Anders AslundAnders Aslund is senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. He has served as the director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace since 2003 and as co-director of the Carnegie Moscow Center's project on Economies of the Post-Soviet States. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He was a professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and director of the Stockholm Institute of East European Economics. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, co-chairman of the Economics Education and Research Consortium and chairman of the Advisory Council of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), Warsaw.
Jean-Marie CHEVALIER is professor of economics at the University of Paris-Dauphine, Director of the Centre de Géopolitique de l’Energie et des Matières Premières. He is also Senior Associate at Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA, Paris office), member of the Board of Directors of Nexans, member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique (CAE). He has worked, as an economist, for Elf Aquitaine (now Total) and the energy department of the World Bank. He taught energy economics and industrial organization at the universities of Algiers, Rabat, Grenoble, Paris XIII, at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. For several years he was a member of the board of directors of the Banque Nationale de Paris. He has published numerous books and articles on energy economics and industrial organization.
Jean-Marie Chevalier graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a PhD in economics from the University Pantheon-Sorbonne. He is professeur agrégé des Facultés de Sciences Economiques.
Herman FranssenHerman Franssen is President of International Energy Associates. He is Senior Associate with the CSIS Energy Program, Distinguished Associate with Fesharaki & Associates and Senior Associate of GDP Associates New York, Senior Associate with MEC and Centre of Global Energy Studies London, adjunct scholar with the Middle East Institute Washington, a fellow of the Yamani Centre London. Prior to that he was the Senior Advisor to the Minister of Petroleum and Minerals in Oman. He also served in various positions with the US Congress, The US Department of Energy and as Chief Economist of The International Energy Agency.
Until September 2007 Claude Mandil was Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. Before that he was President and CEO of the Institut Français du Pétrole and technical advisor for Industry, Energy and Research in the French Prime Minister's Cabinet. He was Managing Director of Gaz de France and CEO of The Institute for Industrial Development and became the Director General of the Bureau of Mines and Geology. Later he served as Director General for Energy and Raw Materials and as Chairman of the IEA's Governing Board. From 1991 to 1998 he represented France at the Nuclear Safety Working Group of the G7.
Peter Odell is Professor Emeritus of International Energy Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is author of many books and one of the most renowned energy economists in the world. He was honoured by the International Association for Energy Economics and awarded with the Centennial Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
Nuclear physicist Walt Patterson has been a fellow of the Energy, Environment and Development Programme of Chatham House in London since 1991. He has published twelve books and hundreds of papers, articles and reviews, on nuclear power, coal technology, renewable energy, energy systems, energy policy and electricity. His most recent book is called Keeping The Lights On: Towards Sustainable Electricity.
Erik Steen Sørensen
Erik Steen Sørensen works as an independent consultant on issues related to energy markets, policy analysis and strategy formulation with emphasis on European gas and electricity. He has worked extensively in areas related to EU policies, energy sector reform, re-structuring, competition and regulation, and on the environmental challenges for the energy sector. He was Director for Investments and Energy Efficiency at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels from 2002 to 2006. Before that he held various positions at among others the International Energy Agency and Dong A/S.
Valery Sorokin is Professor at the Russian University of Oil and Gas. Furthermore Mr. Sorokin works as a consultant to the Expert Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and acted as the Head of the Expert Group on Global Energy Security during Russia's Presidency in the G8. Mr. Sorokin currently holds the position of Director on the Board of Transneft.
Jonathan Stern is Director of Gas Research at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He is also Honorary Professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee; and Visiting Professor at Imperial College's Centre for Environmental Policy in London. He is a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology at University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of several books and many shorter works on energy and natural gas issues in: the UK, Europe (western and eastern), the former Soviet Union and Asia.
Jean Vermeire currently works as an independent consultant on gas industry matters. He is a member of the Boards of Distrigas NV and of Nederlandse Gasunie NV, as well as of the Strategic Committee of both boards .Furthermore he is President of the International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL), based in Paris.Previously he held various management positions at Chevron, with several international postings. In 1989 he joined Distrigas as Commercial Director and was appointed General Director of the new gas merchant company Distrigas, following the unbundling in 2001 of the former Distrigas. He retired from this position in Februari 2005.
Luc Werring worked 23 years in Brussels for the European Commission. His last position at directors level was principal advisor on energy issues, mainly international relations, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Before he was also head of unit for technology, safety and environment in transport and later for energy efficiency and renewable energy and in this function reponsible for the drafting and adoption of a large number of policy documents and Directives such as for green electricity, energy performance of buildings , co-generation, biofuels , ecodesign for energy using products and energy effciency and energy services. Since end 2007 he works as independent consultant and is senior adviser for Hill & Knowlton and senior fellow for the Clingendael institute.
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