What it takes as a young energy professional to become a successful leader

Young professionals entering the energy sector will inevitably have to consider the significance of the energy transition – the transformation of today’s current energy systems into more sustainable ones. Complex transformations of organisations will also be required, and necessary skills and qualities from energy leaders will be needed in order to help accelerate a successful energy transition. During this Micro MBA, you will learn what it takes as a young energy professional to become a successful leader!

Yanos Michopoulos and other leadership experts will share their experience, leadership skills and knowledge, to help you in achieving success as a leader. Whether you are aiming to build a new business, grow an existing one, or learn to better understand what is expected from you.

This event will boost your ability to inspire, engage and motivate others, and show you how to be resilient and adaptable to change while also reaching your personal goals.

All of this will be discussed to help empower you in taking the next steps in becoming a change leader!

How you benefit

  • Gain insights in what it takes as a young energy professional to become a successful leader in the energy transition
  • Develop your own leadership style with practical skills and values 
  • Learn to inspire, engage, and motivate others
  • Collaborate with energy professionals and future energy leaders

Programme Micro MBA 2021


Young Energy Professionals attending the online Micro MBA will receive an official certificate from the Energy Delta Institute (EDI).

This event is supported by the Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Association, Netherlands, the Future Energy Leaders of the World Energy Council, and the Energy Academy: Part of New Energy Coalition.

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The experts

Christos Kolliatsas

Christos Kolliatsas is senior leader in the Renewable Energy world, currently Global head of Renewables at SGS and has over 15 years of experience in the renewables sector. He’s a world expert on Wind Energy, specialised in Offshore wind since it has many similarities with oil & gas, and has been board member of the European Wind Energy Association.

Tassos Vlassopoulos

Tassos Vlassoplous is a strategic Growth Executive with 28 years of international experience in Oil & Gas and Power Generation, including renewable energy and energy transition. He has held senior management positions in large corporates, led and executed corporate strategies, and has proven to lead high performing cross-functional teams in complex matrix organisations. He has managed ‘Growth Boards’, advised innovation teams, and has built commercially aligned teams to optimise market intelligence, strategic and product marketing. He is active in global team leadership and change management, commercial leadership, product and services leadership, and financial management.

Annkathrin Rabe

Annkathrin Rabe is a renewable energy expert with almost a decade of experience in the energy industry. Annkathrin is an Originator for the Norwegian company Statkraft Markets GmbH, structuring green power contracts for industry partners. Before, she worked for innogy SE as PPA manager and market analyst as well as for the international business consultancy Accenture and the World Economic Forum. Besides her day job, Annkathrin is Chair of the Young Energy Professionals network of the World Energy Council, Future Energy Leader-100 and Board member of the Hertie Energy and Environment Network (HEEN). Annkathrin holds a Master of Public Policy from Hertie School of Governance and a Bachelor in European Studies from Maastricht University. Her passion is to grow renewable energy by supporting corporates to source green power and to empower young energy professionals to take an active role in shaping a sustainable energy future.

Yanos Michopoulos

Dr Yanos Michopoulos is one of the greatest authorities in the gas world. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of DESFA, the newly privatised gas transmission operator in Greece. Next to that he is active as expert and ambassador for Energy Delta Institute, works with the UK’s Institute of Directors and other training organisation as leadership course leader, mentor, coach, and guest speaker for MBA and executive education.

With a PhD in Physics (Durham University) and over 30 years of senior international experience in various energy and related sectors, including oil & gas, renewables, infrastructure, shipping, and private equity, Yanos has a wide variety of expertise. He has led major change projects, including major organisational and cultural transformations, financial and performance turnarounds, introduction of new products and services, and new market entries. He has led, mentored, and coached large and diverse teams, operating across different functions, and distributed in various locations, countries, and cultures.