Serge Colle

EY Global Energy & Resources Industry Market Leader; Global Power & Utilities Sector Leader

Serge Colle

Serge Colle

EY Global Energy & Resources Industry Market Leader; Global Power & Utilities Sector Leader

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.

Monique Goyens

Director General of BEUC

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Monique Goyens

Monique Goyens

Director General of BEUC

As Director General of BEUC, Monique represents 46 independent national consumer associations in 32 European countries, acting as a strong consumer voice in Brussels, ensuring that consumer interests are given weight in the development of policies and raising the visibility and effectiveness of the consumer movement through lobbying EU institutions and media contacts.


As a consumer expert and advocate, and on behalf of BEUC, Monique is a member of the Euro Retail Payments Board as well as of the European Commission’s Consumer Policy Advisory Group. She is also a member of the Advisory Group on Noncommunicable Diseases of WHO-Region Europe. Previously, she was a member of the expert group on “Online Disinformation” (2018), the expert group on “trade agreements” (2018-2019), the EU High Level Forum for the Capital Market Union (2020) and sub-group on Artificial Intelligence, Connected Products and other new Challenges in Product Safety (2020), and the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance and Expert Group High-Level Roundtable on Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (2021-2022). She was also Vice-Chair of the European Advisory Board of the Open Society Foundations (2017-2020).


In her capacity as BEUC Director General, Monique is currently EU Co-Chair of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) a network of EU and US consumer organisations, and she also represents BEUC at Consumers International, the international consumer organisation.


Apart from championing consumers’ rights, Monique’s passions/challenges are her family & cooking for friends – including delicious veggie meals.

Carla Detrieux

Director of Business Development at Volta Trucks

Carla Detrieux

Carla Detrieux

Director of Business Development at Volta Trucks

Volta Trucks’ Director of New Business Development, Carla Detrieux, was part of the founding team and pivotal in shaping and defining the company’s mission to be the leader in zero emissions, safe and sustainably mobility. Starting her career in the hospitality sector with Best Western and Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Carla has put customer relationships and experience at the heart of the Volta Trucks’ business development strategy, spearheading partnership, collaboration, and knowledge sharing, which culminated in Europe’s two largest ever orders of electric heavy commercial vehicles, with Petit Forestier and DB Schenker.  Since Volta Trucks launched 18 months ago, the commercial team has grown exponentially, with cross-sector experience, facilitating market entry into seven European countries and customer engagement across multiple industries

Markus Mildner

CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Markus Mildner

Markus Mildner

CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Since January 2022 Markus Mildner has been CEO of eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

Previously, he headed the global sales organization at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. Between 2016 and 2019 Markus was General Manager for Siemens Energy Management Division in China. In the past he held several Executive Management positions at Siemens and BenQ in Germany, Colombia, and Mexico.

Besides several board memberships Markus is currently 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.”

 


Dan Caesar

CEO of the Fully Charged SHOW

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Dan Caesar

Dan Caesar

CEO of the Fully Charged SHOW

Clean Energy promoter since 2005, Electric Car driver since 2015, Dan has spent >20 years promoting cleaner energy and transport including with, or on Accelerating Clean Technologies, Department of Energy & Climate Change, Energise Communications, Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Solar Media; Renewables Roadshow, Renewables Awards, Renewable Heat Incentive Roadshow, Energy Storage Alliance, Energy Saving Home at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Installer/Green Installer Magazine, House of the Future and Installer LIVE.

Dan has spent 6 years leading the world's no.1 clean energy and electric vehicle show with its founder, actor, author and presenter Robert Llewellyn. Dan can be occasionally seen on-screen as the home energy expert at the Fully Charged Show, and is responsible for commissioning content across YouTube, Podcasts and the Fully Charged LIVE events.

Celine Domecq

Director Government Affairs, Head of Volvo Cars EU office & Chairwoman of the Platform for electromobility for 2023

Celine Domecq

Celine Domecq

Director Government Affairs, Head of Volvo Cars EU office & Chairwoman of the Platform for electromobility for 2023

Céline Domecq joined Volvo Cars as Public Affairs Director and Head of the EU office in October 2016. Previously she has worked for the European Automobile Manufacturers Association and in the European Parliament. She has a Master in European Studies from ZEI in Bonn, Germany and holds a degree in Political Science from Leicester University in the UK.

Pierre de Firmas

Electric Mobility Director at Enedis

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Pierre de Firmas

Pierre de Firmas

Electric Mobility Director at Enedis

Engineer and graduate of the Centrale-Supélec engineering school, Pierre de Firmas has been working in several departments of the EDF Group. He started in distribution as operational manager, then worked as senior analyst in the corporate Strategy division before joining the corporate finance division in charge of the Group's financial trajectory and then the International division, working successively to develop the Group's positions in Italy, Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe. After 5 years at Luminus in Belgium, in charge of Strategy, Business Development and Innovation, he became Director of Electric Mobility at Enedis in March 2021.

