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Paul Hueper

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Director of Energy and Mineral Programs, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State

    Full Biography

    Paul Hueper is Director of Energy and Mineral Resource Programs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR).  His office manages two global technical assistance programs and complementary diplomatic engagement on energy and mineral resource sector governance and capacity building.  Since 2011, Mr. Hueper has overseen bilateral and multilateral technical engagement in more than 60 countries worldwide. 

    He has 30 years of work experience at multiple U.S. government agencies and the private sector related to the global energy and mining sectors.  His geographic experience includes work in dozens of countries on six continents, the Arctic region, the former Soviet countries, and post-conflict environments in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

    In the Arctic, Mr. Hueper has led multilateral and bilateral efforts to promote sound extractive resource sector governance and the expanded use of renewable energy.  This engagement has included workshops and technical dialogues with national and sub-national governments, utilities, and stakeholders in Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, and Finland.

    In Greenland, Mr. Hueper manages multiyear advisory support and cooperation on a wide range of mineral resource sector investment, regulatory, policy, geoscience, and workforce development issues as well as technical assistance to advance the use of renewable energy, including hydropower, wind, solar, and clean energy technology applications.     

    Mr. Hueper has a B.A. from Duke University and M.B.A. from Indiana University. He belongs to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Geological Society of America.