Senior Advisor to the Board of Trustees KAPSARC
Adam Sieminski is the Senior Advisor to the Board of Trustees at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), a leading advisory think tank located in Riyadh. KAPSARC’s mission is to inform global policies on energy, economics, and sustainability. Sieminski served as the President of KAPSARC from April 2018 to August 2021, and before that held the Schlesinger Chair for Energy & Geopolitics at the Center for Strategic and international Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC.
From June 2012 through January 2017 he served as head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the data and analysis division of the U.S. Department of Energy. While awaiting Senate confirmation for the EIA, he was Senior Director for Energy and Environment at the U.S. National Security Council at the White House. Earlier in his career, he was Deutsche Bank’s chief energy economist as well as an integrated oil company analyst, working in Baltimore, London, New York, and Washington.
Sieminski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master’s in Public Administration, both from Cornell University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is currently serving on the advisory committee for the nascent KAPSARC Graduate School of Public Policy as well as on the curriculum advisory committee for Cornell’s Brooks School of Public Policy.
Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, United Kingdom
Dr. Shihab-Eldin studied electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and received the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1965. Later on he focused on nuclear engineering and was awarded a M.Sc. degree in 1967 and a Ph.D. degree in 1970, respectively. Dr. Shihab-Eldin is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate.
He started his career at the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). Later on he held teaching and research positions at Kuwait University, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the University of California, Berkeley, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and Harvard University amongst others.
Dr. Shihab-Eldin also has a long career in administration and held senior management positions at national institutions and international organizations, including: Vice-Rector for academic affairs of Kuwait University, Director General of the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, Director of the UNESCO Cairo Office (Regional Office for Science and Technology for the Arab States), Director of the Division for Africa, Asia & Far East of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Director of the Research Division of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), where he served as Acting Secretary General in 2005.
Dr. Shihab-Eldin is a member of many national, regional and international scientific and professional societies; he has also served as a member of the board of directors of many companies and foundations as well as numerous advisory committees, including most recently the International Advisory Committee of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the International Advisory Panel on Energy to the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ambrosetti Forum’s International Advisory Council.
Dr. Shihab-Eldin has published extensively, including research papers in refereed journals, articles and reports; he has also authored or contributed to chapters to several books (see link below for a detailed list of publications), as well as invited talks at international and regional meetings. His publications are covering many fields, including Energy Policy, Economics and Technology; the Environment, Oil Markets; Renewable and Nuclear Power, Management and Development of Science & Technology in Developing Countries; Higher Education Systems, and other related fields.
Dr. Shihab-Eldin received many prestigious awards, most recently "The 2nd Abdullah Bin-Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Award - Lifetime Achievement" for the Advancement of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Professor of Economics at University of Toronto, Canada / Editor-in-Chief of the Energy Journal by IAEE
Adonis Yatchew’s research focuses on energy, regulation and econometrics. Since completing his Ph.D. at Harvard University, he has taught at the University of Toronto. He has also held visiting appointments at Trinity College, Cambridge University and the University of Chicago, among others. He has written a graduate level text on semiparametric regression techniques published by Cambridge University Press. He has served in various editorial capacities at The Energy Journal since 1995 and as Editor-in-Chief from 2006 to 2023. He has advised public and private sector companies on energy, regulatory and other matters for over 35 years and has provided testimony in numerous regulatory and litigation procedures. He currently teaches PhD. level courses in econometrics, and M.A. and undergraduate level courses on energy in the University of Toronto Department of Economics and the School of Environment. The energy courses are interdisciplinary, spanning economics, the environment and sustainability, politics, geopolitics and security. He has also taught short courses covering these areas at international conferences.
Ahmet Turan Özdemir
General Manager at ASPİLSAN, Türkiye
With 20 years of experience in electronics engineering and renewable energy, Mr. Özdemir possesses a deep passion for developing innovative solutions in sustainable and efficient energy systems. Serving as the General Manager of ASPİLSAN Enerji, a prominent battery manufacturer in Türkiye, he leads a team of talented engineers and researchers who share a collective vision of creating high-performance and environmentally-friendly products catering to various sectors and customers. His robust background in artificial intelligence, electronic design, and lithium-ion batteries was cultivated through academic and professional experiences at Erciyes University, Bilkent University, and MIT.
In his current role, he shoulders the responsibility of overseeing strategic planning, management, and growth initiatives for the company, while also leading research and development activities. He has successfully launched several projects and patents contributing to the enhanced quality and performance of battery products. Examples include the smart battery storage and charging cabinet, an advanced hearing device with fall detection function, and the design of a three-dimensional non-destructive inspection system. Furthermore, he has forged partnerships with esteemed organizations such as IEEE, where he holds the position of coordinator for the vitality section in Region 8. Eager to continually acquire new skills and stay abreast of emerging technologies, he actively seeks collaborations with experts and professionals in the field of electronics engineering and renewable energy.
