Tudor Constantinescu is Principal Adviser to the Director General for Energy in the European Commission. Economist and engineer, he is dedicated to the topic of sustainable and competitive energy policies. He coordinates notably activities related to steering the use of Structural Funds for energy priorities and initiatives related to Hydrogen and energy storage. Tudor Constantinescu is an active member of the European policy community since twenty years and brought his expert knowledge and ideas to high government organizations and industry in the energy sector.
Before starting with the European Commission in 2011, he set up as founding Executive Director the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPI Europe), the European pole of a global best practice network focusing on energy efficiency in buildings. He was the president of the Romanian Agency for Energy Conservation (ARCE), the national Governmental institution in charge of energy efficiency policies and programs, and promoting renewable energy sources. For the period 2008-2009 he ensured the rotating presidency of the EnR network of European Energy Agencies. In the private sector, he led as a consultant the development of the Energy Efficiency strategy for Petrom (largest oil and gas producer in SE Europe) and served for two years on the Board of the Romanian Energy Efficiency Fund.
For 11 years, he worked for the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels coordinating energy efficiency and related environmental activities on international level conducting large scale country reviews and studies on financing and fiscal instruments, carbon trading, and effects of market liberalization.
On top of his many responsibilities in the public and private sector, he has shared his expertise and knowledge at the University Politehnica Bucuresti (UPB) and at the Central European University in Budapest where he served as itinerant lecturer.
Tudor Constantinescu holds a master degree in energy engineering from the UPB, a master degree in applied economics from the Institute of Advanced Studies Vienna, and a Doctor of Science degree on regulatory economics in the energy sector from the UPB.