David Goldwyn is president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC (GGS), an international energy advisory consultancy. A thought leader in energy security and extractive industry transparency, he is Chairman of the Atlantic Council Energy Advisory Board, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and at the Atlantic Council, and is also a Senior Associate with the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Goldwyn is a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council, and an alternate member of the US Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
Mr. Goldwyn served as US State Department’s special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs from 2009 to 2011, reporting directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, where he conceived and developed the Global Shale Gas Initiative and the Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative, led ministerial level energy dialogues with the developing world, and co-chaired a regional biofuels initiative with Brazil. He had previously served as assistant secretary of energy for international affairs (1999-2001); counselor to the secretary of energy (1998-99); national security deputy to US Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (1997-98); chief of staff to the under secretary of state for political affairs (1993-97); and an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department (1991-92).
Mr. Goldwyn has been published extensively on topics related to energy security and transparency. Mr. Goldwyn is the author of Drilling Down: The Civil Society Guide to Extractive Industry Revenues and the EITI (Revenue Watch Institute 2008). He has authored and co-authored numerous reports on regional energy issues, including: “Africa’s New Energy Producers: Making the Most of Emerging Opportunities” (CSIS, January 2015), "Mexico’s Energy Reform: Ready to Launch” (Atlantic Council, August 2014), “Uncertain Energy: The Caribbean’s Gamble with Venezuela” (Atlantic Council, July 2014), and “Mexico Rising: Comprehensive Energy Reform at Last?” (Atlantic Council December 2013). He is the co-editor of Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition (Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press 2013).