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June 4, 2012

Adam Sieminski begins as new EIA Administrator

Adam Sieminski began service today as the Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). As EIA's eighth administrator, Sieminski is responsible for directing the Nation's primary energy statistical and analytical agency.

"EIA is truly fortunate to have Adam Sieminski as its new Administrator to lead the agency at a time when both domestic and international energy issues are at the forefront of the national discourse," said Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

"I am grateful to the President and to Secretary Chu for their confidence in trusting me with this important assignment," said Sieminski. "As a customer of EIA for virtually my entire professional career, I can attest to the fact EIA's mission is as critical today as when it was created by Congress in 1977."

From 2005 until March 2012, Mr. Sieminski was the Chief Energy Economist for Deutsche Bank, working with the Bank's global commodities research and trading units. Drawing on extensive industry, government, and academic sources, Mr. Sieminski forecasted energy market trends and wrote on a variety of topics involving energy economics, climate change, geopolitics, and commodity prices. From March 2012 to May 2012, while awaiting confirmation as EIA Administrator, Mr. Sieminski served as a senior director on the staff of the National Security Council.

From 1998 to 2005, he served as the Director and energy strategist for Deutsche Bank's global oil and gas equity team. Prior to that, from 1988-1997 Mr. Sieminski was the senior energy analyst for NatWest Securities in the United States, covering the major U.S. international integrated oil companies.

He also had acted as a senior advisor to the Energy and Natural Resources Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a nonpartisan policy think-tank in Washington. He is a senior fellow and ex-president of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics and served as president of the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts.

In 2006, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman appointed Mr. Sieminski to the U.S. National Petroleum Council, an advisory group to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. In addition to his affiliation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, he was also an advisory board member of the Global Energy and Environment Initiative at Johns Hopkins / SAIS. He has also served as chairman of the Supply-Demand Committee of the Independent Petroleum Association and as an advisory member of the Strategic Energy Task Force of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a member of the London, New York, and Washington investment professional societies, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

He received both an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a master's degree in Public Administration from Cornell University.

Adam Sieminski's complete biography can be found at:

EIA Press Contact: Jonathan Cogan, 202-586-8719, Jonathan.Cogan@eia.gov