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Vlad Popovici

Vlad Popovici is Energy Sector Editor. Although based in Toronto, Vlad’s full-time work in the energy business sees him frequently traveling around the world. His areas of comprehensive expertise include energy policy, renewable energy, energy infrastructure and energy geopolitics, on both global and regional levels.

Regarding the Balkan energy scene, Vlad possesses specialized knowledge in energy restructuring and reforms, strategic energy transit and energy poverty in the region, and the ramifications of EU energy policy for Southeastern Europe.

In addition to writing for, Vlad has contributed numerous articles to professional journals and other energy-sector related media, including the Oil and Gas Journal, the Oil and Gas Journal Russia, Energy Policy and the European Energy Review.

He also regularly speaks at many conferences and industry events, including presentations for the 2010 International Association for Energy Economics’ International Conference in Rio de Janeiro and IAEE European Conference in Vilnius. In addition, Vlad has been commissioned to prepare studies on energy-related issues for the Romanian Ministry of Economy, Commerce, and Business Environment, and for the European Institute of Romania (IER).

Vlad Popovici is a native Romanian speaker, fluent in English and with advanced knowledge of French and German. He holds an MBA from McGill University in Montreal (2005) and a Diploma in Management from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1999), as well as an MA in International Business from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest (1998).

Status: Vlad Popovici is currently available for speaking engagements and event participation.

All previous Articles, Interviews and Briefings

Albania Oil Industry Enjoys Revival, but Investor-Government Relations Remain a Question (February 5, 2012)

The Levantine Basin: A Mediterranean Hydrocarbon Saga Begins for Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Israel (January 13, 2012)

The Energy Community and the Balkans: Interview with Mr Slavtcho Neykov (December 13, 2011)

Reducing Energy Transit through the Turkish Straits: Solutions Postponed? (November 15, 2011)

Energy-Sector Progress and Setbacks for Balkan States Noted in the EC 2011-2012 Enlargement Strategy Package (October 29, 2011)

The Danube and the Energy Future of the Balkans (February 24, 2011)

Energy in the Balkans: The 2010 Annual Review (December 24, 2010)

Energy in the EU 2010 Enlargement Progress Reports: How Balkan Countries Compare (November 16, 2010)

Energy Conferences and Trade Shows: Enhancing Regional Investment Potential (October 17, 2010)

The Hidden Benefits of Southeast European Pipeline Projects (September 21, 2010)

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