Dr. Christoph Frei of the World Economic Forum, became the fifth WEC Secretary General on 1 April 2009.
Christoph joined the World Economic Forum in May 2001. Since 2006 he is also Professor of International Energy Policy and Strategy, at the EPFL, Switzerland.
1989-95, graduate studies in Electrical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETHZ); 1995-97, Master of Science in Energy Systems, EPFL, specialization in Economics and Management; 1997-2000, postgraduate studies in Econometrics, University of Geneva; 1997-2000, PhD thesis (es sc.) in Energy Policy Analysis / Sustainable Development, EPFL. 1998-2000, Research Fellow, Energy Economics group, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). 2000-01, Research Fellow, Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE), ETHZ. ABB Energy Research Award 2001 (PhD thesis). 2001, Lecturer for the Master of Science in Energy Systems, ETH Lausanne (EPFL). 2001-02, European Master in Applied Ethics, Ethics Centre, University of Zurich.
Projects: Energy Security Roundtable, SlimCity/Smartgrid, Energy Poverty Action, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative