Ariel Ezrahi is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs. Ezrahi currently serves as the director of climate strategy at NewVest. From 2016 to 2022, he was the first director of energy at the Office of the Quartet. In this capacity, Ezrahi shaped all energy aspects of the Office of the Quartet’s work, from conventional to renewable energy, and sustainability initiatives.

Ezrahi was the architect of the Gas for Gaza project and chaired its task force since inception. He worked closely with the Netherlands, the European Union, and Qatar, the project’s key international actors, on this cornerstone Palestinian project, in close cooperation with Israel and with support from the US government.

From 2014 to 2015, Ezrahi was the energy adviser to former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, the quartet representative. Prior to that role, he worked for international law firms, including Allen & Overy and Hogan Lovells, on a wide range of transactions in the corporate, gas, renewable-energy, and power-generation sectors, with an emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa region.

He holds a Master of Philosophy 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 from the University of Manchester.