Fri. Jan 27th, 2023

Today, the European Commission decided to appoint Ms Mechthild Wörsdörfer to the function of Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General for Energy (ENER). The date of effect of this appointment will be determined later.

Ms Wörsdörfer, a German national, has been working in the European Commission for 26 years. Her extensive knowledge of various EU policies and in particular energy and climate policy, as well as her leadership, management and negotiation skills will be an asset in her new key function in a DG responsible for providing a secure, sustainable, and competitive energy for Europe, where she will be in charge of the coordination of the just and clean energy transition, and international affairs, as part of the European Green Deal.

Ms Wörsdörfer has been Director for ‘Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks’ at the International Energy Agency, in Paris, since 2018. She previously was a Director at DG ENER, in charge of renewables, research and innovation, energy efficiency. From 2014 to 2017, she was Director at DG ENER, responsible for international relations, legal aspects and economic analysis. She headed the adoption of the Energy Roadmap 2050, the Energy and Climate Policy 2030 Framework and the Clean Energy Package.

Before, she pursued a long career at the Directorate-General of Enterprise & Industry and she has served in the Cabinet of Commissioner Erkki Liikanen on competitiveness issues and digital economy. She holds a Master’s degree in Economic Policy and international relations from the Brussels University.

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