Jeffrey R. Krilla
Jeffrey (“Jeff”) Krilla joined Kosmos Energy in May 2015 as Vice President for Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, bringing a wealth of global experience in international business, management, and diplomacy. At Kosmos Energy, a premier international oil and gas exploration and production company, leveraging his decades of expertise and extensive high-level relationships to advance the company’s mission to find the right balance in relationships with government and countries, to work to transform natural resources into national resources, and to enhance lives. Mr. Krilla previously chaired the Africa and Corporate Social Responsibility Practices at Dentons, LLP leading 300 lawyers and professionals in 21 countries in Africa that made Dentons the leading international law firm on the continent. He has worked in the public sector for over two decades. From 2006-2009, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor where he led U.S. delegations on five continents promoting socially-responsible partnerships between private and public stakeholders. Before joining the State Department, Mr. Krilla was the Africa Director at the International Republican Institute and spent a decade as a senior aide for Congressman Mike Pappas (NJ) and Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (CA), and as Majority Counsel for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Mr. Krilla is a Lifetime Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council, and the United States Trade Representative’s Trade Advisory Committee on Africa. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (1991) and has Master’s Degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (1996) and the U.S. Naval War College (2014) and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center (1998). He is a Naval Attaché in the U.S. Navy Reserves.