10 leadership tips, particularly useful in disruptive times

A crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, is the latest “disruption” that business leaders must face on top of climate change, digital revolution, and Brexit to name but a few.

But Energy leaders are no strangers to crisis and disruption (e.g. safety incidents, natural disasters, oil price fluctuations, political instabilities, wars etc.), hence we have learned to be more agile compared to others working in more vulnerable sectors.

We will review 10 leadership tips, particularly useful in disruptive times, with particular focus on supporting our teams not only to survive the current crisis, but to even prepare them for the next one!

In cooperation with Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE).




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The experts

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.

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Leon Stille

Leon Stille, General Manager EDI, has a background in Earth Sciences (BSc) and renewable energy technology (MSc) from the University of Utrecht. From the start of his career he has focused on conventional and renewable energy technology development and education. He has held commercial roles in several energy companies such as the Dutch gas grid operator Alliander and international oil & gas company Frames. Furthermore, he worked for Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research (TNO) as business development manager dedicated to enabling and accelerating the energy transition. Leon holds two patents, is key lecturer renewable gas, expert speaker on energy transition topics and moderator of an energy series webinar.