Meet the FEL Board

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

The mission of the Future Energy Leaders (FEL) Board is to coordinate and integrate the work of the FEL Community. The Board is composed of ten FEL-100; three committees with three members each and the FEL Chair, complemented by the FEL Secretary.

FEL Chair


Pirjo Jantunen, Finland

Ms Pirjo Jantunen is a corporate social responsibility and environmental professional with seven years of work experience in the energy industry. She is currently working as an environmental adviser at Helen with a broad range of responsibilities including environmental management and communication. Pirjo specialises in sustainability, energy issues, stakeholder involvement and responsibility communication. Her passion is to improve organisations’ responsibility together with stakeholders. In addition to her role as environmental advisor, Pirjo is also editor-in-chief for a blog ( in which she outlines key developments made by Helen in order to be carbon neutral by 2050. She is currently finalising a master’s degree in Corporate Environmental Management at the School for Business and Economics of the University of Jyväskylä. In 2010, Pirjo undertook a master’s degree in environmental management and Responsible Business at Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland. She also holds a degree in Sustainable Development from the Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland (2008). 

FEL Secretary


Filipe Mota da Silva, Portugal

Filipe is a management consultant and business development executive in energy trading and in oil & gas industry with seven years of experience in energy industry. At the time, he is developing new businesses for energy global markets at Infosys in London; from new mergers and acquisitions to new technology contracts, helping tomorrow’s energy enterprises solving their most pressing problems. He is also director of the Young Professionals in Energy, London Chapter and Global Ambassador of World Innovation NRG Battle, as well as, founding member of Development Committee for New York Energy Week. He has worked as a business development consultant energy practice in the innovation department at SAG, official commercial group of Volkswagen in Portugal. Following this, he joined the trading floor of Galp Energia covering crude oil and feedstock’s operations of LATAM and EMEA and developed a variety of projects with EDP and Air Liquid in Portugal. As a consultant he worked with innovative natural gas projects with Gasterra and the FLNG at Shell. Additionally he moved to New York, United States, in 2012 where he worked on the market entry strategy of a Chinese oil & gas company into the US and was part of the Board of Directors of the Young Professionals in Energy, New York.  Filipe holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Lisbon University and a MBA from Hult International Business School. He has also attended an executive programmes at the Oxford Princeton Program and Harvard University.

Filipe has lived and worked around the world, including his native Portugal and stints in China, Malaysia, Netherlands and the US. He is currently based in London, UK.

Members of the Development Committee

Francisco Galtieri, Argentinafrancisco

Francisco is an industrial engineer and petroleum engineer from ITBA (Buenos Aires Institute of Technology). He is a project leader and consultant in the oil and gas industry specialising in conceptual and numerical simulation, water flooding developments and project economics and risk evaluation. He is the Chairman of the Board of Members of the SABF (South American Business Forum), an international annual conference in which 100 outstanding international students interact with current business, political and academic leaders. Mr Galtieri is the co-founder of “GeoFans” (NGO) that encourages sustainable habits such as recycling and consumption reduction of households and schools. Francisco is a former teaching assistant for “Investment Projects” course at ITBA, responsible for energy generation related projects.



Juhi Rajput, India

Juhi Rajput is currently the Managing Director of CNFC Media having expertise in planning and executing business plans, exploring strategic partnerships, and designing & launching new initiatives. She has been working in the field of media for past 12 years in various capacities including researcher, journalist, anchor & entrepreneur. Juhi has been actively involved in the power sector for 9 years producing and presenting ‘Power News’ – A national television news program which discusses ground breaking technologies and their usage, innovative & sustainable models, energy efficiency as well as renewable energy. She is a member of the Energy Committee, PHDCCI and a Governing Council member and Director, Communications of the South Asian Forum for Energy Efficiency. Juhi has been a visiting faculty in Delhi University and was actively involved with various NGOs like Pandies, Safe Blood Organization and Blind Care Vision. Juhi has also been the National Coordinator of Power Awards 2009 acknowledging excellence and  contribution of public and private utilities from the  power sector. She is a post-graduate in literature (Kirorimal College, Delhi University), mass communication and business administration (Marketing & Finance) (Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad).



Jia Yu, China

Dr. Jia YU, director of the dept. of Business Development & Public Relations of CPI International Minerals & Investment Co., Ltd., is responsible for global energy and natural resources market research, China’s outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy and empirical study at a macro level; corporate investment strategy, international procurement, communication and government relations at a micro level. Before joining CPIIM, Dr. YU worked as a consultant in utility industry at Accenture. Her clients include SGCC (State Grid Company of China), China Power International, Hong Kong Towngas, etc. Dr. YU has graduated from Beijing University with double major in French and in Economics, and then has obtained two masters’ degrees in Development Economics and Project Management from CERDI-CNRS in France where she also got her PhD in Development Economics. Her research fields focus on global energy development, FDI, Chinese “Go Global” policy empirical studies, and its outward FDI in energy and natural resources fields in Africa and the global impacts. 

