J. Robinson West

J. Robinson West is Chairman of the Board, Founder and CEO of PFC Energy. As Founder and Chairman, Robin has gained a unique perspective on the international energy industry. He has advised Chief Executives of leading international oil and gas companies and national oil companies on corporate strategy, portfolio management, acquisitions, divestitures, and investor relations. Before founding PFC Energy in 1984, Robin served in the Reagan Administration as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Budget and Administration (1981-83), with responsibility for US offshore oil policy. Prior to that, he served in the Ford Administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Economic Affairs (1976-77) and on the White House Staff (1974-76). In 1976, he received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Civilian Service. Robin West received a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Temple University and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.