Tudor ConstantinescuPrincipal Adviser to the Director General for Energy at European Commission
Dr Constantinescu has been the Principal Adviser to the Director General for Energy in the European Commission since March 2011. He coordinates activities related to steering the use of Structural Funds for energy priorities as well as initiatives related to Hydrogen and storage in the energy system.
Economist and engineer, he is dedicated to the topic of sustainable and competitive energy policies. He was the president of the Romanian Agency for Energy Conservation (ARCE), the national governmental institution in charge of energy efficiency policies and programs, and promoting renewable energy sources.
For the period 2008- 2009 he ensured the rotating presidency of the EnR network of European Energy Agencies. In the private sector, he led as a consultant the development of the Energy Efficiency strategy for Petrom (largest oil and gas producer in SE Europe) and served for two years on the Board of the Romanian Energy Efficiency Fund. For 11 years, he worked for the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels coordinating energy efficiency and related environmental activities on international level conducting large scale country reviews and studies on financing and fiscal instruments, carbon trading, and effects of market liberalization.