Brian DaRin has over 25 years of international affairs and business experience. Brian comes to EFI after a distinguished career in the Department of State. At State and USAID, he served as an economic officer in official United States missions to Japan, China, Hong Kong, Kabul, Belize, and Mongolia.
At the U.S. Consulate General to Osaka-Kobe, Brian was the Political-Economic Section Chief and advised senior U.S. officials on Japan’s desire for gas imports and developments in Japan’s energy sector, post the March 2011 triple disaster. In Mongolia, Brian established the first official commercial trade linkage office and drafted the first Country Commercial Guide. Domestically, Brian directed approval of billions of dollars in critical energy infrastructure. He also worked with critical materials and international monetary issues.
Brian has his Bachelor of Arts in English and Fine Arts with a minor in Economics from the Virginia Military Institute. He also has an MBA in International Management with a focus in International Finance and Chinese language from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Brian lives in Northern Virginia with his family.