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TOP 10 most read Thought Leaders in Energy Transition in 2022

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By illuminem

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Enjoy our Thought Leaders of 2022 rankings on Biodiversity, Carbon, Climate Change, Energy Transition, ESG, Hydrogen, Mining and Metals, Power and Utilities, Renewables, Sustainable Business, Sustainable Governance, and Overall.

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Energy Transition refers to the process of shifting from an existing energy system, typically based on fossil fuels, to one that relies more on renewable and sustainable energy sources. It involves a fundamental change in the way energy is produced, distributed, and consumed to mitigate climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and achieve a more sustainable and resilient energy future.

Today, we are honored to recognize and thank the most-read experts and change-makers who are shaping the debate on the Energy Transition sector with topics such as Renewables, Solar, Wind, Hydropower and other related topics on

Please help us congratulate our TOP 10 Energy Transition Thought Leaders of the year!


1️⃣ Gabriela Herculano - CEO of iClima Earth 
Country: England
Latest Thought Piece: Not just how much we finance but what: Abatement, avoidance and sequestration in climate funding

Profile: Gabriela Herculano is CEO and Co-Founder of iClima Earth. Gabriela has over 25 years’ experience in finance and in energy. She formerly served as an Executive Director at GE Capital’s Energy Financial Services team in London. She started her career in equity research, covering the Latin American electric utility sector at Lehman Brothers.


2️⃣ Christian Bruch  - CEO of Siemens Energy

Country: Germany
Latest Thought Piece: It is time to act now – Europe needs a new, strong industrial policy

Profile: Christian Bruch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy AG, one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world.


3️⃣ David McEwen - Director at Adaptive Capability

Country: Australia
Latest Thought Piece: Enough with ‘but China!’ - it’s the rest of us who need to catch up

Profile: David McEwen is a Director at Adaptive Capability, providing TCFD-aligned climate risk, and net-zero emissions (NZE) strategy, program and project management. He works with business people, designers and engineers to deliver impactful change and his book, Navigating the Adaptive Economy, was released in 2016.


4️⃣ Angela Wilkinson - CEO of World Energy Council

Country: England
Latest Thought Piece: Sharm Offensive?

Profile: Dr Angela Wilkinson is the 6th Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council, a diverse community network of over 3,000 member organisations that has been instrumental in promoting better energy developments in over 100 countries for nearly 100 years. Dr Wilkinson has led the Council since 2019 as it defines, enables and accelerates successful energy transitions through its unique network, practical insights and leadership dialogues.


5️⃣ Jan Rosenow - Director at Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Country: England
Latest Thought Piece: Debunking heat pump myths 

Profile: Dr Jan Rosenow is a Principal and the Director of European Programmes at the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. Jan has several board appointments including the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, and is also considered by Onalytica among the 25 top influencers in Renewables and Future of Energy.


6️⃣ Kingsmill Bond - Senior Principal at RMI

Country: England
Latest Thought Piece: The implications of Oxford's latest study on the speed of the energy transition are profound

Profile: Kingsmill Bond is an Energy Strategist and Senior Principal at RMI. He has served as a strategist and analyst at companies including Deutsche Bank, Sberbank and Citibank.


7️⃣ Simon Flowers - Chairman at Wood Mackenzie

Country: England
Latest Thought Piece: How the energy crisis is a boon for hydrogen exporters 

Profile: Simon Flowers is Chairman and Chief Analyst at Wood Mackenzie and leads the company’s industry and commodity analysis across the Energy and Natural Resources sectors.


8️⃣ Frank Wouters - Chairman at Dii Desert Energy

Country: United Arab Emirates
Latest Thought Piece: Speed, the forgotten cost reduction factor in the energy transition

Profile: Frank Wouters is Senior Vice President New Energy at Reliance Industries Limited, Director of the EUGCC Clean Energy Technology Network and Fellow at Payne Institute for Public Policy. He formerly acted as Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


9️⃣ Dr. Venera N. Anderson - Strategy Advisor at Harvard Business Review 

Country: United States of America

Latest Thought Piece: Clean hydrogen’s Promethean moment: U.S. recent climate policy wins and their impacts on climate change 

Profile: Dr. Venera N. Anderson is a global strategy advisor on sustainability and climate issues. She creates and implements innovative solutions that address the world’s most pressing issues, such as climate change, economic development, and humanitarian challenges. She is a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. 


🔟 Nicola Armaroli - Director at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Country: Italy

Latest Thought Piece: Energy Transition: will we make it?

Profile: Nicola Armaroli is Research Director at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and member of the Italian National Academy of Sciences. He studies the conversion of light into electricity and fuels and the transition of the global energy system. Nicola has delivered tens of invited lectures worldwide and published hundreds of scientific articles.


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