Neil Robert Brown is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. Mr. Brown is a director at KKR, a leading global investment firm, where he is director of policy and research at the KKR Global Institute. Previously, Mr. Brown served on the senior staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and of Senator Richard G. Lugar, and he was a senior advisor at Goldwyn Global Strategies. As the lead for international energy in the Senate, he spearheaded major laws and strategic initiatives in energy security, infrastructure, transparency, and US State Department reorganization and helped expand counter-proliferation efforts through the Nunn-Lugar Global Program. Mr. Brown also serves on the boards of The Lugar Center, US Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative advisory committee for the US Department of Interior, Merton College Charitable Corporation, and Association of American Rhodes Scholars. Mr. Brown graduated with a BA from Harvard University and MSc and MPhil from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Mr. Brown is from Iowa, where his family farm is located.