President
Annette Loske

Representing IE´s member association VIK – Germany

Annette Loske has been Managing Director at VIK German Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers between 2009 – 2015. Before she has been working for the German federation since 2001 as an expert on energy politics and economics. Prior Annette worked for the oil production company DEMINEX (later VEBA Oil). Here she was active in project management for oil/gas exploration and production projects in Russia and the CIS.

Annette has a doctor’s degree in philology from the University in Münster. Furthermore, she has got a Master of Business Administration from the Open University Business School in the UK.

Deputy President
Alessandro Profili

Representing IE´s member association AICEP – Italy

Alessandro acts as IFIEC Europe's Permanent Representative to the EU. He had a long company carreer working in various management postions inter alia for Alcoa, Honeywell and Exxon. Furthermore, he is affiliated with various other federations and organisations as Assomet, Eurometaux and the Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries.
Alessandro graduated from the University of Rome with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering.  He later earned an MBA at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France.

Vice-President
Carlos Abreu

Representing IE´s member association APIGCEE – Portugal

Carlos Alberto Medeiros Abreu is SECIL Group Director of Operations, having joined the company in 1984. Mr Abreu holds positions as Director in the following companies: Secil Lobito (Angola), Ciment de Sibline (Lebanon), Société des Ciments de Gabès (Tunisia) and Supremo / Margem (Brazil). He is also active in other associations as Cembureau and ATIC.
Carlos holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from IST – Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon) and from several Management Courses from the Portuguese Catholic University and Kellog University, namely in the areas of management, environment, leadership and renewable energies.

Vice-President
Jean-Paul Aghetti

Representing IE´s member association UNIDEN – France

Jean-Paul Aghetti is Energy Managing Director of Rio Tinto Alcan for the EMEA region. Since 1989 he has been involved in energy for Pechiney, Alcan and Rio Tinto. Jean-Paul was also commissioner at the French regulator CRE as industrial users representative from 2007-2010. He has been working with IFIEC Europe and its French member association UNIDEN for several years.
Jean-Paul holds an Electrotechnical Engineering degree from ENSEEIH (Toulouse).

Vice-President
Michal Ajchel

Representing IE s member association IEPiOE  - Poland

Michal Ajchel is Vice President of Energy Business and Member of the Board of Schneider Electric Poland. Before 2010 he held various managing positions in Schneider Electric. Since 2010 he been focusing mainly on energy market. Michal has extensive experience with practical aspects of smart energy management and efficiency. For several years he has been a member of the Polish Smart Power Grid Consortium and Member of the Board of the Polish Chamber of Industrial Energetics and Energy Customer.
Michal Ajchel holds an Electrotechnical  Engineering degree from the University of Technology Warsaw.

Vice-President
Knut Baumann

Representing IE´s member association Norsk Industri – Norway

Knut Baumann is responsible for European and trade issues at Norsk Industri – Federation of Norwegian Industries, with special focus on energy and climate policies. Formerly he has worked within the Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry and the Federation of Norwegian Process Industries. He has also headed the latter's Brussels Office.
Knut is a political scientist, holding a bachelor degree from the University of Oslo and two master degrees from University of London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies and London School of Economics respective

Vice-President
Peter Claes

Representing IE´s member association FEBELIEC – Belgium

Peter has been active in IFIEC and other European and national industry associations for almost 20 years, and is a former President of IFIEC Europe. As Deputy President he concentrates mainly on the implementation of the European Target Models for natural gas and electricity, and on representing IFIEC on key strategic and regulatory issues. Peter also chairs the Working Party Electricity of IFIEC Europe and is General Manager of FEBELIEC -­ Federation of Belgian Industrial Energy Consumers.­
Peter holds Master of Business Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Vice-President
Fernand Felzinger

Representing IE´s member association UNIDEN – France

Fernand headed the Energy Departments of Rhodia Chemical Group until 2002 and then ArcelorMittal until 2009, in both cases, on a worldwide basis. Before 2000, he held various managing positions in Rhône-Poulenc Group.
He holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale (Paris), a Master of Sciences from Stanford University (California) and a MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau).

