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TOP 10 most read Thought Leaders in Power and Utilities 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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Power and Utilities are enabling the sustainable energy transition by scaling critical infrastructure, supporting the deployment of renewables and powering a new access to energy. We are honored to recognize and thank the most-read experts and change-makers who are shaping the debate on the Power and Utilities sector with topics such as the Power Grid, Nuclear and other related topics on

Please help us congratulate our TOP 10 Power and Utilities Thought Leaders of the year:
1️⃣ Simon Göß - Founder, Carboneer
Country: Germany
Latest Thought Piece: The climate-neutral grid in 2045: What do the transmission system operators expect?
Profile: Simon Göß is the Co-CEO of Carboneer, a carbon strategy advisory, and an Energy Transition Consultant at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). He is also a certified trader and trainer at the European Energy Exchange.

2️⃣ Arvea Marieni - Technical Director, Regenerative Society Foundation
Country: Italy
Latest Thought Piece: The Biggest Arguments Against Electric Cars - and How They're Completely Wrong
Profile: Arvea Marieni is the Technical Director of the Regenerative Society Foundation, the leading alliance for a regenerative economy. She is also a member of the Board and Partner at Brainscapital Benefit Company and a Principal Consultant at GcM Consulting. Previously, she was the Head of the Energy Transition Programme at the Strasbourg Policy Centre. Arvea has also been a key speakers at several events of illuminem.

3️⃣ Jeremy Bentham - Co-Chair & Senior Advisor, World Energy Council
Country: United Kingdom
Latest Thought Piece: Energy Transitions: Smart business, smart policy, smart politics and good outcomes
Profile: Jeremy Bentham is the Co-Chair of the World Energy Scenarios at the World Energy Council. He has been in the energy business for more than 40 years. Jeremy has held a number of senior executive positions, including membership of the leadership team of Shell’s commercial technology company and chief executive of Shell Hydrogen. He has also been a Sloan Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and advises institutions such as the World Economic Forum.

4️⃣ Bertrand Charmaison - Director, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Country: France
Latest Thought Piece: Long-term contracts: a solution to soaring gas prices in Europe?
Profile: Bertrand Charmaison pilots the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)’s Tech-Eco transversal program. He also heads the I-Tésé Institute in Paris which studies the economics and sustainability of the energy transition towards carbon neutrality. He is a renowned expert in the field of energy economics, and of industrial organization.

5️⃣ Gabriela Herculano - CEO, iClima Earth
Country: Brazil
Latest Thought Piece: The dichotomy between private and public markets, renewable energy pipeline and Current Installed Capacity
Profile: Gabriela Herculano is the CEO and Co-Founder of iClima Earth. She has over 25 years of experience in the finance and energy sectors. 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.

6️⃣ Christian Bruch - CEO, 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, one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, supporting the transition to a more sustainable world.

7️⃣ Enrique Dans - Professor of Innovation, IE University
Country: Spain
Latest Thought Piece: The real war is being waged by the energy companies against the world
Profile: Enrique Dans is a Professor of Innovation at IE Business School in Madrid, and a Senior Advisor for Innovation and Digital Transformation at IE University. He writes daily in Spanish on his personal blog to an audience of over 150k readers. He has written two books: “Todo va a cambiar” (2010) and “Living in the Future” (2019).

8️⃣ Corrado Clini - Frm. Minister of the Environment and Director General, Government of Italy
Country: Italy
Latest Thought Piece: Judgments and misconceptions about the EU taxonomy
Profile: Corrado Clini is one of the world's most renowned environmental experts and policy-makers. He has served as the Minister of the Environment and Director General for the Italian government. He previously was the Co-Chairman of the G8 Task Force on Renewable Energy and the Chairman of the Global Bioenergy Partnership.

9️⃣ Paul Dorfman - fmr. Secretary, UK Government Scientific Committee Examining Radiation Risks (CERRIE)
Country: United Kingdom
Latest Thought Piece: Former Nuclear Leaders: Say ‘No’ to New Reactors
Profile: Dr. Paul Dorfman is the fmr. Secretary to the UK Government Scientific Committee Examining Radiation Risks (CERRIE). He now serves as an Associate Fellow at Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex, a Member of the Irish Governmental Environment Protection Agency's Radiation Protection Advisory Committee, Chair of the Nuclear Consulting Group, a Member of the International Nuclear Risk Assessment Group and a Consultant to the Greenpeace Environmental Trust.

🔟 Jan Ossenbrink - Partner, Global Founders Capital
Country: Germany
Latest Thought Piece: Could Germany's nuclear power stations help kickstart the domestic clean hydrogen economy?
Profile: Jan Ossenbrink is a Partner at Global Founders Capital where he focuses on Climate Tech investments. His work experience is in the domains of clean energy, transport and molecules at global institutions including McKinsey, General Electric, and the World Bank. He holds a PhD degree from ETH Zurich and Stanford University.

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