My name is
Next Energy Consumer
Meet Marine Cornelis – Advocate for Energy Justice and Sustainability
Welcome to the nexus where passion meets expertise. I am Marine Cornelis, a fervent advocate for energy justice, sustainable development, and a voice for change in the face of climate challenges. My commitment to these causes is not just professional; it’s a deeply ingrained part of my life. As a parent, I’m dedicated to instilling these values in my daughter, ensuring that the torch of sustainability is passed on to the next generation. There’s no Planet B, and I work tirelessly to safeguard our shared home.
The Essence of My Consultancy
What sets me apart as a consultant? It’s the blend of precision and vision. My peers describe me as meticulous, independent, and proactive. My spirit is adventurous, my resilience akin to that of a marathon runner, and my determination unwavering. I thrive on innovation, always seeking to deliver pioneering analysis and solutions. My passion for sharing inspiring ideas shines through in every keynote speech and op-ed I craft. Embracing new challenges is at the heart of my enthusiasm for consultancy.
My Journey to Next Energy Consumer
Before founding Next Energy Consumer, I honed my expertise as the Secretary-General of NEON, the network of energy ombudsmen and alternative dispute resolution bodies in Brussels—Europe’s heart of policy and regulation. There, I played a pivotal role in shaping the organization’s structure and elevating its profile. My background in Political Science and Economics from Sciences Po Lille and the Lille University of Economics has provided a solid foundation for my advocacy and policy work in Energy and Consumer Empowerment and Protection.
A Global Citizen
My roots may be in Bordeaux, France, but my home is the world. I’ve embraced life in Turin, Brussels, Paris, Lille, Plovdiv, and Budapest, with each city enriching my perspective. Traveling is more than a hobby; it’s a way of life that has allowed me to become fluent in French, English, and Italian, with a working knowledge of Spanish, Dutch, and Bulgarian. This linguistic agility enhances my ability to connect with diverse audiences and cultures.
Inspiration to Lead and Learn
Guiding my path is a profound belief in the words of Kofi Annan: “You are never too young to lead and never too old to learn.” This philosophy fuels my continuous pursuit of knowledge and leadership in the energy sector.
Let’s embark on a journey to transform the energy landscape together. Your organization’s challenges are the opportunities for us to craft a sustainable future.