Todd Abrajano

U.S. Trade & Development Agency

Chief Operating Officer, Head of Agency

Todd Abrajano serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Head of Agency, for the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), leading the Agency’s export promotion efforts supporting US jobs and businesses in priority development projects within emerging markets in the energy, transportation, ICT, healthcare, and agribusiness sectors. He previously served as Deputy Director (Acting), as well as Senior Advisor to the Director of the Agency. Before joining USTDA, Mr. Abrajano served as the Director of the Office of White House Liaison at the US Department of Commerce, where he supported Secretary Wilbur Ross and other senior-level Commerce officials on policy and operational matters. Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Mr. Abrajano served as President of Turning Point Public Affairs, which he founded in 2010. Through Turning Point, he focused on legislative and regulatory grassroots advocacy and his clients’ strategic, communications, and government relations needs. During the 2016 US Presidential campaign, Turning Point was retained by the Donald J. Trump for his presidential campaign for which Mr. Abrajano served as the Missouri Communications Director. Mr. Abrajano received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a concentration in international relations from Yale.

SESSIONS WITH Todd Abrajano

Wednesday, October 28

  • 06:05pm - 06:40pm

    Executive Conference

    Indian Markets & Regulatory Dialogue

    Across the oil and gas value chain, the Indian government has been proactive in announcing new policy and regulatory mechanisms to meet India’s energy needs. These reforms have been targeted at increasing domestic production, raising the share of gas in the energy mix, and advancing the quest for new energy sources.

    What further reforms are necessary to attract greater investment across the oil and gas value chain?
    How quickly can the move to market-based mechanisms (such as for gas pricing) be completed so that India can attract more international investments?
    What are some of the planned policy measures to make the energy sector more competitive and less reliant on incentives, subsidies, and mandates?
    What steps are necessary to significantly accelerate infrastructure development and project approvals?