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 30 years, and was previously President of IFIEC Europe from 2003 to 2007.  He also chaired the Working Party Electricity of IFIEC Europe for more than 10 years.  Peter is currently General Manager of FEBELIEC -­ the Federation of Belgian Industrial Energy Consumers.­

Peter holds a Master of Business Economics from the University of Leuven.

Deputy President
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

Jorge Mendonça e Costa

Representing IE´s member association APIGCEE – Portugal

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 Finlanda. 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

Emmanuel Tillous-Borde

Representing IE´s member association UNIDEN – France

Emmanuel Tillous-Borde is currently General Manager – Head of Energy purchasing at ArcelorMittal, where he has worked since 2008. From 1997-1999 he has worked for ABB Group as Sales Engineer in South Asia, and from 2000-2007 for Group Gaz de France on the Finergaz development of cogeneration project and as Project Director of a 400 MW combined cycle in the South of France.

He is a graduate of ESME Engineering school and holds an Executive MBA from ESSEC Mannheim. .

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

Nicolas de Warren

Representing IE´s member association UNIDEN – France

Nicolas de Warren is President of UNIDEN, the French member association of IFIEC Europe, and Corporate VP, Institutional Affairs, of ARKEMA, the French leading chemicals and advanced materials group. Nicolas has been active for more than 15 years at national and EU levels in all the fields related to industrial competitiveness, and mainly to climate change and energy. After having spent eight years in the Department of industry, at services then Cabinet level, he joined Atochem, the Chemical subsidiary of the Elf Group in 1991, and held various positions in M&A, then in business, as Business Manager up to BU managing director in acrylics then in oxygenates. Nicolas holds a Law degree from the University of Paris and is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).

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

Jeremy Nicholson

nicholson​[at]​ifieceurope.org

Acting Director of Coordination and former representative of IE´s member association EIUG

Jeremy Nicholson is the former 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.

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 30 years, and was previously President of IFIEC Europe from 2003 to 2007.  He also chaired the Working Party Electricity of IFIEC Europe for more than 10 years.  Peter is currently General Manager of FEBELIEC -­ the Federation of Belgian Industrial Energy Consumers.­

Peter holds a Master of Business Economics from the University of Leuven.

Chair WP Electricity

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.

Rapporteur WP Electricity

Amandine Chaillous

amandine.chaillous​[at]​alvancegroup.com

Amandine Chaillous has been working for Alvance since 2019 working on energy and sustainability, with a focus on climate and energy policies and the power market. She is active in several national and European associations of large energy consumers. Before joining the aluminium industry she worked in the renewable electricity production sector, mainly on long term power contracting.

Amandine holds a MS in Civil Engineering from UCLA/ESTP and an MBA from INSEAD.

Chair WP Gas

Jochen Wagner

jochen.wagner​[at]​basf.com

Jochen Wagner has been an active member of IFIEC's Working Party Gas since 2014. He became its acting Chair of the Working Party in July 2020. He works for BASF, leading the procurement team responsible for sourcing natural gas, electricity, coal and steam at their European sites, having worked for the company since 2001. He has led the Working Party Gas of German federation VIK and VCI since 2014.

He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Kaiserstautern University of Applied Sciences.

Chair WP Climate & Efficiency

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 WP Climate & Efficiency

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.

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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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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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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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.

Jochen Wagner

jochen.wagner​[at]​basf.com

Jochen Wagner has been an active member of IFIEC's Working Party Gas since 2014. He became its acting Chair of the Working Party in July 2020. He works for BASF, leading the procurement team responsible for sourcing natural gas, electricity, coal and steam at their European sites, having worked for the company since 2001. He has led the Working Party Gas of German federation VIK and VCI since 2014.

He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Kaiserstautern University of Applied Sciences.

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.

Amandine Chaillous

amandine.chaillous​[at]​alvancegroup.com

Amandine Chaillous has been working for Alvance since 2019 working on energy and sustainability, with a focus on climate and energy policies and the power market. She is active in several national and European associations of large energy consumers. Before joining the aluminium industry she worked in the renewable electricity production sector, mainly on long term power contracting.

Amandine holds a MS in Civil Engineering from UCLA/ESTP and an MBA from INSEAD.

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.

Deputy 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 30 years, and was previously President of IFIEC Europe from 2003 to 2007.  He also chaired the Working Party Electricity of IFIEC Europe for more than 10 years.  Peter is currently General Manager of FEBELIEC -­ the Federation of Belgian Industrial Energy Consumers.­

Peter holds a Master of Business Economics from the University of Leuven.

Chair MC

Jeremy Nicholson

nicholson​[at]​ifieceurope.org

Acting Director of Coordination and former representative of IE´s member association EIUG

Jeremy Nicholson is the former 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.

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.