Dr Richard Norris is a Consulting Partner at Helios Investment Partners where he co-manages $500 million of investments. Helios IP is an Africa focused Private Equity fund which invests across multiple sectors. Prior to joining Helios, he was a CEO of Candax Energy (TSX listed) managing oil fields in Tunisia and Madagascar, following on from the role of General Manger in a private oil company with assets in SE Asia. Earlier in his career he held technical roles with BNP Paribas in the Commodities Structured Debt group covering MENA, FSU and Europe. Dr Norris started his career as a petroleum engineer with Elf Aquitaine (subsequently Total) working on Oil and Gas fields across West Africa, including four years working in Angola. Dr Norris is also an active investor in the Energy Transition via Upside Energy and the Green Angel Syndicate. He holds a BSc in Geology, and MSc in Petroleum Geology and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering (Imperial College, London). Dr Norris is fluent in French.