Daniel Yergin is vice chairman of IHS Markit, a global information company, and chairman of the annual CERAWeek conference. He is an authority on energy, international politics, and economics. Fortune called him “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.”
Yergin’s new book is The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power. His bestselling book The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World was described by the New York Times as “necessary reading for CEOs, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, tech geeks, thriller writers.” He also coauthored Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy. The Prize and Commanding Heights have both been made into award-winning PBS-BBC documentaries.
Yergin received the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.” In 2014, the Indian Prime Minister presented Yergin with Lifetime Achievement Award and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded him the first James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security. Yergin is a senior trustee of the Brookings Institution and a member of the National Petroleum Council and serves on the advisory boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, and Singapore’s International Energy Advisory Panel. He is a “Wise Man” of the International Gas Union.
Yergin holds a BA from Yale University, where he founded the New Journal, and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.