Wood Mackenzie has appointed Elena Belletti as head of carbon research within the company’s energy transition practice.

Elena Belletti landscape

Based in Madrid, Belletti joins from the United Nations (UN) headquarters, where she had worked since 2015, most recently as an economist in the office for financing sustainable development.

Head of carbon is a newly expanded role at Wood Mackenzie; she will lead a team of five, responding to clients’ demands for tools and intelligence to help them through the energy transition.

Jonny Sultoon, head of markets and transitions, energy transition at Wood Mackenzie, said: “Carbon and wider greenhouse gas emissions are a strategic focus for a growing number of clients in all industries. Elena’s appointment is particularly timely post-COP26, as governments have renewed or announced pledges to reduce both carbon and methane emissions to mitigate climate change, and industry and government will have to work collaboratively to align with these national commitments. Elena brings a cross-cutting understanding of the issues and governmental dynamics as well as stakeholder management experience.”