(alphabetical order)


Andrei Covatariu (Founder and Director)

Andrei is the Founder and Director of

He is a Senior Research Associate and the Summer School Director at Energy Policy Group (EPG –, where he is involved in numerous projects and studies in Romania and abroad.

He is also the Regulatory Affairs Manager for Enel X and Energy Management, at Enel Romania. Previously, he held several positions inside Enel Romania, such as Digital Manager, Executive Assistant to the CEO & Country Manager, Public Affairs Specialist and Market Analyst & Energy Acquisition Expert.

Andrei is a Member of the Board of the FEL-100 community, inside the Studies Committee. FEL-100 is the community that gathers the most promising 100 young professionals in the energy sector worldwide, a programme designed and coordinated by the World Energy Council, in London.

Having extensive studies in both engineering and economy, Andrei’s interests revolve around the water access and water policies, water-energy-food nexus, energy strategies and European energy policy, or geopolitics of energy.


Radu Dudău (Founding Member)

Radu Dudău is co-founder and director of EPG. He is Associate Professor of International Relations at Bucharest University.

From 2006 to 2010 he was Deputy Director at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He graduated in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Iași. He holds a Dr. Phil. degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from Konstanz University (Germany) and a PhD in Political Science (International Relations) (summa cum laude) from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA, Bucharest). He was a Fulbright Fellow with the National Security Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2011), a New Europe College Fellow at the Danish Institute of International Relations (Copenhagen, 2006) and an OSI/FCO-Chevening scholar at Oxford University (1999-2000).

His main expertise focus is energy security and natural resource geopolitics.