Members of the Nominations Committee

Pal  Pal Gerse, Hungary

Mr Pal Gerse has 3 years experience in the power generation and trading industry. He serves as a business development expert in MET Power and dealing with engineering and power market issues in power plant operation and project development matters. He has experience in CSS trading, power generation, power plant due diligence, M&A deals and origination. Previously he served as the Energy Affairs Officer at State Secretariat for Climate Change and Energy at the Hungarian Ministry. Prior to this role, Pal received extensive training in Energy and Utilities at KPMG’s Central and Eastern Europe practice. Pal holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Energy Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, where he majored in Heat and Power Generation at graduate level. Pal has undertaken a number of summer internships at the Department of Power Plant Production of Matra Power Plant Co. He has prepared various publications in the field of power generation investments, LCOE analyses, financial, market and regulatory background of power generation investments.



Ana Hernandez, Uruguay

Ana Hernandez is currently a planning engineer at National Association of Fossil Fuels (ANCAP), Uruguay. She is involved in the company’s production planning and scheduling as well as economic analysis and evaluation of oil purchases. She has been in charge of coordinating operations between the company departments. She studied gasoline usage for electrical generation, carried out under ANCAP and UTE. In conjunction with National Energy Authority, Ana took responsibility for drawing up Uruguay’s energy targets prospective forecasting up to 2030. Ana obtained a degree in chemical engineering from Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo and is fully qualified as quality management technician (UNIT-ISO 9000) by Instituto Uruguayo de Normas Técnicas, Montevideo, Uruguay.


annaAnna Nordling, Sweden

Anna Nordling has nine years of experience in the energy industry, including three years international experience in the South African nuclear, renewable energy, and energy efficiency field. Anna is currently department manager for Energy Strategy and Analysis at ÅF. Anna’s international experience also includes being technical manager for an energy efficiency department in South Africa. Anna has significant experience in wind power, nuclear power, natural gas including unconventional natural gas, energy efficiency, solar power and the development of a national renewable energy action plan. Her nuclear experience includes time spend at the Koeberg nuclear power plant in South Africa. She was also selected for the ÅF nuclear trainee program in 2009/2010 and a talent management program in 2014/2015. Anna holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from KTH and an MBA from BTH. She has also attained professional certification of Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers.

Members of the Studies Committee


Yousef Alshammari, Saudi Arabia

Yousef is a postdoctoral fellow at KAUST specialising in techno-economic systems analysis of low carbon energy technologies. His research addresses the transition of Saudi Arabia into a low carbon economy using a range of clean technologies including carbon capture, solar fuels, fuel cells and hydrogen and technologies. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, and he was a research intern at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). During his PhD, he conducted new studies on clean energy generation via hydrothermal gasification of hydrocarbon resources, which were selected for presentation at the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu. He is a former founding president of the student chapter of the International Association of Hydrogen Energy at Imperial College London. He holds several recognition awards including the Outstanding Student Service Award of the IAHE, 2nd best paper award by the Saudi International Conference 2011, and a distinguished Saudi student award 2012. He is an active member of many professional organisations including the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), Energy Institute, and the United Nations Association of the UK. He also regularly participates as an Analyst at the OPEC ministerial meetings in Vienna.


kwakuKwaku Kunadu, Ghana

Ing. Kwaku Kunadu Jnr has thirteen years of experience in the energy industry in Ghana. Kwaku successfully leads a sectorial team to develop Petroleum Measurement Regulations/Guidelines which will soon go through a promulgation process and subsequently passed into a legislation instrument. He spent almost 8 years working with the Volta River Authority and was stationed at the 1020MW hydro plant. He rose to the position of senior electrical engineer in the Protection and Control section and often acted as the Sectional Manager in the absence of the substantive Manager. Kwaku also worked as an assistant electrical engineer with the Electricity Company of Ghana and was part of the pioneering team which started the System Control and Data Acquisition project. He authored the paper “50 years of Power Generation in Ghana; Construction, Operations, Maintenance, Challenges and the Way forward” which he presented at the World Engineers Convention, 2011 Geneva, Switzerland. Kwaku holds a BSc in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and an MBA in international business from the Paris Graduate School of Management (PGSM).



Jenny Lackey, New Zealand

After completing a Bachelor of Law and Arts, Jenny began working at the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) in 2007, where she has worked since, bar a short stint in the Office of the Prime Minister. During her tenure at EECA, Jenny has been involved in the New Zealand government’s flagship residential energy efficiency programme, Warm Up New Zealand, since its launch in 2009. Originally a specialist in government relations and policy, Jenny’s involvement in Warm Up was to oversee the policy design and project management of this successful home insulation retrofit programme, which improved energy efficiency of 300,000 households. In her current role, Jenny manages a team responsible for delivering technical, policy and strategic advice to the government and the organisation and  to work across government to identify opportunities for cost-effective interventions.