Amy Myers Jaffe is the Chair of CGEP's Women in Energy Steering Committee. In her full-time capacity she is the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment and director of the Energy Security and Climate Change program at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jaffe has a long and distinguished career in academia. She served as executive director for energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis, and senior advisor on energy and sustainability at the Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California Regents. She was formerly a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Wallace S. Wilson fellow for energy studies and founding director of the Energy Forum at Rice University's James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.
She is a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council and the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Future Council on International Security. Jaffe was previously chair of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Oil and Gas for the WEF, and she was awarded the Senior Fellow award from the United States Association for Energy Economics in 2015 for her career contributions to the organization and to the field of energy economics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in Near Eastern Studies and Arabic.