Valérie Marcel

Associate Fellow, Environment and Society Programme, Chatham House

Valérie Marcel is the project lead for the New Producers Group, a South-South knowledge-sharing network of 30 emerging oil and gas producer countries. Marcel is an established expert on national oil companies, petroleum-sector governance, and emerging strategic issues shaping the energy sector. She is the author of Oil Titans: National Oil Companies in the Middle East (Chatham House/Brookings Institution, 2006). Recent publications include Fostering Resilience in Emerging Oil Producers (2020) and The Cost of An Emerging National Oil Company, the most-read Chatham House publication in 2016. She advises governments in sub-Saharan Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, South America, and the Caribbean on petroleum-sector policy and governance. Marcel’s long-standing focus has been on designing projects in which producer countries drive the agenda and delivery. She is the deputy chair of the governing board of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnerships and sits on the advisory board of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines and the Lebanese Oil & Gas Initiative. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s group of strategy officers and Columbia University’s Executive Session on the Politics of Extractives.

Petro Diplomacy 2021: Gulf Countries in a Net-Zero World

For the seventh consecutive year, AGSIW convened its Petro Diplomacy conference.