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Mona Sutphen

The Vistria Group

Ms. Sutphen has over 20 years’ experience advising multinational corporate, philanthropic and institutional investors on the intersection of geopolitics, policy, and markets.  She is currently a Senior Advisor at The Vistria Group, a private equity firm that invests in regulated sectors.  Previously, she was a Partner at Macro Advisory Partners and was Managing Director at UBS AG, where she developed new tools for political risk evaluation and advised clients on risks impacting capital markets.  From 2009-2011, she served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for President Obama, where she advanced the domestic and international policy and regulatory agenda.  From 1991-2000 she was a career diplomat, serving on the staff of the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration, the U.S. Mission to the UN, and the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, among other posts. She also served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Ms. Sutphen is an Independent Director for Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) and Pattern Energy (NASDAQ: PEGI) and serves on the Boards of the International Rescue Committee and on the advisory board of the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.  Ms. Sutphen is a Trustee of Mount Holyoke College and co-author of The Next American Century.  She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MSc from the London School of Economics.