John Tkacik is Head of Energy Information and Analytics at REEEP, where he leads REEEP efforts to utilise information and data analytics to inform decentralised and off-grid power systems and electrification planning, as well as clean energy applications in agriculture. He also advises on overall REEEP strategy. John is a political economist with over 14 years of experience in international economics and public policy planning, with a focus on sustainable development, renewable energy and clean-tech, specifically distributed power systems and microgrids.
Before coming to REEEP, John worked on behalf of the German government, advising on transatlantic climate cooperation and on a national energy and science initiative. He also was director for global government affairs for a Cologne-based venture capital fund, and of European relations for the Salzburg Global Seminar. More recently he advised clients such as the United Nations Environment Programme, UN University, and UNICEF on sustainable economic policy issues as an independent consultant.
John studied International Political Economy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.