Day 1 - 08 February 2022 morning

10:00 - 11:45

Session #1

The demand for electrification in transport is a trend no-one can dispute any longer. The move toward EVs across a wide range of fleets is on the rise but not happening fast enough. Apart from providing significant carbon reductions, fleet EVs offer a clear pathway for renewable energy integration with a solid business case going forward. What matters most now is how to ensure the efficient charging of these vehicles. This panel will explore the main challenges and recommended actions for the implementation of efficient charging services in a world where EVs are the new normal.

Moderator: Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

Kristian Ruby took over as Secretary General of Eurelectric, effective 1 January 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked at WindEurope as part of the Executive Management team where, in his capacity as Chief Policy Officer, he was in charge of developing and implementing the political strategy of the association. Mr Ruby previously also held positions as assistant to the former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard and served, for a number of years, as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Climate and Energy as well as Environment.


10:00-10:05

Welcome and Introduction by EVision hosts

Gael Glorieux

Head of Strategic Communications, Eurelectric

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Gael Glorieux

Head of Strategic Communications, Eurelectric

Gaël Glorieux is the Head of Strategic Communications at Eurelectric, the federation for Europe’s electricity industry. In this position, she manages the communications on behalf of 3500 member companies active in electricity generation, distribution and supply.

Prior to this position, Ms Glorieux worked on electricity market regulation issues and was a public affairs adviser, managing contacts with the European Parliament and Council on behalf of the European electricity industry. She has now more than 20 years of experience in the electricity industry business.


Michelangelo Aveta

E-mobility Lead, Eurelectric

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Michelangelo Aveta

E-mobility Lead, Eurelectric

Michelangelo Aveta is the Advisor for Electromobility and Energy Efficiency at Eurelectric, the sector association representing the European electricity industry. With members in over 30 European countries, Eurelectric speaks for more than 3,500 companies in power generation, distribution, and supply.

In his daily tasks, Michelangelo coordinates Eurelectric’s expert groups on mobility and the construction sector. In doing so, Michelangelo acts as Electrification Lead within Eurelectric, to ensure the maximum level of consistency and ambition in the industry positions on the broad spectrum of the policies aiming at the decarbonisation of the European economy.

Before joining the association in 2021, Michelangelo worked in Brussels for three years as a public affairs consultant advising associations and corporations from the automotive and transport sector. Michelangelo holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in International Relations from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, and a master’s degree in European Political and Governance Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.


10:05 - 10:20

Policy Vision

Adina Vălean

EU Commissioner for Transport

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Adina Vălean

EU Commissioner for Transport

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Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

Kristian Ruby took over as Secretary General of Eurelectric, effective 1 January 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked at WindEurope as part of the Executive Management team where, in his capacity as Chief Policy Officer, he was in charge of developing and implementing the political strategy of the association. Mr Ruby previously also held positions as assistant to the former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard and served, for a number of years, as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Climate and Energy as well as Environment.


10:20-10:45

Executive Vision

Jean-Bernard Lévy

Eurelectric President - President & CEO, EDF

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Jean-Bernard Lévy

Eurelectric President - President & CEO, EDF

Jean-Bernard Lévy was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Group on November 26th, 2014.
From December 2012 to November 2014 he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thales, a leading electronics and systems industrial group.
From 2002 to 2012, he was at Vivendi, a global communications and digital media company, based in Paris. He was Chief Operating Officer of Vivendi from 2002 to 2005, and CEO from 2005 to 2012.
From 1998 to 2002 he was Managing Partner, Corporate Finance at Oddo & Cie.
From 1995 to 1998 he was Chairman and CEO of Matra Communication.
Jean-Bernard Lévy was General Manager, Communications satellites of Matra Espace and then Matra Marconi Space from 1988 until 1993, when he became Chief of Staff to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Industry, Postal Services & Telecommunications and Foreign Trade.
From 1986 to 1988, he was Advisor to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Postal and Telecommunications Services.
Jean-Bernard Lévy began his career in 1979 with France Telecom as an engineer in Angers. In 1982, he became responsible for the management of senior staff and budgets, and was later promoted to deputy head of Human Resources.

Jean-Bernard Lévy, 63, is married with four children. He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique (1973) and Télécom ParisTech. He is an officer of the Légion d’Honneur and of the Ordre National du Mérite.


