Matthew Hulbert is Lead Analyst for European Energy Review and consultant to numerous governments and institutional investors, most recently as Senior Research Fellow at Clingendael International Energy Programme (The Hague) where he wrote their flagship book, Age of Paradox: Exploring The Uncertain World of Energy 2000-2020. He was previously Senior Fellow at ETH Zurich, leading its work on energy security and political risk having originally come from the City of London where we was Senior Energy Analyst at Datamonitor and head of Global Risk Analysis at Control Risks Group in London and Washington. Prior to this, he held political consulting positions at Weber Shandwick Worldwide; was policy director of the largest All Party Parliamentary Group in the UK Parliament, and started his career at the Foreign Policy Centre. He publishes widely in leading policy journals including Chatham House, International Association of Energy Economics, London School of Economics, IPPR, German Council on Foreign Affairs, Munich Security Conference, and Foreign Policy Magazine.
He also writes the renowned energy & commodities column at Forbes Magazine, ‘Old-School Energy, New World Order’, he’s a guest contributor for the Financial Times, contributing writer for World Politics Review (New York) and Executive editor at The Globalist (Washington DC). He’s a regular contributor / quotes to the Moscow Times, South China Morning Post, International Herald Tribune, Economist Intelligence Unit, Platts, MEED, Guardian, Le Monde, Handlesblatt, Hurryiet, Middle East Magazine, and Prospect. He’s testified / spoken to the European Parliament, Gulf Cooperation Council, NATO, World Energy Council, Atlantic Council, and delivered keynote speeches in London, Washington, Warsaw, Berlin, Baku, Vienna, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Geneva, Zurich, Oxford, Amsterdam and The Hague, amongst many others. He provides advice for the National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia). His latest book will come out in 2012 entitled Mastery of Oil: China the West and the New Energy Order. He went to Cambridge (MPhil Distinction) and Durham University (First Class).