Fellowship on Energy Programme, Energy Transition and Leadership

For future energy leaders

Highlights of the Fellowship on Energy Programme: Nafta

  • Start 19 September 2016
  • First module hosted by NAFTA, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Second module hosted by Rosneft, Moscow, Russia
  • Third module in cooperation with by European School of Management & Technology, Berlin, Germany
  • Unique opportunity to learn more about EU - Russian relation on energy

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Key benefits of this Energy Leadership training course

What's in it for you?

Participants will learn to understand the different energy policies across Europe.

The views of main suppliers in Europe are compared with the views of the main consuming countries. Which energy policies the European regions are implementing and what are the main drivers behind them? Top representatives from European energy companies, the IEA, EU, the Russian Academy of Science and others will discuss the energy policy drivers, the choices made and the challenges ahead:

  • How to balance energy supplies and demand
  • How to create sustainable solutions to alleviate the climate change problem
  • How to regulate European energy markets and create the right incentives



Which topics are addressed during this energy transition and leadership course?

  • Energy Policy and European East West relations
  • Challenges and opportunities for leaders in energy companies
  • Innovation in the Energy Sector
  • Supply Options for Europe /Security of Demand
  • Gas Pricing: What is the Best Model for an Energy Company in Europe?
  • Energy Investment Policy & Regulation in Russia


Participant's profile

Which topics are addressed during this leadership training course?

You have the potential to actively contribute to the leadership in the energy industry. You have:

  • At least five years of experience in the energy business on a middle management position
  • A master’s degree in a relevant discipline (economics, politics, finance or technology)
  • Good command of the English language
  • A good understanding of the main value drivers in the energy world in your region, related to at least one energy source
  • Some understanding of the energy policy and regulation in your own region
  • Been or probably will be exposed to leadership questions in your future career


Volko de Jong is the Programme Director of the Fellowship on Energy Programme. Mr de Jong is owner and managing partner of GGNI, an international gas business development group of Dutch service companies in the Oil & Gas Industry. He also is guest lecturer at the MBA of the University of Cyprus. Volko has also created EDI training programmes for the African Development Bank.

Marcel Kramer was appointed President of the Energy Delta Institute in October 2016. He has broad experience in the international oil and gas industry, and was among others CEO at Gasunie, the gas transport and infrastructure company and at the South Stream pipeline joint venture in Switzerland and the Netherlands. Prior to his work at Gasunie he held a number of international management positions with Statoil and Petro-Canada. He was also Head of the IEA’s Oil Industry Division in Paris, responsible for the Monthly IEA Oil Market report (a Financial Times publication), and was responsible for energy policy issues  at the Office of the Secretary General of NATO, after an initial function with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Jonathan Stern, Director of Gas Research at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; Honorary Professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee; and Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Centre for Environmental Policy in London.

Tatiana Mitrova, Head of Oil and Gas sector development Department for Russia and the World, The Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences responsible for analyses of the global energy markets development and the Russian Federation’s energy export and import policy.


“This programme can contribute significantly to the EU-Russian dialogue.”

Dilyara Sydykova
Participant ExxonMobil Russia Inc./Public Affairs Manager

Useful information

Fellowship on Energy Programme, Energy Transition and Leadership

19 - 22 September 2016 (Module I) - 24 - 27 October (Module II)
23 - 25 November 2016 (Module III)
€9.500,- (VAT, accommodation and travel expenses not included)
Bratislava, Slovakia (hosted by Nafta)/Moscow, Russia (hosted by Rosneft) / Berlin, Germany (in cooperation with European School of Management & Technology)
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Extra information


Module I: 19 - 22 September 2016 -  Bratislava, Slovakia (hosted by Nafta)
Module II: 24 - 27 October - Moscow, Russia (hosted by Rosneft)
Module III: 23 - 25 November - Berlin, Germany (in cooperation with European School of Management & Technology) 


Participants of the Fellowship on Energy Programme will receive a certificate on behalf of the University of Groningen.


The programme fee is € 9.500,- (VAT, accommodation and travel expenses not included) .

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