Randi Kristiansen is an Economic Affairs Officer with United Nations ESCAP Energy Division. With UN ESCAP she works on a broad range of connectivity issues across the Asia-Pacific Region, but has a special focus on cross-border connectivity for the power sector. Before joining UN ESCAP Randi worked for the IEA in the Renewable Integration and Secure Electricity Unit, where she advised governments in Southeast Asia, China and India on matters related to renewables integration, cross-border power trade and power system flexibility. Earlier in her career she worked for the Danish Transmission System Operator on implementation of European Network codes as well as a power trader, trading in various European markets. She holds a masters in Economics from Aalborg University.