Policy Team

Sofie Defour

Director, FreightBrussels (EU)

Sofie joined T&E in May 2020 after three years working as policy coordinator for climate, energy and environment at the Flemish socialist party. Today she leads T&E’s road freight team. Before becoming T&E’s clean trucks director, Sofie worked on the shipping team and led the Climate Team's work on the Effort Sharing Regulation and carbon pricing in the non-ETS sectors.

Sofie holds a master degree in international politics. She kick-started her career advising companies on their commuting policy. Sofie is a firm believer in the power of thoughtful, committed citizens to change the world and organised some of Brussels biggest climate marches as coordinator of Climate Express, Belgium's first citizen climate movement. She sits on the board of the Flemish just transition NGO (Reset.Vlaanderen), as well as on the Sounding Board of the Belgian network for companies with Science Based Targets (Belgian Alliance for Climate Action). A native of Belgium, Sofie swears by the ‘Burgundian lifestyle’ of good food and wine. She clears her mind by reading or going for a run or bike ride.