World Energy Council Announces New Cohort of Global Future Energy Leaders

2nd July 2024

World Energy Council Announces New Cohort of Global Future Energy Leaders

London, 2 July 2024 – The World Energy Council is proud to announce the selection of 49 exceptional young professionals for the 2024-2025 cohort of the prestigious Future Energy Leaders programme. The new additions bring the total number of current Future Energy Leaders to 108 under the three-year programme.

The addition of the new cohort brings overall global Future Energy Leader representation to  63 countries spanning the globe, including 34% from Europe, 19% from Latin America and the Caribbean, 18% from Asia, 16% from Africa, 7% from North America, and 6% from the Middle East and Gulf States. The participants come from a variety of sectors including power and utilities, renewables, technology and innovation, government, consultancy, civil society, and academia.

Future Energy Leaders are an integral part of the Council’s global energy community. They collaborate closely with the energy leaders of today from across the Council network, to forge new shared understanding and foster more effective cooperation in the pursuit of faster, fairer and more far reaching energy transitions worldwide.

The 2024-2025 global Future Energy Leaders programme participants are:

  • Sawadogo Abdoul Faissal , Sank Green Energy; Burkina Faso
  • Chadia Michelle Abreu Manon, Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Dominican Republic ; Dominican Republic
  • Karikari Achireko, The World Bank; Ghana
  • Matthias Agius, The Energy and Water Agency; Malta
  • Meirah Alkaabi, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure; United Arab Emirates
  • David Arinze, Off-Grid Energy; Nigeria
  • Enoc Basilio, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Peru
  • Khangalsaikhan Bayaraa, Eurokhan LLC; Mongolia
  • Francisco Beltran, KTH Royal Institute of Technology; Uruguay
  • Mariela Colombo, Calden Consultoria; Argentina
  • Solène Cronimus, ENGIE; France
  • Freyja Björk Dagbjartsdóttir, Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland; Iceland
  • Jeffrey Du, Sembcorp Industries Ltd; Singapore
  • Ahmed Elmezain, Tsukuba University; Egypt
  • Youssouf Eusman, King Abdullah City For Atomic and Renewable Energy; Djubouti
  • Runtian Feng, Uniper; Germany
  • Eduardo Fernández Castro, Repsol; Spain
  • Tomás Goldstein, Equinor; Portugal
  • Nikita Gorbatko, Adventum Tech, NGG group, NRG; Latvia
  • Noureddine Hamri, Turn up the light; Morocco
  • Zhang Han, State Grid; China
  • Jonathan Haupert, The Boeing Company; United States
  • Martin Heissenberger, VERBUND Green Power and World Energy Council Austria; Austria
  • Hossam  Hussein, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC); Egypt
  • Rimshah Javed, Arenko ; Pakistan
  • Nirmal KC, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat; Nepal
  • Wonjae Kim, KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering Co.,Ltd; Korea
  • Kasweka Konga, Africa GreenCo/GreenCo Power Services Limited ; Zambia
  • Yifei Liu, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; China
  • Sai Praneeth Macherla, Verdagy; Canada
  • Nonhlelo Mathunjwa, Hitachi Energy; Eswatini
  • Wojciech Modzelewski, ClientEarth; Poland
  • Shipra Mohan, ABB AS Norway; Norway
  • Quy Nguyen, Sembcorp Energy Vietnam; Vietnam
  • Carolina Parra, Fundación Chile; Chile
  • Akshay Sanjeev Patil, Bain & Company; United States
  • Edison Andrés Pogo Macas, CELEC; Ecuador
  • Robin Puchert, Division of Climate and Energy, Bavarian Environment Agency; Germany
  • Ana Karen Rangel Lappe, Siemens Energy; Mexico
  • Shiyu  Rao, CBRE; China
  • Jim Rijks, Iberdrola Renewables; Netherlands
  • Yang Loong Siaw, Sarawak Energy; Malaysia
  • Annabelle Sibué, Iberdrola Energie France; France
  • Joe Sigolo, Kekst CNC; United Kingdom
  • Arianna Tapia, Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador; Ecuador
  • Jeremy Wong, CLP Holdings; Hong Kong, China
  • Alexander  Worner Papenberg, Copec S.A; Chile
  • Maide Yılmaz, Foton Energy; Turkey
  • Eduarda Zoghbi, Climate Investment Funds; Brazil

The Council’s global Future Energy Leaders programme is complemented by National Future Energy Leaders programmes around the world - communities of young energy professionals within individual countries, tied to national member committees of the World Energy Council. The structure and activities are tailored to each national context.

In addition to ongoing projects and challenges, networking events and conversations with peers as well as exposure to the Council’s energy transition leadership tools, Global and National Future Energy Leaders convene alongside the wider energy ecosystem at the Council’s flagship World Energy Congress every two years. The next Congress will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-29 October 2026.

Find out more about the Council’s Future Energy Leaders programme here.

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