Yana Popkostova is the founder of the European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis. Her work explores the wide spectrum of EU Energy and Climate Policies, the Geopolitical Impact of the Energy Transition, as well as energy-related aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative. She is equally an all-around advocate for women’s empowerment and diversity in energy.
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 one of the 35-under-35 Future Energy Leaders by the World Energy Council and as an inaugural EUI Policy Leaders Fellow on Transnational Energy Governance. She has been elected in 2019 as the project leader of the WEC- FEL regulated project on Dynamic Resilience to Extreme Weather Events.
Yana holds a postgraduate degree with distinction from the London School of Economics.