President, Houston Energy Club & Global Energy Associate, Brussels Energy Club
Francesco Stipo is a lawyer, author and energy expert.
Born in Italy in 1973, Dr. Stipo is a naturalized United States citizen. He holds a Ph.D. in International Law and a Master Degree in Comparative Law from the University of Miami.
He published several articles and op-eds in American journals and newspapers and is frequently invited to speak on energy and international affairs by organizations such as the Energy Charter (Industry Advisory Panel), the Organization of American States and the East-West Center.
Dr. Stipo is President Emeritus of the United States Association of the Club of Rome, the American branch of a global think tank.
He is a member of the Atlantic Council of the United States and the National Press Club in Washington D.C.
In 2012 he was elected as a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science for his contribution in the field of global governance.
In 2014 he was invited to join the Bretton Woods Committee, an organization composed of leading bankers and experts who support international financial institutions.
Since 1999 Dr. Stipo has worked as an international legal advisor specializing in energy transactions and company acquisitions.
Dr. Stipo assists European companies in negotiating sale and purchase agreements with American LNG suppliers and gives advice on investments in U.S. liquefaction plants. He holds substantial international experience in the field of global LNG.