Adam Sieminski

President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)

Adam Sieminski was appointed President of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in April 2018. KAPSARC is an independent, non-profit, research think tank located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Its mission is to advance the understanding of energy, economics, and the environment, while acting as a catalyst for dialogue on issues of importance to policy makers and the public. Prior to joining KAPSARC, Mr. Sieminski held the James Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. CSIS is one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on security, regional studies, and transnational challenges including energy, trade, and global development. From June 2012 to January 2017, Mr. Sieminski served as Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical division of the U.S. Department of Energy. In early 2012, while awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation for the EIA appointment, he was the Senior Director for Energy and Environment on the international economics staff of the U.S. National Security Council at the White House. He was previously Deutsche Bank’s chief energy economist and integrated oil company analyst, working in London, New York, and Washington. Mr. Sieminski is an active member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), a Senior Fellow and former President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), and was President of the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts. Mr. Sieminski holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He earned both an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in public administration from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY