GIS Expert Dr. Frank Umbach is the research director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College, London; adjunct senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at the Nanyan Technological University (NTU) in Singapore; senior associate at the Centre for European Security Strategies (CESS GmbH), Munich; executive advisor of Proventis Partners GmbH, Munich; and a visiting professor on “EU Energy (External) Policies and Governance” at the College of Europe in Natolin/Warsaw (Poland). He also works as an international consultant for businesses, government institutions and international organizations on international energy security, geopolitical risks, cyber security and critical energy infrastructure protection/CEIP, as well as maritime security policies in Asia-Pacific.
Dr. Umbach has done consultancy work for the German ministries of foreign affairs and defense, the European Commission and European Parliament, the United States state and energy departments, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in the U.S. Congress, the Lithuanian government, the House of Lords of the UK Parliament, the foreign ministries of Hungary, South Korea and Poland, Poland’s economy ministry, NATO, the OSCE, the World Energy Council (WEC), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the Singaporean government, Wikistrat.com, APCO, and international energy and consulting companies, as well as advising international investors via GLG.
He was appointed official advisor to the Lithuanian government on international energy security in February 2007 and from 2003 to 2007 he co-chaired the European Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia-Pacific (CSCAP-Europe), the most important regional “second-track diplomacy” institution for security policies in Asia-Pacific.
Dr. Umbach has authored more than 500 publications in more than 30 countries worldwide. He has been a contract author of the Geopolitical Intelligence Service since 2011; co-editor of intelligence reports on Energy and Geopolitics (E&G) in Berlin; and the author of Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) studies: Energy Security in a Digitalized World and its Geostrategic Implications, and Energy Security and Climate change Asia-Pacific.