Careers in the Energy Sector: Energy Week Alumni Panel

Thursday March 14, 2024 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Kleinman Center Forum Fisher Fine Arts Building, 4th Floor
220 S. 34th St.
Philadelphia , PA 19104

Interested in a career in the energy sector? The Kleinman Center presents a panel of accomplished alumni working in the field of energy. Each panelist shares highlights about their career trajectories, the lessons they have learned, the trends they observe, and recommendations for students interested in entering this sector. This program is an invaluable opportunity for students and advisors.

A happy hour reception follows.


Scott Kleinman (moderator)


Apollo Global Management, Inc

Scott Kleinman (C’94, W’94) is Co-President of Apollo Global Management, Inc., co-leading Apollo’s day-to-day operations including all of Apollo’s revenue-generating businesses and enterprise solutions across its integrated alternative investment platform. Mr. Kleinman joined Apollo six years after its inception in 1996 was named Lead Partner for Private Equity in 2009 prior to being named Co-President in 2018. Mr. Kleinman serves on Apollo’s Management and Executive Committees.

Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Kleinman was a member of the Investment Banking division at Smith Barney Inc. He serves on the board of directors of Apollo Global Management Inc., Athene Holding Ltd. and Athora Holding Ltd, and certain other affiliated public vehicles.

In 2014, Mr. Kleinman founded the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Board of Advisors at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and the Board of Directors at the White Plains Hospital, where he co-chaired the COVID-19 Relief Campaign. Mr. Kleinman received a BA and BS from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business, respectively, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Aseem Kapur

Head of Products

General Motors Energy

Aseem Kapur leads GM Energy’s product portfolio which includes hardware, software, and services for EV charging and energy management. Kapur’s teams help to drive the product line strategy across retail, fleet, and utility energy management, an effort which includes identifying new product offerings with strategic partners, to market positioning and launching products with customers.

Aseem’s previous roles at General Motors have included Director of Digital Business Technology, where he was responsible for the development and execution of the digital product roadmap for GM’s Energy Cloud, as well as the overall growth of the GM Energy business. This included creating strategic partnerships with energy companies and large commercial fleet customers and providing seamless and integrated energy management solutions designed to drive adoption of EV’s and improve grid resiliency.

Prior to joining GM, Aseem was the Director of Distribution Planning for Con Edison where he was responsible for integration of renewables and electric storage, developing marketplace for clean energy resources, and long-term planning for New York City’s electric grid.

Aseem has over two decades of leadership experience in the clean energy industry leading strategic initiatives across smart grid deployment, solar and storage distributed generation, and grid edge technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University and has an MBA in Strategy from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rob Ritchie

Director of Energy Storage


Rob Ritchie is the Director of Energy Storage at Nexamp, where he leads energy storage strategy, technology evaluation, and project analysis. In this role, he works closely with internal and external stakeholders on strategic planning to build and grow Nexamp’s energy storage business. In prior roles at Nexamp, he developed over two dozen energy storage projects across the northeast ranging from behind the meter and microgrid to front of the meter applications. Prior to joining Nexamp, Rob was a Program Manager of Distributed Generation at National Grid, managing interconnection upgrade projects across New England. Rob holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) with a concentration in Energy Science and Engineering, a Master’s Certificate in Energy Management and Policy, and Bachelor’s degree in MEAM, all from the University of Pennsylvania.

Rishika Ghosh

Senior Associate

Philadelphia Green Capital Corp. (PGCC)

Rishika Ghosh is a Senior Associate at the Philadelphia Green Capital Corp. (PGCC), the green bank affiliate of the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA). She joined PGCC in 2021, and is focused on partnerships and program development. Rishika has 10+ years of academic and professional experience in renewable energy, wind engineering, program management, and sustainable development. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. and an M.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. She is a Board Member of the Clean Air Council, an environmental health advocacy nonprofit fighting for equitable access to clean air, and the Co-President of Young Professionals in Energy Greater Philadelphia Chapter (YPE Philly).

Dominic McGraw

Deputy Director of Energy Services & Operations

City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability

Dominic McGraw is the Deputy Director of Energy Services & Operations for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability. In his role, he manages the Municipal Energy Office team which is responsible for tracking City government energy use, developing and implementing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for facilities, and providing strategic procurement of City government’s energy supply. Dom and his team work to implement the City's Municipal Energy Master Plan (MEMP), a roadmap for increased energy efficiency, renewable energy generation, and energy resilience and the Municipal Clean Fleet Plan, which provides guidance and recommendations on how the City can transition its vehicle fleet to electric and other clean technologies in an efficient and cost-effective manner. He has a Master's Degree in Envronmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.