John Hofmeister

John Hofmeister is former president of Shell Oil Company and now president of the non-profit Citizens for Affordable Energy whose mission is “…to educate citizens and government officials about pragmatic, non-partisan affordable energy solutions, environmental protection, energy alternatives, efficiency, infrastructure, public policy, competitiveness, social cohesion, and quality of life.” 

He is also a key member of the United States Energy Security Council. The Council, appointed by the President of the United States, consists of current and past CEOs of many Fortune 50 corporations. Its focus is national security through energy security with special attention given to a range of affordable energy supplies, increased efficiency and effective energy infrastructure in the context of sustainable environmental policies and public education.  

Hofmeister is also serves as Chairman of the National Urban League and the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Advisory Committee. He is also the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider.

John earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Kansas State University and is now a Wrigley Scholar/Executive in Residence in the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.