London Secretariat

The World Energy Council has been headquartered in London since its founding in 1923. Currently, the London secretariat consists of over 20 staff who support the Secretary General in developing the Council’s activities worldwide.

Five Regional Managers and special advisors assist with the regional integration of the World Energy Council’s global work, promote its work at the regional level, support national Member Committees in the various regions, facilitate the Council’s relationships with regional organisations and coordinate World Energy Council events within the regions. The World Energy Council currently operates in six regions, including  Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific/South Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America/Caribbean and North America.

Find out more about World Energy Council staff’s responsibilities and how we can support you with your involvement with the network.

Secretary General
Christoph Frei

Christoph Frei is Chief Executive and Secretary General of the organisation. He is responsible for managing the day to day affairs of the Council and presents its strategic insight and global activities at international energy conferences around the world.

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Deborah Best is Senior Executive Assistant to the Secretary General & Manager, Governance Processes . Deborah is responsible for general governance matters, including managing communications, agendas and meetings for the Officers Council and Executive Assembly. She coordinates the Council Chair’s involvement in events and meetings. Deborah handles all speaking engagements, meetings, events and travel for the World Energy Council Secretary General and supports logistics arrangements for events, including board meetings, Congresses, the Executive Assembly and World Energy Leaders’ Summits.

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Members Services & Operations

Emily Melton is Chief Operating Officer. Emily, who joined theWorld Energy Council in 1999, is responsible for events, including oversight of Congresses, Executive Assemblies and World Energy Leaders’ Summits; operations and staff, including London team, IT, HR, office management and finance; and members and institutional development, including membership development and integration of the regional programme. She deputises for the Secretary General when he is travelling and is also Secretary to the Finance, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

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Sandra Winkler is Director, Policies & Member Services. Sandra manages the day to day relationship and provides support to all World Energy Council National Committees. She is committed to strengthening engagement and works to implement member-related programmes and processes. Sandra is also responsible for managing the Future Energy Leaders’ Programme to develop engagement opportunities for young leaders at the global level.

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Sophie_Rose_HDSophie Rose is Coordinator, Member Services and Future Energy Leaders. Based in London, Sophie provides everyday assistance to the World Energy Council’s Member Committees, supports the improvement of member-related programmes and processes, and supports the membership application process. She also manages the Future Energy Leaders’ Programme working to engage young professionals at the national, regional and international levels. Sophie is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

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Paul Benfield is Senior Manager, CRM & IT. Based in London, Paul is focused on improving and expanding the organisation’s use of database systems. He is responsible for the development and updating of the World Energy Council’s internal and website databases and is also actively involved in the Performance of Generating Plant and Energy Efficiency Knowledge Networks, two activity areas with a focus on data collection and analysis. Paul speaks Spanish, German and French.

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Megan Baillie is Co-ordinator, Operations. Based in London, Megan supports the Senior Manager of Operations and the Chief Operations Officer with IT, HR, office management and finance.

 

 

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Partners Services

 

John Bourne is Senior Manager, Deputy Head of Patrons. John manages the relationships with private sector Patron organisations globally from the World Energy Council Secretariat in London. He has a responsibility to oversee and strengthen Patron involvements in national member committees, work programmes and events as well as to develop new business opportunities. In addition, John leads the World Energy Issues Monitor, a global report conducted in over 90 countries to capture the latest trends and developments facing the energy industry.  John also assists with the organisation of the World Energy Council’s World Energy Leaders’ Summits.

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Gemma McLauchlan is Senior Manager, Deputy Head of Global Partners. Gemma manages the relationships with a range of private sector Global Partner organisations from the World Energy Council  Secretariat in London. She has a responsibility to oversee and strengthen Global Partner involvements in national member committees, work programmes and events as well as to develop new business opportunities.

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Charlotte Kidd is Senior Manager, Partnership Development. Charlotte is responsible for the development of the World Energy Council’s partnership programmes. She works with potential partner companies to engage them with the Council’s international network and work programme and to further strengthen its relationship with the private sector. Charlotte speaks English and French fluently.

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Andrea Buser is Coordinator, Issues Monitor and Patrons. She is a principal contributor to the World Energy Issues Monitor and supports the Deputy Head of Patrons in building and managing the relationships with Patron organisations. She holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge and a BSc in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management from the University of York. She is fluent in German and English.

