Steven Mann

Steven Mann

Guest Speaker

U.S. Ambassador (ret.)

Steven R. Mann is a foreign affairs professional who served in the United States diplomatic service, where he specialized in the former Soviet Union and South Asia. From 1998 to 2001, he served as the United States Ambassador to Turkmenistan. From 2001 to 2004, he was the senior US official handling Caspian energy issues and was heavily involved in realizing the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline and the South Caucasus Gas Pipeline, among other Eurasian energy projects. In 2008, he was named Coordinator for Eurasian Energy Diplomacy, managing U.S. Government diplomatic efforts on Eurasian oil and gas issues. In 2009, he retired from the Foreign Service and joined Exxon Mobil Corporation as a senior advisor on international government relations. He retired from Exxon Mobil in July 2020.