Advisory Board

(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.



Ines Fenjiro (Founding Member)

Ines Fenjiro Alami grew up between Morocco and Spain and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London, after a year spent studying at The University of California, Berkeley.

Ines has built her professional experience in various fields, from advocacy, foreign policy research, to the geopolitics of energy and has a truly international background after having lived in five different countries.

After six months at the World Energy Council supporting the Networks & Communities team with Member Services, Corporate Partnerships and the Future Energy Leaders Programme (FEL-100), Ines has now joined British Water where she focuses on expanding the International outreach of the British water sector. Ines has a strong interest for natural resources management, hydropolitics, as well as water and wastewater issues.


George Jiglau (Founding Member)

George is a researcher and lecturer in Political Science at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and president of the think tank Center for the Study of Democracy, with a PhD from 2013.

His background interests lie in the broader sphere of Comparative Politics, with a focus on political parties, the development and behavior of political institutions, and with a particular emphasis on local politics and its impact on the quality of life. Starting from an interest in Europeanization and EU politics, George recently became increasingly interested in how the development of strong urban localities pose an additional challenge to traditional nation-states, and in the impact the interplay between globalization and “glocalization” has on traditional institutional elements of political systems.

Since 2015, he became involved in a broader cross-national research on the “energy poverty” phenomenon and he is now part of a network of researchers in the field, at the European level, financed by the European Commission through a COST action.

George is also an Aspen Fellow, being part of the Young Leaders Program of the Aspen Institute in Romania, in 2009.


Anca Sinea (Founding Member)

Anca is an energy policy researcher with an experise in the field of energy poverty.

Her research work originates in the area of International Relations as she holds an MA at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, where she centered on conflictual relations in the field of energy, and a PhD at the Babes-Bolyai University (BBU) in Cluj Napoca with a focus on energy cooperation and multilateral diplomacy in the field of resources in CEE. Over the years she has been involved in both academic research, teaching and in consulting in the private sector and the policy-making process, both in matters related to energy poverty and security.

Currently she is affiliated to the Center for the Study of Democracy think-tank of the BBU, she holds a board member position in the ENGAGER COST Action on energy poverty.