Robert Grant

Director of International Public Policy and Advocacy
Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Robert Grant presently oversees energy as well as international government relations for Mitsubishi Corporation, from its Washington office. For the past decade, Robert has served as a policy-maker, political adviser and diplomat for both the British and American Governments, and as a consultant to think tanks and corporations. Most recently he advised the US State Department's Energy and Resources Bureau on strategy, outreach and communications. Immediately prior to that, he served as the UK Government’s chief representative on energy issues, at the British Embassy in Washington. During his time at the Embassy, Robert represented national and commercial interests to the US administration and Congress on international and domestic energy and environment policy. Before coming to Washington, Robert held various policy positions at the UK Environment Ministry, including as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister of State. Having worked at the center of US, European and global energy policy, Robert brings a sophisticated understanding of the intersection of international energy markets, environmental regulations and geo-politics. Robert received his undergraduate degree from the University of York, and a Master’s degree in Political Theory and Government from London School of Economics and Political Science.

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