Robert Sandoli

Director, International

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Rob Sandoli is the Director for EERE's International portfolio. He leads a team focused on increasing the speed and scale of clean energy market development through international collaboration. He manages EERE bilateral and multilateral partnerships and programs to deliver economic and energy security benefits.

Previously, he served as Senior Advisor to DOE's Under Secretary of Energy, where he provided analysis and advice on budget, management, and policy issues for DOE's $10 billion portfolio of applied energy research, development, and deployment programs (fossil, nuclear, renewable, efficiency, and electricity reliability), as well as environmental cleanup programs.

As Deputy Special Advisor for Alternative Energy at the U.S. Department of State, he managed implementation of a multi-faceted biofuels agreement with Brazil and played an integral role in planning and managing the finance track for Washington International Renewable Energy Conference, which had more than 9,000 participants from 125 countries. His leadership was recognized with a State Department Superior Honor Award.

He spent much of his career as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he was honored 5 times with OMB Achievement awards for his part in the development of energy and climate change initiatives, as well as for program management and performance assessment initiatives. In 2004, he was seconded as a Professional Staff Member on the House Committee on Science (Energy Subcommittee) in the U.S. Congress. Prior to his government career, he was a project manager and environmental scientist at a major consulting firm.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Rutgers University, Master of Science in Microbiology from Cornell University, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland.

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