Brussels — The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) has named Jan Rosenow as director of European programmes, effective 1 December.
Dr. Rosenow will lead the organization’s efforts to decarbonize Europe’s energy sector with forward-looking market, policy, and regulatory reforms that work for consumers.
“Following a thorough, open recruitment process, I am thrilled to have found a leader within the organization,” said Richard Sedano, president and CEO of RAP. “Jan brings creativity, deep efficiency experience, and a track record of working with the European Commission and others to design clean energy policies that ensure security of supply and affordability for all.”
“I am honored and excited about this opportunity,” said Dr. Rosenow. “We have an outstanding team, and I look forward to working with them and our partners to shape a more sustainable energy system through power market design and ‘Efficiency First’.”
Dr. Rosenow has advised the International Energy Agency, the European Commission, the European Parliament, government departments in a number of countries, and the UK’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, as well as serving as an expert witness on several occasions to the British Parliament. He was the lead author of the International Energy Agency’s global assessment of market-based instruments for energy efficiency.
“I am delighted to hear of Jan Rosenow’s appointment as RAP’s European programme director, said Nick Eyre, professor in energy policy at Oxford University, and world-leading energy expert. “He has unparalleled expertise on regulatory support for sustainable energy in Europe, as a commitment to securing change.”
Dr. Rosenow succeeds Richard Cowart, who established and has led RAP’s European programmes since 2009. Mr. Cowart will now advise RAP’s work globally, as a member of its new global policy team.
Dr. Rosenow is an honorary research associate at Oxford University’s renowned Environmental Change Institute. Prior to his engagement with RAP, he worked closely with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy through his policy work for the global consultancy Ricardo. Dr. Rosenow earned several post-graduate qualifications, including a master’s degree in environmental policy and regulation from the London School of Economics and a doctorate from Oxford University.
RAP is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future. RAP has delivered high-level energy and climate policy assistance across Europe since 2009, and has an expert team of 10 professionals with offices in Brussels and Berlin. RAP’s registered European non-profit entity (ASBL) is based in Brussels.