The International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development is based in Boulder, Colorado. The Center is an independent, tax-exempt, nonprofit body designated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, as such donations are tax-exempt to this group. ICEED was founded in 1973 by Drs. Dorothea and Ragaei El Mallakh. The first Director of the Center was Dr. Ragaei El Mallakh, Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1956 until his death in 1987. The Executive Director of the Center since 1987, Dr. Dorothea El Mallakh, has had extensive experience and training in energy affairs for over 30 years. She holds a B.A. in foreign languages (Lewis and Clark College), and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Dorothea El Mallakh has authored and edited a number of works and was Associate Editor of The Journal of Energy and Development from its inception until 1987 when she became the Managing Editor. In 1988, Dr. El Mallakh became Executive Vice President and Secretary of the International Association of Energy Economics; from 1990 through 1991 she served as Vice President-Elect and Vice President of International Affairs of that organization. Among the honors she has held are the Perrine Memorial Graduate Fellowship, National Defense Rare Language Fellowship, and the Rotary International Fellowship.
Ms. Helen El Mallakh is Co-Chair of ICEED and Managing Editor of the Journal of Energy and Development. Ms. Helen El Mallakh has extensive background in the field of energy, sustainable development, and finance. She holds double undergraduate degrees in economics and international studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master’s from Harvard University, and a M.B.A. from Rice University. Ms. El Mallakh has been Manager of Political Risk for ConocoPhillips, involved in research at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and undertaken projects with Saudi Aramco and Technip.