Full Name
Chris Davy
Job Title
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources
U.S. Department of State
Speaker Bio
Chris Davy is the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation in the Bureau
of Energy Resources at the U.S. Department of State, where he leads U.S. efforts to strengthen
energy security, promote energy decarbonization, and increase energy access. Previously, he
was the Director of Energy Diplomacy for Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Prior to these
assignments, Mr. Davy served as Director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
(INL) office at the U.S. Embassy in Panama, where he managed programs to strengthen the
bilateral security partnership in maritime and border security, aviation, anti-money laundering,
anti-corruption, anti-gang, and justice reforms. Prior to Panama, Chris served as Director for
Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Energy Resources, where he directed
U.S. international energy policy analysis to respond to energy challenges from around the world
that affected U.S. economic policy and national security. Mr. Davy served as the U.S.
representative and board member to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and
as an alternate to the U.S. Department of State’s representative to the International Energy
Agency (IEA).
Mr. Davy is a member of the Senior Foreign Service and has served overseas in Colombia,
Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Panama. In Washington, his assignments included Director
for Energy Diplomacy for the Office of Europe, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa as well as
in the Bureau of European Affairs, where he worked on NATO operations in Africa, Iraq,
Afghanistan, and the Balkans.
Mr. Davy is a distinguished graduate of the National War College. He also received a MBA
from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA from Lehigh University.
Mr. Davy served as a U.S. Army officer and deployed in support of Operation Joint Endeavor in the Balkans and supported the NATO Operation Allied Force in Kosovo. Prior to joining the Department of State, Mr. Davy worked at Citigroup in New York City.
Chris Davy