How to become a successful leader in disruptive times

There are few industries facing more disruption than the energy sector. This requires inspiring and skilled leaders who are able to guide organisations through complex transformations. In this programme experienced lecturers and energy experts will share their leadership skills and knowledge to help you become the leader that the energy industry is looking for.

How you benefit

  • Key insights in how to be a successful leader in today’s challenging energy business climate
  • Practical skills and values to develop your own leadership style
  • In cooperation with Nyenrode Business University

About the programme

Leadership is not something you do alone. It’s a collaborative process. Whether you are aiming to build a new business, grow an existing one, or learn to understand better what is expected from you as manager, this three-day programme, offered by EDI in collaboration with Nyenrode, will boost your ability to inspire, engage and motivate others. It will show you how to make your organisation more resilient and adaptable to change and at the same time help you reach your personal goals.

You will gain new perspectives and leadership capabilities, including how to do deal with ethical and corporate responsibilities, manage conflicts, make the best decisions in the face of complex changes and develop and implement new strategies.


  • Leadership styles
  • How to inspire, engage and motive others
  • Ethical and corporate responsibilities
  • Conflict management
  • Decision-making
  • Making and implementing of strategies

What you learn

  • Develop a clear vision of what is expected of a leader in a dynamic and disruptive environment
  • Develop your own leadership style with practical skills and values
  • Inspire people around you
  • Lead effectively under pressure
  • Connect with others

Who should attend

This executive programme is for professionals who are:

  • Strategic analysts and business developers
  • Executives, managers and commercial representatives with LNG project development responsibilities
  • Professionals who have on-the-job SS LNG experience
  • Legal advisors and energy business consultants

This program is divided into 3 modules at 2 locations.

Module 1
  • Lecture 1Friday 1 October 2021Time is to be determined
  • LocationOnline (platform will be clarified by e-mail)
Module 2
  • Lecture 1Friday 15 October 2021Time is to be determined
  • LocationOnline (platform will be clarified by e-mail)
Module 3
  • Lecture 1Monday 25 October 2021Time is to be determined Lecture 2Tuesday 26 October 2021Time is to be determined Lecture 3Wednesday 27 October 2021Time is to be determined
  • LocationNyenrode Business University in Breukelen, The Netherlands

Yanos Michopoulos

Yanos is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of DESFA, the newly privatised Gas Transmission Operator in Greece, now majority owned by Snam (It), Enagas (Sp) and Fluxys (Bel), whereas the Greek Government maintains a minority shareholding.

Yanos is also a BoD member of the Greek Energy Forum and the RCEM Institute of ESCP Europe Business School (where he is also a guest speaker) and a Corporate Governance and Leadership course leader at the UK’s Institute of Directors.

Yanos (PhD in Physics from Durham, UK) has senior executive experience in various industry sectors, including Energy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Private Equity. He has managed large P&Ls (> 1 bl €), complex KPIs and has been a member of regional and global leadership teams (reached top 1%) of large corporates, such as Shell and Vestas. He was also the CEO of TRAINOSE, the only Railway operating company in Greece. He has led major change projects, including major organisational and cultural transformations, financial and performance turnarounds, introduction of new products and services, new market entries etc. He has led, mentored, and coached large and diverse teams, operating across different functions, and distributed in various locations, countries and cultures.

Lecturer Large Energy Projects

Alexander Van de Putte

Alexander Van de Putte is Member of the Board of The National Investment Corporation of the National Bank, Kazakhstan. His professional career includes executive positions at the Kazakhstan Development Bank, the World Economic Forum, Shell, PwC and McKinsey. Alexander Van de Putte is also Professor of Strategic Foresight at IE Business School, and Co-Director of the Master of Energy & Sustainability Leadership programme at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Leturer Energy Transition and Innovation & New Energy Realities

Bert Stuij

Bert Stuij (MSc.) is Vice President Innovation at the Energy Delta Institute (EDI) and Manager National Programmes/Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, a government institution. At EDI, Stuij works on programme development and education with a specific focus on energy transition. At RVO, Stuij is responsible for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy innovation policy. Previously Stuij worked in the private sector for Shell and at various semi-private institutions (Novem) and government agencies (SenterNovem, AgentschapNL).

Yousri Mandour

Yousri Mandour is a senior consultant and partner at ICSB Marketing and Strategy. He supports customers in answering their commercial challenges. Developing growth strategies for both profit and non-profit organisations with a more customer centric approach (CRM) and stimulate innovation with concepts that support idea creation and selection.

Bob de Wit

Bob de Wit is Professor of Strategic Leadership at Nyenrode Business University and Co-Director of the Centre for Strategy at Nyenrode. He has (co-) authored 18 books, including a strategic management book that sold 350,000 copies and is used by 200 universities and business schools worldwide.


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