We are excited to announce that as of February 1, Wood Mackenzie is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government. Our focus remains on providing you with the best intelligence, analytics, data and tools to ensure you are making the best data-driven business decisions with confidence.  

Read more in our news release here. 


Chris Seiple

Vice Chairman, Energy Transition and Power & Renewables


  • Global
  • Power and renewables

Chris works with the more than 150 researchers in our Energy Transition team to bring thought leadership to our research and business strategy, leveraging his more than 25 years of global power industry experience.

Chris began his career as a consultant working on electric deregulation policy and strategy development at Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), now part of IHS, where he worked first in the US on the global power team and then led the European gas and power research based in Paris, France.

Chris later joined GE Energy Financial Service where as the SVP of Investment Strategy, he helped underwrite debt and equity investments in power assets. He then moved into a role managing a 2,000 MW portfolio of gas and coal assets owned by GE EFS, as well as overseeing the development and startup of Linden VFT.

Chris spent the past decade leading Genscape’s power analytics, software and monitoring businesses and came to Wood Mackenzie through its acquisition of Genscape.


Chris is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Muhlenberg College, with degrees in Russian Studies and Political Science.

He also has a M.S. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania and the Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP).