Poppy Kalesi

Director, Global Energy


Areas of expertise:
Energy & Climate policy; energy industry; energy markets; innovation strategy and management; R&D and technology development

Poppy leads EDF's European methane advocacy strategy, which aims to deliver ambitious EU energy policies that will contribute to deep reductions in global oil and gas methane emissions by 2025. She is based in Stavanger, Norway.


Poppy's experience includes energy and climate policy, business strategy and technology innovation from roles previously held with the European Commission, the European Parliament, Eurelectric, Statoil and the Norwegian Ocean Industries. Based in Norway, Poppy has also served on the Boards of the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform and the Norwegian Institute for International Networks.


MA European Politics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Institut d’Etudes Européennes, Belgium and BA International Relations and Economics, University of Macedonia, Greece.