David Goldwyn

United States |  President, Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC


David Goldwyn is president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC (GGS), an international energy advisory consultancy, and chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Energy Advisory Group. He is a globally recognized thought leader, educator, and policy innovator in energy security and extractive industry transparency.

Goldwyn served as the US State Department’s special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs from 2009 to 2011 and assistant secretary of energy for international affairs (1999-2001), the only person to hold both the US government’s international energy leadership positions. He also served as national security deputy to US Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (1997-98) and chief of staff to the US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1993-97).

Goldwyn has been published extensively on topics related to energy security and transparency. He is the co-editor of Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition (Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press 2013) and Drilling Down: The Civil Society Guide to Extractive Industry Revenues and the EITI (Revenue Watch Institute 2008). Goldwyn’s recent publications include “A Roadmap for the Caribbean’s Energy Transition” (Atlantic Council, 2023), “Six steps Guyana can take to avoid the resource curse” (Atlantic Council 2023), “A New Energy Strategy for the Americas” (Atlantic Council, 2020), “Confronting the Resource Curse: Advice for Investors and Partners” (Baker Institute 2020), and “It’s time to refresh the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative” (Atlantic Council, 2021). Goldwyn holds a BA in government from Georgetown University, an MA in public affairs from the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs and a JD from New York University.

Goldwyn was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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