Daniel, Graeme, and Ronnie are FOSG’s Ambassadors promoting the Association’s values in their respective field of expertise.
Ronnie Belmans- Ambassador
Ronnie is a Professor at the KU Leuven, where he teaches courses on all aspects of the electric power and energy systems and represents the university in various energy associations and institutes. He is also a guest Professor with the Florence School of Regulation and at Imperial College in London, UK. He is CEO of the research center EnergyVille, and the founder of Smart Grid Flanders and its successor flux50. He is part of the scientific advisory board to the Chairman of EDF Group (Paris), Engie Group (Paris), the Dutch TSO TenneT and the German TSO 50Hertz. He was Chairman and is now honorary Chairman of the Board of the Belgian TSO, ELIA. He also holds Board positions with companies active in domotics and demand control as well as in smart grid applications. He is the former executive director of the Global Smartgrids Federation. Last but not least, he is the Chairman of the Board of the VREG, the Flemish regulator for electricity and gas.
Daniel Dobbeni- Ambassador
Daniel is the Managing Director of Ethan SPRL, an energy consulting firm based in Brussels. He is the former CEO of the Belgian TSO, ELIA and the former Chairman of German TSO 50Hertz, which was acquired under his leadership by ELIA. Daniel is also former Chairman of Belpex and Board Member of the power exchanges APX and EPEX. He was the founding President of ENTSO-E and an honorary President of GO15. He is the current President of KIC InnoEnery Benelux and of the Agoria Renewable Energy Club. He serves on various Boards and provides executive-level consulting services, including as one of Bernard Energy’s Experts. Daniel holds a MSc as Industrial Engineer in Nuclear Physics and Information Technologies. He also holds Management degrees from the Vlerick Business School and INSEAD CEDEP.
Graeme Steele- Ambassador
Graeme is a senior executive in the EU energy sector and the founder of GES Energy Consulting Limited. He has over thirty years of combined experience in the European electricity and gas sectors. He is the founding Chairman of the Board of ENTSO-E, a founding Board Member of ENTSO-G and was also a Board Member of GIE (Gas Infrastructure Europe). Graeme has held a variety of senior management positions at National Grid, the UK’s transmission system operator, for whom he was EU Director establishing their the Brussels office. He has been the Director of National Grid Wireless, National Grid Interconnector Holdings, National Grid Interconnectors Ltd, National Grid Belgium and BritNed (the joint venture that operates the interconnector between Great Britain and the Netherlands).