Ioannis Michaletos

Ioannis Michaletos is an associate of the Institute for Defense & Security Analysis in Athens, Greece. He is a political and security consultant for the IHS Jane’s Information Group and a Southeast European correspondent for the European Oil & Gas Monitor and the European Energy Review.

Further he frequently writes for Greek press and conducts analytic research for domestic and international organizations, in addition to public presentations and lectures in relevant sectors.

Mr. Michaletos leads the Southeast European office of the World Security Network Foundation, contributes to the BRIGHT magazine in issues of Balkan organized crime, and is a member of the FLARE network (European network of civil society against transnational organized crime).

He has appeared live and as commentator, in numerous international media such as CNN, FOX business, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Die Welt, Deutche Welle, as well as, in regional Southeastern European ones.

His main interests are in the research and analysis of assymetrical security threats in Southeastern Europe (organized crime networks, terrorism and extremism, regional politics, as well as, energy-related developments (energy infrastructure and networks, investments, energy security, and regional energy policies).

His experience also includes consultancy projects on security, energy and political research for organizations and corporations, focused mainly in the Balkans, Greece and the transnational illicit markets.

Main organization & companies whose presidents or officials have been interviewed by Ioannis Michaletos:

International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD, BP, Gazprom, Sintez,Nabucco Pipeline, TAP pipeline, South Stream Transport, RWE,TOTAL, World Energy Council, Vatenfall, Edison IFRI Institute, Center of strategic studies Azerbaijan, Center of Strategic Studies Jordan, Gazprom Bank, Shah Deniz consortium, North Stream pipeline, Friends of the Earth, United Nations, Greek Ministry of defence, government of Cyprus, government of FYROM, University of Harward, Bellona Foundation, Government of Serbia, Virginia Center for National Security Law and other.

Lecturer in conferences and fora of: NATO, Aspen Institute, German government, EU Representation office in Greece, University of social sciences of Athens, International relations institute of Greece, Hellenic Institute of strategic studies, Greek-German chamber of commerce, and ot