Ms. Kristina Summanen is an Research Analyst at the AfDB’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change department. She is working on energy projects in North Africa and the Energy Strategy. She has extensive experience in financial regulation, insurance and European affairs, having worked for five years among others for the British Financial Services Authority and the European Commission. Kristina holds a Bachelors degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and is currently finishing her Masters degree in Economics, specialising in environmental and development economics, at Leuven University. Kristina is very interested in energy and climate change related issues.