Ilaria Conti

Ilaria Conti is Head of Gas at the Florence School of Regulation.

She has worked in EU energy policy and regulation for 15+ years, of which 9 in Brussels. She worked for the United Nations (UNRIC), the Permanent Representation of Italy at the EU and EFET, the European Federation of Energy Traders, as Communications and Policy Associate. In 2008 she founded EFET Italy, which she headed until 2013.

After a short experience in the gas industry as Regulatory Manager, she joined the EUI in 2015 as Energy Policy Deputy to the Director; there she founded the Gas area of the Florence School of Regulation, initiating its current research, training and policy debate activities.

She currently directs and teaches in a number of residential and online courses on gas policy and regulation.

Ilaria has been external advisor to the EU Commission in the field of energy security and external relations (EEAS, EU-Japan LNG Conferences 2017-2018) as well as on other strategic research projects, such as FSR Sector Coupling, Gas taxonomy, Guarantees of Origin. She also cooperates with DG Energy as external expert on the EU-China Energy Cooperation Platform.

She was Member of the Advisory Board for CEER’s (Council of European Energy Regulators) Study of “Future role of gas from a regulatory perspective”, of DG ENER’s Study on “The role of Trans-EU gas Infrastructure in the light of the 2050 decarbonisation targets” and of the ongoing Hydrogen for Europe Study.

She lectured at MIT Boston, EEAS (European External Action Service), ETH Zurich, the World Bank, University of Siena, LUISS University among others.

She authored or co-authored articles and publications on natural gas and, more recently, sector coupling, green gases and decarbonisation.