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Francisco José Galtieri

Francisco José Galtieri

Senior Manager of Platforms & Academy

Francisco José Galtieri is responsible for the Start Up Energy Transition Platform, the World Energy Academy plus all other council platforms.

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Emily-Jayne Godfrey

Emily-Jayne Godfrey

Coordinator for the Operations team

Emily-Jayne Godfrey provides administrative, financial and secretarial support across the Council’s London Headquarters.

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Robert Hanf

Robert Hanf

Vice Chair for North America

He is also Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Regulatory Affairs, Emera Inc.

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Claudia Cronenbold Harnes

Claudia Cronenbold Harnes

Vice Chair for Latin America & the Caribbean

Claudia also chairs the Bolivian Committee of the World Energy Council and is First Vice President of the Santa Cruz Private Businessmen Federation

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Dr Elham Ibrahim

Dr Elham Ibrahim

Vice Chair for Africa

Over a number of years, Dr. Ibrahim has served in the areas of academic research, electrical energy production & interconnection, energy strategies and policies and international cooperation

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Barry Kermisch

Barry Kermisch

Senior Director of Comms, Digital and Platforms

Barry is responsible for ‘How’ the World Energy Council delivers its strategy and services including digital, communications, media, PR and platforms.

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Younghoon David Kim

Younghoon David Kim

Chair

Younghoon David Kim became the Chair of the World Energy Council at the close of the 2016 World Energy Congress in October 2016 and will occupy the post until September 2019

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Einari Kisel

Einari Kisel

Regional Manager for Europe

Dr. Einari Kisel is responsible for the development relations with all European Member Committees.

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José Antonio Vargas Lleras

José Antonio Vargas Lleras

Chair of the Communications & Strategy Committee

Dr Vargas is also Chairman of the Colombian Committee of the Council and President of CODENSA.

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