CEO at EPİAŞ, Türkiye / Association of European Energy Exchanges / Lecturer at Boğaziçi University, Türkiye
Ahmet Türkoğlu graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of International Relations in 1996. Türkoglu holds an Executive MBA from the same university.
Türkoğlu held several executive positions at various companies after his graduation. In 2010, he was appointed as Deputy General Manager of Türkiye Petrolleri Petrol Dağıtım A.Ş. (Turkish Petroleum) where he served for 3 years.
From 2013 to 2015, he served as the CEO of Öztürk Group of Companies including companies such as OPET and Regnum Hotels.
Throughout 2016, he served as the General Director and Member of Board of Directors of Turkish Energy Company (TEC) and moreover throughout 2017, he worked as the General Director and Chairman of Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum International Company (TPIC).
As by June 20, 2019 Türkoğlu was appointed to his current role, the CEO of Energy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST).
He was elected as board member of EUROPEX (Association of European Energy Exchanges) for two years in 2022.
Türkoğlu simultaneously serves as a member of Board of Directors of TEC (Turkish Energy Company), and the Administrative Board of World Energy Council Turkish National Committee besides his current duties. Furthermore, he is a member of Energy and Natural Gas Sectoral Assembly at the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB). Türkoğlu is married with four children, has advanced command of English.
Lecturer & Principal Research Coordinator at the Energy Institute at Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, Austria
Andrea Kollmann is Key Researcher and Principal Research Coordinator at the Energy Institute at Johannes Kepler University Linz with extensive experience in national and international research projects in Austria and Europe. She currently coordinates the H2020 projects “DIALOGUES – Energy Citizenship for a sustainable future” and “GREENFOOT – Green power and energy efficiency investments community-financed for football buildings” and works on the H2020 projects ENCHANT and frESCO. Her research focuses on the role of citizens in the transition to a more efficient, low-carbon energy system and explores this topic from different perspectives. Ms Kollmann regularly publishes her research in journals with a focus on the analysis of energy decision-making processes of households, individuals and companies.
Carlo Andrea Bollino
Professor of Economics at the University of Perugia, Italy / Professor of Energy Economics at the University LUISS, Rome, Italy
Carlo Andrea Bollino is a Professor of Economics at the University of Perugia and Professor of Energy Economics at the University LUISS, Rome. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was supervised by Nobel laureate Professor Lawrence Klein. He has been a Visiting Researcher at KAPSARC since 2015, focusing on econometric analysis, electricity market reform and climate change policy analysis. He is a Visiting Professor at Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany, the President (honorary) of the Italian Association for Energy Economics.
He was the President of the IAEE in 2008, the President of GSE (Italian Renewable Energy Agency) and GRTN (Italian Electric Transmission network); Energy Advisor to the Minister of Industry and Ministry of Treasury of Italy; Chief Economist, ENI; Economist, Bank of Italy; and a Research Associate at Project Link for the United Nations. He has testified to the Italian Senate and Parliament briefings and has provided various governments with technical and policy reports on electricity market liberalization and renewable energy developments.
Professor at Boğaziçi University, Director at the Energy Policy Research Center (EPAM)
Cem Avcı is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Boğaziçi University. His research interests are in the fields of Sustainability in Infrastructure Projects, Environmental and Social Impact assessments, Soil and Ground Water Quality Investigations and Remediation projects as well as Waste Management Studies. In particular:
Environmental and Social Impact Assessments Research: Hydroelectric Power Plants, Wind farms, Gas Fired Combined Cycle Gas Power Plants, coal and mineral mines), infrastructure (motorways, tunnels and bridges, health campuses, container terminals, airports) and oil and gas (refineries, oil and gas (shale gas, large scale pipelines. Research include impact evaluation, methodology, risk ranking, mitigation measures and monitoring. Turkish and International guidelines.
Water Resources Research: Ground water resources evaluation, aquifer characterization, soil and ground water contamination site assessment, risk based corrective actions and modelling. Surface water watershed modellling, surface water quality modelling. Climate change impact on flood conditions
Waste Management: Engineered landfill containment barrier design, clay liner contamination breakthrough, hydraulics of waste storage facilities.
Environmental Health and Safety Assessments: Effectiveness of Phase I Investigations in sectors spanning cement industry, oil and gas, petrochemical, automotive, pharmaceutical and real estate development
Professor at Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Norway)
Prof. Dr. Christian A. Klöckner is a professor in social psychology and quantatitve methods at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He leads the research group for “Citizen, Environment, and Safety” which is focusing on researching individual, social and contextual drivers of environmental decisions (including food, energy, mobility, housing). His personal research interest are modelling of environmentally relevant decisions and behaviour in the social and structural context, innovative environmental communication methods, societal disruption and transition, and psychologiocal trade-offs in sustainability issues. He is engaged in many national and international research projects, coordinating several of them, among them the H2020 projects ECHOES, SMARTEES, and ENCHANT. He is author of more than 100 academic papers
Programme Director at Paris School of Economics, France
· Christophe Bonnery is President of the French Association for Energy Economics since 2009 (www.faee.fr).
