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Mercy Adebayo

Mercy Adebayo

IT Manager

Mercy Adebayo’s role in the World Energy Council is to ensure the smooth running and resilience of digital systems.

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Dr Ibrahim Al-Muhanna

Dr Ibrahim Al-Muhanna

Vice Chair for the Gulf States/Middle East

Dr Al-Muhanna is also Adviser to the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Michelle Arellano

Michelle Arellano

Manager of Member Services

Michelle Arellano acts as first-line of contact and provides support in the development and strengthening of member committees and Future Energy Leaders.

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Andrea Arrobo

Andrea Arrobo

Regional Manager for Latin America and The Caribbean

Andrea Arrobo coordinates activities, events and participation of World Energy Council Member Committees from Latin America and The Caribbean.

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Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht

Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht

Chair, Finance Committee

Dr. Barbknecht is a Former Member of the Executive Board of VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG, one of the leading energy companies in Germany.

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Tania Baumann

Tania Baumann

Chief Operating Officer

Tania is responsible for the secretariat’s operations, including staffing, legal, financial and governance matters.

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Anastasia Belostotskaya

Anastasia Belostotskaya

Senior Manager of Scenarios

Anastasia Belostotskaya is managing an integrated global and regional scenarios programme combining scenario building initiatives and wide experts engagement.

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Dr Leonhard Birnbaum

Dr Leonhard Birnbaum

Vice Chair for Europe

Dr Birnbaum has been a Member of the Executive Board of E.ON SE since 2013. In his current role he is responsible for markets and services.

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Pauline Blanc

Pauline Blanc

Manager, Energy Transition Insights

Pauline Blanc is responsible for the development and deployment of the Council’s Insights tools within the Innovation area.

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