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Olivier Dubois

E-Mobility Director, EDF Group

Olivier Dubois

Olivier Dubois

E-Mobility Director, EDF Group


Julia Poliscanova

Senior Director, Vehicles and Emobility, T&E

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Julia Poliscanova

Julia Poliscanova

Senior Director, Vehicles and Emobility, T&E

Julia joined T&E in June 2015 and now leads its vehicles and electrification work across light and heavy-duty road transport. This includes policy and projects on car emissions and emobility, such as EU vehicle CO2 standards, sustainable batteries, and infrastructure for electric vehicles. Julia also represents T&E on the board of the Global Battery Alliance, and is an unpaid advisor to the board of Vulcan Energy Resources.

Julia previously worked as senior EU environment expert for the Mayor of London and, as an advisor to an MEP, followed legislation on renewables, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. Hailing from Latvia, Julia studied European politics and French at Goldsmiths, University of London, and holds an MSc in energy from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, specialising in batteries and fuel cells. She speaks English, French, Latvian and Russian, and loves swimming and travelling in her spare time – as well as good red wine (with emphasis on oenology, not drinking, of course).

Kyriakos Kofinas

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

Kyriakos Kofinas

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.

Julie Beaufils

Secretary General of EuropeOn

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Julie Beaufils

Julie Beaufils

Secretary General of EuropeOn

Julie Beaufils is the Secretary General of EuropeOn, the European electrical contractors’ association. Founded in 1954, EuropeOn is the voice of the professionals who “switch Europe ON” by operating electrical systems in buildings and infrastructures, including rooftop solar panels, energy management systems and electric vehicles’ charging points. Julie is also in charge of the Skills4Climate campaign, raising awareness on the shortages in skilled professionals, an issue that will considerably weigh on Europe’s ability to deliver the energy transition. Originally from France, Julie studied Public Administration at Sciences Po Paris and European affairs at King’s College London.

Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Kristian Ruby

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.


Michelangelo Aveta

Advisor - Electromobility & Energy Efficiency - Electrification Lead, Eurelectric

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Michelangelo Aveta

Michelangelo Aveta

Advisor - Electromobility & Energy Efficiency - Electrification 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.

Oliver Franz

VP European Associations at E.ON SE

Oliver Franz

Oliver Franz

VP European Associations at E.ON SE

Oliver Franz took up the position of Vice President European Associations at E.ON in July 2022.

Before joining E.ON SE, Oliver was Head of Regulatory Strategy and Regulatory Service within innogy SE where smart metering used to be an important part of his work.  

He previously held various positions in regulatory management of the RWE Group.

Recently, Oliver has also been working on E-Mobility.

Oliver is a regulatory expert focussing on energy markets and energy networks for the most part but also have knowledge on financial regulation.  He specializes in telco regulation; especially in the FttX environment.

He also teaches energy economics and regulatory economics at different institutions (inter alia TU Berlin).

Oliver is chair of Eurelectric Distribution & Market Facilitation Committee.

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Kjetil Storset

Spark Lead at Volue

Kjetil Storset

Kjetil Storset

Spark Lead at Volue

Anja van Niersen

CEO, Milence

Anja van Niersen

Anja van Niersen

CEO, Milence

With a strong drive for achieving a fossil-free environment and over 10 years of experience in Electro Mobility and Energy Transition, building new business from scratch to a European scale.

Giving direction to management of new market organizations or organizations in transition towards new market developments and building new centers of expertise. Developing new markets with innovative services in a down-to-earth, realistic way.

Specialties: Building and transforming; directing teams in organizations; transforming markets and business models; building expertise in organizations; governance of innovation processes, electro mobility, charging infrastructure and services; energy transition solutions.


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Claire Miller

Director of Tech & Innovation, Octopus Energy

Claire Miller

Claire Miller

Director of Tech & Innovation, Octopus Energy

Daniel Mes

Member of Cabinet of EVP Frans Timmermans

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Daniel Mes

Daniel Mes

Member of Cabinet of EVP Frans Timmermans

A lawyer by training, Daniel Mes 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.

Andreas Scharff

Head of eMobility Sales Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Andreas Scharff

Andreas Scharff

Head of eMobility Sales Mercedes-Benz Trucks

As Head of eMobility Sales Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Dr. Andreas Scharff strives to provide customers with the best possible sustainable transport solution – from zero emission vehicle to reliable infrastructure.

A firm proponent of ‘customer centricity’, Andreas previously held management positions at Daimler Truck, Robert Bosch and Roland Berger, gaining expertise in sales & marketing, product management, sustainable powertrains and management of disruptive transformation.

He gained a diploma of business administration & mechanical engineering from TU Kaiserslautern and his PhD from HHL Leipzig.