J.D. Messinger is a global expert on the energy industry and a global thought leader, speaker and writer on evolution and adapting to change. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy by the U.S. Secretary of the Navy and was one of 37 distinguished graduates. He was a nuclear engineer and qualified submarine officer in the United States Navy submarine fleet and served on three submarines during the Cold War.
In 1986 he joined Exxon and served in various executive management positions including supply, distribution, transportation, bulk terminal and truck fleet operation and fuel products pricing, analyzing macro and micro supply and demand factors. As a crisis leader JD successfully managing an 850-person team and a fleet of 125 ships and aircraft, cleaning over 1,000 miles of Alaskan shoreline after the Valdez oil spill.
In 1995, JD joined Ernst & Young LLP and became a partner managing global energy, chemical and utilities projects, rising to become the CEO of E&Y Singapore Consulting. He has worked intimately with the largest Chinese energy companies. In 2000, he was appointed CEO of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young for South-East Asia. He served as a key advisor for innovation for the Singapore Prime Ministers Office as well as numerous Singapore statutory boards and government ministries in Malaysia and China. He has been featured in the Business Times, New Straits Times, Far East Economic Journal, live on CNBC Asia "Power Chiefs" special, Discovery Channel and Channel News Asia as the “IT Person of the Week”.