Mr. Douglas Hengel

Consultant for Italy, Energy and Sanctions


Douglas Hengel is a Senior Fellow at the Douglas HengelGerman Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United
States and an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at international conferences on global energy and economic sanctions issues.

A former senior-level U.S. diplomat, Mr. Hengel was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Rome, Italy and in Bratislava, Slovakia and also served at the Embassies in the Czech Republic, Peru, and Venezuela.
In Washington, Mr. Hengel worked as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy, Sanctions and Commodities from 2007-2010, where he formulated and advanced U.S. international energy security policy, including relations with the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris. Mr. Hengel was a member of the Governing Board of the IEA and also chaired the IEA’s Standing Committee on Long-Term Cooperation. He also directed U.S. efforts to prevent investment in Iran’s oil sector and negotiated agreements with several major energy companies to end their activities in Iran.

Mr. Hengel has a Master in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton and a BA from Colgate University.

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