Mediterranean Basin, Middle East, and Gulf Initiative
Vince Trovato is an international relations specialist with a focus on geopolitical and energy issues around the world. He has held a variety of leadership positions, most recently serving as a Senior Advisor in International Affairs for the United States Department of Energy. Prior to being called to his service with the Federal Government, Trovato successfully pursued private sector opportunities around Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. His later work at the Department of Energy gave Trovato an acute knowledge base of Energy markets and opportunities around the world where he helped to create the Department’s Energy Innovation and Market Development Office under Secretary Perry’s “all-of-the-above” Energy Dominance Strategy. He was directly engaged with U.S. Energy companies to assist with securing financing for multi-million and multi-billion dollar projects from the Export Import Bank of the United States, the DFC, regional banks, and private sector financial institutions. With worldwide scope, a mandate to engage countries around the world, and in negotiations to enhance the U.S. relationships across the energy spectrum from green technology to LNG to oil and gas to nuclear to clean coal, Trovato’s efforts helped to make the U.S. a net-energy exporter for the first time in nearly 50 years.
Trovato has worked with companies of all subjects and sizes, successfully guiding and advising with a deep knowledge and an aggressive motivation to further develop meaningful trade relationships internationally. Now, reentering the private sector following the successful establishment of the U.S. on the world’s energy export stage again, Trovato seeks to bring his experience to bear in helping the Transatlantic Leadership Network deepen and strengthen the relationships between the U.S. and our European and Mediterranean partners.