· He has also been elected in 2019 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (www.iaee.org).
· He is Director, Strategic Partnerships in Paris School of Economics (www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu)
· Previously is was Vice President, Economics & Prospective, Enedis, the French power distribution company.
· He created the French Circle of Energy Economists, to promote energy economics to energy policy makers.
· He created the Marcel Boiteux Award, which recognizes the best book on energy economics.
· He was also Vice President, Energy Policy for the AREVA Group. His role consisted in understanding current energy policies and promoting acceptable evolutions for all stakeholders.
· He also led for a program aiming to define potential synergies between nuclear and oil industries for heavy oil production.
· Mr. Bonnery received his M.Sc in General Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France, and MBA in Petroleum Economics and Management from the Center for Economics and Management, IFP School, Paris, France.
· His former affiliations include: Head of the Economics Department, NUSYS consulting company, Paris, France; Project-consultant, Shell, Paris, France; Research Assistant, Economic and Industrial Research Division, University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
· Christophe Bonnery has been awarded the Knighthood of the National Order of Merit.
Founder and Managing Director of IREES (former BSR Sustainability)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Jochem was founder and managing director of IREES (former BSR Sustainability) from 1991 until September 2014. Since then he supports the team as Senior Executive in selected research areas.
Eberhard Jochem has been full Professor for Economics and Energy Economics at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Institute of Technology) since 1999 where he founded the Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE). He is also a Senior Executive at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI). He has been lecturing on various topics of technology and impact assessment, energy issues, and the economics of national resources at Karlsruhe University since 1978 and since 1996 at the University of Kassel. He is member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences and of four scientific journals.
He works on technical and economic issues of efficient energy and material use as well as energy and climate policy. His research subjects include research and development and energy policy instruments and their impacts on employment, foreign trade and environment; he also follows the development of quantitative methods in these subject areas. The research issues are approached from the viewpoint of companies and sectors as well as from an administrative perspective in national, European and international contexts.
Chief Executive Officer SOCAR Türkiye
Elchin Ibadov is the Chief Executive Officer of SOCAR Türkiye in Istanbul. He started his career at the World Trade Centers Association in Chicago (USA), where he was inspired by the professional approach and positive attitudes of the auditors. In 2003 he joined PwC, a professional services firm engaged in auditing, consulting, cybersecurity, governance, risk management, transformation, and tax services. He established and headed the successful PwC Academy in Azerbaijan that provides specialists with professional training in a range of disciplines important to PwC’s clients and employees in the Caspian region.
In 2014 he joined SOCAR (the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic) Türkiye group of companies. SOCAR is a fully state-owned national oil and gas company headquartered in Baku. The company produces oil and natural gas from onshore and offshore fields in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea. Before becoming CEO, Elchin enjoyed the daily challenges of being the CFO of a large SOCAR refinery.
Elchin Ibadov is a holder of the Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and also holds a PhD degree in Financial Economics. He is a Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and is affiliated with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as well as the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He dreams of having the power to change the design of university education to make it more responsive to the needs of the business world, with more ‘hands-on’ and practical experiences.
CEO at Re-Pie Asset Management, Türkiye
Co-Founder and currently Chairman of Re-Pie Portfoy (current AUM Euro 1.5 billions with 65 separate real estate, private equity, pension and hedge funds), Dr. M. Emre Çamlıbel holds an MS degree in Civil Engineering from MIT, and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Yıldız Technical University. He also has a PhD degree in Civil Engineering on energy efficiency optimisation modelling from Boğaziçi University. M. Emre Çamlıbel started his career in 1992 at STFA in Turkey as a structural engineer and continued at Kennedy & Rossi Inc. and Walsh Brothers Inc., in Boston as a project engineer and manager afterwards. In 1998, he joined Soyak Group where he initially served as Assistant to General Manager at Soyak Construction and later as the Project Development Coordinator at Soyak Holding, followed by being the general manager and executive board member of Soyak Real Estate Development Co., and finally CEO of Soyak Holding between 2008 and 2016. He was a Board member of the Housing Developers and Investors Association (KONUTDER), Reits and Real Estate Association (GYODER), as well as Turkish Green Building Council (CEDBIK) and Istanbul Contractors Association (INDER). He also serves as a board member at the Affordable Housing Institute in Boston, independent board member at Torunlar GYO in Istanbul, board member of Turknet, GTC solar, Hasfin Agrotech as well as an advisory board member of an AI startup in San Francisco. Primarily focusing on the real estate and energy sectors, Dr. Camlıbel has 33 years of experience in general project management, investment and business development. Dr. Camlibel is an Associate Professor at Vilnius Business College and a part time instructor at Bogazici University and a frequent visiting instructor at Columbia University.
