Enno Harks

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Enno Harks is senior political advisor with BP Europa SE, where he advises on Russian/​international affairs and business-related energy policy issues in continental Europe, and a former non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin.

From 2004 – 2007, he was a senior energy expert at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute of International and Security Affairs) in Berlin. In this position, he gave analysis and advice to government, ministry officials and MoPs on international oil and gas markets developments. During this time he was invited to join the German Energy Summit, set up by the Chancellor’s Office to elaborate on a German energy policy to 2020.

Prior to that, Enno served for seven years as an energy analyst with the International Energy Agency (IEA) in the Office for Oil Markets and Emergency Preparedness. His main focus included mid-term global oil/​gas developments and, since 2001, on issues of supply security in the run-up to the Iraq invasion. From 1994 to 1996 Enno worked as a TV journalist in Munich. 

His research interest focuses on the oil market, on European gas supply security, institutional and cooperative approaches to energy security and pipelines – on which Enno has published widely. In 2007, he published a book entitled, Petrostaaten, which addresses the foreign policy implications of oil-richness, analyzing the world’s top 11 oil exporters.

In 2010, he published an analysis of the International Energy Forum (IEF), Riyad, entitled The International Energy Forum and the Mitigation of Oil Market Risks, which focuses on what the global producer-consumer dialogue can do to enhance cooperation (over confrontation) on crucial but sensitive energy matters: energy security, price volatility, and consumption paths.

Enno has held numerous conference presentations, teaches regularly at universities in Berlin (ESMT, FU, TU) and abroad and has been a regular commentator in the press on energy policy matters.

He studied economics in Kiel, Paris (Sciences-Po) and Munich.