Eric D.K. Melby

At A Glance

  • MENA, Asia, Europe
  • Telecommunications, Energy, Trade Policy
  • Strategic Advisory, Market Entry, Deal Sourcing

A founding Principal of The Scowcroft Group, Eric D. K. Melby has extensive experience in telecommunications, energy and investment support.  He also advises clients on market entry and geopolitical risk. Mr. Melby’s primary regions of focus are the Middle East and Asia.

Mr. Melby was a senior staff member on the National Security Council from 1987 to 1993, during which he participated in bilateral and multilateral trade and economic negotiations, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Uruguay Round, bilateral economic issues, international energy policy and export controls.  He was also member of the U.S. ‘Sherpa’ team for the G7 Economic Summits during this period. Before serving on the NSC staff, Dr. Melby was a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, responsible for trade and energy issues.  Previously, he worked at the International Energy Agency in Paris.  He has also served with the U.S. Agency for International Development and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. 

Mr. Melby received his BA from Haverford College and his MA and PhD from the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS).  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Director of the Atlantic Council and of the International Student House of Washington, D.C. He serves on the advisory councils of the European Institute and of SAIS Europe.