International Supervisory Board

Energy Delta Institute is supervised by an International Supervisory Board (ISB) whose members represent EDI’s founding partners. EDI’s management team reports to the Supervisory Board.

The task of the ISB is to monitor and safeguard the quality and relevance of EDI’s educational and research programmes. The members of the Board also represent the interests of EDI within their respective companies and through their networks spanning other parts of the international energy industry. The ISB meets once a year.

The ISB has four voting members as well as three non-voting members who represent the three Dutch founders of EDI.

Voting members

-Sergey Khomyakov – Deputy Chairman of Management Committee of PJSC Gazprom
-Han Fennema – CEO N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
-Ruud de Jongh – Vice president Joint Venture Governance, Shell Energy Europe
-Professor J. de Vries – President of the Board of the University of Groningen

Non-voting members

-Ulco Vermeulen N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
-Peter Verhoef University of Groningen
-Flip van Koten GasTerra

Founding Partners


Gasunie is a European gas infrastructure company. It provides for the transport of natural gas and green gas in the Netherlands and the Northern part of Germany. Its activities are geared to facilitating the industrial and domestic gas markets in the Netherlands, Germany and elsewhere.


GasTerra is a wholesale trading company which buys gas from domestic and foreign producers and on the open gas market and sells it to utilities, industry and other large customers. The company also offers gas trade-related services.


Gazprom is a global energy company focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensates and oil. It is also active in sales of gas as a transport fuel and in generation and marketing of heat and electric power. Gazprom views its mission as ensuring a reliable, efficient and balanced supply of natural gas and other energy resources to consumers.


Shell is an international energy company that aims to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. It uses advanced technologies and takes an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen (RUG) is a leading international research university with strong roots in the north of the Netherlands. With an academic tradition dating back to 1614 and a rich heritage, the University is a unique academic community with a strong sense of belonging and a culture of innovative education and research. The northern Netherlands has an ambitious energy transition programme supported by RUG.

Associated Partner


Enagás is an independent European Transmission System Operator (TSO) and owner and operator of the Spanish gas grid and four LNG terminals. It is an international standard bearer in the development and maintenance of gas infrastructures and in the operation and management of gas networks.

Knowledge Partners

EDI believes in the power of networking. Networks embody far greater knowledge resources than any single institution ever could. They also disseminate new knowledge more quickly and efficiently. We develop programmes and share resources and lecturers with the following research partners:


Bloomberg is the global leader in business and financial data, news and insight. Using the power of technology, we connect the world’s decision makers to accurate information on the financial markets – and help them make faster, smarter decisions.

Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP), The Hague

Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP) is a prominent independent think-tank that contributes to the public debate on international developments in the energy sector. CIEP contributions include research, events, publications, comments, lectures and training.


DNV GL is the leading provider of risk management and quality assurance services to the maritime, oil and gas, and power and renewables industries. They are also global leaders in certifying management systems of companies across all types of industries, including healthcare, food and beverage, automotive and aerospace.

De Oude Bibliotheek DOB-Academy

DOB-Academy is a private institute set up by a group of engineering professionals with a passion for the offshore energy sector and a desire to further its development. It offers regular and tailor-made training courses in offshore energy topics at various levels and serves as a networking and knowledge-sharing platform.

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university. As of 2019, it is ranked in the top 20 of best universities for engineering and technology worldwide and is the highest ranked university in the Netherlands.

ESCP Europe, Berlin-London-Madrid-Paris-Turin-Warsaw

Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the oldest business school in the world and one of the most prestigious in Europe. Its conviction is that tomorrow’s business leaders will need to be international, digital, and inter-culturally effective. It has an integrated (pan-European) faculty across campuses in each of Europe’s principal markets.

Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb (RGNF)

RGNF organises and conducts academic studies while engaging in scientific work in engineering sciences, including mining, petroleum and geological engineering.

Hanze University of Applied Science

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS) is the largest university of applied sciences in the northern Netherlands. The Hanze UAS offers both bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in a variety of fields such as art, business, communication, engineering and health,

Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON)

The Higher School of Economics is an internationally ranked research university that carries out its mission through research-led academic, project, expert and socio-cultural activities based on international academic standards. Its aim is to raise the competitiveness of Russian and foreign companies through improving and developing their staff based on a creative use of modern education technologies.

India Institute of Management Indore (IIM-I), Indore

The Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM-I) is an autonomous public business school in Indore, Madhya Pradesh in India. Founded in 1996, IIM-I is the sixth addition to the well-known Indian Institute of Management (IIM) family of management schools. It seeks to be a contextually-relevant business school with world-class academic standards that develops socially-conscious managers, leaders and entrepreneurs.

International Energy Agency (IEA)

The IEA is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative analysis, data, policy recommendations, and real-world solutions to help countries provide secure and sustainable energy for all.

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Moscow

The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is the number one private business school in Russia. Founded in 2006 by leading Russian and international companies and entrepreneurs, it is committed to introducing the Russian business community to the world, and to developing a global vision by acquiring the best international expertise.

Nyenrode Business University, Amsterdam-Breukelen

Nyenrode, founded in 1946, is the only private university in the Netherlands. It seeks to contribute to a sustainable future by stimulating its students and participants to grow into responsible leaders. It does so by offering them a combination of academic theory, practical relevance and personal development.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

In an increasingly complex world, PwC helps intricate systems function, adapt and evolve so they can benefit communities and society – whether they are capital markets, tax systems or the economic systems within which business and society exist.

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), Oxford

OIES is a world leading independent energy institute specialising in advanced research into the economics and politics of international energy. It publishes unique analysis of topical global energy issues across production, consumption, markets, policy and regulation.

RWTH Aachen University, Aachen

RWTH Aachen University is the largest technical university in Germany and one of the most prominent. The university maintains close links to industry: one in five board members of German corporate groups has studied in Aachen.

TNO-Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, The Hague

TNO is the leading independent scientific research organisation in the Netherlands. Its mission is to connect people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way. Its 3,200 professional staff work on transitions in nine major areas, including energy, the circular economy, buildings and industry.

University of Groningen (RUG), Groningen

The University of Groningen (RUG) is a leading international research university with strong roots in the north of the Netherlands. With an academic tradition dating back to 1614 and a rich heritage, the University is a unique academic community with a strong sense of belonging and a culture of innovative education and research. The northern Netherlands has an ambitious energy transition programme supported by RUG.

University of Groningen Business School

The aim of the University of Groningen Business School (UGBS), is to support executives in further developing themselves as leading professionals and to contribute to both personal growth and performance.

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Perak, Malaysia

Established in 1997, UTP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petronas, the state-owned international oil and gas company of Malaysia. UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.