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World Energy Council adds 41 members to global Future Energy Leaders program

The World Energy Council has added 41 members to its global Future Energy Leaders program (FEL-100), the council’s platform to support and promote the energy leaders of tomorrow.

Members of the FEL-100 community share a commitment to shaping the future of energy; solving the world’s most pressing challenges in energy and sustainability; engaging in national, regional and global activities and events; and delivering innovative projects through their “Market of Ideas” program, according to a press release.

FEL-100 program members represent diverse backgrounds, including government, business and industry, academia and research, finance, IGOs, NGOs, oil and gas, renewables, technology, innovation and start-ups, engineering and construction, and utilities.

The 41 new Future Energy Leaders were pulled from 351 nominations by the council’s member committees. WEC says the number of applications received increase 114% compared to 2019 and regional diversity increased, including +24% in Africa. The 2020 FEL-100 community represents 66 countries and every continent. The new 2020 leaders are:

Academia & Research Sector

Aman Verma, Canada, Researcher, Canadian Energy Research Institute

Ana Sousa, Portugal, Phd Student, Instituto Superior Tecnico

Engineering/Construction Sector

Brock King, Canada, Associate, Asset Development, Kiewit

Christian Diendorfer, Austria, Research Engineer, Austrian Institute of Technology

Dana Declaro, Singapore, Assistant Vice President, Energy & Power, Marsh

Finance Sector

Bolormaa Chimednamjil, Mongolia, Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation

Renata Viggiano, Italy, Junior Trader, Eni Trading and Shipping

Government Sector

Ardit Cami, Belgium, Assistant to the ASG, Energy Charter Secretariat

NGO/IGO Sector

Hasmik Barseghyan, Armenia, Coordinator of Renewable Energy Programs, Women in Climate and Energy (WiCE) Armenia

Oil & Gas Sector

Abdulaziz Al-Qasim, Saudi Arabia, Champion of CCUS/EOR, Saudi Aramco

Ahmed Hassan, Egypt, Planning Section Head, Egyptian Gas Regulatory Authority (GasReg)

Alan Sakar, Mexico, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance, Technology & Consulting Sector

Alejandra Salazar Delgado, Chile, Business Developer Latin America, TOTAL/Co-Chair Advisory Council, Global Shapers World Economic Forum

Carolina Vereda Gorgé, Spain, Regulatory expert, Endesa (Enel group)

Joy Eze, Trinidad & Tobago, Project Lead Well Engineer, Shell Trinidad & Tobago Limited,

Pedro Gomes, Norway, Senior LPG Trading Analyst, Equinor

Zlata Sergeeva, Russian Federation, Leading specialist, PJSC NOVATEK

Renewables Sector

Gabriel Guggisberg, Chile, Head E-Mobility Team, Sustainable Energy Agency (AgenciaSE)

Jose Caceres Blundi, Switzerland, Licensing & Value Creation Leader, GE Renewable Energy

Kevin Enongene Enongene, Cameroon, Senior Climate and Low Carbon Development Analyst/Central Africa Regional Director, FOKABS

Steve Heinen, New Zealand, Energy Systems Analytics Manager, Vector

Technology & Consulting Sector

Ana Angel, Colombia, Manager Latin America, Hinicio

Binta Barry, France, Lawyer, Linklaters LLP

Dimitrios Doukas, Greece, CIO & Country Manager Greece, NET2GRID BV

George Constantin, Romania, Hydro & Irrigations Sales Manager, Romelectro

Sara Jaber, Lebanon, Senior Sustainability Engineer, EcoConsulting

Utilities Sector

Anna Dimitrova, Bulgaria, Head of Department, Energy Policy, Environment and Innovation, EVN

Burak Yitgin, Turkey, Research Specialist, Energy Exchange Istanbul

Caitlin Mould, United States of America, Business Development – Turbine Controls and Cyber Security for North America, Siemens Energy – SCD

Ellen Diskin, Ireland, PR5 Manager, ESB

Esam Al Murawwi, United Arab Emirates, Power Projects Division Manager, Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company (TRANSCO)

Harrykrishna Niadassen Poonoosamy Padiachy, Mauritius, Managing Director, NKH Energy, NRP Properties

Joan Chahenza, Kenya, Chief Financial Analyst & Technical Assistant to Corporate & Regulatory Services Director, Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd

Nabil Jedaira, Morocco, Business development manager, EDF

Nishant Sharma, India, Manager, NTPC Ltd

Ola Abdelmotaleb, Egypt, Network Planning Engineer and Energy systems modeler, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)

Patrick Lees, Finland, Commercial Manager, ABO Wind Oy

Remi Banaga, Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), Territory Sales Manager, Caterpillar Electric power

Ricardo Javier Careaga, Paraguay, Project Manager, Itaipu Binacional

Salisu Isihak, Nigeria, Senior Advior, Project and Innovation, Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria

Wassim Ballout, France, Energy Analyst, EDF – Corporate Strategy Division