Charles Ellinas was a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. He has over thirty-five years of experience in the oil and gas sector and is chief executive officer (CEO) of Cyprus-based energy consultancy e-CNHC. Prior to joining e-CNHC, he served as CEO for the Cypriot National Hydrocarbon Company (KRETYK). He was a director at consultancy Mott MacDonald for twenty-five years before leaving in 2012. While at Mott MacDonald, he served as the managing director of the firm’s oil, gas, and petrochemicals business worldwide.