Adam Sieminski is the president of KAPSARC, an independent, non-profit, research think tank located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. KAPSARC’s mission is to advance the understanding of energy, economics, and the environment, while acting as a catalyst for dialogue on issues of importance to policy makers and the public.
Prior to his KAPSARC appointment, Mr. Sieminski held the James Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). CSIS is one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional studies; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and trade to global development and economic integration
In June 2012, Mr. Sieminski was sworn in as the eighth administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical division of the U.S. Department of Energy. He served in this chief executive position for almost five years. In early 2012, while awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation for the EIA appointment, was the senior director for energy and environment on the international economics staff of the U.S. National Security Council at the White House.
From 1998 until 2012, Mr. Sieminski held various roles at Deutsche Bank, including senior equities analyst following the U.S. integrated oil companies; oil equities strategist and chief energy economist in the commodities division. Working with the bank’s global research and trading units, he drew on extensive industry, government, and academic sources to analyze energy market trends and write on a variety of topics involving energy businesses, energy economics, climate change, geopolitics, and commodity prices.