Time to talk about #EnergyEmergency & how to protect the EU & the region👇
On 7 Dec, join @RCaliminte, GIE Deputy Secretary General, at @Eurogas #ARCCzechia Conference to learn more about the #EnergyTransition & the role of gas infrastructure in the 🇨🇿

📨http://bit.ly/3EQTHs8

24/11/22: #EnergyCouncil agreed on a regulation aiming at enhancing #solidarity via better coordination of #gas purchases, exchanges of gas across borders& reliable price benchmarks enhancing.

#EnergyTransparency is an essential part of the 🧩. GIE is a pivotal partner.

💡A “bottom-up” approach to decarbonising #buildings can lead to carbon neutrality, empowering consumers, energy communities, local authorities & suppliers.

So with the buildings sector & small- & medium-sized businesses, we've released a new joint paper: http://bit.ly/3ATLF0u

🗓️@MARCOGAZ, together with @Ener_Community and @GIEBrussels, are pleased to organise the 7th 2022 Monthly #Methane #Monday webinar next week, on 28th November from 14:30-15:30, this time on #MIST- support to #gas system operators to combat #methane #emissions.🏭

Interested in a regional analysis of the status of #decarbonisation in Central & South Eastern #Europe? Here you go👇

🧐https://www.gie.eu/press/decarbonisation-in-central-south-eastern-europe/

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GIE President

Torben Brabo     

GIE President
Chairman of GIE Board and GIE General Assembly

Torben Brabo is SVP on International Relations in Energinet Group, the Danish national transmission system operator for electricity and gas – which is an independent public enterprise owned by the Danish state under the Ministry of Climate, Utilities and Energy. He has more than 25 years of experience in the energy and gas sector in Denmark and abroad. Part of that as CEO in more than 10 years for the Gas TSO and Gas Storage Denmark (GSD). Prior to joining Energinet, he took part in several European power and gas projects working for European Commission or World Bank, etc. Torben Brabo is highly involved in Danish and European renewable and low-carbon gas projects.
Besides of being GIE’s President, he is engaged as Board member in ENTSOG (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas) and the European gas capacity trading platform PRISMA, and promoting ERGAR. Moreover, he participates in several decarbonisation projects, such as Gas for Climate (GfC) and the European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB). He has held a position as chairman of the board of the Danish-Swedish gas exchange ‘Gaspoint Nordic’.

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Harald Stindl
Gas Connect Austria

Harald Stindl

Gas Connect Austria


Personal details

Born in 1960, married, 2 children

Education

Graduate of the Vienna University of Economics and Business

Career

  • Since 2006: Gas Connect Austria Managing Director
  • 2004–2006: Managing Director at Central European Gas Hub GmbH
  • Since 2001: Authorised Officer of Finance in the Gas segment of OMV Erdgas (after unbundling of OMV AG)
  • 1999: Gas segment as Controlling Manager
  • 1997-1999: Project Manager in OMV AG
  • 1995–1997: Employed in the refining business (in Munich), Authorised Officer of Finances
  • 1989–1995: Various positions in Exploration & Production, at last as Finance Director at OMV (U.K.) Ltd. in London

Additional responsibilities

  • Member of the supervisory board of Austrian Gas Grid Management AG (AGGM)
  • Member of the supervisory board of Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH (TAG)
  • President of GTE EXCOM
  • Member of the committee of the association of Gas- and District Heating Supply Companies (FGW)

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Francisco de la Flor
Enagás

Francisco P. de la Flor

Enagás, Director


Experience of more than 35 years in the gas industry, in several areas and responsibilities. Main international positions: Chair of the Group of Experts on Gas in the United Nations ECE, member of the ExCom of the International Gas Union and member of the Board or Executive Board of ENTSOG, GIE, Marcogaz, and NGVA. Education in Chemical Engineering and Economic Science and Business Administration.