Professor & Dean of Graduate School at İzmir University of Economics, Türkiye
Mehmet Efe Biresselioglu is a Professor of Energy Policy in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, founding Dean of Graduate School and Head of Sustainable Energy Division at Izmir University of Economics. He is also acting as the Management Board Member of European Energy Research Alliance’s (EERA) Joint Programme on Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies, and the Head of Izmir Circle of Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly (ACIMEDIT).
He is the recipient of Turkey’s most prestigious science award for scholars under 40 – TÜBİTAK Young Scientist Incentive Award on Social Sciences (2020).
He has been acting as Work Package Manager in several Horizon 2020 projects, including ECHOES, EERADATA, eCREW, ENCHANT, DIALOGUES and CAMPAIGNers. Moreover, he has been acting as Coordinator in TUBITAK and BAP supported projects. He is also currently working as a researcher in the project CURE funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
He also taught as a Visiting Lecturer on Energy policy at Den Haag University (the Netherlands), University of Aalborg (Denmark), Budapest College of Management (Hungary), University of Salerno (Italy) and University of Minho (Portugal).
Previous to his current positions, he acted as a Lecturer at EU’s INOGATE Programme (Baku, Azerbaijan), Sr. Visiting Research Fellow in Norwegian Institute of International Affairs’ Energy Program (Oslo, Norway), and non-resident Jr. Fellow at Finnish Business and Policy Forum (Helsinki, Finland).
He completed his Ph.D. at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy and also received his ‘Doctor Europaeus’ degree with the approval of Confederation of EU Rectors. He received his MA in European Studies from Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at University of Turku, Finland and his BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Bilkent University, Turkey. He is also proud to be a graduate of TED Ankara College for his high school education similar to many of his family members.
His current research focuses on (1) examining the role of energy security in energy policy making, (2) analyzing individual and collective energy choices and social acceptance of energy transitions, (3) assessing the existing energy and environment policies and targets, (4) developing methodologies for impact assessment of political, economic, technologic shifts in energy and environment domain, and (5) resource curse.
He published several articles related to energy issues in the leading journals such as Nature Scientific Reports, Energy Policy, Journal for Cleaner Production, Energy and Energy Research&Social Science. He is also the author of the “European Energy Security: Turkey’s Future Role and Impact” (UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and the editor of “Enerji Güvenliği Perspektifinden Türkiye’ye Bakış” (TR:EHAEY, 2015). He is also acting as an Associate Editor for Frontiers Environmental Psychology Journal.
Fahad M. Alajlan
President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Fahad Alajlan was appointed as the President of King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in August 2021. KAPSARC was founded as a non-profit institution for independent research into global energy economics and applied research in 2007. Prior to joining KAPSARC, Fahad held many senior roles across both government and the corporate world. In 2020, was named as head of the Circular Carbon Economy National Program, which aims to manage Saudi Arabia’s GHG emissions while creating economic value.
In 2019, he held the position of Director of the Hydrocarbon Sustainability Program at the Ministry of Energy, where he was responsible for looking at the long-term energy trends plus their impact on global energy markets, with special emphasis on the demand for oil and gas. Before this, Fahad worked at the Ministry of Economy and Planning, where he advised on energy markets, policy, industry trends, and the petrochemical sector. In addition, to those responsibilities, his experience spans senior roles in operations, corporate strategy, and investment planning, and as mergers and acquisitions at Saudi Aramco, over 15 years.
As KAPSARC president, Fahad is building on the momentum the Center has enjoyed while supporting the Saudi energy ecosystem in introducing the Circular Carbon Economy and advancing the Think 20 (T20) engagement groups developed during the Saudi G20 2020 presidency. Fahad holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Stanford University in California.
Director at Mediterranean Energy Regulators
Mr. OZKOC is the Director of the Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG). He leads MEDREG in developing activities, tools, regulatory standards and good practices to promote a functioning, interoperated, compatible and sustainable regulatory framework in the Mediterranean region.
Prior to MEDREG, he occupied the position of Sector Manager for Energy at the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, managing reform process, implementation and follow-up of pre-accession developments, monitoring and coordinating the programmes/projects under the EU Financial Assistance to Turkey between July 2010 and March 2018.
In 2006, he worked as Senior Gas Expert (Head of Hydrocarbons) for the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna, where he contributed to the development of strategies for gas market structures in the South-Eastern European Countries and monitored the compliance of Members with the EU’s internal energy directives.
He worked for the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) from its establishment in 2001 until 2009. He was involved in the preparation and implementation of the implementing legislation of the Natural Gas Market Law. Following his graduation, he joined Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS) in 1994 as a natural gas engineer and specialised on natural gas and LNG sales and purchase agreements as well as gas infrastructures.
He received a BS in Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering and later an MS from the Middle East Technical University (METU).
