Full Name
Amanda Duhon
Job Title
VP & Regional Director - EIC North & Central America
Energy Industries Council
Speaker Bio
Amanda joined the EIC (Energy Industries Council) in April 2015. With over 20 years
business development experience in international trade and policy, Amanda is an
expert in commercial diplomacy, energy, environment and infrastructure, market
intelligence, industry stakeholder engagement, business strategy and consultancy.
Prior to joining the EIC, Amanda was Director, Business Development North America
with Trade & Investment Queensland, Australia. She played an integral
role in the establishment of the North America office following the state government’s reorganization of its trade and
investment arm and working with senior management to establish its regional and sector strategy. Amanda worked to
build relationships with key industry and government stakeholders in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, while providing
dedicated support to Queensland-based industry by promoting Queensland’s capabilities and know-how and,
assisted North American pension funds in identifying key investment opportunities around infrastructure in
From 2010 to 2014, Amanda worked with the Department for International Trade (formally UK Trade & Investment),
at the British Consulate-General Houston. As Vice Consul for Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, Amanda led
trade and investment between the US and UK across the Southwest US region with a focus on power, wind (onshore
and offshore), environment and transportation and water infrastructure. Amanda was keenly focused on
infrastructure, spearheading the organization’s USA water high value opportunity campaign with close engagement
with industry and government on both sides of the pond. During this time, Amanda served on the Young Professionals
Board of the Texas Water Foundation, was published in World Water Magazine highlighting the excellence of the UK
water industry around technology and infrastructure, and advised government/non-government around
privatization and investment in infrastructure, including water, energy, and transportation.
Among her accomplishments, Amanda played an integral role in founding a non-profit microfinance institution in
2007, focusing on non-traditional forms of lending to small-business entrepreneurs around the world. Amanda
currently serves on the organization’s Advisory Board, with key industry stakeholders including a Nobel Laureate.
Amanda holds a Masters in Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy and Administration, and a Bachelors
in International Relations. Amanda is a Board Member of the British American Business Council of Texas (BABC Texas),
an Advisory Board Member of the Center for International Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston, an Advisory
Board Member for the Transition Economist 100 Women in Energy, an Advisory Board Member for the Hydrogen
Economist 50 Women in Hydrogen, and active in many other industry groups. Most recently, Amanda worked with
130 experts across energy, academia, trade and policy to deliver the National Petroleum Council’s (NPC) report to
the US Secretary of Energy on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage to define pathways that would lead to deployment
at scale, and is an Expert Contributor for Mexico Business News, among other publications throughout her career.
Prior to Amanda’s commitment to public service and non-profit, Amanda spent ten years as a Sr. Paralegal in
commercial law and a Policy Analyst for the Travel & Tourism Industry. On a personal note, Amanda has two children,
Inez who is a Project Manager with Barker Ripley and Maximilien who is in 2nd grade at The Awty International
School. Amanda loves reading, aspires to be a good golfer, and mentors young professional women in Houston.
Amanda Duhon