Stephen Sparkes

Stephen Sparkes

Stephen Sparkes

Head of Environmental and Social Governance | Statkraft - Norway

Stephen Sparkes has PhD in Social Anthropology at the University in Oslo in 1998. He is presently working at Statkraft of Norway, as Head of Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) and is responsible for social and environmental development for international projects.

Over the past 20 years, he has worked in Asia, South America and East Africa in the water resource and hydropower sectors, specializing in participatory planning, consultations, ethnic minority issues, resettlement and capacity building.

He was the Social and Environmental Division Manager for the Theun-Hinboun Expansion Project in Laos from 2006 to 2011 and has been working on Nam Theun 2 in various capacities since 1996 (presently as LTA). Recently, he has also been active in Turkey, Albania, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Myanmar, Nepal and India on various Statkraft and SN Power investments.