Donnan is a Managing Partner of Phoenician Resources and a member of the Investment Committee.
Prior to founding Phoenician, Donnan was an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company, the global consultancy, where he was a leader in the Global Energy and Materials practice and was a founding member of the Corporate Risk practice. He served leading oil and gas focused Private Equity funds from strategy to deal execution and advised in several of the largest corporate M&A transactions in the energy sector.
He sits on the advisory boards of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. He is a Lecturer at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy where he developed and teaches a graduate course on energy economics and policy.
Donnan received a B.S. in physics and computer science from Yale, a Ph.D. from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science at M.I.T., and a certificate in financial technology from M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Business.