Mikkal Herberg is Director of the Asian Energy Security and Globalization programs at the National Bureau of Asian Research.
"He was previously Director of the Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Program at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego, where he also taught graduate courses on the politics and economics of global energy markets. Prior to this he was Director for Global Energy and Economics in the Strategic Planning group at ARCO where he was responsible for worldwide energy, economic, and political analysis. He also headed country risk analysis responsible for advising the executive management on risk conditions and investment strategies in countries and regions where ARCO had major investments. He was involved for 20 years in the strategic planning for ARCO’s investments in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Russia and the Caspian region, and North Africa. His previous positions with ARCO included Director of Portfolio Risk Management and Director for Emerging Markets. Prior to this he was at Bank of America in San Francisco where he was involved in developing international banking and country risk policies.
"He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the west coast affiliate of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Association for Energy Economics, and the Board of Directors of the California Council on International Trade. He did doctoral work in International Political Economy at UCLA and also has a Masters degree in Latin American Studies from UCLA." 
- "Biography", The National Bureau of Asian Research, Accessed October 2006.