Michal is the Head of China and leads analysis of Asian energy policies and geopolitics, with a particular focus on China. Before joining Energy Aspects in January 2016, she headed China Matters, an independent research consultancy providing analysis on the politics of energy in China. Prior to that, Michal held senior analytical roles at Eurasia Group in New York and London, and at Asia Centre-Sciences Po, Paris. She has authored numerous academic articles and edited the book Shaping China's Energy Security: The Inside Perspective. Michal also regularly provides comments for a wide variety of media outlets and is featured as a speaker at industry conferences.
Michal holds a PhD in Political Science and East Asian studies from Sciences Po, Paris. She is an associate fellow at Chatham House and at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. She is fluent in Mandarin, Hebrew and French.