Jareer Elass, a well-known energy analyst with 20 years experience in the energy publishing business, is an energy consultant and editor for the Baker Institute Energy Forum. Prior to working with the Baker Institute, Mr. Elass served as the managing director of Oil Navigator, an online energy consulting firm specializing in Middle East energy sector news and analysis. Mr. Elass also served for many years as an editor and reporter for Energy Intelligence Group oil publications covering political and oil developments within the OPEC countries, with lead responsibility for ongoing coverage of political developments within Iraq, the U.S. and the U.N. focusing on multilateral and unilateral sanctions. He also managed EIG's special publications, including EIG's analysis reports on state oil companies. Mr. Elass was raised in Saudi Arabia, where he also served as an editor of Aramco's in-house magazine.