Thomas Holst serves as a Senior Energy Analyst, conducting research on the economic impact of Utah’s energy industry and analyzing energy economic development scenarios.
Holst earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the research team at the University of Utah, he held a variety of energy-related assignments in the US and abroad. He started his career at Mobil Oil Corporation in New York City using linear programming to model optimal corporate crude allocations. Holst accepted assignments as a refined products trader in Hamburg, Germany, London, England and Moscow, Russia. He opened new enterprise offices for Unocal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Moscow, Russia. Most recently, Holst worked on the Angola LNG project as the Gas Supply Manager before serving as Chevron’s Country Manager in Romania.
Past board and committee positions include serving as the President of the Romanian Exploration and Producers Association in Bucharest. Holst was a member of the American Chamber of Commerce energy sub-committee in Moscow Russia. He and his wife have been board members of the Gina Bachauer Piano Foundation for the last 17 years.