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Alisa Newman Hood

Excelerate Energy

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Alisa Newman Hood is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Excelerate Energy. Alisa brings her impressive 20-year worldwide legal, government relations, and energy policy background to the role. Alisa joined Excelerate Energy in 2019 as Senior Vice President, negotiating financing agreements, EPC contracts, and vessel charters with international counterparties while managing the company’s U.S. government relations function in Washington, DC. Before joining Excelerate Energy, Alisa served as General Counsel of ARTIC, a Qatari real estate holding company of 35+ luxury, internationally branded hotels. Previously, Alisa served as General Counsel of Akfel Commodities, parent company of the largest private importer of natural gas and largest trader of gas and power in Turkey, and as General Counsel of Aluminium Bahrain, where she guided the company through its IPO on the London Stock Exchange. From 2012 to 2016, Alisa served as senior advisor to the US Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs at the State Department. She began her legal career in the project finance and energy practice at White & Case LLP in New York and Washington. She lends her expertise to media outlets and has published several op-eds and articles on energy-related topics, including The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Los Angeles Times, and China Daily. She was previously a Council on Foreign Relations term member. Alisa holds a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she has been on the adjunct faculty teaching oil and gas law since 2007.

Sessions With Alisa Newman Hood

Thursday, 9 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 09/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Balancing Economic Growth and Reducing Emissions in Emerging Asia

    Power & Renewables
    The emerging markets in Asia have achieved strong GDP and power consumption growth over the past decade, and the region’s economies are expected to continue expanding at a similar pace through 2050. With the climate targets announced by the countries, there are unique challenges faced by the emerging markets. How can countries decarbonize while growing? How can the energy transition move ahead while balancing decarbonization, affordability and energy security? What policy tools could effectively support the energy transition in those markets? Which new low-carbon technologies would penetrate those markets?