Speakers

Shailendra Singh
Shailendra Singh
Chief Operating Officer,
MarketsandMarkets


Shailendra Singh (Shelly) is Chief Operating Officer of MnM and a member of its board. He focuses on global sales and client services functions, as well as commercial optimization at MarketsandMarkets. He has years of experience in global delivery and outsourcing sector in the IT/ Consulting/Analytics/Big Data sectors. Prior to MnM, he was leading the global sales, client services and commercial ef¬fectiveness functions for Mu Sigma, a unicorn company and a leading global provider of Decision Sciences and Big Data analytics solutions.


Kai Tullius
Kai Tullius
Policy Officer, Directorate General for Transport and Mobility ,
European Commission


Kai Tullius joined the Directorate General for Transport and Mobility in 2019 where he currently works as a policy officer on sustainable mobility. Among others, he works on the evaluation of the Directive on the Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure (AFID). Before joining DG MOVE, he has worked at DG ENERGY on various files including on retail markets, demand response, active consumers and elecromobility. Kai has a Masters degree in Economics.


Bert Klerk
Bert Klerk
Chairman ,
Dutch Agenda on Charging Infrastructure


The opportunities that e-mobility present in the Netherlands are promising in commercial terms.

We are moving forward from living labs to real live innovations. From our perspective, it is only by sharing and learning together that we will be able to meet our primary challenge: a near future with zero-emission mobility.

The Holland E-mobility Platform, or Dutch Formula E-Team is a joint approach of public and private partners for stimulating, promoting and pursuing electric mobility. The Formula E-Team works together in different working groups, starts projects i.e on charging infrastructure and the storage of renewable energy in cars, advises, and disseminates knowledge on electric mobility and its partners.

As a successive step, and as part of the Dutch National Climate Agreement, the National Agenda on Charging infrastructure has been drawn up to make sure that charging infrastructure will not be an impediment for EV-out-roll in the Netherlands (taking into account our goals towards 2030). It was established with all relevant stakeholders in charging infrastructure and has an integrated approach on charging: reaching from on-street to work to home charging and is for both regular and fast charging.

The Advisory Board of the National Agenda on Charging infrastructure facilitates national and regional actors and governments in their task to roll out future-proof charging infrastructure and to share the knowledge they gain by doing so. Gaining and sharing knowledge is of utter importance to keep the roll-out of charging infrastructure in line with the transition towards electric-mobility.

As former CEO of ProRail, the Netherland’s Rail Infrastructure Organisation and Chairman of the European Infrastructure Management Organisation, I was responsible for the construction of the dedicated rail freight line between the port of Rotterdam and the German border.


Roger Atkins
Roger Atkins
Managing Director,
Electric Vehicles Outlook


Roger has always enjoyed a challenge - which is perhaps why he's so actively involved in the EV revolution, something he's been busy with for the past 15 years in fact!

At the same time he's built an engaged audience on Linkedin for his electric vehicle narrative, which now has a global following fast approaching 300,000 people. He's worked within established automotive OEM's as well as taking several leaps of faith at start-ups including virgincars, gibbs amphibians, and well over a decade ago, electric truck company Modec. These days he's busy hosting or speaking at important industry events, as well as active advisory roles for a few companies including electric aircraft enterprise Zeroavia, high power automatic wireless charging company Momentum Dynamics Inc, and cleantech fund renu ventures.           


Frank G. Rieck
Frank G. Rieck
Chairman, Vice President,
Dutch-INCERT, AVERE


Frank Rieck is Research Professor Smart e-Mobility at the Research Centre Sustainable Port Cities of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Educated as Mechanical Engineer and Industrial Designer. Has a background in various innovation, marketing and management functions in the Automotive Industry. Is currently, responsible for the research & innovation regarding future automotive mobility at the Rotterdam University of Applied Science and the Automotive Centre of Expertise (ACE). Moreover, he is chairman of Dutch-INCERT a national network of knowledge centres regarding e-Mobility and is representing the Netherlands as vice president of EU organization AVERE.

In the commercial vehicle sector, he chaired a consortium that realized in 2009 the first electric city busses in service in the Netherlands. This eBusz is still in operation at the RET Rotterdam. From 2012 till 2014 as deployment manager at e-Traction, he was responsible for the industrialization of the unique electric wheel motors for busses and trucks. This led to the first commercial produced VDL Citea Electric city bus. Dutch-INCERT recently published the government funded report ‘King of the Road’ regarding the chances for electrification and charging of heavy trucks. He is the author of the business track of the first MOOC electric cars en the WEVJ publication ‘Will Automotive be the Future of Mobility? Striving for Six Zeros’. At ACE he is focussing on both battery electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles and automated road transport. 


Alberto Piglia
Alberto Piglia
Head of e-Mobility,
Enelx



Marisca Zweistra
Marisca Zweistra
Project manager Smart Charging,
ElaadNL


Marisca Zweistra is an experienced programme manager currently working for ElaadNL. ElaadNL is the knowledge and innovation centre in the field of Smart Charging infrastructure in the Netherlands and is an initiative of the Dutch grid operators. Marisca owns a PhD in Process Engineering from Wageningen University. For the past 14 years she has been working in the energy sector and developed her specialization in project- and programme management. Driven by a desire to explore innovative fields and to help reach the climate goals, she has established Open Data for the Dutch grid operators, established a platform for geospatial analysis in the potential for durable energy and lobbied for better laws. Recent projects for ElaadNL include the European programmes CityZen, INVADE, Interflex and Flexpower. She is also the lead for Vehicle to Grid research at ElaadNL.


Bas Dubois
Bas Dubois
Managing Director Benelux,
Volvo Bus Corporation


Bas Dubois is the Managing Director Benelux at Volvo Buses and is working since 1992 with the Volvo Group in various positions in The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden.Bas Dubois is the Managing Director Benelux at Volvo Buses and is working since 1992 with the Volvo Group in various positions in The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden.


Philippe Vangeel
Philippe Vangeel
Secretary-General,
AVERE


With great technology and brilliant people, Philippe Vangeel found his way as Secretary-General in one of the fastest-changing and growing technologies: electrical vehicles. An engineer by background, Philippe has always worked as a manager in the electronics sector. Preceding his role as a Secretary-General of AVERE, he has worked an innovative entrepreneur in e-retails, security and the medical sector. He is fluent in five languages: his native Flemish, English, French, Norwegian and German


Jeroen Jonker
Jeroen Jonker
Director Business Development Europe,
Tritium


Jeroen Jonker is a senior business executive with international experience in E-Mobility, Automotive, Bio-Chemicals and Composites. Jeroen’s career spans over 20 years in Commercial and General Management in the B2B industry throughout Europe and USA, in Corporates as well as SME’s. In his latest role at EV Fast Charger manufacturer Tritium, Jeroen is Head of New Business Development Europe, after having built the commercial team at Tritium’s EU HQ in Amsterdam. At Bio-Chemicals company Total-Corbion, he was the VP of the Bio-Degradable Plastics business. Prior to this, Jeroen was the CEO of the Plastics Division at Ten Cate and before that, he took on the various roles in general and commercial management at Tooling Company Axxicon. Jeroen started his career at General Electric, where he held various commercial positions in the Automotive business. Jeroen holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Design & B2B Marketing from Delft University of Technology (NL). Residing in the Amsterdam region with his Australian wife and two kids, Jeroen speaks English, German, French and Dutch. In his spare time he likes playing tennis, skiing, skating, cycling and travelling.



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Roland Ferwerda
Roland Ferwerda
Managing Director,
NKL - Nationaal Kennisplatform Laadinfrastructuur



Julia Poliscanova
Julia Poliscanova
Director- Clean Vehicles & Emobility,
Transport and Environment


Julia joined T&E in June 2015 and is now the director of the clean vehicles programme, responsible for overall cars work on emissions and emobility. Over her time at T&E, Julia has managed work on various regulations and campaigns on car CO2 emissions. air quality and sustainable batteries.  She previously worked for the Mayor of London, as well as head of office and advisor to Fiona Hall MEP in the European Parliament, and worked on EU legislation including the 2020 CO2 standards back in 2012/2013 and the 2014 alternative fuels infrastructure directive. Hailing from Latvia, Julia studied European politics and French at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has recently obtained the MSc in energy engineering programme at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, specialising in batteries and fuel cells. 


Baerte De Brey
Baerte De Brey
Chief International Officer of ElaadNL,
ElaadNL


Baerte de Brey is the Chief International Officer within ElaadNL. ElaadNL is the knowledge and innovation centre in the field of (smart) charging infrastructure and is owned by the Dutch DSOs. Responsible for analyzing the long-term effect of electric mobility on the electricity grids, Baerte helps building a sustainable business case around this transition. This includes vehicle2grids, EVstorage and customer behavior research. He graduated from Leiden University in 20 01 with a law degree and received a MBA from Nyenrode Business University in 2006. As an expert for the International Energy Agency and the European Commission he sometimes reviews collective European programs concerning EV interoperability and smart charging. In his spare time, he is an elected member of the Provincial Council of Utrecht.


Mark van Kerkhof
Mark van Kerkhof
Managing consultant Smart en Green Mobility,
APPM



Harm-Jan Idema
Harm-Jan Idema
International expert E-Mobility and Smart Charging infrastructure,
APPM


Harm-Jan Idema is an experienced strategic advisor in electric mobility and smart charging infrastructure with a background in engineering. He director electric mobility and international business at APPM. Within this role Harm-Jan is co-founder of APPM offices in Berlin and San Francisco. He works on projects on the interface of the energy and mobility transition including electric transport, charging infrastructure, renewable energy and smart charging. Harm-Jan works on behalf of national and regional governments, cities, utilities, grid operators and many private companies as well. As a thought leader Harm-Jan has initiated many inspiring electric mobility projects, like the electric taxi services at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, developed many public charging networks and their business cases and is developer of world’s leading data driven charging network development in the City of Utrecht. His proactive, energetic and flexible work attitude makes him stand out and distinguishes him from his peers. He knows and understands the interests and roles of parties in the EV-chain inside out.


Mark Smidt
Mark Smidt
Director Business Development/Founder,
Heliox


Mark Smidt is one of the founders of Heliox in 2009. Heliox is market leader in fast charging solutions for heavy duty vehicles like e-buses and e-trucks. He received his degree in Electronics followed by his Master in Mechatronic Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Earlier in his career he worked at Philips in various roles as Manager Predevelopment, Technology manager and in various Technology & Business Development managing roles in the consumer electronics market. He has broad experience in strategically defining and coordinating R&D projects with a strong focus on successful market entry. In his role as Managing Director at Heliox he has made an important contribution to the successful market entry in the high end Consumer Electronics market and in the fast charging market for professional electric transport.


Prof.dr.ir. P. (Pavol) Bauer
Prof.dr.ir. P. (Pavol) Bauer
Full professor DC Systems, DC systems, Energy conversion & Storage,
Delft University of Technology


Pavol Bauer is currently a full Professor with the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy 0f Delft University of Technology and head of DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage group. He was also appomitend as a professor by president of Czech Republic at the Brno University of Technology (2008) and honorary professor at Politehnica University Timisioira in Romania. From 2002 to 2003 he was working partially at KEMA (DNV GL, Arnhem) on different projects related to power electronics applications in power systems. He published over 120 journal and 500 conference papers in his field (with H factor Google scholar 40, Web of Science 26), he is an author or co-author of 8 books, holds 7 international patents and organized several tutorials at the international conferences. He has worked on many projects for industry concerning wind and wave energy, power electronic applications for power systems such as Smarttrafo; HVDC systems, projects for smart cities such as PV charging of electric vehicles, PV and storage integration, contactless charging; and he participated in several Leonardo da Vinci, H2020 and Electric Mobility Europe EU projects as project partner (ELINA, INETELE, E-Pragmatic, Micact, Trolly 2.0, OSCD) and coordinator (PEMCWebLab.com-Edipe, SustEner, Eranet DCMICRO). His main research interest is power electronics for charging of electric vehicles and DC grids. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE (’97), former chairman of Benelux IEEE Joint Industry Applications Society, Power Electronics and Power Engineering Society chapter, chairman of the Power Electronics and Motion Control (PEMC) council, member of the Executive Committee of European Power Electronics Association (EPE) and also member of international steering committee at numerous conferences.


Jayson Dong
Jayson Dong
Policy Manager,
AVERE


Jayson joined AVERE in April 2018, where his main responsibility is to advocate on behalf of relevant EU legislation impacting the e-mobility sector in Europe including battery legislation and charging infrastructure for zero emission vehicles . Prior to joining AVERE, Jayson worked as a policy officer at SmartEN conducting research on the flexibility of Europe’s electricity markets and advocating for decentralized energy solutions (including the electrification of transport) at EU level. Lastly, Jayson possess an MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union from the London School of Economics.


Petar Georgiev
Petar Georgiev
Advisor, Climate Policy & Electromobility,
Eurelectric


Petar Georgiev is the Advisor for Climate Policy and Electromobility 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, Petar coordinates the work of the technical expert group on electric mobility. In doing so, Petar prepares industry positions on policies regarding the promotion of electric solutions for road transport and a broad spectrum of charging infrastructure and grid-related aspects. His main focus falls on creating a robust policy environment for sufficient deployment of EV charging infrastructure and building the case for its efficient operation. In addition, he is the main liaison with external stakeholders on matters pertaining to electric mobility.

Before joining the association in 2018, Petar worked on transport and energy policies at the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Council General Secretariat during the Bulgarian Council Presidency. Petar holds a double-major bachelor degree in European Studies and Political Science from the American University in Bulgaria and a master in EU International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges.


Paul Jan Jacobs
Paul Jan Jacobs
Founder & Managing Partner ,
EVBoosters


Paul Jan Jacobs has been involved in the e-Mobility Industry since 2011 and has a special interest for market developments in the global EV landscape. He loves to unveil the bigger stories behind all the changes in this multi dollar industry. For that reason he created The EV Treasury Room so that everybody can get access to e-Mobility market development and investment footage. Paul Jan is also the founder of EVBoosters. Along with a team of electric mobility boosters, they are supporting European EV Industry players by 1) clarifying their paths for growth and 2) recruiting the best talent around for mid-level, senior and executive positions.


Jan Jaap Van Halem
Jan Jaap Van Halem
Procesmanager Climate Agreement ,
Provincie Limburg



Marina van Helvoort
Marina van Helvoort
EV Specialist/Founder,
Vereniging Elektrische Rijders



Lucien Mathieu
Lucien Mathieu
Transport & Emobility Analyst,
Transport & Environment


Lucien is T&E’s e-mobility analyst and joined in December 2017 following an internship at Tesla in Amsterdam. Lucien studied general engineering at l’Ecole Centrale Lyon and specialized in applied mathematics, business development and business intelligence.

Lucien is part of T&E’s clean vehicle and freight teams, and his work is currently focused on accelerating the transition to e-mobility for trucks, buses and cars. Through his work and various reports, Lucien contributes to provide strong evidence for policymakers in Brussels on what Europe needs to make tomorrow’s e-mobility sustainable and accessible to all. Currently Lucien focuses on the next European framework for the deployment of charging infrastructure and new legislation on li-ion EV batteries.


Gautham Ram
Gautham Ram
Assistant Professor of EVs & charging, PV systems, Power electronics,
TU Delft


Dr.ir. Gautham Ram is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy at the  Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He received his bachelor’s and master’s in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Trichy, India in 2011 and the Delft University of Technology in 2013, respectively. He received his PhD from the Delft University in 2018 for the development of a solar powered V2G electric vehicle charger compatible with CHAdeMO, CCS and designed smart charging algorithms. His current research focuses on electric vehicles, EV charging, PV systems, power electronics and demand-side management. He is the coordinator and a lecturer for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on  Electric cars on edX.org with ~80,000 learners from 175 countries. 


Daan Wilms van Kersbergen
Daan Wilms van Kersbergen
Investment Manager,
ENECO



Prof. Robert van den Hoed
Prof. Robert van den Hoed
Professor of Energy and Innovation,
Amsterdam Universiy of Applied Sciences


Robert van den Hoed is Professor Energy and Innovation within the Urban Technology Research programme at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). His research is focused on the role of electric mobility in future energy systems, particularly on (i) the requirements of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, (ii) the integration of electric vehicles in the electricity grid and (iii) synergies with renewable energy and storage technologies. Combining data analysis, energy modelling, behavior modelling and consumer research a broad perspective on market developments in electric mobility is gained.


Fardau van der Galien
Fardau van der Galien
Head of Electric Mobility,
Vandebron


Fardau (27) is Head of electric mobility at green energy supplier Vandebron. Three years ago she has started developing the services for electric mobility at Vandebron. Vandebron offers, next to charge cards, charge poles and an app, the innovative service Smart charging, with which electric cars are used to balance the electricity grid via blockchain technology. 


Shailendra Singh
Shailendra Singh
Chief Operating Officer,
MarketsandMarkets


Shailendra Singh (Shelly) is Chief Operating Officer of MnM and a member of its board. He focuses on global sales and client services functions, as well as commercial optimization at MarketsandMarkets. He has years of experience in global delivery and outsourcing sector in the IT/ Consulting/Analytics/Big Data sectors. Prior to MnM, he was leading the global sales, client services and commercial ef¬fectiveness functions for Mu Sigma, a unicorn company and a leading global provider of Decision Sciences and Big Data analytics solutions.


Kai Tullius
Kai Tullius
Policy Officer, Directorate General for Transport and Mobility ,
European Commission


Kai Tullius joined the Directorate General for Transport and Mobility in 2019 where he currently works as a policy officer on sustainable mobility. Among others, he works on the evaluation of the Directive on the Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure (AFID). Before joining DG MOVE, he has worked at DG ENERGY on various files including on retail markets, demand response, active consumers and elecromobility. Kai has a Masters degree in Economics.


Bert Klerk
Bert Klerk
Chairman ,
Dutch Agenda on Charging Infrastructure


The opportunities that e-mobility present in the Netherlands are promising in commercial terms.

We are moving forward from living labs to real live innovations. From our perspective, it is only by sharing and learning together that we will be able to meet our primary challenge: a near future with zero-emission mobility.

The Holland E-mobility Platform, or Dutch Formula E-Team is a joint approach of public and private partners for stimulating, promoting and pursuing electric mobility. The Formula E-Team works together in different working groups, starts projects i.e on charging infrastructure and the storage of renewable energy in cars, advises, and disseminates knowledge on electric mobility and its partners.

As a successive step, and as part of the Dutch National Climate Agreement, the National Agenda on Charging infrastructure has been drawn up to make sure that charging infrastructure will not be an impediment for EV-out-roll in the Netherlands (taking into account our goals towards 2030). It was established with all relevant stakeholders in charging infrastructure and has an integrated approach on charging: reaching from on-street to work to home charging and is for both regular and fast charging.

The Advisory Board of the National Agenda on Charging infrastructure facilitates national and regional actors and governments in their task to roll out future-proof charging infrastructure and to share the knowledge they gain by doing so. Gaining and sharing knowledge is of utter importance to keep the roll-out of charging infrastructure in line with the transition towards electric-mobility.

As former CEO of ProRail, the Netherland’s Rail Infrastructure Organisation and Chairman of the European Infrastructure Management Organisation, I was responsible for the construction of the dedicated rail freight line between the port of Rotterdam and the German border.


Roger Atkins
Roger Atkins
Managing Director,
Electric Vehicles Outlook


Roger has always enjoyed a challenge - which is perhaps why he's so actively involved in the EV revolution, something he's been busy with for the past 15 years in fact!

At the same time he's built an engaged audience on Linkedin for his electric vehicle narrative, which now has a global following fast approaching 300,000 people. He's worked within established automotive OEM's as well as taking several leaps of faith at start-ups including virgincars, gibbs amphibians, and well over a decade ago, electric truck company Modec. These days he's busy hosting or speaking at important industry events, as well as active advisory roles for a few companies including electric aircraft enterprise Zeroavia, high power automatic wireless charging company Momentum Dynamics Inc, and cleantech fund renu ventures.           


Frank G. Rieck
Frank G. Rieck
Chairman, Vice President,
Dutch-INCERT, AVERE


Frank Rieck is Research Professor Smart e-Mobility at the Research Centre Sustainable Port Cities of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Educated as Mechanical Engineer and Industrial Designer. Has a background in various innovation, marketing and management functions in the Automotive Industry. Is currently, responsible for the research & innovation regarding future automotive mobility at the Rotterdam University of Applied Science and the Automotive Centre of Expertise (ACE). Moreover, he is chairman of Dutch-INCERT a national network of knowledge centres regarding e-Mobility and is representing the Netherlands as vice president of EU organization AVERE.

In the commercial vehicle sector, he chaired a consortium that realized in 2009 the first electric city busses in service in the Netherlands. This eBusz is still in operation at the RET Rotterdam. From 2012 till 2014 as deployment manager at e-Traction, he was responsible for the industrialization of the unique electric wheel motors for busses and trucks. This led to the first commercial produced VDL Citea Electric city bus. Dutch-INCERT recently published the government funded report ‘King of the Road’ regarding the chances for electrification and charging of heavy trucks. He is the author of the business track of the first MOOC electric cars en the WEVJ publication ‘Will Automotive be the Future of Mobility? Striving for Six Zeros’. At ACE he is focussing on both battery electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles and automated road transport. 


Alberto Piglia
Alberto Piglia
Head of e-Mobility,
Enelx



Marisca Zweistra
Marisca Zweistra
Project manager Smart Charging,
ElaadNL


Marisca Zweistra is an experienced programme manager currently working for ElaadNL. ElaadNL is the knowledge and innovation centre in the field of Smart Charging infrastructure in the Netherlands and is an initiative of the Dutch grid operators. Marisca owns a PhD in Process Engineering from Wageningen University. For the past 14 years she has been working in the energy sector and developed her specialization in project- and programme management. Driven by a desire to explore innovative fields and to help reach the climate goals, she has established Open Data for the Dutch grid operators, established a platform for geospatial analysis in the potential for durable energy and lobbied for better laws. Recent projects for ElaadNL include the European programmes CityZen, INVADE, Interflex and Flexpower. She is also the lead for Vehicle to Grid research at ElaadNL.


Bas Dubois
Bas Dubois
Managing Director Benelux,
Volvo Bus Corporation


Bas Dubois is the Managing Director Benelux at Volvo Buses and is working since 1992 with the Volvo Group in various positions in The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden.Bas Dubois is the Managing Director Benelux at Volvo Buses and is working since 1992 with the Volvo Group in various positions in The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden.


Philippe Vangeel
Philippe Vangeel
Secretary-General,
AVERE


With great technology and brilliant people, Philippe Vangeel found his way as Secretary-General in one of the fastest-changing and growing technologies: electrical vehicles. An engineer by background, Philippe has always worked as a manager in the electronics sector. Preceding his role as a Secretary-General of AVERE, he has worked an innovative entrepreneur in e-retails, security and the medical sector. He is fluent in five languages: his native Flemish, English, French, Norwegian and German


Jeroen Jonker
Jeroen Jonker
Director Business Development Europe,
Tritium


Jeroen Jonker is a senior business executive with international experience in E-Mobility, Automotive, Bio-Chemicals and Composites. Jeroen’s career spans over 20 years in Commercial and General Management in the B2B industry throughout Europe and USA, in Corporates as well as SME’s. In his latest role at EV Fast Charger manufacturer Tritium, Jeroen is Head of New Business Development Europe, after having built the commercial team at Tritium’s EU HQ in Amsterdam. At Bio-Chemicals company Total-Corbion, he was the VP of the Bio-Degradable Plastics business. Prior to this, Jeroen was the CEO of the Plastics Division at Ten Cate and before that, he took on the various roles in general and commercial management at Tooling Company Axxicon. Jeroen started his career at General Electric, where he held various commercial positions in the Automotive business. Jeroen holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Design & B2B Marketing from Delft University of Technology (NL). Residing in the Amsterdam region with his Australian wife and two kids, Jeroen speaks English, German, French and Dutch. In his spare time he likes playing tennis, skiing, skating, cycling and travelling.



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Roland Ferwerda
Roland Ferwerda
Managing Director,
NKL - Nationaal Kennisplatform Laadinfrastructuur



Julia Poliscanova
Julia Poliscanova
Director- Clean Vehicles & Emobility,
Transport and Environment


Julia joined T&E in June 2015 and is now the director of the clean vehicles programme, responsible for overall cars work on emissions and emobility. Over her time at T&E, Julia has managed work on various regulations and campaigns on car CO2 emissions. air quality and sustainable batteries.  She previously worked for the Mayor of London, as well as head of office and advisor to Fiona Hall MEP in the European Parliament, and worked on EU legislation including the 2020 CO2 standards back in 2012/2013 and the 2014 alternative fuels infrastructure directive. Hailing from Latvia, Julia studied European politics and French at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has recently obtained the MSc in energy engineering programme at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, specialising in batteries and fuel cells. 


