Coby van der Linde is currently director of the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP) in The Hague, The Netherlands, a non-executive director in three energy companies, a member of the KAPSARC International Advisory Council and, since 2004, an IGU wise person.
Coby van der Linde started working as an assistant professor on International Economic Relations at the University of Leiden in 1984. After finishing her PhD-thesis – Dynamic International Oil markets, Oil market development and structure 1860-1990 (Kluwer, 1991) – she became associate professor. From 2000-2005 she was professor International Political Economy and International Oil Markets at the University of Leiden and from 2004 to 2015 and from 2018 onward, she was part-time professor of Geopolitics and Energy Management at the University of Groningen.
Since September 2001 she is director of the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP). She is managing various studies on European and international energy markets, security of oil and gas supply and energy system transition. From 2004-2014 she was a member of the Dutch Energy Council (AER). She is a columnist on energy. Her publications can be found on www.clingendaelenergy.com
In 2020, she was appointed member of the RLI (Council for Environment and Infrastructure) committee on Hydrogen and member of overseeing committee for Ministry of EZK on CO2 tax for industry.