My name is
Marine Cornelis
Welcome to
Next Energy Consumer

A few things you should know about me:



What are your drivers, and where does your motivation comes from? 

Working for energy justiceclean energy, sustainable development, making the world a better place, and addressing energy poverty and climate change is not only my job, but it’s also my passion and my lifestyle. As a parent, I try to share those values with my daughter as well.
I love being on the learning curve and being very thorough on these topics. There’s no planet B!

What makes you a good consultant?

My friends, colleagues, and clients say I’m very detail-oriented, autonomous, wilful, efficient and proactive. I’m adventurous, resilient and determined (must be why I’m a marathoner!). I always try to think out of the box in order to provide groundbreaking analysis and solutions, and I love sharing inspiring approaches and points of view in public speeches or op-eds. I’m always in for a new challenge, and that’s why I’m so enthusiastic about being a consultant!

What did you do before starting Next Energy Consumer?

My most extended professional experience is with NEON, the network of energy ombudsmen and alternative dispute resolution providers, in Brussels, the capital of Europe. As the Secretary-General, I structured it in its early stages and made it visible. I managed European public affairs, advocacy and policy on Energy, ADR, ODR and Consumer protection.

I have a background in Political sciences and economics, having graduated from Sciences Po. Lille and the Lille University of Economics.

Where do you come from?

I live in Turin, Italy, but I’ve also lived in Brussels, Paris, Lille, Plovdiv and Budapest, and I was born in Bordeaux. Did I say I love travelling?

I love learning new languages and discovering new cultures. Actually, I’m fluent in French, English and Italian and I know some Spanish, Dutch and Bulgarian.

What’s your favourite quote?

My favourite quote is from Kofi Annan: “You are never too young to lead and never too old to learn”.

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