Simas is the Senior Associate in the EU Institutional Relations team. In his role, Simas is working with ECF grantees and partners to enhance political support for the Green Deal and strengthen EU climate ambition.
Before joining the ECF, Simas worked for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in South Korea, focusing on climate finance flows to developing countries. Simas also held different roles in Brussels-based trade associations, EU consultancies, and the European Commission.
Simas holds an LL.M degree in EU Law from Maastricht University (Netherlands), where he researched the regulation of European energy markets.
A Lithuanian native, Simas enjoys cycling in Flanders, learning Dutch, and improving his cooking skills.