Mona Sutphen


Pioneer Natural Resources

Current public company boards: Pattern Energy Group and Pioneer Natural Resources

Executive Experience: Mona Sutphen has over 2 years’ experience advising multinational corporate, philanthropic, and institutional investors on the intersection of geopolitics, policy, and markets. She is currently a senior advisor at The Vistria Group and a co-founder of Hashflow, a layer-2 non-custodial crypto-trading protocol. Previously, she was a partner at Macro Advisory Partners (MAP), where she led the firm’s US practice advising clients on emerging risks and opportunities across a range of sectors including energy/environment, technology, and financial services. Prior to joining MAP, Mona was managing director at UBS AG.

From 29-211, she served as White House deputy chief of staff for policy for President Obama, where she advanced the policy and regulatory agenda on a range of issues including, technology, telecom, trade, small business, and housing / GSE reform. Mona was also managing director at Stonebridge International, and earlier led regulatory strategy for Currenex, the first Internet-based institutional foreign exchange trading platform. From 1991-2 she was a career diplomat, serving on the staff of the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration and the U.S. Mission to the UN, among other posts. She also served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Additional information: Mona serves on the Boards of the International Rescue Committee and Human Rights First, as well as on the advisory board of the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. She is a Trustee of Mount Holyoke College, and co-author of The Next American Century  (Simon & Schuster, 28). She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MSc from the London School of Economics.