Sohbet Karbuz

Dr. Sohbet Karbuz currently works at Mediterranean Observatory for Energy (OME), an energy industry association in Paris, as the Director of the Hydrocarbons and Energy Security Division. Before joining the OME, he was with the International Energy Agency in Paris. Previously, he worked as research associate and manager at several institutions/companies in Austria, Germany and Turkey.

Mr. Karbuz received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the industrial engineering department of Istanbul Technical University, his PhD degree in natural sciences from the Technical University of Vienna and Postgraduate Diploma in economics from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. He is also an associate professor of macroeconomics and a senior non-resident fellow at the Bilkent University Energy Policy Research Center.

His main areas of interests are oil and natural gas markets, geopolitics of energy, macroeconomics, energy security, modeling and scenario building. In a career spanning over three decades he has authored or co-authored numerous books, scientific articles and book chapters.