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Georg Dorfleutner
RAG Energy Storage

Georg Dorfleutner

RAG Energy Storage


Personal details

Born in 1977, Austrian

Education

2001 | Degree in law (Mag. iur.)
Administrative law, Private international law
Universität Wien – Faculty of law

1995 | University Entrance Diploma (Matura)
– Descriptive Geometry, Mathematics, French
Bundesrealgymnasium Geblergasse – Vienna

Career

  • Since January 2013: Managing Director
    RAG Energy Storage GmbH
    Canovagasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria
    – Marketing, business development and strategy
    – Legal matters
    – Market monitoring and evaluation
    – Regulatory affairs in the gas industry and lobbying within European and national associations
    o GSE Vice President (since 2013)
    o NGVA Board Member (since 2016)
  • Oct. 2011 – Dec 2012 : European Affairs Coordinator, RAG – ROHÖL-AUFSUCHUNGS AG
  • Oct. 2010 – Sep. 2011 : Vice Executive Secretary, GIE – Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Jan. 2008 – Sep. 2010 : Senior Legal Counsel, RAG – ROHÖL-AUFSUCHUNGS AG
  • Aug. 2003 – Dec. 2007 : Trainee lawyer, DULLINGER SCHNEIDER RECHTSANWÄLTE GMBH
  • June 2002 – May 2003 : Civil Service, DER WÜRFEL
  • May 2002 : Internship – Legal Department, SIEMENS AG ÖSTERREICH
  • Jun. 2001 – Feb. 2002 : Trainee, OBERLANDESGERICHT WIEN
  • Mar. 1998 – Mar.1999 : Intern, MAG. DAGMAR NEYER (Law firm)
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Gaetano Mazzitelli
Snam

Gaetano Mazzitelli

SNAM


Gaetano Mazzitelli has been Executive Vice President Commercial, Asset Planning & Regulatory Affairs of Snam since February 2021.

He began his career in Snam in 1995 with increasing responsibilities roles, including: national and international acquisition projects and the unbundling of transmission and regasification activities.

In 2001 he was Head of Tariffs and Project Evaluation at Snam Rete Gas, in charge of investment planning and regulated services tariff proposals and contributing to the company IPO.

From 2006 he was in charge of Snam Rete Gas Business Development, ensuring tariffs and network code proposals definitions, gas demand forecasts, the identification of markets and regulations development opportunities and participating to Stogit and Italgas acquisition and integration projects.

In 2011 he was appointed as Snam Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.
He was Board Director in TAG Gmbh and in Interconnector UK Ltd.
He was Chairman of the Shareholder Meeting of PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH between March 2017 and March 2021.

He is President/CEO of ITG, the company owning and operating the pipeline connecting Adriatic LNG terminal with the Italian network.

He is GIE Board Member, GTE and GSE Executive Committee Member as well as ENTSOG Board Member.

He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and achieved a Master on Business for Energy and Environment at the Eni School for higher studies “E. Mattei”.

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Ákos Kriston
Hungarian Gas Storage

Akos Kriston

Hungarian Gas Storage


Mr. Kriston has become CEO on 1st July 2020. He has been deputy CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Hungarian Gas Storage since 1st October 2013. Previously, he worked for MVM Hungarian Electicity Plc. among others as Head of Business Development. Before joining MVM Group Mr. Kriston worked in the field of financial advisory and audit for almost 10 years at Deloitte and KPMG, both in Hungary and in Germany. Mr. Kriston holds an MSc. degree in Business Administration and graduated from Corvinus University, Budapest.

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Pieter van Aartsen
Gasunie

Pieter van Aartsen

Gasunie


Pieter van Aartsen is company secretary of Gasunie. In addition to this position he heads the government and regulatory affairs department. Before taking up his position as GIE board member he chaired the strategy task force and represented GIE in the steering committee of GasNaturally.

Previously he has worked as policy advisor on energy, climate and the internal market in the European Parliament. He was closely involved in the negotiations between the EU institutions on the Third Energy Package and the Second Strategic Energy Review. Before relocating to Brussels he was working in the communications department of a political party and worked on several election campaigns in the Netherlands.

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Arno Büx
Fluxys Belgium

Arno Büx

Fluxys Belgium


Arno Büx has been Chief Commercial Officer of Fluxys Group and Fluxys
Belgium since autumn 2015. He oversees all commercial activities of
Fluxys, both regulated and non-regulated as well as its business
development in Europe.

Arno Büx is Board Member of GIE and President of GLE, European Industry
Association of LNG Terminal Operators.

