Daniel Berkove, Senior Associate, Energy, IHS Markit, is a specialist in strategy development and emerging markets with nearly 20 years of experience as an advisor and executive to energy companies, national oil companies, and governments worldwide. Mr. Berkove has led major advisory projects assisting governments in the Former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa on national competitiveness and energy policy. A member of the CERAWeek leadership team, and he has coordinated the events Africa-focused programming and community since 2014, when he served as Co-Chair of the CERAWeek Africa Energy Summit. Prior to IHS Markit, Mr. Berkove worked as an oil trader in the Caspian Sea region and as an executive and board member for renewable energy development and technology companies located in the Middle East and Europe. He also previously directed non-profit organizations based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. He presently serves as a board member of Innovation: Africa. Fluent in Russian and Hebrew, Mr. Berkove holds a BA from the University of Michigan.