Ellen De Vocht is Senior Political and Regulatory Affairs Advisor currently at the European Energy Exchange (EEX). In this role, she provides expertise on policy and regulation related to sustainable finance as well as European and international carbon pricing. Before joining EEX, she spent time in public affairs consulting in Brussels. As a political scientist at Ghent University, Ellen also holds a Master’s degree in Global Energy Transition and Governance from CIFE.

Highest Level of Education

Master's Degree

Current Job/Study field

Private sector


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Current employer

European Energy Exchange (EEX)

Work experience

  • Senior Policy Advisor
    European Energy Exchange - Full-time From January 2020 to Present

    Senior Policy Advisor in the EEX' EU representation office in Brussels, in charge of European and international developments in the field of carbon pricing and sustainable finance policy. In addition, I also co-chair the global EEX Group's Sustainability Committee, which guides the corporate direction on ESG matters.

  • Public Affairs Trainee
    Hume Brophy - Internship From August 2019 to December 2019

    Trainee at the Brussels based public affairs consultancy. Supporting accounts in the energy and environmental practice.


  • Master's degree in Global Energy Transition and Governance
    Ecole Européen des Affaires From September 2018 to July 2019
  • Master's in Political Science
    Universiteit Gent From September 2017 to June 2018

Area of expertise

Climate policy Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) Energy wholesale markets Environmental policy Environmental Regulation Institutional/public affairs Market supervision/monitoring


  • Dutch
  • French
  • English


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