External speakers

Ann Mettler

Director for Europe, Breakthrough Energy

Ann Mettler is the Director for Europe at Breakthrough Energy.

She used to be the head of the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the in-house think tank of the European Commission. Prior to assuming this position in December 2014, she was for eleven years executive director of the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank she co-founded in 2003. From 2000-2003, she worked at the World Economic Forum, where she last served as director for Europe. Ann Mettler holds Masters Degrees in political science and European law and economics, and graduated with distinction from the University of New Mexico, USA, and the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn, Germany.