External Advisory Board


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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.


Roger Altman
Executive Chairman, Evercore Partners

Norman Augustine
Retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin

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

Frances Beinecke
President, Natural Resources Defense Council

Roberto Casula
Chief Development, Operations, and Technology Officer, Eni S.p.A.

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

William Colton
ExxonMobil Corporation

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

Ahmad Al Khowaiter
Chief Technology Officer, Saudi Aramco

Robert B. Millard
Chairman, MIT Corporation

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

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

John S. Reed
Former Chairman, MIT

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

Arthur J. Samberg
Manager, Hawkes Financial Services LLC

Yuri Sebgregts
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Shell Global Solutions Int. BV

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

Daniel Yergin
Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates