Poppy Kalesi

Director, Global Energy


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

Poppy Kalesi is Environmental Defense Fund’s Oil & Gas Policy Director for Europe. She leads the organization's European methane strategy, which aims to deliver ambitious EU and national energy policies that will contribute to significant reductions in global oil and gas methane emissions by 2025..


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.