Christoph Frei is General Secretary of the World Energy Council. Since he took office in 2009, he has led the development of the Council through several initiatives, including the initiation of the Council’s on-going World Energy Scenarios and World Energy Trilemma flagship studies, as well as the facilitation of high-level World Energy Leaders’ Summits to enhance the relevance and impact of the organisation. Dr Frei was previously a member of the Executive Council of the World Economic Forum and its Senior Director in charge of Energy. He is also an Adjunct Professor and Advisor to the President of EPFL and continues as a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Energy Security. Previously he held various positions as Research Fellow and Lecturer at ETHZ, EPFL, and PSI. Dr Frei regularly speaks at international energy conferences and as well as at board and strategy meetings of international energy companies. His own publications cover fields including energy scenarios, energy poverty, and urban innovation (http://people.epfl.ch/christoph.frei). Dr Frei received his PhD es sc. from EPFL in 2001 and holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Econometrics, and a master in Energy Systems and Applied Ethics.