Emanuela Menichetti is the Director of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Division of OME, which she joined in 2008. Previous experiences include: the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), Paris, and Ambiente Italia, Rome. She has been working in the energy, environment and sustainability since 1999. She has an extensive experience in project management, as well as in the organisation and coordination of events; she has participated in over 20 EU-funded and other international research projects on renewable energy and sustainable development, and produced several reports and peer-reviewed publications. An Economist by background, she holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.