Joel ‘Monty’ Pemberton is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DeNovo Energy Limited. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Monty has spent the last twenty years consistently delivering results in leadership roles within the Energy Industry, working both in the United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago.
Monty has gained a reputation for leveraging his financial acumen and innate entrepreneurial skills to enable and deliver successful oil and gas exploration and development projects. He has raised over USD 400 million in funding over the last ten years, which has been invested in onshore and offshore ventures in Trinidad and Tobago. His latest business success, DeNovo, emerged from a start-up, new upstream operator to a viable industry player in just three years. Monty secured USD 250 million in capital investment, and led DeNovo to deliver Trinidad and Tobago’s first west coast natural gas greenfield development, with production from the Iguana field commencing in November 2018.
Passionate about education and the potential from digital transformation, Monty is keen to see a modernised, collaborative and progressive approach to education delivery that develops local talent for a global market. He understands the need for diversification, and believes that the knowledge and expertise of the energy industry can be leveraged to transform attitudes towards learning, heighten the application of critical thinking to overcome challenges, and help propel Trinidad and Tobago towards a sustainable, new economy.