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Eurelectric: Eurelectric recruits new policy director from electro-intensive industry


Eurelectric has appointed Cillian O’Donoghue as new Policy Director, starting 16 May 2022. An accomplished expert in advocacy strategy and EU decision making, Cillian O’Donoghue has engaged in political affairs throughout career.

With a professional background in journalism, Cillian has over 10 years of experience in EU energy and climate legislation, with proven expertise around the EU Emissions Trading System, EU State Aid frameworks and industrial electrification.

He joins Eurelectric after serving as Director Climate & Energy of Eurometaux for over five years. During this time, he advocated for the non-ferrous metals industry in various fora and successfully led a number of advocacy campaigns for the sector. Prior to Eurometaux, Cillian was senior account manager in the Climate and Energy Practice of Fleishman Hillard.

Cillian holds a law degree from Dublin City university, a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University in Budapest and a master’s degree in International Economics and Political Systems from Charles University in Prague.

Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric, said:

“Cillian has a strong track record in advocacy and extensive knowledge of energy, climate and industrial policies. With a background in energy-intensive industry, he is very well-suited to spearhead the electrification agenda at a time where energy security and prices aspects of Europe’s quest for climate neutrality see increased focus”.
Cillian O’Donoghue, incoming Policy Director added:

“I am pleased to join Eurelectric at a time of accelerated transformation. I am looking forward to working with power sector experts toward achieving the energy transition, while ensuring that the benefits of electrification are supported by stable regulatory frameworks.”

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