External Advisory Board


US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: A Cabinet star is born

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: A Cabinet star is born

How an MIT professor from Fall River got to the center of everything from climate change to nuclear Iran

July 22, 2015Read more

The External Advisory Board was established to help guide the Initiative and shape the MIT response to our energy imperatives. Comprised of high-level members from industry, NGOs, academia, and think tanks, and chaired by former Secretary of State George Shultz, the EAB provides high-level strategic direction for the initiative and reviews MIT's progress in energy fields.


Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company

Abdulrahman R. Al-Wuhaib
Senior Vice President, Downstream, Saudi Aramco

Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr.
Chairman, SD Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and Stephen Bechtel Fund

Frances Beinecke
President, Natural Resources Defense Council

Samuel W. Bodman III
Former U.S. Secretary of Energy

Arunas A. Chesonis
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sweetwater Energy

Rafael del Pino
Chairman, Grupo Ferrovial SA

Susan Eisenhower
President, Eisenhower Group and Chairman Emeritus, Eisenhower Institute

Walter B. Hewlett
Chairman, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Thomas F. McLarty III
President, McLarty Associates

Robert B. Millard
Managing Partner, Realm Partners LLC

Mario J. Molina
Professor, University of California, San Diego

Sam Nunn
Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Giuseppe Recchi*
Chairman, Eni S.p.A.

John S. Reed
Chairman, MIT

Güler Sabanci
Chairman and Managing Director, Haci Omer Sabanci Holding AS

Arthur J. Samberg
Manager, Hawkes Financial Services LLC

Gerald Schotman*
Executive Vice President Innovation/R&D and Chief Technology Officer, Royal Dutch Shell

Philip R. Sharp
President, Resources for the Future

George P. Shultz (Chair)
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution

Robert M. Solow
Institute Professor Emeritus, MIT

Thomas F. Stephenson
Partner, Sequoia Capital

Ratan N. Tata
Chairman, Tata Sons Limited

Ellen Williams*
Chief Scientist, BP, p.l.c.

Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

* Replacement TBD