Senior Advisor, The Vistria Group LLC
Mona Sutphen is Senior Advisor, The Vistria Group LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm, and has been a Partner at Macro Advisory Partners LLP, a consulting firm providing strategic advice in the areas of financial markets, geopolitics and government policy, and previously spent three years at UBSAG, a global financial institution, as Managing Director, covering geopolitical risk and macro-policy trends. From 2009 through 2011, she served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for President Obama, working on a range of domestic and international policy and regulatory matters. Prior to that position, she was Managing Director at Stonebridge International, an international consulting firm, and from 1991 through 2000 was a career diplomat, serving on the staff of the National Security Council, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and postings in Asia and Europe. Sutphen was also a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board during President Obama’s administration.
Sutphen is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. CGEP conducts research and convenes policy experts and industry leaders on a range of energy-relevant matters, including climate change and renewable technologies. She also currently serves on the Boards of Drilling Info Holdings LLC, a privately held provider of information and analytic tools for energy companies, the International Rescue Committee and Human Rights First. Sutphen is a Trustee of Mount Holyoke College. She is co-author of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive As Other Powers Rise, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics.