From 1990 to 2015, Montreux Energy organized senior-level strategy roundtables on the future of global energy investment. The first Montreux Energy Roundtable was held in Montreux, Switzerland as a dialogue between OPEC, the International Energy Agency, oil & gas majors, producing countries, energy service companies, and the international banking community. Montreux Energy convened broad and comprehensive discussions of the landscape for energy policy, technology, and investment.
In addition to its flagship event in Switzerland, Montreux Energy events were held in Paris, Beijing, San Francisco, San Diego, La Jolla, Aspen, Denver, Washington, Cambridge, and London. Over 5,000 leaders participated in Montreux Energy roundtables.
Andrew Bermingham, CEO
Andrew has followed the global energy industry for over 30 years. He gained his initial interest in energy working for a summer in college with Denver-based Hamilton Brothers Oil & Gas Company on an off-shore production platform in the North Sea in 1982. He received a BA in Economics from Middlebury College, in Vermont, in 1985, and received a MS in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines in 1992. He developed his interest in architecture and design via the Career Discovery Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Andrew has a life-long passion for hydrogen. In 2002, Andrew launched Montreux Energy’s Hydrogen Infrastructure Investment Roundtable series, convening over 250 national and international leaders to discuss policy, technology, and investment in hydrogen production, storage, transport, and conversion. Andrew launched Hydrogen.com and Hydrogen Magazine, and created the Hydrogen Education Tour, a museum-quality exhibit held and the Colorado Convention Center over four days. Attendance included over 2,500 high school students from the greater Denver area. The event drew praise and coverage from the Denver Post and NBC Channel 9 News, and was given a special commendation by Colorado Governor Bill Owens.
Entering the world of venture capital, Andrew launched Hydrogenica Partners LLC, a hydrogen- and fuel cell-themed venture fund dedicated to investment in early-stage technology development companies. Over the course of the next five years, Andrew led Hydrogenica Partners’ investments in early the financing rounds of Proton, H2Gen, Ocean Power Technologies, Intellon, and General Hydrogen. Hydrogenica Partners was a co-investor in H2Gen alongside Arête Ventures, Chrysalix Power, Nth Power Technologies, @Ventures, Itochu, Sempra Energy, Schlumberger, and Air Products. In 2013, Andrew was selected by Mercedes-Benz Research and Development USA to be the first driver in Colorado to lease a hydrogen car, a Mercedes-Benz Hydrogen B Class F-CELL. In March, 2014, Andrew hosted the F-CELL at the 2014 Colorado Auto Show, attended by thousands of visitors over the week-long event. Andrew spoke that year at the Young Presidents’ Organization on the future of hydrogen and transportation.
Andrew started his career at Merrill Lynch in New York in sales and trading, from 1985-1988. He then worked for a year with the International Energy Agency / OECD in Paris, before joining Montreux Energy at its outset. He also studied at IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Andrew has served on the Board of Trustees of the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Alumni Board of Governors of the Hotchkiss School. A fifth-generation Colorado native, Andrew and his wife Wendy live in Denver with their three sons; they enjoy tennis, paddle tennis, hiking, skiing, hockey, and cycling. Andrew speaks solid French and Spanish.
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