Mr Ailio represents EC DG Energy in the Global Covenant, 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission and advises management on energy transition. Earlier, he headed and deputized the Consumer and Retail Market Units, contributing i.a. to Clean Energy for All Europeans legislation and co-creating Global Covenant, Covenant of Companies, EU Energy Poverty Observatory and the Clean Energy for EU Islands initiatives.
In his prior Commission career, he has co-negotiated the EU Offshore Safety Directive and international agreements on satellite navigation. He has served Finland as career diplomat mainly on security and humanitarian aid policies also supporting President Ahtisaari’s peace mediation in Kosovo. He has experience in international finance, media and city administration gathered in Finland, Sweden and Germany. He has an MSc (Econ) from Hanken Business School Finland, has studied at Stockholm University on Nordplus scholarship and belongs to the alumni of the US International Visitor Leadership Programme.