Martin Daum

Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler Truck Holding AG

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Martin Daum

Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler Truck Holding AG

Martin Daum has been Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck Holding AG since July 12, 2021 and has been Chairman of Board of Management of Daimler Truck Holding AG since December 1, 2021. He is also Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG.

Martin Daum was born on October 28, 1959, in Karlsruhe, Germany. After graduating from high school in 1978, he did an apprenticeship as a banker. Post his apprenticeship, in 1980, he studied economics at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and graduated with a master’s degree in economics in 1985. After two
years of working as a Management Consultant, he joined the then Daimler-Benz AG in 1987.

Previous positions:

Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler Truck Holding AG, since 2021
Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler Truck AG, since 2019
Member of the Board of Management, Daimler Trucks and Buses, Daimler AG, 2017 until 2021
Executive Vice President, President & CEO, Daimler Trucks North America LLC, 2009
Vice President, Operations Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Daimler AG, 2006
Vice President, Product Unit Unimog, Special Vehicles & Controlling, Daimler AG, 2003
Director, Controlling Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Daimler AG, 2002
Director, Strategy CVD, DaimlerChrysler AG, 2001
Director, General Manager Finance and Administration, Sterling Corporation, Willoughby, Ohio USA, 1997
Director, Project Manager Controlling Light Truck Concept, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Portland, USA, 1996
Senior Manager, Commercial Director, debis Marketing Services GmbH, 1992
Senior Manager, Assistant to the Board Member Trading and Marketing Services, debis AG, 1990
Manager, Sales Organization Overseas/Sales Companies Overseas, DaimlerBenz AG, 1988
International Management Associate Program, Daimler-Benz AG, 1987


10:45-11:10

Industry Vision: Presentation of EY-Eurelectric Report on utilities accelerating the e-mobility transition

Serge Colle

Global Energy & Resources Industry Market Leader, EY

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Serge Colle

Global Energy & Resources Industry Market Leader, EY

Global energy advisor. Connecting clients with EY insights, services, assets and the broader energy ecosystem.

As the EY Global Energy & Resources Industry Market Leader, Serge supports clients as they manage challenges related to the energy transition.

Throughout his career, he has worked extensively in all parts of the value chain and with clients in diverse geographies.

Drawing on close to 30 years of experience, Serge provides guidance on strategies and business models and helps clients build the capabilities required for the new energy world.

He earned a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Ghent University, an ABMP degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an MBA in General Management from Vlerick Business School.

How Serge is building a better working world

Serge helps clients take advantage of low-carbon renewable energy sources and emerging technologies. His work directly contributes to greener operations, a better and more efficient customer experience and increased green capital investment potential.

He frequently meets with key stakeholders across the energy and resources industry to discuss ways to provide affordable, clean and reliable energy to all.


11:10-11:45

Panel Debate

Moderator: Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

Kristian Ruby took over as Secretary General of Eurelectric, effective 1 January 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked at WindEurope as part of the Executive Management team where, in his capacity as Chief Policy Officer, he was in charge of developing and implementing the political strategy of the association. Mr Ruby previously also held positions as assistant to the former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard and served, for a number of years, as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Climate and Energy as well as Environment.


Åsa Pettersson

CEO, Swedenergy

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Åsa Pettersson

CEO, Swedenergy

Åsa Pettersson is the CEO of Swedenergy since April 2021.  Swedenergy is a non- profit industry and special interest organisation for companies that supply, distribute, sell, and store energy. Mainly electricity, heating, and cooling. Swedenergy monitors and promotes the interests of its members and the Swedish energy sector in general. The organisation has a total of 400 members,

which includes state-owned, municipal, and private companies as well as associations within the energy sector.

Åsa comes from a position as head of Public Affairs  & Sustainability at Scania, a global manufacturer of trucks and buses, which she held between 2014- 2021. As such, she was responsible finding way to drive the shift to a sustainable transport system in dialogue with society and working in partnerships. She has more than to

20 years of experience of working with sustainability and public affairs in the transport and energy sector in Stockholm and Brussels.

Before joining Scania, she worked with sustainability and public affairs at the Swedish energy company Vattenfall AB at which she occupied various leading positions, including Head of Group Public Affairs and, Head of Group Sustainability.

She has a Master of Arts focused in Political Science & French from Lund University and completing studies in Climate Change and & Environmental protection from Stockholm University.


Miguel Stilwell de Andrade

CEO, EDP

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Miguel Stilwell de Andrade

CEO, EDP

Born in 1976 and graduated with an M.Eng with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) and an MBA by MITSloan (Boston, USA).

He initiated his career at UBS Investment Bank in London, UK, where he worked primarily in Mergers and Acquisitions in various projects in European countries, including Portugal, as well as in Japan, Thailand and Brazil.

Miguel lived between 1994 and 2003 in Scotland, Italy, England, Portugal and the USA.   In  2000, he joined EDP in the area of Strategy and Corporate Development / M & A and was the Director of this area between 2005 and 2009.

During this period Miguel coordinated and managed various M&A  and capital market transactions for EDP, including the acquisition of  several companies  that gave rise to EDP Renewables, the acquisition of Hidrocantabrico, the different phases of EDP’s privatization, EDP’s share capital increase in 2004, EDP Energias do Brazil IPO in 2005 and EDP Renewables IPO in 2008.

He was a member of the Board of EDP Distribuição Energia from January 2009 to February 2012.

Miguel was also a non-executive  Member of  the Board of  Directors of  EDP Inovação, EDP  Ventures, EDP  Gas Distribution and Chairman of  InovGrid ACE.

In 2012 he was  appointed Chairman of EDP Comercial as well as Counselor-Delegate and Vice-Presidente of  Hidroeléctrica del Cantabrico and Naturgas Energia. In 2014 he was appointed as Chairman of EDP Soluções Comerciais. He is currently a Director of FAE – Fórum de Administradores de Empresas.

He was appointed member of EDP Executive Board on 20 February 2012 and reappointed on 21 April 2015.


Serge Colle

Global Energy & Resources Industry Market Leader, EY

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Serge Colle

Global Energy & Resources Industry Market Leader, EY

Global energy advisor. Connecting clients with EY insights, services, assets and the broader energy ecosystem.

As the EY Global Energy & Resources Industry Market Leader, Serge supports clients as they manage challenges related to the energy transition.

Throughout his career, he has worked extensively in all parts of the value chain and with clients in diverse geographies.

Drawing on close to 30 years of experience, Serge provides guidance on strategies and business models and helps clients build the capabilities required for the new energy world.

He earned a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Ghent University, an ABMP degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an MBA in General Management from Vlerick Business School.

How Serge is building a better working world

Serge helps clients take advantage of low-carbon renewable energy sources and emerging technologies. His work directly contributes to greener operations, a better and more efficient customer experience and increased green capital investment potential.

He frequently meets with key stakeholders across the energy and resources industry to discuss ways to provide affordable, clean and reliable energy to all.


Day 1 - 08 February 2022 afternoon

14:00 - 15:15

Session #2 | Ensuring the right regulatory framework for e-mobility acceleration

The demand for electrification in transport is a trend no-one can dispute any longer. The move toward EVs has been long afflicted by a chicken-and-egg problem: which needs to come first, the EVs, or the charging infrastructure?

As the European Institutions progress on legislative files crucial for the mass adoption of EVs, this panel will explore the expected consequences of such regulatory initiatives and issue recommendations for the implementation of a new e-mobility regulatory framework.

Moderator: Roger Atkins

Founder - Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd

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Roger Atkins

Founder - Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd

From electric guitars to electric cars Roger has been on a colourful journey! After a couple of decades singing the praises of combustion engines he changed his tune a decade ago to become an EV advocate. Musician turned business consultant, his 'Electric Vehicles Outlook' consultancy has been busy with automotive, finance, mining, and energy clients, as well as publicly sharing an EV narrative on the LinkedIn platform where he now has in excess of 200,000 followers. A trio of start-ups behind him:- online car retailing at Virgin cars: amphibious vehicles with Gibbs: and electric trucks at Modec, he now acts as Brand Ambassador for SAIC Europe, and Rimac Automobili, as well as helping French start-up Paris Electric and Gao Feng Advisory in China.


14:00-14:10

Keynote Speech

Elisabetta Ripa

Head of Global e-Mobility, Enel

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Elisabetta Ripa

Head of Global e-Mobility, Enel

Elisabetta Ripa was born in Turin in 1965. After graduating in Economics and Commerce at La Sapienza University in Rome, she completed her management training with a Master’s in Operational Management at INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

Her career began in Promomedia Italia in 1988. In 1990 she joined the Telecom Group (then SIP) as Head of Strategic Planning for Mobile Services, serving in various roles with significant managerial responsibility in different fields, including Business Development, Finance and International Development.

