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Ariel Ezrahi is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs. He is also the director of energy at the Office of the Quartet, a position he has held since 2016. In this capacity, Ariel shapes all energy aspects of the Office of the Quartet’s work and acts as the interface with regional and international stakeholders, as well as private sector counterparts.

In his capacity at the Office of the Quartet, Ezrahi also chairs the Gas for Gaza task force. The Gas for Gaza project constitutes the central solution to the energy crisis in Gaza and a key condition for economic growth in the strip. Ariel also oversees renewable energy and other sustainability-related initiatives. Ezrahi is a founding member of the annual Yaron Ezrahi Conference on Democracy.

From 2014 to 2015, Ezrahi was the energy adviser to Office of the Quartet Representative Tony Blair. Prior to that role, he worked for major international law firms on a wide range of transactions in the corporate, oil and gas, renewable energy, and power generation sectors, with an emphasis on the Arab world.

Ezrahi has published extensively on energy and Middle Eastern issues, has given lectures at major conferences, and appears in the media. He holds an MPhil in modern Middle Eastern studies from the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College, an LLM in international law from Georgetown University, and an LLB Hons from the University of Manchester.