Ayşe Ceren Sarı works as an Energy Analyst at the SHURA Energy Transition Center. The main focus of her work at SHURA are policy mechanisms and business models supporting the deployment of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency. Before joining SHURA, Ayşe worked at universities, intergovernmental institutions as well as in civil society, public and private organisations on renewable energy, climate change and sustainability. Further she gained professional experience in oil and gas engineering, mining and infrastructure policy, market and network analysis, business models, environmental justice and life-cycle costs analysis.
Her work focused on different countries and regions, such as Turkey, Norway, Germany, Western Balkans, the Gulf of Mexico and Central Asia. Ayşe holds her Master of Science in Energy, Natural Resources and Environment (Economics and Business Administration) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), with a double degree on the CEMS Masters in International Management at NHH and the Vienna School of Economics. Alongside her work at SHURA she continues her academic studies at the Istanbul Bilgi University, focusing on electricity spot markets and environmental justice. Ayşe holds her Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Middle East Technical University of Ankara, Turkey.
She also is a co-founder of the collective birbuçuk: Ecology and Art studies, which works on the possibilities of dialogue between political ecology and contemporary art.