Claire Roumet joined the Energy Cities team as Executive Director in 2014. Energy Cities, the European association of local authorities in energy transition, works on opening the dialogue between Mayors and EU institutions to accelerate the energy transition of European cities, with the example of its pioneer 1000 members located in 30 countries. Prior to joining the Energy Cities’ team, Claire had been the Secretary General of Housing Europe, the Federation of social, public and cooperative housing providers for 12 years. She is French and graduated in economics and did a post-graduate in European policies in Strasbourg after a year of econometrics in Mainz, Germany. Living in Brussels, Claire speaks English, Spanish and French with some German.