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 board of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 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.