Katherine Hardin is Vice President with IHS Markit’s Energy and Mobility team, and she directs IHS Markit’s coverage of new mobility and its impact on the energy sector. Kate was the commercial lead for IHS Markit’s Reinventing the Wheel study, a ground-breaking study on electric vehicles conducted jointly by IHS Markit’s energy, automotive, and chemical teams. Previously, Kate led IHS Global Institutional Investor Energy Research and IHS CERA’s Russian and Caspian Energy Research. Kate’s own research focuses on the decarbonization of transportation and its impact on the energy sector. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Kate was an energy consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising on power sector privatization throughout Russia and the Caspian region, and she has worked extensively in Russia and the CIS since 1990. Kate is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow with the United States-Japan Foundation. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University, and holds an MA from Yale University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.