Clara Poletti is General Director of ARERA, the Italian independent Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment. She is Vice-Chair of Board of Regulator and Chair of Gas Working Group of ACER, the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, and Chair of Gas Working Group of CEER, Council of European Energy Regulators.
She has a wide experience on wholesale and retail markets design, incentive mechanisms and competition. From 1997 to 2002 she served at the Italian regulator contributing to its start-up. In 2002 she was appointed head of the Market Monitoring Unit IPEXED, in charge for the monitoring of the wholesale market and of balancing markets.
She is an expert on energy and environmental economics and regulation. She is currently Associate research of the Cambridge Energy Policy Research Group. From 2007 to 2011 she was Director of IEFE, the research centre of Bocconi University on energy and environmental economics. She has also been joint academic director of the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE).