Bob became Executive Director of the CCRO in January 2004. In this role, he is the Committee’s principal spokesperson, lead strategist and chief administrator. He represents the Committee before the FERC, CFTC, Congress, and major industry conferences.
Bob is also President and founder of the Energy Data Hub company which promises to bring much needed gains in market transparency and robustness in price formation.
Before agreeing to lead the CCRO, Bob was a Corporate Vice President and the Chief Risk Officer for El Paso Corporation in Houston. From 1999 through early 2003, Anderson’s group introduced a new risk-capital based framework to controls, capital allocation, and performance measurement. During this time, Bob was a major contributor to the CCRO white paper on assessing capital adequacy.
Prior to El Paso, Bob was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, at their Houston office. There he focused on helping energy industry clients to address their organizational, risk management, and asset valuation issues.
Prior to McKinsey, Bob founded his own software development firm, providing data management tools for diesel price analytics.
Just after graduate school at Duke, Bob joined BP Oil Company where his experience included strategic planning, trading, and serving as head of energy derivatives marketing.
Bob has received much public acknowledgement for his involvement in advancing energy risk management, including the ‘Famous Fifty’ hall of fame award from Energy Risk Magazine, for contribution to energy markets over the last ten years.
Bob’s educational background includes an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.