Meet the Future Energy Leaders
“For me, FEL-100 was a great opportunity to both widen and deepen my perspective on the energy sector. The programme also offered a spectacular chance to participate in the global energy dialogue. What I enjoy most is working with enthusiastic energy professionals around the world, not to mention meeting new people and making friends. The FEL-100 programme is a must for young professionals willing to become the energy leaders of tomorrow. ”
Pirjo Jantunen, Future Energy Leader and former FEL-100 Chair
Future Energy Leaders Board
Nuno is currently the Technology and Innovation Director of the Efacec Group and is responsible for designing the company’s technological strategy. He is also charged with promoting synergies between various different business units with external stakeholders. He is also the Director of the Technology School of the Efacec Academy. He is a Senior Member of IEEE as well as the Power Engineering Society (PES), of IEEE. Nuno has more than 70 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and conference and teaches at two different universities.
Bennet is an energy professional with more than 10 years’ experience in the energy industry. He has held a broad range of positions within the sector, including Strategic Analyst at Meridian Energy and a Senior Security of Supply Analyst in the System Operations division of Transpower. During his time in the energy sector Bennet has developed a keen understanding of how the sector works from end to end, with a special focus on providing expert advice on strategic issues such as long-term security of supply and energy market design.
Members of the Development Committee
Lois Gicheru is the Founder and CEO of Solafrique, a company committed to increasing access to electricity in Kenya. She is the Deputy Secretary of the World Energy Council Kenya Member Committee and plays an active role in contributing to implementation of effective energy policy in Kenya. She was awarded the entrepreneur of the year award at the 2016 AEEP stakeholder’s forum for her community mini grid model and was also recognised as an upcoming energy leader during President Obama’s 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
Antonio Erias Rodríguez is a Market Analysis Coordinator at the Strategy Division in Enagás, a Spanish gas infrastructure operator for transmission, LNG regasification and underground storage. He has collaborated with several think tanks and business coalitions focused on climate action and leads the FEL programme Climate Change Taskforce.
Mariana currently works in Business Development at Intermepro, a private company in the solar energy sector. She also teaches at the Universidad Nacional de Los Comechingones. She is a member of the coordinating team of the Energy Leaders Community of the Argentinian Chapter of the World Energy Council. She is member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum for young leaders.
Members of the Nominations Committee
Mervin is an award-winning Nigerian Energy Professional, a Presidential Scholar, Public Speaker and STEM Ambassador, committed to developing individuals and equipping them with skills critical to thriving in an increasingly dynamic and digital energy economy. She is currently a Completions General Field Engineer, with more than 6 years’ experience at Schlumberger.
Dohyung Lee, is in charge of investment in Energy and Energy Infrastructures, at Samtan, Republic of Korea. He is also a director in an Australian coal company. Gordon has a Masters degree in Mining Engineering (MEng), from Hanyang University in Seoul. He is interested in energy economics and his study has been mainly on analysis of the energy market and national policies relating to behavioural economics.
Gelem is an Industrial Engineer, dedicated to business development in the energy industry, with over 10 years’ experience in production and organisational processes improvement. She currently heads up the Global Portfolio and Business Development department at Siemens, in Nürnberg. She also dedicates part of her time to her duties as Diversity Ambassador with a focus on generational and gender balance.
Members of the Studies Committee
Andrei Covatariu is the Regulatory Affairs Manager for Enel X and Energy Management, at Enel Romania. Previously held positions at Enel Romania include Executive Assistant to the CEO & Country Manager, Public Affairs Specialist and Market Analyst & Energy Acquisition Expert. He is also a Senior Research Associate and the Summer School Director at Energy Policy Group (Bucharest-based energy think tank).
Sultan is a graduate of Chemical and Process Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University. After his graduation, Sultan joined Petroleum Development, Oman, as a development process engineer where he worked as a process support engineer in the Harweel Field in Southern Oman. He now works at Petroleum Development in the Energy Policy Section.
Andreas is an energy lawyer (qualified in both England and Cyprus), who specialises in advising on regulatory frameworks, competition law and commercial agreements within the energy sector. He is particularly interested in how regulation can be used to encourage innovation in relation to creating a more flexible electricity grid.