Dries is the Director for the Energy Systems Initiative at the European Climate Foundation.
Dries carried forward the ECF’s flagship Roadmap 2050 project and now heads ECF’s activities on EU energy policy and the Energy Union.
Previously, Dries worked at Apple, Inc. where he worked for five years in the EMEA Public Affairs department. He holds an M.A. in Contemporary History from the Catholic University of Brussels and Leuven, Belgium, and was awarded a post-graduate degree in International Relations from the Karl-Rüprecht University in Heidelberg, Germany.
As a Belgian and native Dutch speaker, Dries also masters English and French and has a good level of German and Italian.