Walter Boltz

Executive Director, E-Control,

  • Born in Vienna in 1953
  • 1970/1971 Graduation from high school in both the USA and Austria
  • 1971 – 1976: Degree in technical physics at the Vienna University of Technology
  • During ten years head of the Austrian branch of an international consulting group dedicated especially to management and technology consulting
  • 1991 – 1996: Worked for a major Austrian commercial bank in Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on structured financing, privatization and the reorganisation of utilities.
  • 1996 – 1999: member of the executive board of a major German consultancy.
  • 1999 – 2001: Member of the executive board of PricewaterhouseCoopers Since
  • March 2001: Chairman of E-Control Ltd.
  • Since March 2011: Executive Director of Energie Control Austria (E-Control)
  • Different functions in international organisations:
    • CEER Security of Supply Working Group Chair (2001/2004)
    • CEER Single Energy Market Working Group Chair (2004/2005)
    • CEER/ERGEG Gas Working Group Chair (since 2006)
    • CEER/ERGEG Vice President (2006/May 2015)
    • AIB President (2004/2005)
    • Vice Chair of ACER’S Regulatory Board (since 2010)
    • Member of the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council (since 2007)

Featured work

Policy brief

How to make the EU Energy Platform an effective emergency tool

The platform could become an effective emergency tool to safeguard Europe’s gas supply, but policymakers need to address challenges to make it work.

Walter Boltz, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Thierry Deschuyteneer, Leigh Hancher, François Lévêque, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Ben McWilliams, Axel Ockenfels, Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann

Re-powering electricity markets

Europe talks a lot about energy market reforms, but what is the global context? Which measures would be most effective in delivering the kind of energ