Georgios Pantoulis

Head of the Energy Sector in the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission

Georgios Th. Pantoulis is head of the Energy Sector in the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, coordinating the implementation of energy cooperation policies and programmes. In this context, Georgios works with colleagues and partners from Governments, International Organisations, Local Authorities, Civil Society, Industry and Financiers in providing technology, expertise and funding focusing on three main challenges: price volatility and energy security; climate change, including access to low carbon technologies; and access to secure, efficient, affordable, clean and sustainable energy services. The latest initiative that the European Commission supports in this field is the Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI), a flexible tool elaborated by industry and development financiers, aiming to boost investments providing access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy and energy services.

Prior to this assignment, Georgios served as head of the Finance and Contracts Sector for development cooperation in Agriculture, Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Infrastructures from 2011 to 2012 and as head of the Call for Proposals Sector for global operations in the fields of Migration, Democracy and Human Rights, Human Development, Food Security, Environment and cooperation with Civil Society and Local Authorities from 2007 to 2010.

From 2002 to 2006, Georgios served as Assistant to the Director for Maritime Transport and Intermodality in the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport and also headed the Finance and Legal Cell supporting operations in Research and Development as well as Trans-European Networks.

From 1995 to 2001, Georgios was task manager in the Directorate-General for External Relations, managing economic cooperation programmes in the fields of transport, tourism and private sector/SMEs development covering China, India, South and South-East Asia as well as in Latin America and Mediterranean regions.