Ronald Slimp is a Managing Partner at TD International, LLC (TDI), a strategic advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. with offices in Houston and Zurich. TDI advises global leaders and corporate decision-makers on planning and policies material to their success.
Mr. Slimp began his career as a diplomat and trade negotiator, serving in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State from 1989 to 1998. In this capacity, he conducted overseas diplomatic missions in Paris, Brussels, Geneva and Sarajevo. His dossiers included the World Trade Organization (WTO), G-7/8, European Monetary Union, European Union Integration and Security, Iran and the first Gulf War. Mr. Slimp received numerous awards for his service to the U.S. negotiating efforts in the WTO and for nation building in Bosnia-Herzegovina following the war.
After leaving government service, Mr. Slimp was an executive at Enron Corporation and at Duke Energy. At Enron North America in Houston (1998-2000), Mr. Slimp advised global trading operations and the executive management team on commodity and event risk for oil, gas and power. At Enron Europe in London (2000-2001), he spearheaded the commoditization of Internet protocol services as one of the first potential technology-oriented commodity markets.
Subsequently, Mr. Slimp was a Vice President and Officer of Duke Energy Americas from 2001 to 2004, where he led Commercial Operations, to include Valuation, Market Fundamentals and Portfolio Analytics. Among other work, the analysis group he developed provided Duke Energy with qualitative and quantitative analysis for its $8 billion/20,000MW merchant power and gas business in North America.
Mr. Slimp holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Rice University in Houston, Texas and a Bachelor of Science in International Trade & Finance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is fluent in French.