In 2005, the year of the merger between Telecom Italia and TIM, she became Head of the Group’s strategic marketing, going on to coordinate relationships with institutional investors.

In 2011 she became Head of the Mobile Services Division for the Consumer segment (TIM), and in 2013 she was appointed Managing Director of the Sparkle Group.

In 2015 she was made Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Argentina SA.

In 2018 she became Managing Director and General Manager of Open Fiber, a role that she served in until August 2021.

Formerly Chair of Personal S.A., LanMed Nautilus Ltd and TIS North America Inc., she has also served on the boards of Avea in Turkey, StetHellas and Autogrill SpA.

In 2018 she joined the President’s Council of Asstel and the Advisory Board of IAB Italy.

In 2019 she was included on Forbes’ list of Italy’s most successful women and she also won the Bellisario award in the Management category.

In May 2021 she was appointed to the board of Telenor.

In November 2021 she became Head of the Global Division of e-Mobility at Enel.


14:10-14:15

Policymaker Response

Daniel Mes

Cabinet Member, EVP Frans Timmermans, European Commission

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Daniel Mes

Cabinet Member, EVP Frans Timmermans, European Commission

A lawyer by training, Daniel started his career at the European Commission in its competition department. There he worked on transport and digital technology files. During the last Commission term, he managed relations with the European Parliament and the Council, including on transport files, and was a speechwriter to Margrethe Vestager. Since 1 December 2019, he works in the Cabinet of Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans on the European Green Deal in Transport.”


14:15-15:15

Panel Debate

Moderator: Roger Atkins

Founder - Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd

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Roger Atkins

Founder - Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd

From electric guitars to electric cars Roger has been on a colourful journey! After a couple of decades singing the praises of combustion engines he changed his tune a decade ago to become an EV advocate. Musician turned business consultant, his 'Electric Vehicles Outlook' consultancy has been busy with automotive, finance, mining, and energy clients, as well as publicly sharing an EV narrative on the LinkedIn platform where he now has in excess of 200,000 followers. A trio of start-ups behind him:- online car retailing at Virgin cars: amphibious vehicles with Gibbs: and electric trucks at Modec, he now acts as Brand Ambassador for SAIC Europe, and Rimac Automobili, as well as helping French start-up Paris Electric and Gao Feng Advisory in China.


Sara Riera

Head of Energy & Charging, SEAT (VW Group)

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Sara Riera

Head of Energy & Charging, SEAT (VW Group)

Sara Riera is head of Energy & Charging at SEAT (VW  Group) since 2018. She is in charge of accelerating the e-mobility transition by providing the necessary products, services and customer experience at the intersection of automotive and energy.

Prior to this role, Sara held positions in the car manufacturer in the areas of corporate strategy, business development and product management, building a strong expertise in automotive and mobility sectors.

Sara holds a degree in Mathematics and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, and an MBA from IESE Business School. She collaborates part-time with IESE Business School and has co-authored various articles in the field of electric vehicles.

Sara was listed TOP Women in EV in the EV Summit 2020.


Daniel Mes

Cabinet Member, EVP Frans Timmermans, European Commission

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Daniel Mes

Cabinet Member, EVP Frans Timmermans, European Commission

A lawyer by training, Daniel started his career at the European Commission in its competition department. There he worked on transport and digital technology files. During the last Commission term, he managed relations with the European Parliament and the Council, including on transport files, and was a speechwriter to Margrethe Vestager. Since 1 December 2019, he works in the Cabinet of Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans on the European Green Deal in Transport.”


Jean-Philippe Laurent

President of IZIVIA and EDF’s Strategy and Development Director

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Jean-Philippe Laurent

President of IZIVIA and EDF’s Strategy and Development Director

Jean Philippe LAURENT began his career in Philips Research on the premises of artificial intelligence applied to lighting and consumer products.

He joined Siemens-VDO Automotive, leader in automotive electronics, in 1997. He was in charge of various fonctions: business, product development and product strategy.

From 2006 to 2018, he was successively in charge of R&D, Marketing and Sales & Marketing at Dalkia. Dalkia is a leading energy services company that develops and operates heating networks, energy efficiency solutions and renewable energy.

