Adam VictorWith more than three decades of experience in the energy development industry, Adam Victor leads at TransGas Development Systems, LLC (transgasdevelopment.com) in New York City as president and chief executive officer. Prior to starting the firm in 2005, Adam Victor founded its affiliate, Gas Alternative Systems (GAS), Inc., where he sought to develop clean, reliable electric and steam power. Among its projects, GAS, launched in 1981, constructed, developed, financed, and operated a cogeneration facility in New York. That project was the first in its industry to buy 20 years of natural gas reserves, import natural gas from Canada and build its own dedicated natural gas pipeline.
Adam Victor earned his bachelor’s degree in materials science and geologic engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. While there, he was a member of the university’s NCAA champion lacrosse team, was named to the dean’s list and was a member of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi.
Adam Victor went on to earn his graduate degree in strategic planning from Wharton School. During his time at the Philadelphia school, he interned at Gulf Oil, where he helped the company move into mining and developed a paradigm to reduce infrastructure vulnerability to political terrorism.
Adam Victor organized the first team of Western engineers to travel to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda to help the Philippines rebuild its electric infrastructure devastated by the Typhoon. He delivered his report with its recommendation to the United Nations, the UNDP and the World Bank.