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TOP 10 Most-Read Thought Leaders of the Year in Energy

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Enjoy our 2023 Thought Leader rankings on Climate Change, Carbon, ESG, Social Responsibility and Overall

We are proud to present the most-read sustainability Thought Leaders on the topic of Energy, as recognized by illuminem, the leading platform in sustainability information and the largest expert network in the industry with 200,000+ loyal users and 1,300+ engaged Thought Leaders.

The authors listed below, comprising business leaders, academics, and policy-makers, are exemplary leaders and experts in the field of Energy, all bound by a common mission: crafting innovative energy solutions that leverage renewables, hydrogen and battery technologies to foster a more resilient environment and empower current and future generations to fulfil their needs sustainably without endangering the health of the planet. 

Please help us congratulate the TOP 10 Sustainability Thought Leaders in Energy!

1️⃣ Venera N. Anderson - Strategy Advisor and Author | Sustainability and Climate, The Harvard Business Review Advisory Council
Country: Japan
Most-Read Thought Piece: Excerpts from 'Touching Hydrogen Future': Kazakhstan, 2049
Profile: Dr. Venera N. Anderson is a global strategy advisor and published author on sustainability and climate issues. She is the co-author of "Touching Hydrogen Future", a visionary book investigating how the hydrogen economy will shape our future in the years 2030 and 2040. She is also a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council and an International Expert at Women in Green Hydrogen, a global network that strives to amplify the voices of women working in the green hydrogen sector. 

2️⃣ Jeremy Bentham - Co-Chair and Senior Advisor of the World Energy Council & Fmr. Head of Scenario for Shell
Country: Netherlands
Most-Read Thought Piece: Want a healthy planet? Unleash women
Profile: Jeremy B. Bentham is the Co-Chair of the World Energy Council and Senior Fellow with Mission Possible Partnership. He led the internationally renowned Shell Scenarios team for over fifteen years, advising company leadership and senior external policy-makers on energy transitions and strategic direction. He was the President's Council Member for Pathfinder International, a non-profit organization that focuses on women-led solutions

3️⃣ Noé van Hulst - Fmr. Chairman of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency (IEA), fmr. Ambassador of the Netherlands to the OECD
Country: The Netherlands
Most-Read Thought Piece: Excerpts from 'Dutch Disease to Energy Transition'
Profile: Noé van Hulst is a Special Advisor to the International Energy Agency (IEA), Vice-Chair of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy and Senior Fellow at Clingendael International Energy Programme. He has served as the Dutch Ambassador to the OECD, Chairman of the IEA Governing Board, and Director-General for Energy at the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands.

4️⃣ Michael Barnard - Board Advisor, FLIMAX; Chief Strategist, TFIE
Country: Canada 
Most-Read Thought Piece: Marine shipping will change radically, electrify and consume biofuels to decarbonize
Profile: Michael Barnard is Chief Strategist at The Future Is Electric Strategy (TFIE), Advisory Board member of electric aviation startup FLIMAX, and co-founder of distnc technologies. He spends his time projecting scenarios for decarbonization 40-80 years into the future, and assisting executives, Boards, and investors to pick wisely today. He previously served as Advisory Board Member at Electron aviation and as a Strategic Advisor at Agora Energy Technologies.

5️⃣ David McEwen - Director of Adaptive Capability
Country: Australia
Most-Read Thought Piece: Enough with ‘but China!’ - it’s the rest of us who need to catch up
Profile: David McEwen is a Director of 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. His book, ‘Navigating the Adaptive Economy’, guides business owners and managers through the intricacies of a changing climate, providing actionable steps for constructing resilience and making strategic decisions. 

6️⃣ Lolade Aluko - Marine Fuels Trader at Peninsula
Country: United Kingdom
Most-Read Thought Piece: Future of green methanol: biomethanol, e-methanol, or both?
Profile: Lolade Aluko is a Marine Fuels Trader at Peninsula, a global leader in marine energy solutions. She has previous experience in the financial services industry, with a focus on mining, metals and industrial decarbonisation. She received her LLB from London School of Economics and 1st class dissertation for Global Commodities Law. Lolade has a range of expertise in industries spanning renewable energy and global commodity supply chains.

7️⃣ Christopher Caldwell - CEO of United Renewables
Country: The Isle of Man
Most-Read Thought Piece: Hidden gems (and a few lumps of coal) in the 2023 World Energy Investment Report
Profile: Christopher Caldwell is the CEO of United Renewables, a renewable energy project operator and developer. He is also the CEO of Causeway Energy, which operates and develops wind energy projects in Northern Ireland. He has over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy and cleantech sectors, in diverse roles such as corporate lawyer, investment banker, and team leader. Christopher has brought 40 renewable energy projects to fruition. From the powers of wind, solar, to hydro, and anaerobic digestion.

8️⃣ Angela Wilkinson - Secretary General CEO at World Energy Council 
Country: United Kingdom
Most-Read Thought Piece: 'How' are you thinking about the futures of energy for people and planet? 
Profile: Dr Angela Wilkinson is the 6th Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council, a diverse community network of 3,000+ member organisations that promote better energy developments in 100+ countries. Dr Wilkinson has previous experiences at the University of Oxford, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Shell.

9️⃣ Nicola de Blasio - Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School 
Country: Italy
Most-Read Thought Piece: Green hydrogen industrial value chains: geopolitical and market implications
Profile: Nicola de Blasio is Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he leads research on energy technology innovation and the transition to a low carbon economy. He also serves as board member and adviser to various companies and startups. Previously, Nicola worked at Columbia University, the Center on Global Energy Policy, and leading energy company ENI. Nicola is an expert in navigating the challenges of strategic development toward sustainable commercial success. 

🔟 Massimiliano Masi - General Manager at Magaldi Middle East 
Country: United Arab Emirates
Most-Read Thought Piece: Redefining industrial heat: the crucial role of thermal energy storage in a decarbonized future
Profile: Massimiliano Masi is the General Manager of Magaldi Middle East, a world leader in delivering cutting-edge renewable Thermal Energy Storage solutions for industrial decarbonization. He has past experiences in Boston Consulting Group, a2a, and Edison. Massimiliano is a veteran in the energy and renewables industry, with extensive experience in Italy and the Middle East.

To the most read sustainability thought leaders in Energy, congratulations on your well-deserved recognition. Your commitment to excellence has set a high standard for us all, and we are excited to see the continued growth and innovation that will undoubtedly define the future of sustainability initiatives in 2024.

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