Nusret Comert is the Chairman of Damnus Energy & Investment and Board Member of Energo Windpower Ltd. He has been in the upstream, midstream and downstream of energy industry for 30 years. He had been supporting Royal Dutch Shell’s activities in the region for developing upstream oil and gas positions and additional gas supplies for Turkey and Europe. Comert has led the natural gas sector's liberalization process in Turkey and is the founder and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shell Energy A.S., the first private company importing and trading natural gas in Turkey. He has also led Shell's entry in deep water exploration in the Mediterranean and West Black Sea as well as Shale Oil and Shale Gas exploration in South East Turkey in partnership with TPAO, the national upstream company.
Comert has been an Independent Board Member of Akfen Holding A.S. and Borusan Mannesmann and Turkey Honorary Consul of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago in Istanbul. Comert held a BS degree (Mechanical Engineering) and completed Istanbul University Business School. He is a Senior Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University and an IMD Business School Alumni. Comert is an active member of TUSIAD, the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen's Association, holding appointments in the Parliamentary Affairs & Political Reforms Committee and International Politics & Country Communication Committee and is the Deputy Chairman of the Energy Group. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of PETFORM, the Petroleum Platform Association for three terms, and Founding Member of the Board of Trustees and Deputy Chairman of ENIVA, Energy and Climate Change Foundation; a member of Galatasaray Sports Club and Harvard Club of New York City; a Grand Officier of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, the world's oldest gourmet society. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and forums and is often interviewed by press on the topics of energy and leadership