13th United States Secretary of Energy
CEO of Energy Futures Initiative
Ernest J. Moniz served as the thirteenth United States Secretary of Energy from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Moniz served on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty and is now the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus and Special Advisor to the MIT President. Dr. Moniz was the Founding Director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and Director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment.
He is co-chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He is the inaugural Distinguished Fellow of the Emerson Collective and CEO of the non-profit Energy Futures Initiative. Dr. Moniz received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in physics from Boston College, a doctorate in theoretical physics from Stanford University, and nine honorary doctorates.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Vice Chairman of IHS Markit
Daniel Yergin is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and chairman of IHS Markit's CERAWeek conference. Dr. Yergin's new book The Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations is described in The Washington Post, as "a tour de force of geopolitical understanding."
Dr. Yergin's book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Dr. Yergin has served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under five presidents. He is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior trustee of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Energy Governors of the World Economic Forum. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.