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Work Programme

Karl Rose is Senior Director, Scenarios and Policies. Karl leads the Scenarios team of the World Energy Council Secretariat. Based in Austria, he is responsible for overseeing and managing the World Energy Council ‘s Scenarios work. Together with the Scenarios study group and  project team, Karl is currently building the Council’s flagship report World Energy Scenarios to 2050 to be launched at the 2016 World Energy Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Zulandi van der Westhuizen is Deputy Director, Scenarios and Resources. She works with Karl Rose, Senior Director and Ged Davis, Executive Chair in leading the global World Energy Scenarios, as well as regional scenarios for the Latin America Caribbean and African regions. She is also responsible for the World Energy Resources publication and the various associated Knowledge Networks.

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Foto_Christoph Menzel 6Christoph Menzel is Project Manager, Scenarios and Resources. Christoph is seconded to the Council by VNG in Germany and works in the Scenarios and the Resources team of the World Energy Council Secretariat. Based in London, he is responsible for managing the development and creation of the Council’s World Energy Resources report and for supporting  the Council’s flagship study on World Energy Scenarios to 2060. He is also responsible for the associated Knowledge Networks related to the Scenarios and Resources work.

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Elena Nekhaev is Director, Programmes and Senior Advisor, World Energy Resources. Elena leads the Programmes work stream from the World Energy Council Secretariat based in London. She is responsible for Knowledge Networks on the Performance of Generating Plant, Energy Efficiency Policies and Indicators and RES Systems Integration. Elena also leads the Project Team for the Global Electricity Initiative and supports the WEC flagship study World Energy Resources.

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Sandra Winkler is Director, Policies & Member Services. Based in Toronto, Sandra leads the work on the World Energy Council’s annual flagship publication, the World Energy Trilemma which is prepared in partnership with global consultancy Oliver Wyman. Moreover, she is responsible for the Council’s work on Rules of Trade and Investment and the engagement of associated organisations. Sandra represents the World Energy Council in the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All working group and is a member of the advisory board of the World Bank’s Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE) initiative.

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Katrina KellyKatrina Kelly is Project Manager, Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure. Katrina joins the Director of Policies in leading the World Energy Council’s efforts to bridge the gap between the financial and energy sectors in order to mobilise capital to accelerate the transition to a resilient global energy economy. Katrina has a PhD in Energy Politics and Economics (ABD) from the University of Nottingham and also acts as an economic advisor to The Climate Institute. She is a leading member of Women in Leadership London and Women in Economics, in addition to her regular contributions to the European Economic Association. Katrina speaks French and German. Email Katrina Kelly

Catriona Nurse is Senior Manager, Publications & Programmes. Catriona is a member of the Publications and Programmes teams in London. She is responsible for the day-to-day liaising with the Knowledge Network members and with other experts for various technical reports.  Catriona manages the preparations of position papers and handles production, printing and delivery of other reports.  She is the key contact for the World Energy Council’s History project, which delivered a chronological record of events in the life of WEC from 1923, culminating in the publication of From World Power Conference to World Energy Council – 90 Years of Energy Cooperation, 1923-2013. Email Catriona Nurse

Giuliani_DilettaDiletta Giuliani is Manager, Policies. Based in London, Diletta manages the preparation of the World Energy Council’s annual flagship publication, the World Energy Trilemma and related Trilemma Index, as well as the World Energy Council’s work on Rules of Trade and Investment. Diletta also supports strategic membership projects to expand and reinforce the Council’s global network. Diletta is fluent in English, Italian and French.

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Regional Agenda

SV4_0195Einari Kisel is Regional Manager for Europe. Einari is responsible for the development relations with all European Member Committees, companies and institutions such as the European Commission. Based in Tallinn, Estonia, Einari also supports development work on the Energy Sustainability Index methodology for the World Energy Trilemma work. Due to his many years of experience in the field of energy policy and proficiency in English, Russian and Finnish, Einari also represents the World Energy Council as a speaker at various international events.

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Slav Slavov is Senior Manager, Regional Development. Slav coordinates and facilitates activities, events and participation of the World Energy Council’s Member Committees in Europe and Central Asia. Slav is responsible for implementing the World Energy Council’s global programmes and activities at a regional level and for recruiting new member committees. Slav serves as a regular liaison officer between the London Secretariat and Member Committees in Europe all Central Asia countries and provides support to organise local and regional activities while maintaining a permanent relationship with the European and Eurasian international organisations that cooperate with the World Energy Council . Email Slav Slavov

 

JK Mehta is Regional Manager South Asia & Asia Pacific and Project Manager Energy Access. JK coordinates activities, events and participation of World Energy Council Member Committees in South Asia. Based in India, JK is responsible for implementing the World Energy Council’s global programmes and activities at a regional level and serves as a regular liaison officer between the Secretariat and Member Committees. As Project Manager for the Energy Access programme, JK coordinates the World Energy Council’s work on the Village Inventory/Energy Access, a global initiative to establish an inventory of villages in need of energy access including availability of  resources and challenges.

