Kang has over 25 years of energy analytics, consulting, and research experience. He conducts studies of energy policies, security, demand, supply, and trade with special emphases on oil, gas and other energy commodities. Currently based in Singapore, Kang is leading a team of
global macro, demand and Asia analysts at S&P Global Commodity Insights. Prior to that, he was a director and senior research fellow at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in charge of a program for doing research on global oil, gas and coal markets with a particular focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Kang previously held vice chairman, managing director, senior fellow and senior advisor roles in energy research and consulting, covering a variety of issues related economic, energy and environmental developments in Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Pacific Island economies and including many years of work the East-West Center, an institution established by the US Congress, as well as three years at an international energy consultancy.
Kang speaks frequently at international conferences, forums, workshops, seminars, webinars and training programs. He is the author or co-author of numerous analytics reports, project studies, research papers, journal articles, books, book chapters and other publications. Kang holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in economics from the US and a B.A. in international economics from China.