Mr. Raj Luhar is a former senior level United States Government official with wide ranging policy and managerial experience. He has held positions at The White House and the United States Department of Energy.
In his role as Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor for International Affairs at the Department of Energy, he served as a principal advisor on domestic and international energy policy. He oversaw development of energy policies for efforts to diversify and enhance energy security, such as biofuels, carbon capture and sequestration,
nuclear energy and implementation of the President’s National Energy Policy. He coordinated the strategic plan for climate technologies and supported the President’s Major Economies Process. He participated and chaired numerous bilateral and multilateral meetings including the U.S.-China, U.S.-India, U.S.-Korea, U.S.-Indonesia, U.S.-Canada, and U.S.-EU Energy dialogues to advance cooperation in R&D and policy exchange.
Mr. Luhar began his executive government experience with an appointment working at The White House in the Office of Political Affairs which develops, supports and advances partnerships in support of the President and his policy agenda. In his role, he conducted political analysis, opinion research, and direct outreach to key constituencies.
Prior to serving in the administration of President George W. Bush, Mr. Luhar served on numerous political campaigns including those for Governor Rick Perry, Senator John Cornyn, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Congressman Michael McCaul, Congressman Mike Conaway, and Texas Constitutional Amendment Proposition 12, Medical Malpractice Liability Reform Initiative. Mr. Luhar remains involved in U.S. Presidential politics and international affairs
including serving on the teams responsible for hosting the International and Diplomatic Corps program for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee and the Global Partners in Diplomacy ambassadorial program at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
In addition to his business and public service careers, Mr. Luhar is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Project International, a U.S.-based international nongovernmental organization focused on addressing global child development. Mr. Luhar earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology, Community and Urban Planning from the University of Texas. Mr.Luhar also serves as the United Nations Permanent Representative
and World Health Organization Permanent Representative for the organization promoting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.