Vice-President
Hans Grünfeld

Representing IE´s member association Royal VEMW – The Netherlands

Hans Grünfeld is Managing Director of VEMW, the Dutch member association of IFIEC Europe. Having served VEMW since 1999, Hans has extensive experience with the liberalization and integration of the European gas and electricity markets. From 2007-2011, he served as President of IFIEC Europe. Before joining VEMW, Hans Grünfeld worked as researcher for McKinsey & Company and as policy analyst at Rand Europe. 
Hans Grünfeld received a Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology and holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.

Vice-President
Pasi Kuokkanen

Representing IE´s member association Elfi – Finland

Pasi Kuokkanen is Managing Director of Suomen ElFi Oy in Finland. He has 20 years of experience as energy market generalist working e.g. at Hansel, Nord Pool Spot, Fingrid Oyj and Fortum Oyj. In recent years he lead several multinational projects as the “Estonian´s day-ahead and intra-day electricity markets opening” and the “ Full market coupling via implicit auction between Poland and Sweden.“
Pasi holds a Master of science (eng) from The Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) and was furthermore educated at the Finnish Institute of Management.

Vice-President
Thomas Mock

Representing IE´s member association VIK – Germany

Thomas Mock is Director Public Affairs at HYDRO Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH in Germany with around 5000 employees. He chairs the Climate Committee of IFIEC Europe´s German member association VIK. Thomas has been active in IFIEC Europe and other European and national industry associations for almost 15 years. He concentrates mainly on key strategic and regulatory issues concerning the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading Schemes, the liberalisation of electricity and renewables in Brussels and Berlin.
Thomas holds a Master of Law from the University of Cologne and is a trained lawyer by profession.

Vice-President
Jeremy Nicholson

Representing IE´s member association EIUG – U.K.

Jeremy Nicholson is Director of the Energy Intensive Users Group, which campaigns for secure, competitive energy supplies for UK industry. He joined the EIUG as an economic adviser in 2000 and has been active in IFIEC Europe for over 10 years. He is a member of Ofgem's Sustainable Development Advisory Group and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. He trained as a civil engineer with the Halcrow Group, specialising in infrastructure and regulatory projects for water and energy utilities and their regulators.
He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of East London.

Vice-President
Jaromír Vorel

Representing IE´s member association AEM/SVSE – Czech Republic

Jaromír Vorel is working in the company ŠKO-ENERGO, the general energy services company of Škoda Auto, the major Czech car producing company, member of Volkswagen Group. He is in the CEO position since 2013. Previously he worked in chemical and industrial gas industry (21 years) and in the power generating and supplying industry (10 years). All in the operational management and project management positions. He was a chairman of the energy committee of Czech Chemical Association (SCHP ČR). Since 2015 he chairs the Czech Association of Large Energy Consumers (SVSE). He is also Vice-President of the Czech Association of Energy Managers.

Vice-President
Christopher Webb

Representing IE´s member association EIUG – U.K.

Christopher Webb is Head of Energy Management in the EMEA region for Linde Group Purchasing. He was educated at Imperial College London, and worked in international petrochemcials contracting before joining BOC in its engineering organisation. His subsequent career has incorporated spells in Quality, and Key Customer Management, before taking over responsibility for Energy Purchasing and Risk for BOC in the UK and Ireland in 2007, and across Europe for Linde from 2011. He is a former member of the CBI Energy Policy Committee in the UK.

Chair MC
Fernand Felzinger

felzinger​[at]​ifieceurope.org

Fernand Felzinger headed the Energy Departments of Rhodia Chemical Group until 2002 and then ArcelorMittal until 2009, in both cases, on a worldwide basis. Before 2000, he held various managing positions in Rhône-Poulenc Group.
He holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale (Paris), a Master of Sciences from Stanford University (California) and a MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau).

