member $ 50.00 $ 60.00
6. HSF Strategic Member No Fee $ 10.00
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