Professor & Scientific Director of the Department of Energy Economics at Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, Austria
Johannes Reichl is the scientific director of the Department of Energy Economics. He earned his PhD in Statistics from Johannes Kepler University Linz in 2009, and obtained his habilitation in Econometrics in 2022. His research focuses on developing methods and tools for a better understanding of the role of households in the energy and climate sector, as well as methods and tools for analyzing the economic impacts of new technologies on our daily lives and on the economy. He has led numerous research projects on energy and climate topics, and is currently the coordinator of the H2020 projects CAMPAIGNers and eCREW, was the coordinator of the project PEAKapp (H2020), the vice-coordinator of the FP7 project SESAME, and the legal, ethical, data protection, and policy officer of the FP7 project SPARKS. He is a Lead Author of the 2nd Austrian Assessment Report on Climate Change and is involved in the BRIDGE initiative of the European Commission.
Laura Malaguzzi Valeri
World Resources Institute
Washington, DC 20002
2023 - current Global Director - Research Integrity, World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.
Oversees the Research Integrity team with the goal of improving the impact and maintaining the credibility of WRI’s research portfolio.
2014 - 2023 Deputy Vice President for Research, Data and Innovation, World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.
Guides the peer-review of research papers, reviews proposals and mentors staff on research methods.
2014 - 2018 Research Affiliate Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin 2005 – 2014 Research Officer Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
(Post-Doctoral Fellow 2005-2009)
2010 – 2011 Visiting Assistant Professor Colby College, Waterville, Maine
2005 Ph.D. in Economics; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 1999 M.A. in Economics; University of Michigan
1997 M.Sc. in Economics; Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
1996 Laurea (B.A.) in Economia e Commercio; Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Automated extraction of energy systems information from remotely sensed data: A review and analysis, with Simiao Ren, Wayne Hu, Kyle Bradbury, Dylan Harrison-Atlas, Brian Murray, and Jordan M. Malof. Applied Energy, vol. 326 (2022)
Estimating Power Plant Generation in the Global Power Plant Database, with Luotian Yin, Logan Byers and Johannes Friedrich. World Resources Institute Technical Note (2020)
How much does wind power reduce CO2 emissions? Evidence from the Irish Single Electricity Market, with Valeria Di Cosmo. Environmental and Resource Economics, vol. 71(3), 645-669 (2018)
Wind, storage, interconnection and the cost of electricity generation, with Valeria Di Cosmo.
Energy Economics, vol. 69, 1-18 (2018)
Irish and British historical electricity prices and implications for the future, with Paul Deane, John FitzGerald, Aidan Tuohy and Darragh Walsh. Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, vol. 4(1), 97-111 (2015)
The incentive to invest in thermal plants in the presence of wind generation, with Valeria Di Cosmo. Energy Economics, vol. 43, 306-315 (2014)
The impact of a carbon tax on economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions in Ireland, with Thomas Conefrey, John FitzGerald and Richard Tol. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, vol. 56(7), 934-952 (2013)
Member: International Association for Energy Economics; American Economic Association.
President of PSPA / President of AVERE - The European Association for Electromobility
Co-founder and President of the Board of PSPA one of the largest organizations focusing on the development of new mobility and President of AVERE - The European Association for Electromobility the oldest organization related to the zero-emission transport market in Europe. A business practitioner with many years of experience in the energy and automotive sectors. Since 2012 he has been associated with the alternative fuels industry particularly the electric energy sector (electromobility). He worked on the implementation of the largest infrastructural investments carried out in Poland and advised companies from the fuel automotive infrastructure financial and FMCG sectors. A graduate of International Relations with a specialization in International Trade Policy at the University of Warsaw. He also holds an MBA degree. Author of numerous publications in the fields of energy and social communication.
Research Fellow at KAPSARC, Saudi Arabia / Chair of Think 20 (T20) Climate Change and Environment Task Force
Dr. Noura Y. Mansouri is a climate change and sustainable energy enthusiast and professional. She is currently the Chair of Think 20 (T20) Climate Change and Environment Task Force (#2), Engagement Group, Group of Twenty (G20 Saudi Arabia 2020. She is also a Research Fellow at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC.) and maintains the status of Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Previously, Dr. Mansouri has served as the manager of strategy and marketing at AREVA, the then global leader in nuclear energy and major player in renewable energy. Her work related to the establishment of the nuclear sector in Saudi Arabia through human capacity building, industrial development, and research, development and innovation.
Upon earning her PhD degree, Noura was a part-time post-doctoral research fellow between 2013 and 2015 at the RGD Lab, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she received the Ibn Khaldun Fellowship from the Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy. Her work was focused on sustainable water desalination systems in Saudi Arabia.
Noura earned her PhD from the University of London, on the subject of clean energy transition in Saudi Arabia. Her thesis is now published into a book, Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean Energy. She also holds an MBA in technology exploitation and management (clean energy) from the same university. Noura has done her first degree BSc in Management Information Systems (with honours) at Dar Al Hekma University (joined as a 15 year-old freshman and graduated at 19). Noura has a diplomatic training certificate from The Fletcher School, Tufts University in Law and Diplomacy.
