Who’s Who: Most Influential People in European Smart Grid


The Most Influential People in European Smart Grid is your exclusive directory of the movers and shakers in Europe’s smart grid sector.

These key stakeholders are driving the development of smart grid by the roles they play within their organisations or industry associations; through the technology they champion; or the policies they develop.

Click on the titles below to view the predictions for the European Smart Grid Sector 2015.


Manuel Sánchez-Jiménez, DG Energy, European CommissionManuelFace
“The greatest challenge is not the lack of vision or motivation, but the competence to match collectively into the future”


Miguel Angel Sánchez Fornié, director at Iberdrola
“Excellence in knowledge for the assigned responsibility”



Niels Roberts, smart metering programme director at EDF Energy
“Work hard, play hard”



Mark B.M. Ossel, vice president sales for Networked Energy Services Corporation
“If you believe in it, you can make it happen. Never give up”



Patrick Reyniers, program manager for smart grids at Eandis
“Optimal efficiency can be reached with simplicity. Don’t try to control everything centrally, but rely on the principle of ecosystems to reach efficient balanced systems”



Edwin R. Poot, founder and CEO of Energyworx
“Here’s to the crazy ones – the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules… and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do” – Steve Jobs


Metering & Smart Energy International produced this guide in consultation with our advisory board including Ronnie Belmans, Executive Director: Global Smart Grid Federation; Kris van Daele, President: Smart Grid Flanders; Joana Abreu Jackson Communications and Policy Officer: EDSO for Smart Grids; Helle Juhler-Verdoner, Managing Director: Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance, Laurent Schmitt, President: Smart Grids France, Paddy Turnbull, Chair: Global Smart Grid Federation and Smart Grid Ireland.