In partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA), Friends of Europe’s annual high-level conference and presentation of the International Energy Agency’s flagship World Energy Outlook, regarded as the gold standard in energy analysis, discusses the rapidly-evolving global energy landscape and its implications for Europe.
In our 2019 edition, we are welcoming key speakers and senior stakeholders to exchange insights on the outlook for European energy markets and provide first-hand key insights on the outcomes of international climate and energy discussions held in Santiago during COP25.
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Marco Alverà has been appointed as the first President of GasNaturally, the partnership representing the European gas industry. He is Chief Executive Officer of Snam since April 2016. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer from January to April 2016. Since April 2016 he is also Chairman of the Board of Snam Rete Gas, a Snam’s subsidiary company that operates in natural gas transportation and dispatching. With a degree in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics, Marco Alverà began his career in London working in Private Equity and M&A. In 2000 he founded Netesi, Italy’s first broadband ADSL company.
Fatih Birol took office as Executive Director of the IEA in September 2015, twenty years after first joining the agency. He previously held the positions of Chief Economist and Director of Global Energy Economics, with responsibilities that included directing the flagship World Energy Outlook publication. Dr. Birol has been named by Forbes Magazine among the most powerful people in terms of influence on the world’s energy scene.
Andreas Nauen has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Offshore Business Unit of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in 2017. His career within the power generation industry began in the nineties with Siemens. With eleven years of experience as Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Wind Power as well as Repower/Senvion, Nauen has a strong track record in the renewable industry. Prior to accepting his current position, Nauen was Managing Director of Design, Manufacturing and Sales of Mechanical Components for Industrial Applications at KTR Systems GmbH in Rheine, Germany.
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