Riaz has 25 years’ experience in mining, commodity trading and principal investments in energy, uranium and battery metals. He is a Partner at Rice Capital Partners, an investment advisor specialised in clean energy investments.
Prior to RCP, Riaz was Chief Commercial Officer for Kazatomprom, the world’s largest uranium mining company. He led the transformation of the state-owned enterprise to become the biggest mining IPO of 2018, listing it on the London Stock Exchange.
Previous roles include CEO of NuCap, Co-head of Constellation Energy London, head of cross-commodities at American Electric Power and coal origination at Enron, during which time Riaz has managed uranium, power, gas, coal and renewables investments and trading.
He is an active mentor and early investor in young founder entrepreneurs through his vehicle Incubeight. He holds a BSc from King’s College London and an MBA and Doctorandus from Nyenrode.