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Manfred Hafner

Manfred Hafner

Adjunct Professor


Manfred Hafner is Adjunct Professor, SAIS Europe; Adjunct Professor SciencesPo Paris School of International Affairs, as well as CEO of the Swiss based energy consultancy HEAS AG. Previously for many years he was Program Director of several research programs related to international energy and the energy transition at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei; Vice-President consulting at Enerdata; and Scientific Director at the Observatoire Mediterraneéen de l’Energie. In his over 30-year international professional career, he has extensively consulted on energy issues for governments of developed and developing countries, international organizations (EC, WB, IEA, IRENA, G7, G20, UNIDO…) and industry, and has coordinated several major interdisciplinary research projects for the European Commission.

Dr. Hafner holds master degrees in energy engineering from the Technische Universität München (Germany), in energy economics and business from the IFP-School of IFPEN (France) and the Université Paris2/Panthéon Assas (France), as well as in energy economics and policy from the University of Pennsylvania (USA). He also holds a PhD in Energy Studies from Mines-ParisTech (Ecole des Mines de Paris). His research topics include international energy and decarbonization from a technological, economic, and geopolitical perspective, and he has published several books and scientific journal articles on these subjects.




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