Founder & Managing Director, Energy Dialogues LLC
Monika Simões is the founder and managing director of Energy Dialogues LLC, a global alliance and network of senior-level decision makers, thought leaders and other key stakeholders from the private and public sector of the energy industry.
Monika has placed Energy Dialogues' initiatives at the center of the debate around energy security and sustainability, with events organized across the globe. Programs are developed in partnership with industry, academia and government to foster dialogue, business growth and investment. The aim is always to build meaningful relationships and coalitions amongst all parts of the value chain, to encourage taking action and formation of solutions stemming from these dialogues.
Monika has utilized her academic training to bring people together in a collaborative fashion to work on difficult issues and build consensus. Prior to founding Energy Dialogues, Monika worked in several organizations dedicated to supporting the energy industry through major fora worldwide.
Monika has a passion for, and significant track record in, turning ambitious ideas into successful business reality and connecting people through global networks. Monika has started up some of the largest events across Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, West Africa and other regions in her current and previous roles.
Monika holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics and social anthropology from Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) and Université de la Sorbonne - Paris Descartes, in Paris, France, and has studied law at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany. Monika has conducted her professional activities in Germany, London, Paris, Barcelona and now La Jolla, California. She is fluent in English, French, German, Spanish and Hungarian.