Executive director and founder of Next Energy Consumer
Marine Cornelis is the executive director and founder of Next Energy Consumer, a policy consultancy focused on the social aspects of the energy and climate transitions. She has launched Next Energy Consumer in order to help build a just transition, after having worked as an EU consumer rights advocate for many years in Brussels. More information about her activities and projects can be found on her website: www.nextenergyconsumer.eu.
Her work bridges the needs and experience of civil society, scientific communities, business and policymakers, in the energy and climate transitions. Her commitment enabled Marine to be appointed one of the first ambassadors of the European Climate Pact.
Before Next Energy Consumer, Marine served as the Secretary-General of NEON, the European network of energy dispute resolution services and ombudsmen in Brussels. For the past 12 years, she has been focusing her work on consumer protection and empowerment issues. Marine is a French national with perfect command of English and Italian. She holds a MA in political sciences (Sciences Po Lille, France) and economics (University of Lille, France). More information about her activities and projects can be found on her website: www.nextenergyconsumer.eu.