Director of Coordination
Lars Jope

jope​[at]​ifieceurope.org
Mobile: +49 172 2 69 90 63

Lars Jope coordinates as Director the activities of IFIEC at European level in Brussels. He additionally advices VIK - German Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers in Berlin. 
Lars holds a degree of Law from the University of Hamburg and is a trained Lawyer by profession, who is admitted as Attorney-at-law. Additionally, he holds a Master of Business Administration from Quadriga University Berlin, at which he was also educated as Public Affairs Manager.

Chair WP Electricity
Peter Claes

febeliec​[at]​febeliec.be

Peter Claes has been active in IFIEC Europe and other European and national industry associations for almost 20 years, and is a former President of IFIEC Europe. As Deputy President he concentrates mainly on the implementation of the European Target Models for natural gas and electricity, and on representing IFIEC on key strategic and regulatory issues. Peter also chairs the Working Party Electricity of IFIEC Europe and is General Manager of FEBELIEC - Federation of Belgian Industrial Energy Consumers. 
Peter holds Master of Business Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Rapporteur WP Electricity
Inger Kristin Holm

Inger.Kristin.Holm​[at]​hydro.com

Inger Kristin Holm has been working for Hydro since 2000, in the Energy Business Area. Currently Inger Kristin works on regulatory and power market issues in the EU, Norway and Brazil. Prior she held various other positions in Hydro, within portfolio management, strategy and project development.  Before joining Hydro she worked for the Norwegian Ministry of Energy and for the Norwegian Federation of Industries.
Inger Kristin holds a Master of Business from Norwegian Business School.

Chair WP Gas
Steinar Solheim

steinar.solheim​[at]​yara.com

Steinar Solheim is Vice President Energy Sourcing of Yara International. He started working for Norsk Hydro in 1980. He held different positions in Hydro Agri (which later became Yara International) and Oil and Energy in Hydro. Steinar has worked with energy issues since 1993. He has established trading and marketing activities for Hydro in Brussels in 1996 and started in Hydro Agri as responsible for energy sourcing in 2000.
Steinar was educated at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian School of Management. He worked as researcher at the University of Oslo.

Rapporteur WP Gas
Valentin Höhn

v.hoehn​[at]​vik.de

Valentin Höhn has been active in IFIEC Europe for almost 8 years. In parallel he is working for the German member association VIK. In 2013 he became Rapporteur of IFIEC´s Working Party. Before joining the industrial consumer side, he worked as a consultant in the energy sector.
He holds a Master's degree in business from the University of Essen. 

Chair Working Party Climate & Efficiency
Michiel Cornelissen

Michiel.Cornelissen​[at]​usgbv.com

Michiel Cornelissen is Advisor Climate and Energy Policies at USG (Utility provider at Chemelot site for a.o. SABIC, OCI Nitrogen, Lanxess and DSM). Before joining USG, Michiel has worked as Project Director and Business Development Manager at DSM responsible for a.o. sustainability projects and ETS trade. Michiel received from the Eindhoven University of Technology a Master degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master degree in Process and Product Design.

Rapporteur Working Party Climate & Efficiency
Jean-Philippe Perrot

Jean-Philippe.Perrot​[at]​solvay.com

Jean-Philippe Perrot has been working for the Solvay Group since 1988. From 1990 to 2003 he was the power plant manager of the industrial site of Dombasle (East of France). In 2003, he moved to Brussels to work at Solvay Headquarter. Currently he works for Solvay Energy Services and is in charge of the coordination of EU Emission Trading Scheme and of the follow-up of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas intensity within the Solvay Group. He is active in several national and European associations of large energy consumers.
Jean-Philippe holds a Masters Degree in Chemicals Processing from the University of Nancy.

