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.

More alumni speakers to be announced soon!


Scott Kleinman


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

Director of Ultium Commercial and Utility Programs

General Motors

Aseem Kapur is Director of Ultium Commercial and Utility Programs at General Motors. Prior to his current role, Mr. Kapur led business development for GM Energy. Before joining General Motors. Mr. Kapur was director of Distributions System Planning for Con Edison. Mr. Kapur holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University, and An Executive MBA in Strategic Management from Wharton.

Mark Alan Hughes (moderator)

Co-Faculty Director

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

Mark Alan Hughes is the founding faculty director and current co-faculty director of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. He is a professor of practice in regional planning and energy policy appointed in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. He is also a faculty fellow of the Penn Institute for Urban Research and a research fellow of the Wharton Risk Center. Hughes is the author and performer of the 2021 audiobook Livable Cities.

Hughes joined the standing faculty of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in 1986 at the age of 25 and joined the associated faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. He has published in the leading journals of economic geography, urban economics, political science, policy analysis, and won the National Planning Award for his research in city and regional planning in 1992.

He was chief policy adviser to Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the founding director of sustainability for the City of Philadelphia, where he led the creation of the Greenworks Plan in 2009. He has designed and fielded national policy research projects in a variety of areas including the Bridges to Work program in transportation, the Transitional Work Corporation in job training and placement, the Campaign for Working Families in EITC participation, and the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in regional economic development. This work has been funded by H.U.D., H.H.S., D.O.E., Ford, Rockefeller, Pew, Casey, WmPenn, and others.