David L. Goldwyn

David L. Goldwyn

David Goldwyn is president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC (GGS), an international energy advisory consultancy. He is a globally recognized thought leader, educator and policy innovator in energy security and extractive industry transparency.

Mr. Goldwyn served as the US State Department’s special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs from 2009 to 2011, reporting directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, where he conceived and developed the Global Shale Gas Initiative and the Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative. Mr. Goldwyn previously served as assistant secretary of energy for international affairs (1999-2001) and as national security deputy to US Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (1997-98). Mr. Goldwyn is the Chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Energy Advisory Board, a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations and of counsel to Eversheds-Sutherland.

Mr. 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). He has also authored and co-authored numerous reports on regional energy issues, including: “How can a modernized NAFTA revolutionize North American energy?” (Atlantic Council September 2017), "The Outlook for Energy Under a Trump Administration" (Atlantic Council January 2017), "Increasing Prosperity, Resource Stewardship, and National Security: An Energy Policy Strategy for the Next President" Center for New American Security (Center for New American Security 2016) (with Elizabeth Rosenberg and Robert McNally), “Empowering America: How Energy Abundance Can US Global Leadership” (Atlantic Council July 2015) (Co-chaired by Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Warner), “The Waning of Petrocaribe? Central America and Caribbean Energy in Transition” (Atlantic Council May 2016), “Africa’s New Energy Producers: Making the Most of Emerging Opportunities” (Center for Strategic and International Studies January 2015), "Mexico’s Energy Reform: Ready to Launch” (Atlantic Council, August 2014), “Uncertain Energy: The Caribbean’s Gamble with Venezuela” (Atlantic Council, July 2014), and “Mexico Rising: Comprehensive Energy Reform at Last?” (Atlantic Council December 2013). Mr. Goldwyn is the author of Drilling Down: The Civil Society Guide to Extractive Industry Revenues and the EITI (Revenue Watch Institute 2008). Mr. Goldwyn holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Public Affairs from Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from New York University.