President
Annette Loske

a.loske​[at]​vik.de

Annette Loske has been Managing Director at VIK German Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers between 2009 – 2015. Before she has been working for the German federation since 2001 as an expert on energy politics and economics. Prior Annette worked for the oil production company DEMINEX (later VEBA Oil). Here she was active in project management for oil/gas exploration and production projects in Russia and the CIS.

Annette has a doctor’s degree in philology from the University in Münster. Furthermore, she has got a Master of Business Administration from the Open University Business School in the UK.

Deputy President
Alessandro Profili

Representing IE´s member association AICEP – Italy

Alessandro acts as IFIEC Europe's Permanent Representative to the EU. He had a long company carreer working in various management postions inter alia for Alcoa, Honeywell and Exxon. Furthermore, he is affiliated with various other federations and organisations as Assomet, Eurometaux and the Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries.
Alessandro graduated from the University of Rome with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering.  He later earned an MBA at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France.

Electricity

The Working Party Electricity prepares and permanently evaluates IE positions in the domain of electricity markets, electricity price competitiveness and infrastructure and generation adequacy. It concentrates on issues linked to the implementation of the EU Electricity Target model (such as the development of grid codes, transparency legislation, market design, …), generation adequacy, infrastructure availability and cost-benefit analyses, primary fuel mix choices for electricity generation and its impact on prices, security of supply and the environment. It evaluates electricity price levels and their impact on global industry competitiveness, and proposes corrective actions if this is threatened. It detects and promotes opportunities for industrial consumers in the liberalized electricity markets (auto-production, prosumers, demand response, …).

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Chair WP Electricity
Peter Claes

febeliec​[at]​febeliec.be

Peter Claes has been active in IFIEC Europe and other European and national industry associations for almost 20 years, and is a former President of IFIEC Europe. As Deputy President he concentrates mainly on the implementation of the European Target Models for natural gas and electricity, and on representing IFIEC on key strategic and regulatory issues. Peter also chairs the Working Party Electricity of IFIEC Europe and is General Manager of FEBELIEC - Federation of Belgian Industrial Energy Consumers. 
Peter holds Master of Business Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Rapporteur WP Electricity
Inger Kristin Holm

Inger.Kristin.Holm​[at]​hydro.com

Inger Kristin Holm has been working for Hydro since 2000, in the Energy Business Area. Currently Inger Kristin works on regulatory and power market issues in the EU, Norway and Brazil. Prior she held various other positions in Hydro, within portfolio management, strategy and project development.  Before joining Hydro she worked for the Norwegian Ministry of Energy and for the Norwegian Federation of Industries.
Inger Kristin holds a Master of Business from Norwegian Business School.

Gas

The shale gas revolution in the U.S. put the European industrial end consumers at a competitive disadvantage, while at the same time the European gas supply is still dominated by few suppliers. Therefore IFIEC Europe is constantly working on competitive prices for industrial consumers. This is done on any possible layer, but mainly inside the framework on the 3rd Energy Package from the Commission.

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Chair WP Gas
Steinar Solheim

steinar.solheim​[at]​yara.com

Steinar Solheim is Vice President Energy Sourcing of Yara International. He started working for Norsk Hydro in 1980. He held different positions in Hydro Agri (which later became Yara International) and Oil and Energy in Hydro. Steinar has worked with energy issues since 1993. He has established trading and marketing activities for Hydro in Brussels in 1996 and started in Hydro Agri as responsible for energy sourcing in 2000.
Steinar was educated at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian School of Management. He worked as researcher at the University of Oslo.

Rapporteur WP Gas
Valentin Höhn

v.hoehn​[at]​vik.de

Valentin Höhn has been active in IFIEC Europe for almost 8 years. In parallel he is working for the German member association VIK. In 2013 he became Rapporteur of IFIEC´s Working Party. Before joining the industrial consumer side, he worked as a consultant in the energy sector.
He holds a Master's degree in business from the University of Essen.

