3rd Texas Energy Forum 2022 Distinguished Speakers Include


Dana Novakovic

CEO, LBC Energy Advisory

Dana is the CEO of LBC Energy Advisory headquartered in London and the elected Chairperson of Energy & Infrastructure, European Women on Boards, European Commission headquartered in Brussels. She has also served as a Founder Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs of the City of London.

She started her career as an Associate M&A Energy with Lehman Brothers in New York and relocated to London with Lehman Brothers around September 11th. Based in London for the past 20 years, her sole focus has been in Energy, Infrastructure and Energy Technologies with Lehmans, McKinsey & Co. (in London, Amsterdam and Hamburg), UBS M&A Energy and ABN Amro M&A Energy, where she served as the Global Head of M&A Energy. Her primary focus and the bulk of her experience is in Oil & Gas Exploration & Production in both M&A and Capital Markets. Dana’s truly Global cross-border deal sheet includes BP’s divestitures in the US, UK and Europe; Shell’s strategic actions in Europe; a series of IPOs on NYSE and LSE; and multiple mandates for Middle Eastern and Asian NOCs and SWFs. Dana executed her first mandate in Green Hydrogen, a JV between Toyota and an Asian NOC between 2016 and 2018. In advising clients, Dana takes a firm but cautious approach. At the macroeconomic level, her persistent advice, over the past a couple of years in particular, has been to mind the excess liquidity and the misallocation of capital.

During her studies Dana received multiple merit scholarships instituted by the US Congress and administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board in Washington DC. Especially connected to Texas and the Western States, professionally and at heart, she continues her work in the rather complex Global Energy markets. Like her compatriot and endless inspiration Nikola Tesla, Dana is fiercely proud of her ancestral heritage and blessed with her caring Orthodox Christian family upbringing.

In her spare time, and since childhood, she takes great pleasure in sports, skiing, tennis, swimming, and volleyball, as well as horseback riding.