Dave Ernsberger is global editorial director, oil, for Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information and a division of S&P Global. In this role, which he has held since 2010, Dave is responsible for managing Platts’ worldwide news, price reporting and analytical coverage of the crude oil and petroleum products markets. Based in London, he oversees a global staff of more than 100 reporters and editors located in the world’s key energy and business centers. Previously, Dave served for seven years as editorial director for Asia. Based in Singapore, he was responsible for overseeing regional coverage for all of Platts’ editorial segments – oil, power, petrochemicals and metals – and helped guide Platts’ editorial expansion in Asia. Dave joined Platts in 1996 as a metals reporter in London, later becoming managing editor of Platts\' London metals group. In 1999, as editor-in-chief for Platts\' new European power start-up ventures, he launched coverage of the deregulating electricity and natural gas markets in the European Union. In 2001, he relocated to Houston as bureau chief and also served as Platts’ senior representative to the Texas energy industry. A native of Boston, Dave began his career as a freelance journalist. He has a bachelor\'s degree in philosophy and politics from Warwick University, England, and a master\'s degree in international relations from Southampton University, England.