Ambassador Carlos Pascual, U.S. Energy Envoy and Veteran Diplomat, to Join IHS

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Source: IHS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that Carlos Pascual, senior U.S. diplomat and most recently the State Department’s top energy official, is joining the company as senior vice president to focus on global energy issues and international affairs.

As the U.S. energy envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, Pascual established and directed the new Energy Resources Bureau at the State Department and was senior advisor to the Secretary of State on energy issues. He had previously been U.S. ambassador to both Mexico and Ukraine, and was special assistant to the president for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council.

“I am very pleased to welcome Carlos Pascual to IHS,” said Scott Key, IHS president and CEO. “With his deep understanding of major energy issues around the world and his broad diplomatic experience, Carlos will make important contributions to our work both on energy and on critical international issues across IHS. He will be a great member of the IHS team.”

“IHS is an extraordinary organization in terms of the depth and breadth of knowledge and insight that it brings to clients around the world,” Pascual said. “IHS plays a unique opportunity in the world economy, and I welcome the opportunity to work with its outstanding researchers and companies around the world that look to it for guidance and understanding.”

“Carlos’ distinguished career is matched by the respect in which he’s held around the world,” said Daniel Yergin, IHS vice chairman. “His leadership role on energy in the last few years has been of critical importance. He has a demonstrated capacity to get to the essence of an issue and find a path to solutions, and I, along with our colleagues, look forward to working closely with Carlos at this time of turbulence and change.”

At the State Department, Ambassador Pascual led energy diplomacy across Asia, Eurasia, Europe and the Middle East, including on such key issues as Iranian sanctions and the geopolitical impacts of the shale gas revolution. Ambassador Pascual had previously established the State Department’s first comprehensive civilian response capacity to respond to conflicts, leading to the creation of a bureau to promote sustainable solutions to conflict and strife. He also served as coordinator for U.S. assistance to Europe and Eurasia and directed the resources to help consolidate the independence of the former Soviet states.

Between State Department assignments, Ambassador Pascual served for four years as vice president and director of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., heading its research on international affairs. Prior to the State Department, Ambassador Pascual worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he led national strategy projects and, among other posts, was chief of strategy and policy for Africa. His books include Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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