In March 2018, he was appointed EDF's Deputy Director of R&D in charge of the Commerce, Renewable Energy, Energy Management and Networks business areas.

Since July 2020, he has been in charge of Strategy and Development for the EDF Group's Customers, Services and Territories Division.


Bertrand Deprez

Vice President EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric

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Bertrand Deprez

Vice President EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric

Bertrand Deprez is Vice-President in charge of EU Government Affairs at Schneider Electric. He is heading the group’s liaison office to the EU. He provides expertise to EU policy-makers on a wide range of issues related to Schneider Electric business, in particular regarding digital, energy and climate policies. He is currently holding responsibilities in several associations and groups related to the EU. Among others responsibilities, Bertrand is board member of Digital Europe, European Alliance to Save Energy and the Smart Energy Demand Coalition.


Prior to that, Bertrand worked several years at Edelman/The Centre a well-known PR/PA agency specialised in EU affairs where he managed clients’ accounts in the field of energy and energy efficiency policies. Bertrand also was also the head of the EU policy forum, The Centre, which used to promote dialogue between the political world, the business community and the civil society at European level.


He also created a French-EU dialogue forum on EU policies entitled “Forum 311”. He participated to a International Visitor Leadership Programme organised by the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs in 2009.
Bertrand is a French citizen who graduated at University Lyon 3 (France) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). He now lives in Brussels.


Day 2 - 09 February 2022 morning

10:00-11:20

Session #3 | E-mobility and the four laws of ecology

Building on the joint EY-Eurelectric work on the role of utilities in accelerating EV penetration, this panel will look at the needed cooperation among the members of the e-mobility ecosystem. Identifying the suitable cooperation models becomes crucial to unlock the full benefits of different opportunities currently present.

Moderator Thierry Mortier

Global Digital & Innovation Lead for Energy, EY

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Thierry Mortier

Global Digital & Innovation Lead for Energy, EY


10:00-10:05

Welcome and Introduction by EVision hosts

Gael Glorieux

Head of Strategic Communications, Eurelectric

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Gael Glorieux

Head of Strategic Communications, Eurelectric

Gaël Glorieux is the Head of Strategic Communications at Eurelectric, the federation for Europe’s electricity industry. In this position, she manages the communications on behalf of 3500 member companies active in electricity generation, distribution and supply.

Prior to this position, Ms Glorieux worked on electricity market regulation issues and was a public affairs adviser, managing contacts with the European Parliament and Council on behalf of the European electricity industry. She has now more than 20 years of experience in the electricity industry business.


Michelangelo Aveta

E-mobility Lead, Eurelectric

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Michelangelo Aveta

E-mobility Lead, Eurelectric

Michelangelo Aveta is the Advisor for Electromobility and Energy Efficiency at Eurelectric, the sector association representing the European electricity industry. With members in over 30 European countries, Eurelectric speaks for more than 3,500 companies in power generation, distribution, and supply.

In his daily tasks, Michelangelo coordinates Eurelectric’s expert groups on mobility and the construction sector. In doing so, Michelangelo acts as Electrification Lead within Eurelectric, to ensure the maximum level of consistency and ambition in the industry positions on the broad spectrum of the policies aiming at the decarbonisation of the European economy.

Before joining the association in 2021, Michelangelo worked in Brussels for three years as a public affairs consultant advising associations and corporations from the automotive and transport sector. Michelangelo holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in International Relations from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, and a master’s degree in European Political and Governance Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.


10:05-10:15

Introduction

Vincenzo Ranieri

EU DSO Entity President, E-Distribuzione SpA CEO

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Vincenzo Ranieri

EU DSO Entity President, E-Distribuzione SpA CEO

Mr. Ranieri is the first President of EU DSO Entity, the new European association of Distribution System Operators established in June 2021.

In Enel Group since 2000, he is currently Chief Executive Officer of E-Distribuzione S.p.A. Prior to this role, he has held several positions of responsibility including Chief Financial Officer of the Group’s subsidiaries in Romania and Slovakia. He also served as Head of Planning and Control of the Enel Group and of the Global Infrastructure and Networks Business Line. He holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome.


