Samson Y. Hadush is a post-doctoral researcher at the Energy Centre of Vlerick Business School. His expertise domain covers the policy, regulatory and business dimensions of the energy sector. He obtained his PhD in 2014 from the electrical engineering department of KU Leuven in Belgium. In 2007, he was awarded the Erasmus Mundus scholarship to study Economics and Management of Network Industries which is a joint master programme offered by the University of Comillas in Spain, TU Delft in the Netherlands and Paris Sud XI in France. During the final semester of this programme, he served as a research assistant at the Florence School of Regulation in Italy. He remains affiliated with Mekelle University in Ethiopia where he has served as a graduate assistant and lecturer. He is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) and the expert board of the African Diaspora Network in Europe (ADNE). He actively follows the developments in the African energy sector and the ‘sustainable energy for all’ movement. He also contributes to the social forum initiative of Vlerick Business School which promotes social entrepreneurship in developing countries, including access to modern and clean energy.