International Relations Officer at the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy
Since November 2014, Perla Srour-Gandon is working as International Relations Officer at the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy. In that position, she deals with EU energy relations with MENA and Africa countries. From 2013 to 2014, she was Policy Adviser at the European Parliament, advising MEPs on Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Previously, she worked as Scientific Officer for more than three years at the European Commission, in the Directorate General for Research and Innovation. She was responsible of several projects on Forward Looking activities, Energy issues and on South Mediterranean and MENA countries.
From 2002 to 2010, Perla Srour-Gandon was an analyst in geopolitics, specialising in oil and gas issues. She was an advisor for public and private entities that are present in the MENA region. From 2000 to 2002, she also worked at the Documentation Française as a contributor to a research journal named Maghreb-Machrek. Perla Srour-Gandon holds a Magistère of International Relations from the University Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Paris). She is also author of several papers on hydrocarbon issues and on energy efficiency on the MENA region in specialised reviews or in EU policy publications.