London Secretariat

The World Energy Council has been based in London since its founding in 1923. Currently, the London secretariat consists of over 30 staff who support the Secretary General in developing the Council’s activities worldwide.

Five Regional Managers and special advisors assist with the regional integration of the World Energy Council’s global work, promote its work at the regional level, support national Member Committees in the various regions, facilitate the Council’s relationships with regional organisations and coordinate World Energy Council events within the regions. The World Energy Council currently operates in six regions, including  Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific/South Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America/Caribbean and North America.

Find out more about World Energy Council staff’s responsibilities and how we can support you with your involvement with the network.

Secretary General
Christoph Frei

Christoph Frei is Chief Executive and Secretary General of the organisation. He is responsible for managing the day to day affairs of the Council and presents its strategic insight and global activities at international energy conferences around the world.

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Members Services & Operations

TaniaTania Baumann is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Director of Operations. Responsible for staff and operations, she ensures that the World Energy Council is in good shape to deliver an exceptional service to our stakeholders. Tania will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Tania’s experience spans across managing public policy, membership, events, legal and governance. She was previously Head of Secretariat at Nominet, an internet technology company, where she was responsible for company policy and stakeholders. Prior to her appointment at Nominet, she was the Director of the UK national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce. Tania has also worked in consultancy, in state government in Australia as a trade adviser, and for the International Finance Corporation (World Bank). She has degrees in International Commercial Law and in International Business, and speaks French, Japanese, and conversational Portuguese.

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Sophie_Rose_HDSophie Rose is Manager, Member Services and Head, Future Energy Leaders Programme. Based in London, Sophie provides support to the World Energy Council’s Member Committees, develops member-related programmes and processes, and leads the membership application process. She also manages the Future Energy Leaders’ Programme working to engage young professionals at the national, regional and international levels. Sophie is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

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Michelle Arellano is Coordinator, Member Services.
Michelle acts as first-line of contact and provides support in the development and strengthening of member committees and Future Energy Leaders (FEL-100).  She is also the liaison for the member committees in their interactions with the London Secretariat and works with the Regional Managers to support the Council’s network.

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Partners Services


Charlotte Kidd is Associate Director, Partnership Development. Charlotte is responsible for the development of the World Energy Council’s partnership programmes. Presently on maternity leave, returning August 2018.





Cliodhna O’Flaherty-Mouscadet is Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships. Cliodhna manages the relationships with a wide range of key Partner organisations globally from the World Energy Council Secretariat in London.  She has a responsibility to oversee and strengthen Partner involvements in all aspects of the World Energy Council’s network, work programmes and global events. Additionally, she helps develop new business opportunities to further enhance the Council’s engagement with the private sector. Before moving to the UK, Cliodhna has lived in Ireland, France, Romania and Algeria, and she speaks English and French fluently.

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Work Programme

Seijin Kim is Director of Special Projects and Flagships. Based in London, Seijin is presently  in charge of the global World Energy Scenarios as well as the regional Scenarios deep-dive for Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, Seijin provides support for the Global Agenda team.


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Sandra Winkler is Director, Policies and PMO. Based in Toronto, is presently on maternity leave.

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John Bourne is Senior Manager, Head of Issues Monitor. John manages the relationships with private sector Patron organisations globally from the World Energy Council Secretariat in London. He has a responsibility to oversee and strengthen Patron involvements in national member committees, work programmes and events as well as to develop new business opportunities. In addition, John leads the World Energy Issues Monitor, a global report conducted in over 90 countries to capture the latest trends and developments facing the energy industry.  John also assists with the organisation of the World Energy Council’s World Energy Leaders’ Summits.

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Catriona Nurse is Senior Manager, Sectoral Programmes Catriona is a member of the Sectoral Programmes and Special Projects Team in London. She is responsible for the day-to-day liaising with the Knowledge Network members and with other experts for various technical reports.  Catriona is the key contact for the World Energy Council’s History project, which delivered a chronological record of events in the life of WEC from 1923, culminating in the publication of From World Power Conference to World Energy Council – 90 Years of Energy Cooperation, 1923-2013.

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Regional Agenda

SV4_0195Einari Kisel is Regional Manager for Europe. Einari is responsible for the development relations with all European Member Committees, companies and institutions such as the European Commission. Based in Tallinn, Estonia, Einari also supports development work on the Energy Sustainability Index methodology for the World Energy Trilemma work. Due to his many years of experience in the field of energy policy and proficiency in English, Russian and Finnish, Einari also represents the World Energy Council as a speaker at various international events.

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Latsoucabé Fall is Regional Manager for Africa. Latsoucabé coordinates and facilitates activities, events and participation of World Energy Council Member Committees in Africa. Based in Senegal, Latsoucabé organises the World Energy Council  Africa Regional Work Programme and assists Member Committees in the region by providing advice, added-value products and services, and supporting local and regional events to promote the Council’s work. He serves as a regular liaison officer between the London Secretariat and Member Committees.

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Communications & Media

Florence Mazzone is Associate Director, Head of Communications. Based in London, Florence is responsible for external communication and outreach projects for the World Energy Council activities around the world. Florence manages the branding, marketing and online presence of the Council. She supports the Council’s external affairs activities focusing on its relationship with major international processes and organisations such as the United Nations. Florence also works with the Communications team on the Council’s news and reporting activities, supporting member committees in their communications efforts. She is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

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Lucy Chakaodza is Media and PR Manager. Based in London, Lucy manages the World Energy Council’s relationships with media around the world and handles the Council’s news content both online and print. Working in close partnership with project teams and national member committees, Lucy also manages the production of World Energy Inside, the monthly newsletter for members.  In addition, Lucy supports the work of the Communications team on external affairs and reporting activities. She holds a degree in Politics and Law and is a trained journalist obtaining a post-graduate qualification in Newspaper Journalism, Public Affairs and Media Law.

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Global Agenda: World Energy Congress and events

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Heidi Reville is Associate Director and Head of the Global Agenda Team. Heidi leads the content design and development of sessions at the Council’s flagship and regional events. Presently on maternity leave returning January 2018.

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Lena Dente

Marlene “Lena” Dente is Senior Manager and Head of Government Affairs in the Global Agenda Team. Lena develops the strategy and leads the engagement with stakeholders from governments globally to ensure they are engaged with the World Energy Council’s projects, publications and flagship and regional invents including the World Energy Congress and the World Energy Leaders’ Summits. Additionally, she develops programming for the Ministerial community. Lena has a BA in international politics from DePauw University and an MA in international security studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She was also a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum. Lena speaks German and English fluently and is working on French.

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