Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin

Categories: Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility | Best-selling Authors

Travels from Washington, DC, USA

Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy,  international politics, and economics. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and chairman of CERAWeek, which CNBC has described as “the Super Bowl of world energy”.

Dr. Daniel Yergin is a business leader, as Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, one of the world’s largest research and information companies, with 16,000 employees, and founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, which became part of IHS in 2004. Dr. Yergin has served on the US Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under the last four presidents. He is a member of the Energy Policy Council of the Dallas Federal Reserve.

Daniel Yergin is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National  Petroleum Council, a director of the United States Energy Association, and of the US-Russia Business Council. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy and of Singapore’s International Energy Advisory Board. Dr. Yergin is a “Wise Man” of the International Gas Union and a member of India’s Ministry of Petroleum Think Tank.

Time Magazine said, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune said that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.” The New York Times described Daniel Yergin as “America’s most influential energy pundit”. In 2014, the Prime Minister of India presented Dr. Yergin with  “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded him the first “James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.”

Daniel Yergin also authored the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Dr. Yergin is known around the world for his book The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. It became a number one New York Times best seller and has been translated into 20 languages. 

Of Daniel Yergin’s book Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, which has been translated into 13 languages, Both The Prize and Commanding Heights were made into award-winning television documentaries for PBS, BBC, and Japan’s NHK, which Dr. Yergin co-produced and co-wrote, and for which he was the leading narrator. The Commanding Heights received 3 Emmy nominations, CINE Golden Eagle Award, and the New York Festival’s Gold World Medal for Best Documentary.

Speaking Topics
  • The Quest: Energy, Security, The Remaking of the Modern World
  • The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
  • Commanding Heights: The Battle for World Economy
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
Daniel Yergin at ONS 2016 - Energy transitions
"The Quest" - Daniel Yergin at U.S. Energy Association 2011 Energy Supply Forum

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