10:15-10:25

Keynote Speech Annual EV Outlook

Doron Frenkel

Founder and CEO, Driivz

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Doron Frenkel

Founder and CEO, Driivz

Doron is an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years’ international management experience in the EV charging, telecommunications and fleet industries.

Prior to Driivz, Doron was co-founder and CEO of We!Secure and before that he held the position of GM of Israeli operations at Sphera.

As a Director at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), Doron led business relationships worth hundreds of millions of dollars with top customers such as Nextel and T-Mobile.


10:25-11:20

Panel debate

Moderator Thierry Mortier

Global Digital & Innovation Lead for Energy, EY

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Thierry Mortier

Global Digital & Innovation Lead for Energy, EY


Doron Frenkel

Founder and CEO, Driivz

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Doron Frenkel

Founder and CEO, Driivz

Doron is an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years’ international management experience in the EV charging, telecommunications and fleet industries.

Prior to Driivz, Doron was co-founder and CEO of We!Secure and before that he held the position of GM of Israeli operations at Sphera.

As a Director at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), Doron led business relationships worth hundreds of millions of dollars with top customers such as Nextel and T-Mobile.


Lies Eeckman

Managing Director, Polestar Belgium

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Lies Eeckman

Managing Director, Polestar Belgium

Lies initially earned her stripes in the FMCG sector, fulfilling various (managerial) positions in a marketing career spanning over 20 years. At the helm of Continental Foods’ marketing department, for example, she directed multiple award-winning campaigns for such local A brands as Devos Lemmens, Royco, Liebig Delisoup, Aiki and Imperial. And before that, as a marketeer at Alken-Maes, Nestlé Waters, Imperial Tobacco and Campbell Foods, she added many successful launches and campaigns to her marketing belt. But that was all before Lies made the shift to automotive in 2019, bringing a wealth of experience and proven prowess in creativity, innovation, digital transformation and customer centricity to an industry in desperate need of all of them. In the first instance as Marketing Director for the BMW Group Belux and now as Managing Director of Polestar Belgium, the disruptive new kid on the block.


Mathias Wiecher

Vice President e-Mobility, E.ON

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Mathias Wiecher

Vice President e-Mobility, E.ON

Mathias Wiecher is responsible for all E-Mobility activities across the E.ON group. Before this he lead the development of E.ON´s ultra-fast charging network across Europe. Prior to this, he was in leadership positions at E.ON Inhouse Consulting as well as at Kearney in Germany and the US with a focus on Energy and Mergers & Acquisitions


Markus Mildner

CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

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Markus Mildner

CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Markus Mildner holds an engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and started his career in a management consultancy. He joined Siemens in the year 2000 and since then held several Executive Management positions in Siemens and in-between at BenQ in Germany, Colombia, and Mexico.

From 2016 on he was responsible as General Manager for Siemens Energy Management Division in China. In 2019 he took over the responsibility for global sales at Siemens Smart Infrastructure out of Berlin. Since beginning of 2022 he is the CEO of eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

Besides several board memberships he is currently also serving as Industrial Advisor to the Low Carbon Institute of the Jiao Tong University of Shanghai and as Chairman of the Infrastructure Group of the German Asia-Pacific Business Association.


Jan Haugen Ihle

Head of Northern and Western Europe, IONITY

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Jan Haugen Ihle

Head of Northern and Western Europe, IONITY

Jan is Head of Northern and Western Europe in IONITY and is responsible for the development and establishment of IONITY’s high power charging network in the Nordic, Baltics, UK, Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain.

In his former position as Country Manager Norway in Fortum Charge & Drive Jan Haugen Ihle developed and established the largest and most successful charging network in Norway. He has made this possible by developing customer friendly solutions and cooperating with future oriented partners. Norway has the highest

density of electric vehicles in the world. During this establishment and development, he has gained a unique experience in the EV market.

Based on his experience through his work, Mr. Ihle is a frequently used speaker at international environmental conventions, e-mobility conferences and exhibits all over Europe. The Norwegian success in establishing a fast-growing foothold for electrical vehicles and the necessary infrastructure has put Norway on the map in this respect.

Jan Haugen Ihle has over 25 years’ experience from large international companies within the fields of finance, marketing, sales and communication. Mr. Ihle holds a master's degree in Strategic Marketing & Project Management from BI, Norwegian Business School and a bachelor's degree in Economy & Management from NHH, Norwegian School of Economics.


