Full Name
Navaid Alam
Job Title
COfounder, President & CEO
Evelution Energy
Speaker Bio
Co-founder, President & CEO
Navaid has specialized in investing and developing infrastructure assets in the agricultural, energy and metal sectors around the world over the last 20 years. In particular, he has specialized in emerging and mature markets infrastructure assets with investments in companies in Africa, U.S. and Mexico. Navaid also leads a commodities trading company that physically traded grain, energy and metal commodities internationally, transacting with leading global companies such as Grupo Mexico, Cargill, Glencore, Trafigura and Bunge, among others. Navaid was previously a Structured Finance and Tax lawyer at Clifford Chance and Thacher Proffitt & Wood in New York.

Navaid has been directly involved in the development and operation as an owner and/or partner of the following infrastructure assets: 1) IFG Port Holdings Ltd, an Export Grain Terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana; 2) Grain Bulk Handlers Ltd, an Import Grain Terminal in Mombasa, Kenya; 3) Grain Industries Ltd, a Flour Mill in Mombasa, Kenya; 3) Mbaraki Bulk Terminal Ltd, a Diesel Storage Terminal in Mombasa, Kenya; 4) Tradiverse Corp., a Commodities Trading Firm based in New York. The African grain assets in Mombasa, Kenya were sold to a sovereign wealth fund at an 8x return on investment after a 10-year hold.

Navaid holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brandeis University, a law degree (Juris Doctor (J.D.)) from the University of Florida College of Law and a Masters in Tax Law (LLM) from New York University School of Law. Navaid is a member in good standing of the New York Bar and the Florida Bar.
Navaid Alam