Baerte De Brey
Baerte De Brey
Chief International Officer of ElaadNL,
ElaadNL


Baerte de Brey is the Chief International Officer within ElaadNL. ElaadNL is the knowledge and innovation centre in the field of (smart) charging infrastructure and is owned by the Dutch DSOs. Responsible for analyzing the long-term effect of electric mobility on the electricity grids, Baerte helps building a sustainable business case around this transition. This includes vehicle2grids, EVstorage and customer behavior research. He graduated from Leiden University in 20 01 with a law degree and received a MBA from Nyenrode Business University in 2006. As an expert for the International Energy Agency and the European Commission he sometimes reviews collective European programs concerning EV interoperability and smart charging. In his spare time, he is an elected member of the Provincial Council of Utrecht.


Mark van Kerkhof
Mark van Kerkhof
Managing consultant Smart en Green Mobility,
APPM



Harm-Jan Idema
Harm-Jan Idema
International expert E-Mobility and Smart Charging infrastructure,
APPM


Harm-Jan Idema is an experienced strategic advisor in electric mobility and smart charging infrastructure with a background in engineering. He director electric mobility and international business at APPM. Within this role Harm-Jan is co-founder of APPM offices in Berlin and San Francisco. He works on projects on the interface of the energy and mobility transition including electric transport, charging infrastructure, renewable energy and smart charging. Harm-Jan works on behalf of national and regional governments, cities, utilities, grid operators and many private companies as well. As a thought leader Harm-Jan has initiated many inspiring electric mobility projects, like the electric taxi services at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, developed many public charging networks and their business cases and is developer of world’s leading data driven charging network development in the City of Utrecht. His proactive, energetic and flexible work attitude makes him stand out and distinguishes him from his peers. He knows and understands the interests and roles of parties in the EV-chain inside out.


Mark Smidt
Mark Smidt
Director Business Development/Founder,
Heliox


Mark Smidt is one of the founders of Heliox in 2009. Heliox is market leader in fast charging solutions for heavy duty vehicles like e-buses and e-trucks. He received his degree in Electronics followed by his Master in Mechatronic Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Earlier in his career he worked at Philips in various roles as Manager Predevelopment, Technology manager and in various Technology & Business Development managing roles in the consumer electronics market. He has broad experience in strategically defining and coordinating R&D projects with a strong focus on successful market entry. In his role as Managing Director at Heliox he has made an important contribution to the successful market entry in the high end Consumer Electronics market and in the fast charging market for professional electric transport.


Prof.dr.ir. P. (Pavol) Bauer
Prof.dr.ir. P. (Pavol) Bauer
Full professor DC Systems, DC systems, Energy conversion & Storage,
Delft University of Technology


Pavol Bauer is currently a full Professor with the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy 0f Delft University of Technology and head of DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage group. He was also appomitend as a professor by president of Czech Republic at the Brno University of Technology (2008) and honorary professor at Politehnica University Timisioira in Romania. From 2002 to 2003 he was working partially at KEMA (DNV GL, Arnhem) on different projects related to power electronics applications in power systems. He published over 120 journal and 500 conference papers in his field (with H factor Google scholar 40, Web of Science 26), he is an author or co-author of 8 books, holds 7 international patents and organized several tutorials at the international conferences. He has worked on many projects for industry concerning wind and wave energy, power electronic applications for power systems such as Smarttrafo; HVDC systems, projects for smart cities such as PV charging of electric vehicles, PV and storage integration, contactless charging; and he participated in several Leonardo da Vinci, H2020 and Electric Mobility Europe EU projects as project partner (ELINA, INETELE, E-Pragmatic, Micact, Trolly 2.0, OSCD) and coordinator (PEMCWebLab.com-Edipe, SustEner, Eranet DCMICRO). His main research interest is power electronics for charging of electric vehicles and DC grids. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE (’97), former chairman of Benelux IEEE Joint Industry Applications Society, Power Electronics and Power Engineering Society chapter, chairman of the Power Electronics and Motion Control (PEMC) council, member of the Executive Committee of European Power Electronics Association (EPE) and also member of international steering committee at numerous conferences.


Jayson Dong
Jayson Dong
Policy Manager,
AVERE


Jayson joined AVERE in April 2018, where his main responsibility is to advocate on behalf of relevant EU legislation impacting the e-mobility sector in Europe including battery legislation and charging infrastructure for zero emission vehicles . Prior to joining AVERE, Jayson worked as a policy officer at SmartEN conducting research on the flexibility of Europe’s electricity markets and advocating for decentralized energy solutions (including the electrification of transport) at EU level. Lastly, Jayson possess an MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union from the London School of Economics.