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Latsoucabé Fall is Regional Manager for Africa. Latsoucabé coordinates and facilitates activities, events and participation of World Energy Council Member Committees in Africa. Based in Senegal, Latsoucabé organises the World Energy Council  Africa Regional Work Programme and assists Member Committees in the region by providing advice, added-value products and services, and supporting local and regional events to promote the Council’s work. He serves as a regular liaison officer between the London Secretariat and Member Committees.

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Paul Mollet is Regional Manager for Middle East, Gulf States & North Africa. Paul coordinates and facilitates activities, events and participation of World Energy Council Member Committees in the Middle East & Gulf States. He has two decades of experience working in the Gulf, including periods in Qatar, UAE and Oman. His role is to increase the Council’s presence and activities in this important hydrocarbon-producing region.

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Cristina MoralesCristina Morales is Associate Regional Manager, Latin America and The Caribbean. Cristina coordinates activities, events and participation of World Energy Council  Member Committees in Latin America and the Caribbean. Based in Colombia, Cristina is responsible for implementing the World Energy Council global programmes and activities at a regional level in close coordination with the World Energy Council ’s Vice Chair for Latin America & the Caribbean. Cristina speaks English and Spanish fluently.

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Yoshiyuki Tsuji is Director, Regional Agendas and Regional Manager, East Asia/Asia Pacific. Based in the Secretariat in London, Yoshiyuki is responsible for the regionalisation and promotion of the Coucnil’s global studies, and liaising with multi-lateral and regional development banks. He also coordinates activities, events and participation of World Energy Council  Member Committees in East Asia and Asia Pacific, and working to further increase the Council’s visibility and presence in the region.

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Communications & Media

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Stuart Neil is Senior Director, External Affairs and Communications. Stuart oversees the World Energy Council’s relationships with Intergovernmental Organisations and other key stakeholders. He leads the communications team in the World Energy Council Secretariat based in London where he is responsible for all external and internal communications on behalf of the Communications and Strategy Committee. He supports the development of the Council’s studies, provides strategic communications counsel to the Secretary General and acts as a spokesperson for the organisation.

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Florence Mazzone is Head of Communications. Based in London, Florence is responsible for external communication and outreach projects for the World Energy Council activities around the world. Florence manages the branding, marketing and online presence of the Council. She supports the Council’s external affairs activities focusing on the its relationship with major international processes and organisations such as the United Nations. Florence also works with the Communications team on the Council’s news and reporting activities, supporting member committees in their communications efforts. She is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

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Acker_Kristina1Kristina Acker is Communications Manager. She is responsible for external communication and outreach projects for various World Energy Council activities around the world. Kristina manages the branding, marketing and online presence of the World Energy Council. In addition, she supports the Council’s external affairs activities focusing on the its relationship with major international processes and organisations such as the United Nations. Kristina also works with the rest of the Communications team on the World Energy Council’s news and reporting activities supporting member committees in their communications efforts.

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Global Agenda: World Energy Congress and events

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Heidi Reville is Associate Director and Head of the Global Agenda Team. Heidi leads the content design and development of sessions at the WEC’s flagship and regional events. This includes the triennial World Energy Congress and biannual World Energy Leaders’ Summits. In addition, Heidi leads the Government Relations teams in developing a community for the Trilemma Ministerial Roundtables. Heidi has a MA in Environmental Politics from King’s College London and is fluent in French and English.

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Katrina Campbell-Sloan is Head of Government Relations Europe and Asia. Katrina is responsible for leading and expanding the World Energy Council’s governmental relationships across Europe and Asia. Katrina secures Minister’s engagement in all World Energy Council activities. Katrina ensures delivery of strong and diverse ministerial representation at all World Energy Council events, across all energy platforms to ensure engaging and relevant discussion at the World Energy Council’s Trilemma Ministerial Roundtables.

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Solene Frei-Sfeir is Head of Government Relations Americas and Africa. Solene is responsible for leading and expanding the World Energy Council’s governmental relationships across the Americas and Africa. Solene secures Minister’s engagement in all World Energy Council activities. She ensures delivery of strong and diverse ministerial representation at all World Energy Council events, across all energy platforms to ensure engaging and relevant discussion at the World Energy Council’s Trilemma Ministerial Roundtables. Solene holds a Masters in International Affairs. She is fluent in English and French and speaks conversational Italian, Spanish, German and Arabic. Email Solene Frei-Sfeir

 

 

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