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Ellen Wald

Ellen Wald

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Ellen Wald is the President of Transversal Consulting and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. She is a well-known historian, policy expert, and business consultant writing about how governments and energy businesses interact globally. She brings a rich background as an award-winning educator and lecturer with over a decade of university teaching experience. She regularly comments on policy and industry on television and radio in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Her energy industry and geopolitical analyses are read by tens of thousands each week.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • Wald grew up just outside of Philadelphia
  • She began her work in oil and energy as an academic, studying the history of American and British involvement in the Middle East oil industry.
  • Her work looks at how policy, wars, diplomacy, the stock market, oil pricing, and innovation impact the future of energy.
  • She has provided frequent analysis for leading publications and history and policy journals, such as Bloomberg and the New York Times. 
  • She is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Axios, and S&P Global Platts.
  • She has conducted significant research on geopolitics and energy markets at:
    • the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming
    • the National Archives
    • the British Petroleum Archives
    • the British National Archives
  • She writes three weekly columns at: