Alexandros Yannis is Senior Expert on Energy Diplomacy at the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the EU in Brussels.
He has been a Member of the Cabinet of Catherine Ashton, the former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, and he has worked in the Council of the EU for Javier Solana, ex-EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy. He has also worked with the UN in Kosovo and the EU in Somalia.
He holds a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of the Geneva University, and he has been Associate Professor at The Fletcher School of Tufts University in Boston and Visiting Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University in New York.
His areas of expertise are the wider South-Eastern Europe region, EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies as well as conflict prevention, international negotiations, multilateral diplomacy and energy geopolitics. He has lived and worked in Athens, Brussels, Geneva, New York, Boston, Kosovo and Nairobi.