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 1Wednesday 9 March 2022Time is to be determined
  • LocationOnline
Module 2
  • Lecture 1Wednesday 23 March 2022Time is to be determined
  • LocationOnline
Module 3
  • Lecture 1Monday 11 April 2022Time is to be determined Lecture 2Tuesday 12 April 2022Time is to be determined Lecture 3Wednesday 13 April 2022Time is to be determined
  • LocationNyenrode Business University in Breukelen, The Netherlands

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.

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 has been a partner at ICSB Marketing and Strategy since 2006. He is constantly looking for growth opportunities for his customers and the realization thereof. Central to this is value creation for current and future customers, by optimally connecting new value propositions to customer needs. He recently worked for TNO (developing and testing new value proposition TNO Data Driven Solutions), Lely (concept development LED lighting system for dairy barns and positioning new milking robots), Ludvig Svensson (future vision of climate screens), iCasting (market potential disruptive business model for traditional casting market), Waternet (personal development internal user groups), Vivare housing association (from supply-driven to customer-driven portfolio policy), 

Yousri, together with other ICSB colleagues, expressed his experiences as a consultant in various management books, including ‘How to renew your business model!’, ‘A practical view of marketing and strategy models’ and ‘Targeted Innovation’. Yousri is an officially certified trainer in Systematic Inventive Thinking. Yousri is a popular speaker for marketing strategy topics Business Model Innovation, Proposition Development and Blue Ocean Strategy. 

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.

Bas Kodden

Prof. dr. mr. Bas Kodden is Professor of Leadership & Management Development, Coordinator of the Center for Strategy, Organization & Leadership and Director of the Executive MBA and Full Time MBA program at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. His research and teaching focus of leadership, entrepreneurship and personal development.

He is the author of several bestseller books and has published in top scientific journals. His most recent research was published in Springer Nature, Palgrave Nature, Routledge and Cambridge Journal of Management and Organization. His research has been featured in the Financial Times, Reed Elsevier and Management Team. 


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