Laszlo Varro joined the IEA in 2011 as the Head of Gas Coal and Power division. The division undertakes the analysis of gas, coal and electricity markets and policy developments with a special focus on supply-demand balance, capacity investments, supply security issues as well as the implications of climate policy for the gas and electricity systems. Before joining the IEA Laszlo worked in the private sector as the Director for Strategy Development at MOL Group, a publicly quoted integrated energy company. There he was responsible for demand and price forecasting, investment capital allocation and the incorporation of energy policy developments into corporate strategy. Before MOL Group, he was the Head of Economics and Price Regulation at the Hungarian Energy Office, the national gas and electricity regulator in Hungary. His main projects at the regulator included unbundling and establishment of network tariffs, renegotiation of pre market opening power purchase agreements as well as the introduction of feed-in tariffs for renewable energy.
Laszlo is an economist by training with graduate degrees from the Corvinus University in Budapest and the University of Cambridge.