Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe

Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe is an independent consultant on energy and raw materials, focusing on international issues. Since 2012, she has collaborated with the Energy Centre of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) as a Research Associate, with CyclOpe, the reference publication on commodities, with CEDIGAZ, the international centre of information on natural gas of IFPEN, and since 2014, with the Oxford Institute on Energy Studies (OIES) as a Research Fellow.

Sylvie has a deep understanding of global gas and coal markets gained during her career. From 2006 to 2012, she was the Deputy Director of Business Development and Advisor to the Chairman on energy issues at ATIC SERVICES, a European leader in the provision of services along the coal chain. From 2001 to 2005, she was Principal Gas Expert in the Office of Long Term Co-operation and Policy Analysis at the International Energy Agency (IEA). Before joining the IEA, she was Manager of the Technical Cooperation Programme entitled Promotion and Development of a Market-Based Gas Industry in Economies in Transition – Gas Centre in the Energy Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland. Sylvie was previously the General Secretary of CEDIGAZ, an international centre devoted to natural gas information created by IFPEN (France).

She is the author of several reference publications on gas and coal markets. Her latest publications include reports on the US shale oil revolution (IFRI, January 2015), China’s coal market (OIES, December 2014), Japan’s new energy policy (CEDIGAZ, November 2014), China’s gas strategy (IFRI, October 2014), a study on coal and coal competition in the EU power sector (CEDIGAZ, June 2014), a report on the impact of the US shale gas revolution on Europe’s petrochemical industries (IFRI, November 2013), a study on underground gas storage in the world (CEDIGAZ, June 2013) and a report on global coal trade (IFRI, February 2013). She is the co-author of Alexandre Rojey’s publication on natural gas (Editions Technip, 2013).

Sylvie graduated from École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM).