BRUSSELS, Belgium—The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) recently hired Zsuzsanna Pató and Julia Hildermeier to join its Europe team.

Dr. Pató has more than 20 years of experience in energy and climate policy and analysis, most recently as a senior researcher at the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, a think tank based in Budapest, Hungary. As a senior associate at RAP, she will work to secure efficiency first policies, ensure reliable power markets, and integrate climate and energy policy to reduce costs for customers and ensure a smooth transition to clean energy.

Dr. Hildermeier brings significant expertise in the transportation sector. For the past several years, she advised national and European policymakers on e-mobility for the European Federation for Transport & Environment. Dr. Hildermeier, an associate, will expand RAP’s work at the intersection of the power and transport sectors to accelerate decarbonisation.

“I am excited about the diversity of experience and expertise that Zsuzsa and Julia bring to our efforts to decarbonise Europe’s economy with forward-looking market, policy, and regulatory reforms that work for consumers,” said Jan Rosenow, director of RAP’s European programme.

“Zsuzsa’s keen understanding of the regulatory context in Central and Eastern Europe will allow us to expand our assistance to Member States in the region,” he added. “I look forward to bringing RAP’s expertise to this rapidly evolving region.”

Dr. Pató earned a master’s degree in economics from the Budapest University of Economics, a master’s in environmental science and policy from Central European University, and a doctorate in international relations from Central European University.

“As an established e-mobility expert, Julia expands our emerging expertise at the intersection of the power and transport systems,” said Dr. Rosenow.

Dr. Hildermeier earned a bachelor’s degree from Institut d’Etudes Politiques and holds a master’s in social sciences. She also earned a doctorate in sociology from Humboldt University Berlin and Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan in Paris.

RAP is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future. RAP’s registered European non-profit entity (ASBL) is based in Brussels.

Contact: Deborah Bynum +1 802 498 0726 [email protected]