Roudi Baroudi is the CEO of Energy & Environment Holding. He has 40 years of experience in the fields of oil and gas, petrochemicals, power, energy-sector reform, energy security, environment, carbon-trading mechanisms, privatization, and infrastructure. Baroudi has led project and program development with the World Bank, the IMF, the European Commission, USAID, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, and the Italian Bilateral Protocols, as well as multilateral agency financing in the United States, the Middle East, Central Asia, Japan, and Europe. Baroudi has helped formulate energy and environment policies in the Euro-Mediterranean, North Africa, and Middle East regions. He participated in the preparations of the Euro-Med Energy Free Trade Zone, and in the Euro-Med Regional and Euro-Med Government negotiations. He has advised both the European Commission and its Mediterranean partners on energy and transportation policies. Baroudi was a founding member of the Rome Euro-Mediterranean Energy Platform (REMEP). His expertise is regularly sought by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). He has written and coauthored numerous books and articles on matters associated with energy. His insights on these and related issues are frequently sought by local and international companies, governments, and media outlets.
Sasha Toperich is the Senior Executive Vice President of the Transatlantic Leadership Network. Previously, he was Director of the Mediterranean Basin Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations. He is the co-editor on multiple volumes concerning the future of transatlantic relations and countries around the Mediterranean.
Debra Cagan is the Distinguished Energy Fellow at the Transatlantic Leadership Network. A senior career State Department officer, Cagan has over 30 years of domestic and international experience advancing U.S. national security interests.