Dr Kopač has been leading the Energy Community Secretariat since 2012.
Prior to this position, he worked as General Director for Energy at the Ministry of Economy of Slovenia for nearly 4 years.
He acted as Slovenian Minister of Finance (1992) and Minister of Environment (2000-2004).
Mr. Kopač holds a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Economics and a PhD from the Faculty of Social Sciences, both from the University of Ljubljana. His doctoral thesis entailed a comparative analysis of the foreign energy policy of the EU, the USA, Russia and China.