CLIMATE & EFFICIENCY

IFIEC Europe is carefully following political decisions and measures in the field of policy against global warming, because these are highly affecting EU industry regarding their existential needs for a secure and competitive energy supply. IFIEC´s view on climate and efficiency measures is therefore focused on balanced EU actions based on a comprehensive sustainability approach for energy supply systems, which takes into account the three equally important components: ecology, economy and security. IFIEC Europe´s members - who already achieved impressive results in developing efficient technologies and innovative products - are willing and prepared to continue to do so and to invest in technologies which help reduce carbon emissions and raw materials input. For that purpose, they need a policy framework that effectively avoids carbon leakage and supports investments in modern industry productions.

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Chair Working Party Climate & Efficiency
Michiel Cornelissen

Michiel.Cornelissen​[at]​usgbv.com

Michiel Cornelissen is Advisor Climate and Energy Policies at USG (Utility provider at Chemelot site for a.o. SABIC, OCI Nitrogen, Lanxess and DSM). Before joining USG, Michiel has worked as Project Director and Business Development Manager at DSM responsible for a.o. sustainability projects and ETS trade. Michiel received from the Eindhoven University of Technology a Master degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master degree in Process and Product Design.

Rapporteur Working Party Climate & Efficiency
Jean-Philippe Perrot

Jean-Philippe.Perrot​[at]​solvay.com

Jean-Philippe Perrot has been working for the Solvay Group since 1988. From 1990 to 2003 he was the power plant manager of the industrial site of Dombasle (East of France). In 2003, he moved to Brussels to work at Solvay Headquarter. Currently he works for Solvay Energy Services and is in charge of the coordination of EU Emission Trading Scheme and of the follow-up of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas intensity within the Solvay Group. He is active in several national and European associations of large energy consumers.
Jean-Philippe holds a Masters Degree in Chemicals Processing from the University of Nancy.

President
Annette Loske

Annette Loske has been Managing Director at VIK German Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers between 2009 – 2015. Before she has been working for the German federation since 2001 as an expert on energy politics and economics. Prior Annette worked for the oil production company DEMINEX (later VEBA Oil). Here she was active in project management for oil/gas exploration and production projects in Russia and the CIS.

Annette has a doctor’s degree in philology from the University in Münster. Furthermore, she has got a Master of Business Administration from the Open University Business School in the UK.

Deputy President
Alessandro Profili

Alessandro acts as IFIEC Europe's Permanent Representative to the EU. He had a long company carreer working in various management postions inter alia for Alcoa, Honeywell and Exxon. Furthermore, he is affiliated with various other federations and organisations as Assomet, Eurometaux and the Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries.

Alessandro graduated from the University of Rome with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering.  He later earned an MBA at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France.

Secretary General
Roger Goffin

goffin​[at]​ifieceurope.org
Phone: +32 2 888 52 69

Roger Goffin is as General Secretary in charge of the administration of IFIEC Europe since 1993. Until 2006 Roger worked as Managing Director for Hoechst in Africa, Austria, Germany and Belgium.
Roger holds degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry from ULB - Free University of Brussels. 

Director of Coordination
Lars Jope

jope​[at]​ifieceurope.org
Mobile: +49 172 2 69 90 63

Lars Jope coordinates as Director the activities of IFIEC at European level in Brussels. He additionally advices VIK - German Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers in Berlin. 
Lars holds a degree of Law from the University of Hamburg and is a trained Lawyer by profession, who is admitted as Attorney-at-law. Additionally, he holds a Master of Business Administration from Quadriga University Berlin, at which he was also educated as Public Affairs Manager.

Treasurer
Alfred Richmann

Alfred Richmann is IFIEC Europe´s Treasurer. He has been Managing Director of VIK, the German member association of IFIEC Europe, until 2009. Prior, he was responsible for the Energy Department at headquarter of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce at Bonn.
Alfred holds a doctor’s degree in General Economics from the Georg-August-University of Goettingen / Germany.