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Xizhou Zhou

Executive Vice President, Head of Power and Renewables

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Xizhou Zhou oversees Wood Mackenzie’s Power and Renewables’ function. He's responsible for the content development and commercial growth of the business line, ranging from new product development to regional expansion.  His expertise is in electric power and clean energy market analysis and forecasting, power market design and policy analysis, renewable energy business models, and company strategies. 

Prior to Xizhou joining Wood Mackenzie in 2024, he was vice president leading S&P Global Commodity Insight’s power and renewables practice globally. In his capacity as Head of the Power, Gas, Coal, and Renewables division in the Asia Pacific region for IHS Markit before its merger with S&P Global, Xizhou played a pivotal role in the substantial expansion of the firm's reach by establishing new research and consulting teams in key locations including Beijing, Singapore, Penang, Delhi, Seoul, Tokyo, and Brisbane, fostering the growth of the company's energy business in the region. 

Before starting his career at S&P Global through one of its predecessor companies, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), he worked as a consultant on regulatory economics for Industrial Economics, Inc. in Boston and as a research analyst at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. 

Xizhou holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Environmental Management, both from Yale University. He is based in Washington, D.C.