R. Michael Cowgill

R. Michael Cowgill / Partner-Energy / Education

In his 19th year in Georgia, Michael is the President and co-founder of Georgian American University (GAU) in Tbilisi, Georgia, with Schools of Business; Law, International Relations & Diplomacy; Informatics & Engineering; and Humanities & Liberal Arts. He is also the Co-Director of International Energy, LLC, providing independent strategic energy, regulatory and financial development services for oil and gas projects in the Caspian and Black Sea Regions. Michael has over 40 years of experience in managing all phases of projects in 40+ countries in the energy and education industries with emphases in project/construction management, environmental, regulatory and strategic analysis, operational risk management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and global business development. From 1999-2003 he was the pipeline adviser for the Government of Georgia providing strategic, regulatory, technical assistance and technology transfer for the implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (Oil) and South Caucasus (Natural Gas) Pipelines.

 

Michael is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (AmCham), Past Chair and now Board Liaison for HR/Education, CSR and Energy Committees; TRACE International Certification 2014/2015 www.TRACEInternational.org certifying compliance with international anti-corruption/bribery standards; Steering Committee, UNDP Global Compact Program for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Georgia; Member of Georgian Government Anti-Corruption Council; Georgia Representative to OECD Responsible Business Conduct Initiative; Previous member of the Board of Directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA); Previous Advisor to the University of Texas’ Business and Environmental MBA program; Previous member of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners (TIPRO) Environmental Committee.

 

Michael has an MBA from UC Berkeley and is a PhD candidate at Georgian American University.

R. Michael Cowgill

R. Michael Cowgill / Partner-Energy / Education

In his 19th year in Georgia, Michael is the President and co-founder of Georgian American University (GAU) in Tbilisi, Georgia, with Schools of Business; Law, International Relations & Diplomacy; Informatics & Engineering; and Humanities & Liberal Arts. He is also the Co-Director of International Energy, LLC, providing independent strategic energy, regulatory and financial development services for oil and gas projects in the Caspian and Black Sea Regions. Michael has over 40 years of experience in managing all phases of projects in 40+ countries in the energy and education industries with emphases in project/construction management, environmental, regulatory and strategic analysis, operational risk management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and global business development. From 1999-2003 he was the pipeline adviser for the Government of Georgia providing strategic, regulatory, technical assistance and technology transfer for the implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (Oil) and South Caucasus (Natural Gas) Pipelines.

 

Michael is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (AmCham), Past Chair and now Board Liaison for HR/Education, CSR and Energy Committees; TRACE International Certification 2014/2015 www.TRACEInternational.org certifying compliance with international anti-corruption/bribery standards; Steering Committee, UNDP Global Compact Program for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Georgia; Member of Georgian Government Anti-Corruption Council; Georgia Representative to OECD Responsible Business Conduct Initiative; Previous member of the Board of Directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA); Previous Advisor to the University of Texas’ Business and Environmental MBA program; Previous member of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners (TIPRO) Environmental Committee.

 

Michael has an MBA from UC Berkeley and is a PhD candidate at Georgian American University.