Alexandra Sombsthay currently holds the position of VP Europe at Akuo Energy. She previously worked at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Energy. Alexandra was posted 2006-2007 at the EU delegation in Beijing where she initiated the Euro-China Clean Energy Center. She has previously worked as adviser for European Affairs to the Belgian Minister for Environment and Energy. She has given lectures, inter alia, to Master students of the Business school ESSEC (Paris), Sciences Po (Paris) and the Chinese Academy of Governance. She is also President of the Foundation Be Planet.