Prof. Dr. Alexander Van de Putte is Senior Director and Head of Scenario Processes and Applications at PFC Energy International. Before his current position, he worked as Director and Head of Global Practices with World Economic Forum.. Other positions Van de Putte held were Senior Strategy and Portoflio Advisor to the Committee of Managing Directors at Shell International. Prior to his positions at Shell, he was Director and co-leader of the shareholder value practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Simon Blakey, a leading authority on the European energy industry, acted as Special Envoy for Eurogas, the association of European gas companies, from 2010 to 2014. Before joining Eurogas, Mr. Blakey worked for almost twenty years for CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates), now IHS Energy. He was the founder of CERA's European natural gas and power research practices. During that time, his research and consulting assignments covered a broad range of strategic issues for companies in the European energy business.
Jean Vermeire joined Distrigas, the Belgian-based natural gas company, in 1989 as Commercial Director, responsible for sales, supply and transit of natural gas. Appointed General Director and CEO of the new gas merchant company Distrigas as of 1st December 2001 after the unbundling of the former Distrigas. Now active as independent consultant on commercial matters in the gas industry. Member of the Supervisory Board of the Nederlandse Gasunie N.V. and Honorary President of the Paris-based International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL).