Daniel Yergin

IHS Markit

Vice Chairman, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, one of the leading information and advisory firms in the world.

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.”

Dr. Yergin’s new book The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations is described by the London Sunday Times as a “wonderful book”. He is the author of the bestseller The Quest described by the New York Times as “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 and a number one best seller. His other books include Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

Dr. Yergin has served on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump. He is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. (added this)He is a member of Singapore’s International Energy Advisory Panel

Dr. Yergin holds a BA from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

Sessions With Daniel Yergin

Tuesday, 9 March

  • 10:35am - 10:55am (CST) / 09/mar/2021 04:35 pm - 09/mar/2021 04:55 pm

    Executive Conference

    Fireside Chat with Dan Yergin

    Lyn Tattum talks with Dan Yergin about global energy and geopolitical trends, particularly in context of his recent book: The New Map, and likely developments under regime change in the US. 

Friday, 12 March

  • 12:40pm - 01:25pm (CST) / 12/mar/2021 06:40 pm - 12/mar/2021 07:25 pm

    Executive Conference

    Special Dialogue with Bill Gates

    In partnership with WPC21 sister event CERAWeek, Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit, engages in a one-on-one discussion with Bill Gates on climate change and its impact on energy transition.