Dr. Mansouri was appointed as a member of the Selection Committee for 2019 and 2020, and Review Committee for 2018 in the Zayed Sustainability / Future Energy Prize, and she was selected as a leading young scientist to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate 2017 Meeting in Economic Sciences. Noura has received the 2015 Women Excellence Leadership Award (LEWA) under the category "Rising Stars", she has also been appointed as a Future Energy Leader in 2015 at the World Energy Council, and a Board Member at Women in Clean Energy (WICE) under the Clean Energy Business Council for MENA. She participated in several scientific conferences, international and local events, sharing panels and events with leading figures in business and energy. Some examples include: presented before the Saudi and American Energy ministers, completed AREVA's nuclear learning tour, presented before the Saudi and German foreign ministers on the topic of renewable energy collaboration at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participated in the energy discussion panel at a Harvard University's conference, participated at The GLOBELICS PhD Academy, presented at The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Seminar and was part of several youth programs organized by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, she participated in many international conferences and workshops on the subject of sustainable energy and water. Noura is a co-founder of CellA+ a network for professional women in Saudi Arabia.
Green Hydrogen Manager at Iberdrola, Germany
Ms. Özlem Tosun is currently employed at Iberdrola as the Green Hydrogen Manager. Her primary goal at work is to cultivate the green hydrogen business in Germany, offering companies a comprehensive solution for their green energy requirements and net-zero strategies.
In her daily responsibilities, she engages with various stakeholders, including customers, authorities, engineers, hydrogen suppliers, and more. Her most enjoyable aspect of the job is witnessing green hydrogen's pivotal role in the energy transition.
Before joining Iberdrola as a Green Hydrogen Manager, she served as a project manager for hydrogen infrastructure at Alstom. She contributed to the development of the world's first fuel cell train, Coradia iLint, and its refilling stations. In this role, she acted as the interface, both technically and commercially, between hydrogen-powered trains and the hydrogen refilling station. Her responsibilities included ensuring effective communication and collaboration between these diverse systems and the companies involved in the consortiums.
She pursued her Bachelor's degree in Energy Systems Engineering in Istanbul, with a focus on electro-mechanical energy conversion from various primary energy sources. Specializing in the renewable energy sector, she gained practical experience through internships at wind parks and wind energy companies.
Her journey to Germany began in 2013 when she participated in an exchange semester, taking courses in the Sustainability Science Department at Leuphana University. She completed her Master's degree at Ulm University in Germany, specializing in fuel cells and batteries, as well as hydrogen as an energy carrier.
During her studies, she worked as a scientific assistant in the fuel cell team at ZWS (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden Württemberg). Her responsibilities included contributing to the development of proton exchange membranes and stacks.
For her Master's thesis, conducted in collaboration with ZSW, she focused on PEM Water Electrolysis.
Executive President at Nuward, France
Renaud Crassous is currently serving as the Executive President of NUWARD, based in Tours, Centre-Val de Loire, France, a role he has held since March 2023. In this capacity, he has demonstrated his leadership for the past 11 months.
Before joining NUWARD, Renaud had a notable tenure at EDF, where he dedicated 13 years and 6 months of his career. His most recent position at EDF was as the Director of the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) project, a role he held from December 2020 to February 2023, spanning 2 years and 3 months. Prior to that, he served as the Director of the CNEPE (Centre National d'Equipement de Production d'Electricité) from January 2017 to November 2020, an esteemed position where he acted as the reference engineering center for EDF's conventional island and the "Balance of Plant" for operational and future nuclear power plants. This role oversaw 900 employees at the headquarters in Tours and 350 employees across teams at operating nuclear plants, ensuring the monitoring of work realization.
Earlier in his career, Renaud held various positions at EDF, including Director of GEH DORDOGNE in Tulle (Corrèze) from August 2014 to December 2016, Chargé de mission in the Division Production Ingénierie Hydraulique (DPIH) from February 2014 to July 2014, and Ingenieur économiste in the Direction de la Stratégie et de la Prospective from September 2009 to January 2014.
Before his career at EDF, Renaud contributed significantly as an Economist at Conseil Economique du Développement Durable (CEDD) from 2008 to 2014 and as a Research Economist at the Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement (CIRED) from October 2002 to August 2009.
Renaud's academic journey includes earning his Doctorate in Economics from Ecole Doctorale ABIES (AgroParisTech - ENGREF) from 2000 to 2008. He also holds a Diplôme d'études Approfondies (DEA) in Economics of Environment and Natural Resources from Université Paris X (2001 - 2002) and attended Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et Forêts (ENGREF) from 2000 to 2002. Renaud furthered his education by completing the IHEDN (Institut des hautes études de défense nationale) program as an Auditor of the 1ere session Nationale, Défense et sécurité économique (DSE1) from September 2021 to June 2022. His initial academic journey includes attending Ecole Polytechnique from 1997 to 2000.
Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Dr. Ricardo Raineri Energy Economist | Researcher | Infrastructure Advisor | MDB & Government Leader
Summary: Skillful economist and leading energy expert with extensive advisory and managerial experience across public and private sectors, multilateral organizations, and state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Expert in advising on energy, extractive industries, critical infrastructure sectors, telecom, finance, and corporate governance. Accomplished Energy Minister, Board Chairperson, World Bank Representative, and academic. I have a proven track record in driving policy, strategy, industrial organization, and regulatory frameworks.
President 2017, International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
Special Economic Advisor, Associated Universities, Inc (AUI.edu)
Alternate Executive Director, World Bank Group represented Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
Energy Minister, Chile:
Board Member, Schwager Mining and Energy SA.
Board Chairperson, ENAP (Chilean State Oil Company)
Board Member, Chilean Council of State Companies
CEO Global Mining and Energy Partners, LLC (GMAEP)
Consulting & Advisory Roles:
Assisted governments, MDB, companies, and financial institutions across Latin America and beyond.
Expertise in energy policy, economics, industrial organization, competition, antitrust, institutional, and regulatory frameworks, business strategy, and corporate governance.
Economic and strategic evaluation of energy and infrastructure projects.
Ph.D. & master’s in economics, University of Minnesota
Bachelor’s in economics, Business Engineer, and Master in Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Editorial Board Member, The Energy Journal
Published in prestigious journals and media columns and keynoted at global conferences.
Professor of Sustainable Energy Business at Imperial College Business School, United Kingdom
Richard Green has been Professor of Sustainable Energy Business at Imperial College Business School since 2011. He was previously Professor of Energy Economics and Director of the Institute for Energy Research and Policy at the University of Birmingham, and Professor of Economics at the University of Hull. He started his career at the Department of Applied Economics and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He has spent time on secondment to the Office of Electricity Regulation and has held visiting appointments at the World Bank, the University of California Energy Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
He has been studying the economics and regulation of the electricity industry for over 30 years. He has written extensively on market power in wholesale electricity markets and has also worked on transmission pricing. More recently, the main focus of his work has been on the impact of low-carbon generation (nuclear and renewables) and energy storage on the electricity market, and the business and policy implications of this.
He was the 2016 Chair of the British Institute for Energy Economics. He is an editor of The Energy Journal and on the Editorial Board of Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy. He is a member of the team that produces Electric Insights, independent of but financed by Drax Group plc.
His publications include:
Green R, Staffell I, 2021, The contribution of taxes, subsidies, and regulations to British electricity decarbonization, Joule, Vol: 5, Pages: 2625-2645, ISSN: 2542-4351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2021.09.011
Green R, 2021, Shifting Supply as Well as Demand: The new economics of electricity with high renewables, Handbook on Electricity Markets, Editors: Glachant, Joskow, Pollitt, Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing, Pages: 407-428, ISBN: 9781788979948
Geske J, Green R, Staffell I, 2020, Elecxit: the cost of bilaterally uncoupling British-EU Electricity Trade, Energy Economics, Vol: 85, Pages: 1-16, ISSN: 0140-9883, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2019.104599
Geske J, Green R, 2020, Optimal storage, investment and management under uncertainty: it is costly to avoid outages!, Energy Journal, Vol: 41, Pages: 1-28, ISSN: 0195-6574, http://dx.doi.org/10.5547/01956574.41.2.jges
Green RJ, Pudjianto D, Staffell I, Strbac G, 2016, Market Design for Long-Distance Trade in Renewable Electricity, Energy Journal, Vol: 37, Pages: 5-22, ISSN: 0195-6574, http://dx.doi.org/10.5547/01956574.37.SI2.agia
Staffell I, Green R, 2014, How does wind farm performance decline with age?, Renewable Energy, Vol:66, ISSN:0960-1481, Pages:775-786 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2013.10.041
Green R, Yatchew A, 2012, Support Schemes for Renewable Energy: An Economic Analysis, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, Vol:1, Pages:83-98 http://dx.doi.org/10.5547/2160-5822.214.171.124
Green RJ, Vasilakos N, 2012, Storing Wind for a Rainy Day: What kind of electricity does Denmark export?, Energy Journal, Vol:33, ISSN:0195-6574, Pages:1-22, http://dx.doi.org/10.5547/019565126.96.36.199
Green R, Hu H, Vasilakos N, 2011, Turning the wind into hydrogen: The long-run impact on electricity prices and generating capacity, Energy Policy, Vol:39, ISSN:0301-4215, Pages:3992-3998, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2010.11.007
Green RJ, Newbery DM, 1992, Competition in the British Electricity Spot Market, Journal of Political Economy, Vol:100, ISSN:0022-3808, Pages:929-953, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/261846
Sama Bilbao y León
Director General at World Nuclear Association
Sama leads a team of experts, analysts and communicators working to enable the growth of the global nuclear sector by connecting players across the nuclear value chain, shaping and representing the industry’s position in key world forums, providing authoritative information and influencing key audiences, organizations and media. Sama is also President of World Nuclear University, dedicated to inspire and develop the future leaders of the global nuclear industry.
