Policy Officer,
European Commission

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Thomas Schleker is Policy Officer at the European Commission in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation in the fields of Hydropower, Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels. In his role, he contributes to the development and implementation of relevant R&I policies, programmes and actions in Renewable Energy Sources (RES).

Previously, Thomas studied biology and business management, which he followed with an academic career in molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics. He then held the position of Cluster Manager at a regional business cluster of Renewable Raw Materials.

Thomas participates in the Executive Committee of the IEA Hydropower TCP and in several Mission Innovation Challenges for the European Commission.

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