Steering committee

René Peters

René Peters

Rene Peters is currently Director Gas Technology at TNO, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research. He is responsible for public private collaboration on innovation in the area of gas transport and storage, LNG, biogas, hydrogen and offshore energy. He is leading the Geo Energy Innovation program under TKI New Gas, also board member of IRO, associated of the supply industry in offshore oil and gas and renewables (www.iro.nl), advisor to the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate on metrology and chairman of the European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors (www.recip.org)

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TNO
Jan Prins

Jan Prins

Jan Prins is working as Vice President at Siemens Energy and has a Global Headquarter roll and is based in the Netherlands. With his team he is responsible for the Global Energy, related New Energy activities for e.g. Renewable, Energy & Utilities, Geothermal, Petro-Chemical, Bio markets,Internet of Things (IOT) and Digitalization He reports directly to Siemens Energy AG Headquarters Vertical Market Management Energy in Germany.

Beside his extensive work experience in business development, sales, project management and engineering in several industries, he has got an open mind set for collaborations, partnerships, new opportunities  innovations and new business models. He provides the community with his fundamental knowledge and his well-connected network in the following markets and supply chain:

  • Energy & Utilities, Renewable Industry
  • Oil & Gas industry
  • High-tech industry
  • Aerospace
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Automotive
  • Marine & Shipbuilding Industry
  • IT & Digitalization firms
  • Consultancy firms
  • Banks and Finance
  • Universities
  • Research Institutes
  • Associations
  • Startup and scale ups

He is a strong supporter of the “Energy Transition Journey” and the important role of Digitalization and also a strong believer in Co-creation to Creating Value. 
 

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Siemens Energy
Barthold Schroot

Barthold Schroot

Barthold Schroot is Programme Manager Advice & Innovation at EBN, focusing on EBN’s contribution to the energy transition. He is responsible for providing advice to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and for exploring the new options in the energy transition such as green gas, hydrogen, subsurface energy storage and ccs.
Before joining EBN in 2013 Barthold worked at TNO as a geophysicist and project manager, both in commercial applied research projects and R&D, relating to E&P and CCS. From 2006 he was Head of TNO’s Advisory Group for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, which provides the ministry with advice on all matters regarding the Dutch Mining Act. In this capacity energy policies and the public private corporation in the Netherlands in the energy domain became more and more important.

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EBN
Koenraad van Hasselt

Koenraad van Hasselt

Koenraad van Hasselt is currently Head of political affairs and media relations at TenneT Holding BV, after having served as TenneT's Head of Communications for seven years .
With teams operating from Arnhem, Berlin and Brussels, he drives stakeholder management and advocacy on important topics for TenneT, such as sector coupling, energy legislation, financing the energy transition, onshore and offshore grid expansion, digitalisation and the development of North Sea wind power. 
 
Before he joined TenneT in 2013, Koenraad was a self-employed consultant and interim manager, focusing on corporate branding and reputation management. He is an experienced professional in corporate communications, with international positions as a communications director in various business sectors, such as energy, FMCG (Frieslandcampina) telecommunications (KPN), electronics (Canon, Philips), and chemicals (AkzoNobel). In addition, Koenraad has served on the Boards of various professional associations and non-profit organisations. 

He is a strategic thinker, with a keen eye for detail and practical implementation. Koenraad adds value to organisations by focusing on the stakeholder perspective ('outside in') and internal alignment ('inside out') as levers for positioning and long term value creation. He typically challenges organisations to answer fundamental questions on their 'why, what and how'. 
 
 

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TenneT Holding BV
Martine Hoeksma

Martine Hoeksma

Martine Hoeksma is Energy Transition programme manager for Shell in The Netherlands.
Martine has a chemical engineering background. After a few years working as process engineer for an engineering company, she joined Shell in 2001 as energy- and environment technologist. Since then, she has become a seasoned environment and HSE professional through exposure to operational & corporate positions, in downstream & upstream, and in Europe & China. In 2019 she started in her current energy transition role, which is a great fit with her passion to contribute to a better environment. Martine thrives in building constructive relationships with stakeholders and i leading and inspiring people.

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Shell Nederland
siemens shell TNO EBN Tennet
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