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Mr. Elsner focuses on the impact of financial markets on oil prices, North American oil and gas markets, as well as oil markets and geopolitical risk in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region. Formerly a member of the Financial Services team, he provided market research and analysis to large financial institutions, primarily hedge funds, private equity, and investment banks. Before arriving at IHS Markit, Mr. Elsner had worked for the U.S. Department of Energy and the Energy Information Administration (EIA) as an International Energy Analyst. In this function, he concentrated on bilateral engagements with foreign governments, mainly from the Middle East and Central Asia. As an analyst at EIA, he covered both North America and the MENA region, providing analysis to other U.S. federal agencies, and forecasting production from the main producers in the region. Mr. Elsner earned a BA from Kenyon College, an MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and an MBA from HEC Paris.