Bernd Weber is the founder and managing director of the independent think tank EPICO KlimaInnovation and a member of the faculty of the College of Europe and Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE), where he is teaching EU external energy policy. Previously, he was the Director Industry, Energy and Environment at the Wirtschaftsrat (Economic Council). He founded and led for four years the European Energy Lab 2030, an agile energy policy think tank. Before he worked for the European Commission in the Directorate-General for Trade. Bernd Weber holds a PhD in European energy policy from Sciences Po Paris and was a member of the OXPO-Research Group at the Department for Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.