Calpine names vice president, chief risk officer

Calpine Corp. (CPN) hired Ken Robinson as vice president and chief risk officer. In this role, Robinson is responsible for maintaining oversight of Calpine’s risk management framework and ensuring the risks of the company are communicated and understood throughout the organization.

Most recently, Robinson worked more than 5 years for BP, the last two as chief risk officer for BP North American Gas and Power covering market, credit and operational risks. Prior to this role, he was the BP global head of market risk and was responsible for managing a diverse, global market risk function.

Previously, Robinson served as chief risk officer for El Paso Corp. and was the vice president of trading risk management in an earlier role at El Paso. Additionally, he was vice president of risk management at TXU and held several positions in mid-office and accounting for Ensearch Energy Services. He earned his bachelor of business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Calpine Corp. generates more than 27,000 MW, with a fleet of 92 power plants in operation or under construction. The company specializes in developing, constructing, owning and operating natural gas-fired and renewable geothermal power plants.

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