Arno Büx holds degrees in Engineering and Business Administration.
Before joining Fluxys, he has evolved within the ENGIE Group for 20 years,
working in Belgium, France and Luxemburg but mostly contributing to the
development of the Group’s energy activities in Germany. He held various executive and nonexecutive management positions in businesses targeting the B2B and B2C commodity markets as well as the gas midstream sector.

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Camille Bonenfant-Jeanneney
Storengy

Camille Bonenfant-Jeanneney

Storengy


Camille BONENFANT-JEANNENEY, an engineer and political science graduate, was previously Managing Director of CPCU (Compagnie Parisienne de Chauffage Urbain), a subsidiary of Engie group. After spending three years at the head of France’s leading district heating network, which provides heat and hot water to 500,000 equivalent housing units, she began a new phase in her career with the Engie group by taking over the management of Storengy, one of the world’s leading underground natural gas storage companies, a developer of geothermal energy solutions and a producer and storer of low-carbon energy.

Camille BONENFANT-JEANNENEY began her training at Polytechnique (2000) and then followed a double degree at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and the Institut d’études politiques – Sciences-Po. She began her career in European affairs, as a diplomat at the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union (2006-2012), on industrial and environmental issues and as an advisor to the cabinet of the Minister Delegate in charge of European Affairs (2012-2013). In 2013, she joined RATP as head of the Greater Paris mission and then chief of staff to the Chairman and CEO (2014-2015).

In 2015, she joined the ENGIE group, initially as Director of NewCorp within the General Secretary. In 2018, she took over the management of the Paris district heating company; as a director of Storengy since 2018, she got to know the company she is joining today.

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Doug Waters
Uniper Energy Storage

Doug Waters

Uniper Energy Storage


Doug Waters has worked in the international energy industry for over 20 years across many areas of the business, both technically and commercially – including almost 18 years at E.ON and Uniper.

Starting as a gas turbine specialist, he then had a number of roles in Power Generation, UK Energy Trading, Asset Management and Global CCGT Fleet Management in UK and Spain. In 2015 Doug and his family relocated from Madrid to Dusseldorf, Germany, where for the following five years he has been the Director of Uniper’s international Global Energy Services business with teams in India, Dubai and Singapore as well as UK and Germany. Since November 2020 Doug Waters is heading the gas storage operator Uniper Energy Storage and leading Uniper’s successful storage business into the future market environment.

Doug holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham University, UK and an Executive MBA from ESMT, Berlin, Germany. He is a Chartered Engineer in the UK registered with the Engineering Council and holds a UK NEBOSH Construction Certificate as well as having qualifications related to commodity future and derivatives.


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Ralph Bahke
Ontras

Ralph Bahke

Ontras


Ralph Bahke, born 1964, studied Information Technology at the Technical University of Dresden. He joined VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG in 1994 and became responsible for the planning of automation technology. In 2001 he changed to the Gas Transportation Department where he held various senior management positions.

Between January 2006 and November 2008, Bahke worked in senior management posts of the Network Marketing Department in the newly established transmission system operator ONTRAS. Since November 2008 he has been one of the two ONTRAS managing directors, responsible for the division controlling and development.

From December 2009 to December 2015 Bahke was board member of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG).

In 2011 Bahke was appointed member of the Energy Advisory Board of the German Free State of Saxony. Since December 2012 Bahke was Chairman of the board of “Vereinigung der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber Gas e.V.”, the association of German Transmission System Operators for Gas. He gave up this position in 2020 and joined GIE (Gas Infrastructure Europe) board in January 2021.

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Erik Kolstø
NET4GAS

Erik Kolstø

NET4GAS


Career

  • Since 2016: Commercial Director, NET4GAS
  • 2010–2016: Head of Gas Supply East, RWE Supply & Trading
  • 2008-2010: Executive Director, RWE Gas Slovensko, s.r.o
  • 2006-2010: Head of Wholesale Origination, RWE Transgas
  • 2004-2006: Strategic Portfolio Management, RWE Stoen

Additional responsibilities

  • Member of GTE EXCOM
  • 2018-2020: Member of the Board, Czech Gas Association

Education

  • Graduate of University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

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