Faculty & Experts

Energy Delta Institute works with over 150 international guest lecturers who form a unique mixture of academic specialists and industry experts. 

We work closely with a group of professors and industry experts in various fields who guarantee the academic quality of our programmes as well as with a number of industry experts who ensure that our programmes are always relevant to what is happening in the real world. In fact, our programmes combine the best of two worlds: our professors are often involved in business and our industry experts have a solid academic background.

Professors & Industry Experts

Kostas Andriosopoulos

Kostas Andriosopoulos is the Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management at ESCP Europe Business School where he holds the position of full Professor in Finance and Energy Economics. He is also the Academic Director of the Executive Masters in Energy Management (EMEM) programme at ESCP. In addition to his academic profile he has extensive experience in the business world.

Professor Catrinus Jepma

Catrinus Jepma is professor of Energy and Sustainability at the University of Groningen. His field of expertise is energy policy and markets, environmental impact and policy issues, energy efficiency measures and energy technologies. Thanks to his years of involvement as (coordinating) lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), professor Jepma received a personalised certificate for his share in the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC in 2007.

Coby van der Linde

Coby van der Linde is the director of Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP). She specialises in European energy markets, security of oil and gas supply and energy and sustainability. Van der Linde is also a professor in Geopolitics and Energy at the University of Groningen (RUG), non-executive director of two energy companies and member of the advisory board of King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Saudi Arabia.

Jonathan Stern

Jonathan Stern is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Natural Gas Research Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He is honorary professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee; visiting professor at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London; fellow of the Energy Delta Institute and a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (in Tokyo).

Professor Alexander Van de Putte

Alexander Van de Putte is Member of the Board of The National Investment Corporation of the National Bank, Kazakhstan. His professional career includes executive positions at the Kazakhstan Development Bank, the World Economic Forum, Shell, PwC and McKinsey. Alexander Van de Putte is also Professor of Strategic Foresight at IE Business School, and Co-Director of the Master of Energy & Sustainability Leadership programme at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Jan Willem Velthuijsen

Jan Willem Velthuijsen is currently Chief Economist and Strategy Partner at PwC and Professor of Economics at the University of Groningen. He is Managing Director of the Executive Masters Finance & Control programme for the Energy Industry on behalf of PwC and Shell, with courses in Groningen, Houston, Doha, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro. He is also responsible for the PwC Energy Research Institute based in Groningen.

Bob de Wit

Bob de Wit is Professor of Strategic Leadership at Nyenrode Business University and Co-Director of the Centre for Strategy at Nyenrode. He has (co-) authored 18 books, including a strategic management book that sold 350,000 copies and is used by 200 universities and business schools worldwide.

Ad van Wijk

Ad van Wijk is sustainable energy entrepreneur and Professor of Future Energy Systems at Technical University Delft, the Netherlands. His research focuses on hydrogen and fuel cell cars. He is also involved in building new energy systems at “the Green Village” on the campus of TU Delft.

Dr Thierry Bros

Dr Thierry Bros is Senior Research Fellow for the Gas Programme at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies. He is a visiting Professor at SciencesPo Paris, a member of the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council and an advisory board member to Natural Gas World. He is also Vice President Research for Tellurian, a company building a global integrated low-cost LNG business from the US.

Francisco de la Flor Garcia

Francisco de la Flor Garcia is Director of Regulation at the Spanish gas transmission system operator Enagás. He holds positions in the board of Gas Infrastructure Board (GIE), the European organisation for gas infrastructure companies, and in the Management Board of ENTSOG, the European Network of Transmission System Operators in Gas. He is also President of the United Nations Economic Council for Europe Group of Experts on Gas and a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU). He has more than 30 years of experience in the natural gas sector.

Dr Theo Fens

Dr Theo Fens is an independent consultant, associated partner at advisory firm Deloitte and associate partner at the Global Gas Netherlands Initiative. Since 2002 he has been senior research fellow at Technical University of Delft, Faculty Technology, Policy and Management. He specialises in strategic consultancy in the energy and utilities sector.

Peter Hendrickx

Peter Hendrickx has been active in the automotive industry for almost thirty years. He has extensive experience in the (business) development of LNG and CNG fuelling stations. From 2010 until 2017, he was Senior Operations Manager at Rolande LNG in the Netherlands. With his assistance Rolande LNG managed to become Europe’s biggest operator of LNG fuelling stations.

Robert Kleiburg

Robert Kleiburg, MSc, was Chief Operations Officer at the Netherlands Energy Research Center (ECN) from 2011 to 2017. In 2017 he founded his own company, Recoy, whose mission it is to accelerate the energy transition by helping customers increase their energy flexibility. Before he worked at Shell for 22 years, including as VP Strategy and Planning at Shell Renewables & Hydrogen.

Dr Tatiana Mitrova

Dr Tatiana Mitrova is Director of the Energy Center at SKOLKOVO School of Management, Head of the Oil and Gas Department at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS) and Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES). Mitrova is a member of the Governmental Commission of the Russian Federation on fuel and energy and member of the Board of Directors at Unipro (formerly E.ON-Russia).

Dr Albert van den Noort

Dr Albert van den Noort is senior consultant at the international energy consultancy DNV GL. He has a background in chemical engineering and applied physics. He specialises in hydrogen, smart energy systems, scientific modelling and simulations, and smart grids. Prior to joining DNV GL, he worked as a researcher at Gasunie.

Dr Andrej Pustisek

Dr Andrej Pustisek teaches energy economics at the University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany and at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany. He owns a consulting company providing services to international natural gas and energy companies. From 2002 to 2012, he worked for E.ON Ruhrgas, first as Senior Vice President International Natural Gas Sales and from 2008 as Senior Vice President Portfolio Management.

Bert Stuij

Bert Stuij, MSc, is Vice President Innovation at the Energy Delta Institute (EDI) and Manager National Programmes/Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, a government institution. At EDI, Stuij works on programme development and education with a specific focus on energy transition. At RVO, Stuij is responsible for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy innovation policy. Previously Stuij worked in the private sector for Shell and at various semi-private institutions (Novem) and government agencies (SenterNovem, AgentschapNL).