Welcome to my personal website. This homepage includes a Bio and a CV.

You can also jump to the energy sector page, the public affairs page, the blog on research with impact, or the page with a few references to recordings and press contributions.


Leonardo Meeus is a professor at the European University Institute. He is the Director of the Florence School of Regulation and the Loyola de Palacio Chair on European Energy Regulation and Policy in the Robert Schuman Centre.

Leonardo is also a part-time professor at the KU Leuven in the engineering department. He also teaches public affairs at Vlerick Business School where he used to be a partner.

Leonardo is an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Energy Markets, Policy and Regulation. He published the open access book “The Evolution of Electricity Markets in Europe”, and blogs about research with impact. www.leonardomeeus.com

Academic experience

European University Institute, Florence (RSCAS: Robert Schuman Centre; FSR: Florence School of Regulation)

  • Current role (since October 2022): Full-time professor, holder of the Loyola de Palacio Chair in European Energy Regulation and Policy, and Director of the Florence School of Regulation (FSR)

  • Previous roles: Deputy Director FSR (2020 - 2022); Part-time Professor (2013 - 2022); Research Fellow (2010-2013); Researcher & Coordinator (2008-2009)

KU Leuven, Leuven (ESAT: Electrical engineering department; ELECTA: Division Electrical Energy & Computer Architectures)

  • Current role (since October 2022): Professor on energy markets, regulation and policy (10%)

  • Previous roles: Visiting Professor (2009-2017); Postdoc & Scientific coordinator KU Leuven Energy Institute and European Energy Institute (2006-2008); PhD Researcher (2002-2006)

Vlerick Business School, Brussels, Gent, Leuven

  • Current role (since October 2022): Visiting Professor

  • Previous roles: Academic Director of the Online MBA (2021-2022); Full Professor of Strategy (2019-2022); Elected as Partner and promoted to Senior Partner (2016-2022); Director of the Energy Center (2014-2022); Associate Professor (2012-2019)

Advisory roles

Public authorities

  • Member of the panel for selection of board members for the VREG, the energy regulator in Flanders, Belgium.

  • Member of the academic panel of Ofgem, the UK energy regulator (since 2017)

  • Advisor to the Flemish energy ministry for the regulatory sandbox that has been granted to Thor Park Genk (since 2020)

  • Member of the expert panel of the energy administration of the Belgian government on the future of the gas sector in Belgium (2020-2021)

Companies and industry associations

  • Member of the expert panel for the Transnet BW Electricity Grid 2050 study, the German Transmission System Operator (2020-2022)

  • Member of the E.DSO stakeholder and innovation council, the European association of Distribution System Operators (since 2019)

  • Member of the expert panel of the Internet of Energy initiative by Elia, the Belgian Transmission System Operator (2019)

  • Guest in the Exchange Council of EPEX SPOT, the European Power Exchange (2018-2020)

Advisory board of European research projects

  • Ongoing: H2020 SCCALE 20-30-50 (2021-2024), H2020 IElectrix (2019-2022)

  • Completed: FP7 DREAM (2013-2016), FP7 evolvDSO (2013-2016)

European research consortia

H2020 (2020-2023)

develop solutions to ensure effective implementation of an interoperable flexibility ecosystem across Europe

H2020 (2020-2023)

replicable and scalable architecture that enables the European electrical system to operate as a single system

H2020 (2019-2023)

enabling TSOs and DSOs to optimize the use of distributed resources and demand flexibility

H2020 (2015-2020)

added value storage can bring for a flexible, secure, and sustainable energy system

H2020 (2016-2020)

accelerating HVDC grid development with multi-vendor interoperable technologies

FP7 (2010-2013)

a think tank hosting an interdisciplinary network to provide knowledge support to EU energy policy making

Entrepreneurship experience

IMERA, Dublin

  • 2008-2009: Senior Vice President European and Regulatory Affairs for this HVDC merchant interconnector project developer


  • 2015: INSEAD – The Case Centre, case writing and case teaching

  • 2002 - 2006: KU Leuven PhD in engineering

  • 2000 - 2001: University of Edinburgh, Erasmus exchange

  • 1997 - 2002: KU Leuven, Master’s in business engineering

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