Gary Ross is former Head of Global Oil Analytics and Chief Energy Economist, S&P Global Platts and Founder of PIRA, an international energy consulting firm retained by some 550 companies/governments in more than sixty countries around the world which was formed in 1976 and acquired by S&P Global in 2016. Dr. Ross is currently the CEO of Black Gold Investors LLC, a family investment company. Dr. Ross is a leading authority on worldwide energy markets. He led PIRA from its inception, building it into one of the most important firms in energy market analysis. He was responsible for short- and long-term oil market forecasts, overseeing all of the group’s published research. He is renowned for his accurate projections of major oil market price moves. He advised many governments on energy markets and energy policy issues, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Ross holds a Ph.D. in economics from the City University of New York.
Johannes (Jan) Stuart leads the new energy-macro team at Cornerstone Macro. A self-described oil-geek, Mr. Stuart and his team take a micro-fundamentals approach to energy analysis and forecasting – which frequently lands them away from consensus. Before joining Cornerstone, Jan spent 11 years in sell-side research, building leading energy-macro franchises at Credit Suisse, Macquarie and UBS. He was a journalist for much of the nineties and started his career at the International Energy Agency in Paris. Mr. Stuart earned a BA in International Affairs from the American University in Paris; an MA in the same field from Boston University; and an MSc in Journalism from Columbia University in New York.
Antoine Halff is Program Director for Global Oil Markets at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy. He is also a founding partner of Kayrros, a leader in the field of predictive analytics for energy markets.
Prior to joining Columbia he served as the International Energy Agency's (IEA) chief oil analyst and editor of its monthly Oil Market Report and annual Medium-Term Oil Market Report. Earlier positions include Lead Industry Economist at the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Head of Commodities Research at brokerage firm Newedge and Head of Energy Futures Research at its predecessor company Fimat, and oil demand analyst at the IEA.
In 2005, he launched the Global Energy practice of political-risk firm Eurasia Group and served as its director. Earlier in his career, he served as New York Bureau Chief of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly after several years with the Dow Jones Energy News Service. President Bill Clinton called his book, Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions (Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2014), co-edited with Jon Rozhon and Benjamin Sovacool, "a must-read for anyone serious about creating meaningful solutions to end poverty." He is an advisory board member of Geopolitics of Energy, a publication of the Canadian Energy Research Institute. Earlier he worked in the film industry in Paris and as a teacher in Seoul, South Korea.
Mr. Halff holds an advanced degree from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and a Masters from Université Paris VII.
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