National Security and Energy Expert; Former Obama – Biden Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs, US Department of State

Amos Hochstein is a former diplomat and energy executive with national security expertise spanning the globe and a track record of success in critical negotiations in both the public and private sectors.

Most recently, Amos was executive vice president of the Houston-based energy company Tellurian, where he managed a global team in securing investments to develop a new integrated LNG export facility in the United States.

Prior to re-joining the private sector, Amos served as special envoy for international energy affairs at the US Department of State during the Obama Administration and was widely recognized for successfully employing an entrepreneurial approach to solving diplomatic challenges. Among them: brokering the agreement to construct the first natural gas pipeline between Israel and Jordan; creating the President’s US-Central American-Caribbean energy security coalition to curb Venezuelan influence in the region; devising a strategy to starve ISIS of its revenues from energy; implementing a strategy to promote the financing of renewable energy and co-chaired the US-India Renewable Energy Finance task force; and leading the US government’s implementation of energy sanctions on Iran and Russia. He worked closely with then Vice President Joseph Biden and advised Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry on US counter Russia in Europe.

Earlier in his career, Amos served as a policy adviser to Senators Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and Mark Warner of Virginia. Prior to that, he served as the policy director to the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs and was the minority staff director to the International Economic Policy & Trade Subcommittee. Amos currently serves as an advisor to a number of global financial institutions on macro-economic and geo-political developments in the market as well as energy transition trends and the future of ESG. He is a former board member of the US-India Business Council (USIBC) and Naftogaz of Ukraine, the state-owned energy giant. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Council, a non-partisan think tank that advances US leadership on global challenges, and Hadar, a New York City-based Jewish seminary. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and four children.

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