Being one of the first Bulgarian nationals who joined the European Commission back in 2002, Mr. Kavalov has contributed to a number of EU activities in the field of energy, transport and the environment. For these years he has been carrying out, managing and contributing to a number of related comprehensive policy studies. On behalf of DG JRC, Мr. Kavalov has been involved in a number of EU policy initiatives. On various occasions he has been engaged on behalf of the European Commission in international organisations. Mr. Kavalov is author of a number of publications and presentations on various aspects of energy, transport and the environment. He holds M.Sc. degrees in transport economics and international economics and a Ph.D. degree in economics and management.