Daniel Yergin Biography

Daniel Yergin is an authority on energy, international politics, and economics. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, one of the leading information and advisory firms in the world with 16,000 employees around the world. He is chairman of IHSMarkit’s CERAWeek conference, which CNBC has called “the Super Bowl of energy.”

Time Magazine said, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune said that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.” The New York Times described Daniel Yergin as “America’s most influential energy pundit.”

A Pulitzer Prize winner, Dr. Yergin is the author most recently of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. The Quest has been called “a masterly piece of work” by The Economist and described by the Financial Times as “a triumph.” The New York Times said it is “necessary reading for C.E.O.’s, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, tech geeks, thriller writers,” among many others.

Dr. Yergin is known around the world for his book The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. It became a #1 New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 20 languages.

Of Dr. Yergin’s book Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, which has been translated into 13 languages, The Wall Street Journal said, “No one could ask for a better account of the world’s political and economic destiny since World War II.” Both The Prize and Commanding Heights were made into award-winning television documentaries for PBS and BBC, which Dr. Yergin co-produced, co-wrote, and narrated.

Dr. Yergin served on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama.

In 2018, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Abu Dhabi. In 2014, the Prime Minister of India presented Dr. Yergin with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded him the first James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security. In 2015, the University of Pennsylvania presented him with the first Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.

Dr. Yergin was awarded the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.” The International Association for Energy Economics gave Dr. Yergin its 2012 award for “outstanding contributions to the profession of energy economics and to its literature.”

Dr. Yergin is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a director of the United States Energy Association, and of the US-Russia Business Council. He is a member of Singapore’s International Energy Panel and the Advisory Boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy. He is a Wise Man of the International Gas Union.

Dr. Yergin holds a bachelor's degree from Yale University, where he founded The New Journal, and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

He has received honorary degrees from Dartmouth College, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Houston, and the University of Missouri.

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