Sama has more than 20 years of experience in nuclear engineering and energy policy. Sama has a very diverse professional experience having worked in the nuclear industry (Nuclear Safety Analysis Engineer, Dominion Energy, USA), in academia (Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs and Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA) and in international organisations (Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Head of the Technical Secretariat for the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), Head of Water Cooled Reactors Technology Development Unit, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)).
Sama, who is originally from Spain, holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Energy Technologies from the Polytechnic University of Madrid; a master's degree and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison; and an MBA from Averett University. Sama is one of the seven founders of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN). Sama’s areas of expertise are nuclear thermal-hydraulics for both light water reactors and sodium cooled reactors, nuclear reactor design, nuclear safety, energy and environmental policy, and complex decision making.
Research Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, United States
Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, Research Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University | SIPA, Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) and Visiting Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
She has twenty-five years of experience in dealing with Eurasian and global energy markets. From February 2017 to December 2020, she has been the Executive Director of the Energy Centre of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, a graduate business-school. From 2006-2011 she has been the Head of Research in the Oil and Gas Department in the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
• profound knowledge of the global and FSU energy markets - energy technologies, market organization and corporate strategies.
• 14 years of experience in business education.
• 8 years as Independent Director in the international public energy companies. Currently Dr. Mitrova serves as a board member of SLB.
• Strong focus on ESG and corporate climate strategies.
Dr. Mitrova is a graduate of Moscow State University’s Economics Department. She has more than 200 publications in scientific and business journals and co-authors10 scientific books as well as best-seller “The 8 and 1/2 Steps: How to Live, Love And Work At Full Capacity” (stories of women leaders).
Full Professor in Economics / Sustainable Economy Research Group @ LGI / École CentraleSupélec
Yannick Perez was born in 1971 in France, and took his master’s degree (1997) and PhD in economics (2002) at University Panthéon-Sorbonne in France.
Yannick Perez became assistant professor at University de Cergy (2000-2003) and tenured associate professor of Economics at University Paris-Sud (From 2003-2019). From September 2019 he is Full Professor of Economics and Energy and Mobility in CentraleSupélec, university Paris-Saclay.
In parallel, from October 2008 to September 2022, he has been chief economic advisor of Professor Jean-Michel Glachant, at the Loyola de Palacio Chair on European Energy Policy at the European University Institute. Actually, he is still Part Time professor in charge of the EV regulation online courses.
In February 2012, he joined the Armand Peugeot research chair on Electromobility as Senior Research Fellow. The Armand Peugeot chair is open science research initiative sponsored by Stellantis to analyze the links between EVs and electricity networks regulations.
Since the last 20 years Yannick Perez has published more than 80 articles and book chapter in Energy related topics including contribution in Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Energy Journal, Ecological Economics and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review among others.
Lastly Yannick Perez has conducted research for several industrial companies including EDF, RTE, Areva, Gaz de France, Stellantis, Vedecom, CEA, Verbund, Edison…. He has supervised 13 Ph.D. theses and is currently co-supervising 8 Ph.D. doctorates.
Concerning the IAEE organization, Yannick Perez has been involved in its activities since he was a PhD Student. He organized the annual PhDs meetings (1999, 2000, 2001) then the FAEE annual Meetings (2010, 2011, 2012) then the IAEE international conference in Paris 2020 (Canceled due to Covid) and the 2021 First full Online meeting. He is now involved in the organization of the 2025 International conference in Paris next year.
Professor & Dean of the School of Economics and Management at Beihang University, China
Prof. Ying Fan received her PhD in system engineering. She had been involved in the research of energy economics and management at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for 25 years before moving to Beihang University in 2015. She is currently a professor and the Dean of the School of Economics and Management at Beihang University, and the director of MOE social science laboratory of low carbon intelligent governance (LLIG) at Beihang University. She visited Cornell University in the US as a visiting scholar from 2004 to 2005, and visited KAPSARC in Saudi Arabia in 2015. She was the Vice President for Academic affairs of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) during 2016-2020. Her research and teaching fields include energy economics, Energy-Environment-Economy system modeling, Emission Trading Scheme, climate change, energy and environmental policy.
Yukari Niwa Yamashita
Managing Director , Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Yukari Niwa Yamashita is a Managing Director for the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), in Charge of the Energy Data and Modelling Center which is responsible for quantitative and qualitative analyses on energy policy issues. Her team’s analyses and recommendations contribute greatly to debate and policy making for Japan and international communities such as ERIA, APEC and IEA. The annual IEEJ's Outlook is globally recognized for its timely analyses and pragmatic approach towards climate change.
She has been serving as a member of various government councils and committees in the fields of energy and science & technologies. Her latest contributions include policy discussions at Nuclear Energy Subcommittee and WG under Energy Efficiency and Conservation Subcommittee. She also led miscellaneous international and regional programs on energy cooperation through IEA, APEC, ERIA and IPEEC. She is a visiting professor at Kyushu University. She has been a Council member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) for 2015-22 and served as the 2020 President of the IAEE.