Hasan Özkoç

Hasan Özkoç

Director of MEDREG

Mr. Ozkoc has been appointed as the Director of the Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) in June 2021 and has been the Deputy Secretary General from March 2018 to June 2021. He represents globally MEDREG and is in charge of developing activities, tools, regulatory standards and good practices to promote a functioning, interoperated, compatible and sustainable regulatory framework in the Mediterranean region. He also coordinates and contributes to the national and regional energy progress reports and activities as well as supports MEDREG institutional relations and guides training programmes on legislative and regulatory developments.

Prior to MEDREG, he occupied the position of Sector Manager for Energy at the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, managing reform process, implementation and follow-up of pre-accession developments, monitoring and coordinating the programmes/projects under the EU Financial Assistance to Turkey between July 2010 and March 2018.

In 2006, he worked as Senior Gas Expert (Head of Hydrocarbons) for the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna, where he contributed to the development of strategies for gas market structures in the South-Eastern European Countries and monitored the compliance of Members with the EU’s internal energy directives.

He worked for the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) from its establishment in 2001 until 2009. He was involved in the preparation and implementation of the implementing legislation of the Natural Gas Market Law. Following his graduation, he joined Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS) in 1994 as a natural gas engineer and specialised on natural gas and LNG sales and purchase agreements as well as gas infrastructures.

He received a BS in Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering and later an MS from the Middle East Technical University (METU).

Friday, 25 August 2023
09:30 - 11:00

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