Christian Cleutinx

Position: Associate Fellow

Christian Cleutinx joined CIEP in 2011.

Christian Cleutinx, a Belgian, is an international expert in energy security, diplomacy and international dialogues with 30 plus years of experience in geopolitics, international relations and energy with a special emphasis on Russia and the United States.

Work Experience

1975-2011: European Commission; several functions in the field of energy policy.

1982-1986: in charge of industrial policy, antitrust, transport, environment and energy at the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington DC.

2000-2008: EU-Russia Energy Dialogue. 

2002-2003: sherpa to the strengthening of the energy cooperation between the EU and the United States.

2003-2008: director within the Directorate General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission, being first in charge of conventional energies including the internal energy market 2008-2011:  Commission's Nuclear Safeguards Directorate in charge of nuclear nonproliferation and Director General of the Euratom Supply Agency, Luxemburg.


MBA degree as well as Master Degrees in Economics and Finance.