Prof. Roula Inglesi-Lotz
Co-Chair, Global Young Academy (GYA)
I am a Professor in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria.
I completed my undergraduate studies in Greece at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki before I came to University of Pretoria, where I completed my MCom in Economics, cum laude. My doctorate degree was awarded in 2011 from the Department of Economics, in which I proposed a benchmark-and-trade approach to improve electricity intensity in South Africa.
My research focuses on energy and environmental issues seeking answers to pressing issues associated with traditional ways of consuming and generating energy, as well as, investigating new and alternative solutions for higher efficiency in the energy consumption and renewable fuels for generating energy.
I am currently the Vice President for Membership and Affiliate relations of the International Association for Energy Economics. I am an immediate past co-chair of Global Young Academy (GYA) and an Alumnus of the South African Young Academy of Sciences (SAYAS).