Updated: May 31
Yana Popkostova is the founder of the European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis. Her policy work explores the wide spectrum of issues related to the low-carbon transition with an emphasis on the evolving landscape of risks related to global energy governance, geopolitical transformations, and resource scarcities and security concerns.
Her background is in the EU Energy policy incubator. She has previously worked on energy policy and strategy for the European Climate Foundation and before that within the cabinet of the Vice-president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, and DG Presidency in the European Parliament. She served as an expert reviewer of the IPCC 1.5˚C Report and sat at the advisory board for France of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
In 2017, she was designated as a Future Energy Leader by the World Energy Council and as an inaugural EUI Policy Leaders Fellow on Transnational Energy Governance. She is an advisory board member of the World Energy and Meteorology Council [WEMC] and a mentor for the German Ministry of Industry-sponsored Global Women Network for the Energy Transition.
She has published widely and is a solicited international speaker on global energy relations and transformations.
Yana holds a postgraduate degree with distinction from the London School of Economics.