Krzysztof Bolesta Director for Research
Economist by training, leads the research department at Polityka Insight. Between 2012-2015 he served as an advisor for energy and climate to the Polish Minister of Environment. Since 2004 he worked at the European Commission’s DG for Competition, where he assessed public aid programmes dealing with energy and environment protection. In 2008, he moved to the General Directorate for Energy, where he dealt with coal and oil markets, CSS technology, ETS and energy infrastructure. He launched his professional career in 2000 as a specialist for energy markets at the Office of the Committee for European Integration (UKIE), assisting Poland’s accession negotiations. An expert of the Energy Strategy Centre, author of numerous publications on public aid for the coal mining sector. He translated “Machiavelli in Brussels” into Polish.