R. Kirk Sherr is a senior advisor to Geopolitical Advisory Partners, assisting clients on issues in the oil and gas, mining and power sectors. Mr. Sherr draws on more than 25 years of international experience, chiefly in emerging markets throughout Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Based in Washington, DC, Mr. Sherr is President and Founder of Clearview Strategy Group, a strategic advisory firm focused on advising diverse energy clients on opportunities throughout Latin America. Mr. Sherr has held senior international energy management and consulting positions for more than 20 years. His experience encompasses support for manufacturing companies, energy service providers, as well as both upstream and downstream oil, gas and power development, including renewable energy.
He has led the development of and collaborated on successful natural gas pipelines, power plants and distribution companies in various emerging markets, requiring intimate knowledge of foreign energy markets and political and regulatory issues. He has also worked to identify and secure upstream opportunities in several countries, has been a board member or senior executive on some of Latin America’s largest projects, including the Bolivia–Brazil gas pipeline and CEG/RioGas, and served as president of several gas distribution companies in Mexico.
Mr. Sherr was previously a principal at The Scowcroft Group and founded a successful upstream services company in Northern Iraq that was a key element in some of the largest oil and gas finds in recent years. Earlier in his career, he was an attorney and also served as a Foreign Service officer, with challenging assignments throughout Asia, Latin America and the United States.
A fluent Spanish and Portuguese speaker, he has extensive experience with energy NGOs as a founder and president of the Brazilian Independent Power Association, and has worked closely with key US and international financial agencies, including OPIC, EXIM, the IDB and the IFC, to finance large energy infrastructure projects.