Christelle Verstraeten

Christelle is Senior Director for European Policy at ChargePoint, the world’s leading and most open electric vehicle charging network. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating the company’s policy engagement in Europe with a focus on policy developments in the context of electro-mobility.

Until 2018, Christelle was Director for European Government Affairs at GE where she focused mainly on renewable energy, cogeneration and environmental policies. Christelle got seconded at the International Energy Agency as Energy Analyst in the “Gas, Coal and Power Market” Division where she contributed to the electricity markets workstream as part of the IEA “Electricity Security Action Plan” and the “Re-Powering markets” publications.

Christelle holds a Masters in Political Sciences and International Relations and a Masters in Languages and Business Communication from UCL Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). She also graduated from Advanced Management Program at Solvay Business School (Belgium).

A quote on the subject:

“The energy transition needed to meet decarbonization targets will require flexibility and the mobilisation of decentralised power. Electro-mobility is a key part of the tool set offering demand flexibility, through storage capacity. That it offers clean mobility as well means that it must form the core of an integrated approach to decarbonisation.”