Carlos Pascual joined S&P Global in January 2015 as Senior Vice President to focus on global energy issues and international affairs. Mr. Pascual was previously US Ambassador to both Mexico and Ukraine and was Special Assistant to the US president for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia on the National Security Council. Mr. Pascual created the position of Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization in the State Department, establishing the first civilian response capacity to conflicts. As the former US Energy Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs at the State Department, Mr. Pascual established and directed the Energy Resources Bureau and served as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State on energy issues. In that role, he led the negotiations on Iranian oil sanctions with China, India, and other countries. Mr. Pascual has held board positions in energy companies as well as energy and power-focused private investment firms. Mr. Pascual is also part of the GE Ecomagination Advisory Board and board member of the Atlantic Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.