Day 2 - 09 February 2022 afternoon

14.00-15.05

Session #4 | The role of businesses in accelerating the transition

The session focuses on the initiatives led by future-looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to e-mobility.

Moderator Sandra Roling

Head of EV100

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Sandra Roling

Head of EV100

Sandra is head of our EV100 initiative, a global leadership platform bringing together major companies committed to accelerating the switch to electric transport to make it ‘the new normal’ by 2030. She also leads the development of our broader work on electro-mobility and clean transport.

Sandra has held various positions in developing the Climate Group’s engagement work with business as well as state and regional governments. She was also part of the founding secretariat for the We Mean Business coalition.

Previously, Sandra spent eight years in Brussels, where she led the public affairs team of a German political communications agency and set up its EU office. She holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, as well as an MA in Central and Eastern European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter, UK.


14:05-14:15

Keynote by

Fiona Howarth

CEO, Octopus Electric Vehicles

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Fiona Howarth

CEO, Octopus Electric Vehicles

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14:15-15:05

Panel Debate: Sustainable Business Model for EV Charging – what are the ingredients?

Moderator Sandra Roling

Head of EV100

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Sandra Roling

Head of EV100

Sandra is head of our EV100 initiative, a global leadership platform bringing together major companies committed to accelerating the switch to electric transport to make it ‘the new normal’ by 2030. She also leads the development of our broader work on electro-mobility and clean transport.

Sandra has held various positions in developing the Climate Group’s engagement work with business as well as state and regional governments. She was also part of the founding secretariat for the We Mean Business coalition.

Previously, Sandra spent eight years in Brussels, where she led the public affairs team of a German political communications agency and set up its EU office. She holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, as well as an MA in Central and Eastern European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter, UK.


Orlin Radev

Founder and CEO, AMPECO

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Orlin Radev

Founder and CEO, AMPECO

Orlin Radev is the CEO of AMPECO, a software company and provides a white-label SaaS infrastructure that enables charge point operators to start and scale a network of stations easily. He is a serial entrepreneur with vast knowledge and experience in IT and e-mobility. He founded ten companies over the last 15 years and helped many more launch and grow as a mentor and angel investor. Orlin is one of the leading experts on the topics of e-mobility and EV charging worldwide. He also acts as a speaker, trainer, and consultant to technology companies on business strategy, financial models, investors relations, marketing and scale-up.


Fiona Howarth

CEO, Octopus Electric Vehicles

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Fiona Howarth

CEO, Octopus Electric Vehicles

https://www.octopusev.com/about-us


Brian Palmer

Head of Public Policy, EU Last Mile, Amazon

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Brian Palmer

Head of Public Policy, EU Last Mile, Amazon

Brian Palmer is the Head of Public Policy, EU Last Mile for Amazon, leading operations-related political engagement with European institutions. He joined Amazon in 2016, in Seattle, USA, and is now based in Luxembourg. Prior to Amazon, Brian was Director of Postal and Sustainability Policy for UPS Global Public Affairs, based in Washington DC. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar and piano, and spending time with his wife, Yasmin, and two young children, Julian and Josefina.


15:10– 16:00

Session #5 | Accelerating customer acceptance

Session entirely focusing on how the public (local authorities) and private companies can ensure a seamless customer experience when using/recharging EVs.

Moderator Urska Skrt

Manager Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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Moderator Urska Skrt

Manager Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Urska Skrt is a Manager for Mobility at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She contributes to the Transforming Urban Mobility agenda by leading the project of mobility decarbonization. 

 

She promotes cross industry collaboration, advocates, and provides recommendations for accelerated decarbonization of mobility with an ambitious objective to unlock the value of vehicle fleet electrification that resides at the intersection of mobility, real estate and energy.

 

Urska has extensive experience in the area of smart energy demand response, smart cities and vehicle electrification and was a member of several European private public partnerships. Among other, she was a member of the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPOSS) and an Industry board member of European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI).


