- Non-resident Fellow Center on Global Energy Policy
- Senior Vice President, Global Energy, International Affairs IHS Markit
Carlos Pascual, former senior U.S. diplomat and the State Department’s top energy official, joined IHS in January 2015. As Senior Vice President for Global Energy and International Affairs, Pascual engages corporate and political leaders globally on energy strategies to address growth, risk and sustainability.
As the U.S. energy envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Pascual established and directed the new Energy Resources Bureau at the State Department and was senior advisor to the Secretary of State on energy issues (2011-214). He served as U.S. ambassador to both Mexico (2009-2011) and Ukraine (2000-2003). From 1995 through 2000, Pascual was director and then Special Assistant to the President for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia at the National Security Council. At the Brookings Institution (2006-2009), Pascual served as both vice president and director of foreign policy studies and launched the Brookings Energy Security Initiative. Pascual created the position of coordinator for reconstruction and stabilization, establishing the State Department’s first civilian response capacity to conflicts (2004-2005). He also was the State Department’s coordinator for U.S. assistance to Europe and Eurasia. Pascual held leadership roles at the U.S. Agency for International Development, including as deputy assistant administrator for Europe and Eurasia, chief of policy and strategy for Africa, and in field postings in Mozambique, South Africa and Sudan (1983-1995). Pascual received his masters of public policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his bachelor of arts degree from Stanford University. His book, Power and Responsibility, won a 2009 award for the best political science book published by an independent publisher. Pascual taught and wrote on the geopolitics of energy as a fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy in the fall of 2014.