Petar Georgiev
Petar Georgiev
Advisor, Climate Policy & Electromobility,
Eurelectric


Petar Georgiev is the Advisor for Climate Policy and Electromobility 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, Petar coordinates the work of the technical expert group on electric mobility. In doing so, Petar prepares industry positions on policies regarding the promotion of electric solutions for road transport and a broad spectrum of charging infrastructure and grid-related aspects. His main focus falls on creating a robust policy environment for sufficient deployment of EV charging infrastructure and building the case for its efficient operation. In addition, he is the main liaison with external stakeholders on matters pertaining to electric mobility.

Before joining the association in 2018, Petar worked on transport and energy policies at the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Council General Secretariat during the Bulgarian Council Presidency. Petar holds a double-major bachelor degree in European Studies and Political Science from the American University in Bulgaria and a master in EU International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges.


Paul Jan Jacobs
Paul Jan Jacobs
Founder & Managing Partner ,
EVBoosters


Paul Jan Jacobs has been involved in the e-Mobility Industry since 2011 and has a special interest for market developments in the global EV landscape. He loves to unveil the bigger stories behind all the changes in this multi dollar industry. For that reason he created The EV Treasury Room so that everybody can get access to e-Mobility market development and investment footage. Paul Jan is also the founder of EVBoosters. Along with a team of electric mobility boosters, they are supporting European EV Industry players by 1) clarifying their paths for growth and 2) recruiting the best talent around for mid-level, senior and executive positions.


Jan Jaap Van Halem
Jan Jaap Van Halem
Procesmanager Climate Agreement ,
Provincie Limburg



Marina van Helvoort
Marina van Helvoort
EV Specialist/Founder,
Vereniging Elektrische Rijders



Lucien Mathieu
Lucien Mathieu
Transport & Emobility Analyst,
Transport & Environment


Lucien is T&E’s e-mobility analyst and joined in December 2017 following an internship at Tesla in Amsterdam. Lucien studied general engineering at l’Ecole Centrale Lyon and specialized in applied mathematics, business development and business intelligence.

Lucien is part of T&E’s clean vehicle and freight teams, and his work is currently focused on accelerating the transition to e-mobility for trucks, buses and cars. Through his work and various reports, Lucien contributes to provide strong evidence for policymakers in Brussels on what Europe needs to make tomorrow’s e-mobility sustainable and accessible to all. Currently Lucien focuses on the next European framework for the deployment of charging infrastructure and new legislation on li-ion EV batteries.


Gautham Ram
Gautham Ram
Assistant Professor of EVs & charging, PV systems, Power electronics,
TU Delft


Dr.ir. Gautham Ram is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy at the  Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He received his bachelor’s and master’s in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Trichy, India in 2011 and the Delft University of Technology in 2013, respectively. He received his PhD from the Delft University in 2018 for the development of a solar powered V2G electric vehicle charger compatible with CHAdeMO, CCS and designed smart charging algorithms. His current research focuses on electric vehicles, EV charging, PV systems, power electronics and demand-side management. He is the coordinator and a lecturer for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on  Electric cars on edX.org with ~80,000 learners from 175 countries. 


Daan Wilms van Kersbergen
Daan Wilms van Kersbergen
Investment Manager,
ENECO



Prof. Robert van den Hoed
Prof. Robert van den Hoed
Professor of Energy and Innovation,
Amsterdam Universiy of Applied Sciences


Robert van den Hoed is Professor Energy and Innovation within the Urban Technology Research programme at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). His research is focused on the role of electric mobility in future energy systems, particularly on (i) the requirements of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, (ii) the integration of electric vehicles in the electricity grid and (iii) synergies with renewable energy and storage technologies. Combining data analysis, energy modelling, behavior modelling and consumer research a broad perspective on market developments in electric mobility is gained.


Fardau van der Galien
Fardau van der Galien
Head of Electric Mobility,
Vandebron


Fardau (27) is Head of electric mobility at green energy supplier Vandebron. Three years ago she has started developing the services for electric mobility at Vandebron. Vandebron offers, next to charge cards, charge poles and an app, the innovative service Smart charging, with which electric cars are used to balance the electricity grid via blockchain technology.