Prof. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, born in 1949, is an energy economist and systems analyst. He holds degrees from Princeton University, United States, the University of Vienna, Austria, and an Honoris Causa in Engineering Sciences from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. He is the former Deputy Director General/CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria, and former tenured Professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). In 2018, Nakicenovic became member of the Academia Europaea, the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts and the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences.
He is the Deputy Chair of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA), which, together with the consortium for Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) consisting of more than 100 academies, builds the so-called Science Advice Mechanism (SAM). SAPEA provides high-quality, independent evidence to underpin the Scientific Opinions produced by the Chief Scientific Advisors. The Chief Scientific Advisors consists of a group of up to seven leading scientists that directly inform the European Commissioners.
Among other positions, Prof. Nakicenovic is the Executive Director of The World in 2050 (TWI2050), he is a member of several (international) Scientific Advisory Boards and initiatives, and he is an editorial Board Member of numerous scientific journals.