Andrei Marcu is currently a senior fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and director of the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition. Andrei has been one of the corporate sector pioneers in the area of climate change, greenhouse gas (GHG) markets and related areas on sustainable development.
Since 1993, Andrei has been actively involved in many areas of climate change-related initiatives, including as CEO of BlueNext, the environmental exchange, based in Paris. He joined Mercuria Energy Group in September 2009 in the role of head of Regulatory Affairs, Environment and Climate Change.
Andrei was the founder, president and CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), a world-class business association with offices in Geneva, Brussels, Washington, DC, and Ottawa. The IETA is dedicated to the creation of an efficient and environmentally robust market for GHGs to address the issues of global warming and climate change. He is currently a board member of the IETA.
Andrei also served as senior managing director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, where he was in charge of its climate and energy cluster, and as vice chair of the Commission on Environment and Energy of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Andrei was a senior adviser on climate change and emissions trading at Bennett Jones LLP in Canada.
Andrei has substantial experience in the electric power industry from his work with Ontario Hydro in Toronto, where he worked for 18 years. While at Ontario Hydro, he worked in various areas of the corporation, including system operations, climate change, regulatory affairs and international cooperation, and was chief of staff to chairman Maurice Strong.
As manager of Corporate Cooperation in the United Nations Development Programme in New York, he also worked on issues of development, private sector development and climate change.