Coby van der Linde
- Director Clingendael International Energy Programme
Coby van der Linde is currently director of the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP) in The Hague, The Netherlands, a non-executive director in three energy companies, a member of the KAPSARC International Advisory Council and IGU wise person since 2004.
Coby van der Linde started working as an assistant professor on International Economic Relations at the Univeristy of Leiden in 1984. After finishing her PhD-thesis – Dynamic International Oil markets, Oil market development and structure 1860-1990 (Kluwer, 1991) – she became associate professor. She was a visiting researcher at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (1990 and 1991), at the Energy and Environment Programme, the Royal Institute for International Affairs ‘Chatham House’, Londen (1992-1993) and in the Fall of 1993 she was Visiting Domingo Moreno Professor, at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado, USA. From 1994 to 1996, after returning to the University of Leiden, she was also a part-time professor International Oil Markets at the University of Amsterdam. In 1998 she became a part-time senior research fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, The Hague, The Netherlands. In October 1999 her second book – The State and the International Oil Market (Kluwer 1999) – was published. From 2000-2005 she was professor International Political Economy and International Oil Markets at the University of Leiden and from 2004 until 2015, she was part-time professor of Geopolitics and Energy Management at the University of Groningen.
Since September 2001 she is director of the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP). She is managing various studies on European and international energy markets, security of oil and gas supply and energy and climate policy. From 2004-2014 she was a member of the Dutch Energy Council (AER). She is a columnist on energy issues, and has written with Bassam Fattouh a book on the twenty year history of the producer-consumer dialogue for the International Energy Forum (IEF) in 2010/11. In 2011 she was part of the advisory board on the EU energy roadmap 2050 for Commissioner Oettinger, under chairmanship of Dieter Helm.