Senior Experts

A selection of our senior experts:

Simon Blakey
Simon Blakey is an expert on the European energy industry. From 2010 to 2014, Mr Blakey acted as Special Envoy for Eurogas, the association of European gas companies. Before joining Eurogas, Mr Blakey worked for almost twenty years for CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates), now IHS Energy. His main accomplishment was the establishment of CERA's European natural gas and power research practices. In this capacity, Mr Blakey covered a covered a broad range of strategic issues in his research and consulting assignments for companies throughout the entire European energy business.

Natural Gas Strategy Course, Gas Strategy Development Course

Dr Thierry Bros

Dr. Thierry Bros is a senior research fellow of The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, a member of the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council and an advisor for the World Energy Council - Global Gas Centre. He is also a senior energy expert at Energy Delta Institute and a visiting professor at SciencesPo Paris.

In 2016, he founded to provide independent research, independent advice, training & expertise on energy markets after 25 years in the energy field, from the policy side to trading floors. Thierry is highly regarded by the energy community, notably accredited as the best European gas analyst for five years in a row (2013-2017).

Thierry Bros holds a Master of chemical engineering from ESPCI ParisTech and a PhD from Ecole Centrale Paris.

Master Class LNG Industry, European Gas Hubs 

Francisco de la Flor Garcia
Francisco de la Flor is the Director of Regulation at Enagás. He also holds positions in the GIE Board, and in the Management Board of ENTSOG and is President of GEG of United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe and the IGU PGC B SG Leader. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the natural gas business for different companies, positions and responsibilities in the commercial, technical, procurement, international and planning areas. University education in Chemical Engineering and in Economics Sciences and Business Management. He has completed a Business Administration Executive Program at the IESE Business School and followed doctorate studies in Economics.

Dr Tatiana Mitrova
Dr Tatiana Mitrova is Head of the Oil and Gas Department in the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS), and has twenty years’ experience in the development of Russian and global energy markets. Dr Mitrova is a member of the Governmental Commission of the Russian Federation on fuel and energy complex, the Russian Council on Foreign and Defense Policy and the Valdai Club. She is also member of the Board of Directors in E.ON-Russia JSC. Before joining ERI RAS, Dr Mitrova was the head of global energy at SKOLOKOVO Energy Centre responsible for analyses of global energy markets development and the Russian Federation’s energy export and import policy.

Executive Programme International Gas Business and Cooperation

Aysegul Riemens
Aysegul Riemens is founder and managing director of Riemens Commodity Solutions. Riemens Commodity Solutions is a boutique management consulting and strategic advisory firm, specialised partner serving International Commodity Businesses. Clients of Riemens Commodity Solutions include Commodity Producing & Trading Companies, Utilities, Industry, Investment Banks, Government Agencies, Law firms, Regulatory bodies and Asset Management Companies. Before founding Riemens Commodity Solutions, Ms Riemens  held positions such as Manager Origination Europe at Axpo Group, Senior Commercial Advisor at Shell Energy Europe and Senior Fundamentals Analyst at BP Gas & Power. Aysegul is also the Member of the Board on the following 2 associations: Zug Commodity Association in Switzerland and Energy Council of Foreign Investors in Turkey.

Bert Stuij
Bert Stuij is Vice President Innovation at EDI and Manager National Programmes / Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( At EDI, Mr Stuij works on programme development and education with a specific focus on energy transition. At RVO Mr Stuij is responsible for policy execution in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy innovation. Before these positions, Mr Stuij build up experience as consultant, manager and international networker. He worked in the private sector (Shell), semi-private institutions (Novem BV) and government agencies (SenterNovem, AgentschapNl and On behalf of the Dutch Government Mr Stuij is a member of the Committee on Energy Research and Technology of the Intenational Energy Agency in Paris.

Mini MBA New Energy Realities, Executive Programme Energy Transition and InnovationEuropean Energy Markets Course

Gordon Summers
Gordon Summers is a senior (Director and Vice President level) natural gas and energy professional with over thirty five years of international industrial and commercial experience.  Much of this time was spent with Shell, where his focus was mainly on the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the Middle East, South Asia and the Asia Pacific regions.  Currently, Dr Summers provides independent consulting services for new natural gas project and strategy development. Besides that, he is a funding assessor for the UK Government Technology Strategy Board and has recently joined the Singapore International Mediation Centre Panel of Technical Experts.  He has also been Chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of Birmingham Institute for Energy Research and Policy.

Jean Vermeire
Jean Vermeire is currently an independent consultant on commercial matters in the gas industry, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Nederlandse Gasunie N.V. and Honorary President of the Paris-based International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL). He has been General Director and CEO of Distrigas, the Belgian natural gas company, and later on Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to this, he worked for the Chevron Corporation in various managerial postings around the world. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Ghent and an MBA from the University of California ( Berkeley).

Natural Gas Strategy Course, Gas Strategy Development Course, International Gas Value Chain Course

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