Carlos Pascual

Senior Vice President, Global Energy, IHS Markit

Carlos Pascual, a former senior U.S. diplomat and the State Department’s top energy official, joined IHS Markit Global Energy in January 2015. As senior vice president for global energy, Mr. Pascual engages international business and political leaders on energy strategies to address growth, risk and sustainability.

As the U.S. energy envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs from 2011-2014, Mr. 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. He served as U.S. ambassador to both Mexico and Ukraine and was special assistant to the President for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council. At the Brookings Institution, Pascual served as both vice president and director of foreign policy studies and launched the Brookings Energy Security Initiative.

Mr. Pascual received his masters degree of public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. His book, “Power and Responsibility,” won a 2009 award for the best political science book published by an independent publisher.