Joel H. Moser is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aquamarine Investment Partners, an investment fund focused on the energy transition. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding and executive committee member of the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Global Energy Policy Center.
Moser served as an infrastructure expert for the Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum, as a member of the Expert Committee for the World Bank Group’s 2018 Procuring Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships Report and as a member of the Expert Committee for the World Bank Group’s Benchmarking Infrastructure 2020 study. He served on the Council on Foreign Relations’ study group on transatlantic relations and as a member of the Brookings Institution Governance Studies’ working group on inbound US foreign direct investment by sovereign wealth funds.
Moser’s career has spanned multiple aspects of the energy industry and infrastructure development. Prior to establishing Aquamarine, Moser practiced law at global law firms, recognized as a leading individual lawyer in Projects by Chambers and served as a Senior Partner and practice leader in international energy and infrastructure. Moser was lead issues advisor for H. Carl McCall’s 1993 election as New York Comptroller and then served as counsel and advisor to the transition team. Following the tragedies of 9/11, he was appointed as pro bono infrastructure counsel to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the umbrella agency charged with rebuilding at the Ground Zero site. He served as lead counsel to the NY Mets in the development and award-winning financing of the team’s new stadium.
At Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Moser teaches a course on international infrastructure investment and development. He has also led master’s projects in the infrastructure field including study groups focused on China’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure investment initiative.
Moser is a frequent contributor to the public discussion of energy and infrastructure investment issues. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Columbia FDI Perspectives, Brookings Institution Governance Studies, World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda, and Columbia Political Review, among others. He is a regular columnist for Forbes on investment in energy and infrastructure.
Moser is a founding member of the Advisory Board of BellAziz Master Holdings Limited and has served as a trustee of many institutions including Bank Street College, Children’s Museum of the East End, Citizens Budget Commission, Red Cross of Greater New York, NYSCI (New York Hall of Science), and Alliance for Downtown New York. Moser served for over a decade as a member of the Advisory Council of the New York State and Local Retirement System.
A native New Yorker and father of four, Moser resides in New York City with his wife, Dr. Wednesday Martin, an author and cultural anthropologist.