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Adam Louis Shrier
Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs

Adam Louis Shrier, President of Global Development Opportunities, LLC, has been a business developer and management consultant to the energy and chemical industries since 1988. He has started-up and acquired firms in the energy, environment and chemical fields, and has arranged for international investments and technology transfers. As a strategic advisor, he has helped private and state-owned companies to formulate and implement long-term investment strategies and to streamline their organizational structure and business processes, and he has consulted to government agencies on planning, policy development and economic reform programs. The scope of his activities has been worldwide, but he has maintained a special interest in the emerging market economies, with projects and clients in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and China. Previously, Dr. Shrier spent 25 years at Exxon (now ExxonMobil) Corporation, in various commercial, technical and corporate positions, including management of international planning and policy activities. His earlier responsibilities spanned multiple functions, including corporate planning and government relations; international supply, transportation and trading; energy security and emergency preparedness; alternative energy; corporate ventures and new business development; and research and engineering. From 1983-88 he served on the Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency. Dr. Shrier holds degrees in chemical engineering from Columbia University, MIT and Yale University, and a law degree from Fordham University. He has lectured at universities in the US, China and Czech Republic, and since 2000 he has been adjunct professor of international business at American University.

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