15:10– 15:15

Keynote by:

Alexander Verduyn

Sustainable and Intelligent Transport (Alternative Fuels Infrastructure) - Head of Sustainable Transport Forum, DG MOVE

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Alexander Verduyn

Sustainable and Intelligent Transport (Alternative Fuels Infrastructure) - Head of Sustainable Transport Forum, DG MOVE

Alexander is working for DG MOVE’s sustainable transport team, and responsible for electromobility and consumer rights in the context of the newly proposed Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation. He is also managing the Sustainable Transport Forum (STF), which is a formal expert group of the Commission, set up to assist with the implementation of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive currently under revision. He chairs the STF sub-group on best practices of public authorities to support the deployment of recharging infrastructure (more info: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/urban/stf/active-sub-groups/sub-group-4_en). He has a background in competition and energy, having previously worked for DG COMP and in the energy sector.


15:15– 16:00

Panel debate

Moderator Urska Skrt

Manager Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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Moderator Urska Skrt

Manager Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Urska Skrt is a Manager for Mobility at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She contributes to the Transforming Urban Mobility agenda by leading the project of mobility decarbonization. 

 

She promotes cross industry collaboration, advocates, and provides recommendations for accelerated decarbonization of mobility with an ambitious objective to unlock the value of vehicle fleet electrification that resides at the intersection of mobility, real estate and energy.

 

Urska has extensive experience in the area of smart energy demand response, smart cities and vehicle electrification and was a member of several European private public partnerships. Among other, she was a member of the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPOSS) and an Industry board member of European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI).


Karen Vancluysen

Secretary General, POLIS Network

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Karen Vancluysen

Secretary General, POLIS Network

Karen was appointed as Secretary General of Polis in September 2014, after having been the network's Research Director for 8 years. Prior to joining POLIS in 2004, she was Network Manager at ACCESS-EUROCITIES for a New Mobility Culture and project manager at Langzaam Verkeer, a Belgian centre for mobility management. Since 1998, she has been involved in urban mobility networking, innovation and policy activities as well as a wide range of European urban transport research projects. You can contact her in English, Dutch and French.


Eric Plaquet

President & CEO, GIREVE

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Eric Plaquet

President & CEO, GIREVE

Eric Plaquet spent most of his career developing high value-added services for companies all around the world, notably in the automotive and EV industries. He joined GIREVE as President in 2020.


Kyriakos Kofinas

Chief E–Mobility Officer, Public Power Corporation (PPC S.A.)

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Kyriakos Kofinas

Chief E–Mobility Officer, Public Power Corporation (PPC S.A.)

Mr. Kyriakos Kofinas has 27 years of Executive Career in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Held positions as Regional CEO, Business Director, Principal and as Head Coach in FMCG, Medical, Retail, Luxury, Executive Search, and in e-Mobility.
He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Athens, an ΜΒΑ from the Manchester Business School and an MSc in E-Commerce from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is also a certified Executive & Business Coach.


Alexander Verduyn

Sustainable and Intelligent Transport (Alternative Fuels Infrastructure) - Head of Sustainable Transport Forum, DG MOVE

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Alexander Verduyn

Sustainable and Intelligent Transport (Alternative Fuels Infrastructure) - Head of Sustainable Transport Forum, DG MOVE

Alexander is working for DG MOVE’s sustainable transport team, and responsible for electromobility and consumer rights in the context of the newly proposed Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation. He is also managing the Sustainable Transport Forum (STF), which is a formal expert group of the Commission, set up to assist with the implementation of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive currently under revision. He chairs the STF sub-group on best practices of public authorities to support the deployment of recharging infrastructure (more info: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/urban/stf/active-sub-groups/sub-group-4_en). He has a background in competition and energy, having previously worked for DG COMP and in the energy sector.


16:00– 16:10

Concluding Remarks

Michelangelo Aveta

E-mobility Lead, Eurelectric

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Michelangelo Aveta

E-mobility Lead, Eurelectric

Michelangelo Aveta is the Advisor for Electromobility and Energy Efficiency at Eurelectric, the sector association representing the European electricity industry. With members in over 30 European countries, Eurelectric speaks for more than 3,500 companies in power generation, distribution, and supply.

In his daily tasks, Michelangelo coordinates Eurelectric’s expert groups on mobility and the construction sector. In doing so, Michelangelo acts as Electrification Lead within Eurelectric, to ensure the maximum level of consistency and ambition in the industry positions on the broad spectrum of the policies aiming at the decarbonisation of the European economy.

Before joining the association in 2021, Michelangelo worked in Brussels for three years as a public affairs consultant advising associations and corporations from the automotive and transport sector. Michelangelo holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in International Relations from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, and a master’s degree in European Political and Governance Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.