Senior Visiting Research Fellow, OIES.
Since leaving the Energy Charter Secretariat in October 2010 Ralf Dickel is working as an independent expert on international energy trade. In October 2004 Ralf Dickel joined the Energy Charter Secretariat as Director for Transit and Trade, after heading the Energy Diversification Division at the International Energy Agency since 2001, being responsible for Policy Analysis of Energy Markets and of Energy Market Reform. Before joining the IEA he worked as Senior Specialist for Oil and Gas Policy for the World Bank, after a long career with Ruhrgas from 1980 to 1998 where he held various managing positions both in the gas purchase and the gas sales department. He managed and co-authored several publications at the IEA and the Energy Charter, amongst them: Security of Gas Supply in Open Markets, IEA 2004, and Putting a Price on Energy, Energy Charter 2007.