Background on Founder



Adriaan Kamp- Founder of Energy For One World

  • Global Change, Sustainable Development, Energy and Energy transition
  • Leadership and Leadership over Change.

 Kamp worked 25 years in international project and business development management positions (5 countries) in the Upstream Oil and Gas sector (Shell Group International) and as a private entrepreneur of start-ups. He has grown in his leadership role by progressing a balanced view on our world, society and our individual roles and contributions.

He is committed to servant and conscious leadership and common wealth. In his role as Founder of Energy For One World, Kamp has formulated a vision and action agenda to progress the (international) energy-,  business and government community towards a next level of sustainability and leadership on Economy, Society and Nature- blending global needs with local possibility thinking and building bridges between the established and traditions with the innovative and new.

 At Nyenrode Business University, Kamp has converted this vision into a new-styled Executive Energy (and Energy transition) Training – blending world-class academic thinking on Strategy, Execution and Organizational Change with practitioners and politicians from the energy value chain – advancing strategy and decision making based on this new awareness on the global and local change needs: game-changing the agenda.

Prior to these roles, Kamp started his career as an International Staff member of the Royal/Dutch Shell Group. Following the training in a 9-month international “elite” class to become an “Oilman” in 1986., Kamp subsequently worked and lived in Oman, Norway, Syria and Scotland – in various general management roles in upstream projects – and business development.

Early 2009, Kamp participated in a think-tank on world energy with some seniors. General question was: Is our leadership over our world energy system and energy transition appropriate? What are the opportunities? Over this period, Kamp travelled on fact-finding missions to China, India, EU, Middle East and USA and acted as Speaker at Energy Conferences and spoke with leaders in the clean-tech industry, government, financial sector and the United Nations. The source and inspiration for his present practice and initiative: “Energy for One World”. (

Kamp has been a director of a start-up incubator and the founder of a mobile start-up company (Timespots) in the Netherlands. Over his professional life,  Kamp has received a wide-range and diverse set of entrepreneurial and leadership exposures, is a certified project manager for large-scale complex projects (O&G, chemicals) and has been on the path towards conscious leadership for now over 10 years. Kamp holds a Master of Science in Applied Physics from the University of Delft.

Kamp presently presents and speaks on a frequent basis, and on global issues, such as Global Change and Sustainable Development, World Energy, Energy Architectures and Transition, Business Strategies and Opportunities, Change and Innovation, CSR/ Sustainability and Leadership.