President and Chief Executive Officer
David Crane has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and on the Board of Directors of NRG since December 2003. Crane leads NRG’s transformation into the nation’s premier energy company positioned for a sustainable energy future—developing new solar, wind, high efficiency gas and other generation sources while growing NRG’s retail, carbon capture and electric vehicle service businesses. Crane has been recognized for exemplary leadership, receiving such awards as Ernst & Young’s 2010 Transformational Achievement award, EnergyBiz’s 2010 CEO of the Year and Institutional Investor’s 2011 top CEO in the electric utility sector. Prior to joining NRG, Crane served as CEO of International Power plc, a U.K.-based wholesale power generation company, from January to November 2003; and as Chief Operating Officer from March 2000 through December 2002. Crane was Senior Vice President, Global Power, New York at Lehman Brothers Inc. from January 1999 to February 2000; and Senior Vice President, Global Power Group, Asia from June 1996 to January 1999. Crane serves on the board of El Paso Corp. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a JD from Harvard Law School.