Herman Franssen (1939-2020), was an MEI scholar, executive director of the Energy Intelligence Group, and president of International Energy Associates, Inc. He was associated with Middle East Consultants and the Yamani Centre in London, and was a senior fellow with CSIS's Energy Program. He was previously senior economic advisor to the Minister of Petroleum and Minerals of the Sultanate of Oman (1985-1996). He provided liaison with oil producing and consuming countries and helped establish the group of non-OPEC oil exporting countries (late 1980s). He was chief economist of the International Energy Agency in Paris (1980-1985) and the director of the Office of International Market Analysis at the U.S. Department of Energy (1978-1980).

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