Meet the FEL Advisory Board

The FEL Advisory Board (FAB) is a steering group of top performing, engaged young energy leaders.

Each member of the Board has participated in a WEC Congress and has personal experience of being a Future Energy Leader. Together with the London Office, the FEL Advisory Board work to help shape the direction and content of WEC’s ongoing FEL engagement.


Nathan BittleNathan Bittle, New Zealand

Policy Advisor, Energy Markets, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Nathan Bittle is a Policy Advisor in the Energy Markets team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in New Zealand. He holds a BCA(Hons) in Public Policy from Victoria University Wellington. Amongst other things he is responsible for the progression of downstream oil and gas policy in New Zealand. He has also spent time developing price regulation in the downstream gas market during his time at New Zealand’s competition regulator, the Commerce Commission, and has acted as a Ministerial Private Secretary for the Energy and Resources Portfolio. Nathan attended the 21st World Energy Congress in Montreal as a Future Energy Leader.


Bruno BenedettiBruno Benedetti, Canada

Senior Hydrologist & Optimisation Specialist, Brookfield Renewable Energy

Bruno Benedetti is a senior hydrologist and optimisation specialist at Brookfield Renewable Energy. He has over nine years of experience in Canada, the USA, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda. He holds a Masters in Engineering, in hydraulics and hydrology. At Brookfield, he is responsible for assisting the generation management team in identifying and evaluating improvements for water management processes. He also carries out hydrological studies in order to propose upgrades to existing equipment and water management practices. Through a wide range of different projects, Bruno has developed his expertise in numerical flow modeling, environmental impact studies, the design and analysis of engineering works, and energy production studies. He is proficient in the financial and economic analysis of projects, particularly pertaining to the energy sector.  Bruno is also an adjunct professor, teaching mining surveying at McGill University, in Montreal


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Director of Electrical StudiesEnergy Regulatory Commission

 Hectór Beltran is Director of Electrical Studies for the Energy Regulatory Commission in Mexico. He is in charge of developing new strategies to improve the current regulatory framework and facilitate the inclusion of renewable energy plants into the Mexican Grid. Hectór is also a Professor of Power Systems at the Engineering School, National University of Mexico (UNAM). Previously, Hectór served as Deputy Director for Interconnection and Electric Service at the Regulatory Commission. He also worked for the Mexican Federal Commission of Electricity undertaking feasibility studies for generation projects. Hectór holds a BA(hons) in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Mexico (UNAM). He also holds an MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, USA.


FEL_Marco Boldrini_ItalyMarco Boldrini, Italy

Manager of LNG Deal Concept & Evaluation, E.ON

Marco Boldrini has worked for E.ON since 2008 and is currently Manager of LNG Deal Concept & Evaluation. He deals with commodity risk arising from LNG transactions while developing internal and external business concepts, along with maintaining option assessments in order to evaluate flexibilities and assisting with international negotiations. His expertise within the energy industry ranges from strategic risk management in oil and gas trading to technical issues in the renewable business, with a special focus on Europe and Far East. In 2011, Marco was nominated to serve in a Knowledge Network on Rules of Trade for the World Energy Council. Marco holds a BA(hons) in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University, Italy.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASebastian del Hoyo, Argentina

Project Manager, INVAP

 Sebastian del Hoyo has been a Project Manager for INVAP since 2011. His company, INVAP, is devoted to the design and construction of complex technological systems focused on nuclear, aerospace, government & defense as well as industrial and medical equipment. Before joining INVAP, Sebastian spent 12 months working for IBM. Prior to this, he undertook an internship at the Embassy of Argentina in South Africa. He has also worked with Siemens in the capacity of intern. Sebastian attended the 21st World Energy Congress in Montreal as a Future Energy Leader. He also participated in the British Institute of Energy Economics Conference in Oxford where he lectured about energy equity and innovation in emerging markets. Sebastian holds a BA(hons) in Management from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


FEL_Anna ILLARIONOVA 2012Anna Illarionova, Russia

Senior Specialist, Government Relations, External Affairs department, Enel in Russia

Anna works in Government Relations in the External Affairs department of Enel in Russia, Moscow. Prior to this, she worked as a Senior Specialist in the Department of Energy Balances at RusEnergoResource LLC and as consultant at Energy Forecasting Agency. In 2011, Anna participated in a mentoring programme of the World Petroleum Council. She has also undertaken advanced training in oil and gas production at the Russian Gubkin Oil and Gas University, Moscow. Anna attended World Energy Congresses in Rome and Montreal. Anna is currently studying for a PhD at the Russian Foreign Trade Academy in Moscow. She specializes in global economy and innovative energy development. She has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 2008.


FEL_Mrinal Madhav_IndiaMrinal Madhav, India

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation

Mrinal Madhav works for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, a Global Fortune 500 NOC in India. Mrinal holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds an MBA (Oil & Gas) from the School of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar, India. Currently, Mrinal works with PP&AC, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas where he provides strategic inputs pertaining to International Relations in Oil & Gas Sector. Previously, Mrinal was invited to the 24th World Gas Congress in Argentina for his paper on geopolitics and natural gas. He was also selected as a Youth Mentee with WPC Mentoring Group at the World Petroleum Congress in Doha, Qatar. In 2012, one of Mrinal’s papers was selected to be part of an ‘Expert Showcase’ at the 25th World Gas Congress in Malaysia.


FEL_Tobi Oluwatola_NigeriaTobi Oluwatola, Nigeria

Former Managing Director, StrategyQ

 Tobi has had a unique career in business consultancy, training, technology and politics. Before joining StrategyQ, Tobi worked as Energy Sector Advisor at KPMG Nigeria. As an associate at KPMG, he gained experience advising leading clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He was the National Coordinator of Team Ribadu, the flagship volunteer movement for the Nuhu Ribadu, 2011 Action Congress Presidential bid. He has volunteered extensively with the World Energy Council and currently serves as a member of the Studies Committee. He serves as a One Young World Ambassador, addressing global issues such as the role of global business in tackling poverty, the environment and media as a tool for political change. Tobi holds a BA(hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.


FEL_Martin Pinkpank_GermanyMartin Pinkpank, Germany

Project Engineer, Energy Division/Thermal Power Plants, Lahmeyer International GmbH

Martin works for Lahmeyer International GmbH providing consultancy services on energy and infrastructure development. He has been with the company since 2011 as a Business Development Engineer, Thermal Power Plants. His role involves preparation of proposals for consultancy and engineering services; identification of key markets, regions and customers; and development and implementation of growth strategies. Previously, he worked for Lahmeyer as a Project Engineer providing technical consultancy services for several thermal power plant projects. Martin has a Mechanical Engineering / Energy Conversion from University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrueck. He is currently studying for an International Executive MBA at the Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology. Martin is a member of the German Young Energy Professional Committee.


FEL_Emily Spearman_UKEmily Spearman, United Kingdom

Development Manager, Dong Energy

Emily Spearman is DONG Energy’s Commercial Manager for one of the UK ’s largest offshore wind projects. Having worked for Schlumberger, Parsons Brinkerhoff and more recently as Associate Director at URS, Emily has extensive international experience in major projects both in the Environmental and Oil & Gas sectors. She is a Chartered Energy Engineer with the Energy Institute, was ‘highly commended’ in Management Today’s Future Leaders Awards 2012 and won the Women’s Engineering Society 2009 Award for the ‘most outstanding newly chartered female engineer’. She sits on the Professional Affairs Committee at the Energy Institute and was a Board Member of the UK SPE for six years.  Emily is just completing the part-time Global Energy MBA at Warwick Business School.