Dr. Robert Graham, Chairman and CEO of Ensyn Corporation, is Ensyn’s founder and has led Ensyn’s commercial and technical development since the first Ensyn company was established in 1984. Bob is Canada’s pre-eminent authority in his field of applied engineering, the production of value-added products via fast thermal conversion of carbon-based feedstocks. Bob’s early work from first principles led to development of Ensyn’s core RTP™ conversion technology and early commercial applications for the production of specialty chemicals and heating fuels from wood residues. In the late 1990’s Bob guided the development of the heavy oil upgrading application of the RTP technology and the subsequent sale of RTP petroleum rights in 2005. Since 2005 Bob has led Ensyn’s refocused effort to become a global leader in the production of cellulosic liquid fuels. To help achieve this goal, Bob established a key strategic alliance UOP, and he sits on the Management Committee of Envergent Technologies Inc., the Ensyn/UOP joint venture.
Dr. Graham has published over 60 works in technical and trade journals, and has been granted more than 30 patents relating to the conversion of wood and other biomass to chemicals and fuels as well as the upgrading of petroleum. He obtained a B.Sc. from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario and an M. Eng and Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, London.
Robert (Bob) Doherty has over 20 years of senior investment banking experience, heading groups at JP Morgan, UBS, and Merrill Lynch responsible for infrastructure, securitization, structured products and municipal project finance. At JP Morgan, Bob directed banking services provided to state and local governments. At UBS, Bob managed their industry-leading National Infrastructure Group, providing financing solutions to a broad range of governmental sectors. Overall, Bob has structured or advised on over $25 billion of infrastructure and municipal transactions.
Bob joined Ensyn as CFO in May 2013 from Renova Capital Partners, a Denver-based investment firm founded in 2007 to develop, own and aggregate clean energy infrastructure assets. One of Renova’s lead investments is Main Street Power Company, Inc., one of the fastest-growing commercial solar developers and owner/operators in the US. Bob serves on the Board of Directors of Main Street Power.
Bob has a BSFS from Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business Chicago.