Our People

The world’s principal network of energy leaders and practitioners

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

Past 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 occupied this 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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Emily Melton

Emily Melton

Special Advisor to the Secretary General

Emily is responsible for supporting the WEC Chair, deepening the relationship with China and the Asian Development Bank and managing special projects.

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Mr. Shigeru (Sam) Muraki

Mr. Shigeru (Sam) Muraki

Vice Chair for Asia Pacific/South Asia

Shigeru Muraki was appointed Executive Vice President in 2010 and Vice Chairman in 2014.

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Marie-José Nadeau, C.M.

Marie-José Nadeau, C.M.

Immediate past Chair

Ms. Nadeau was the Chair of the World Energy Council between 2013 and 2016.

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José da Costa Carvalho Neto

José da Costa Carvalho Neto

Chair of the Programme Committee

He is also Former Chief Executive Officer of Eletrobras.

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