14 New Chairs and 7 New Secretaries across the world

Posted on 18 August 2015

Members_mapFrom Latin American Caribbean to Europe, Central Asia to East Asia, the Pacific and South Asia new Chairs and Secretaries of Membership Committees have been appointed.

In welcoming the new Chairs and Secretaries, Christoph Frei, Secretary General, said: “With change becoming the single constant factor in the energy world and COP21 approaching in only a few months’ time, it is a time of great opportunity and challenge for our Member Committees.  I welcome all our new Chairs and Secretaries in their new roles as we move forward in addressing the challenges of well-balanced energy systems.”

“The World Energy Council is a global network of highly dedicated people and our Member Committees play a critical role in helping to achieve the World Energy Council mission of securing a sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people.”

The new World Energy Council Member Committee Chairs and Secretaries appointed in the period January to August 2015 are:

Armenia H.E. Areg Galstyan
Chile Mr Francesco Giorgianni
Estonia Mr Margus Vals
Greece Mr. Giorgos N.Stasinos
India P.K. Pujari
Luxembourg Tom Eischen
Mexico Mr Francisco Xavier Salazar  Diez
Nepal Gajendra Kumar Thakur
Netherlands Mr Jeroen van Hoof
Pakistan Mr Arshad Mirza
Russia Mr Vladimir Pekhtin
Sri Lanka Dr.B.M.S.Batagoda
Switzerland Mr Martin Schmid
Uruguay Carolina Cosse


Armenia Mr Mnatsakan Mnatsakanyan
China Mr Li Yanzhong
Cyprus Ms Julia Costi
Netherlands Mr Aad Groenenboom
Pakistan Dr Muhammad Pervaz
Thailand Ms Dararut Ritboonyakorn
Uruguay Olga Otegui