President Donald Trump intends to nominate Paul Dabbar, managing director of the global mergers and acquisitions group at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., as undersecretary for science at the Energy Department.
Dabbar has experience in managing investments within energy industry segments such distributed-generation, geothermal, LNG, oil and gas, pipeline, solar, trading and wind energy, the White House said Tuesday.
He currently serves as a member of the DOE’s Environmental Management Advisory Board as well as a lecturer at the Naval Academy Economics Department.
The investment veteran helped managed more than $400 billion in transactions as a financial adviser on corporate mergers and restructurings, government privatizations, joint ventures, private equity transactions, subsidiary sales and purchases.
Dabbar also served as a nuclear submarine officer on board the U.S.S. Pintado in Mare Island, California, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Previously, he conducted research efforts for the Defense Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.