Roger Léron Award 2019 – Jury
FEDARENE is happy to present the Jury Members of the 2019 Roger Léron Award
President of FEDARENE
Managing Director of REGEA – North West Croatia Regional Energy Agency (HR)
Dr Julije Domac is a recognised international expert with 18 years of experience and more than 60 scientific and professional papers in field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. He works as Managing Director of the North-West Croatia Energy Agency and in the past he acted as the national biomass programme coordinator in Croatia, project leader for UNIDO, lead expert for the World Bank, project director for FAO, expert evaluator for the European Commission (IEE and 6th Framework) and Task Manager for the International Energy Agency (IEA). Julije is President of FEDARENE since 2013.
FEDARENE Vice-President for Energy Efficiency
Deputy Manager, OÖ Energiesparverband (AT)
Christiane Egger is Deputy Manager of OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria, and the manager of the Ökoenergie-Cluster, a network of 160 companies active in renewable energy and energy efficiency. She is also the Vice-President of FEDARENE. She is the conference director of the World Sustainable Energy Days, one of the largest annual conferences in Europe on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Christiane is an expert in energy efficiency in buildings, in solar and biomass heating and in dissemination and promotion of sustainable energy production and use. She holds a law degree and a post-graduate degree in environmental engineering.
CEO of the Berliner Energieagentur (DE)
Michael Geissler has been the sole managing director of the Berlin Energy Agency since 1997. After his studies in Process and Environmental Engineering, Michael worked as a project manager for the former Bewag AG. Later on, he worked freelance as a consulting engineer. After a further degree in Industrial Economics, he joined the Berlin Energy Agency as an associate director, building up the technology and project department. He is the honorary secretary general of FEDARENE. He is also a chairman of the Association of Energy Agencies in Germany, a member of the Berlin Climate Protection Council, a member of the advisory board of the Investitionsbank Berlin and of the deliberative assembly of the Chamber of Commerce in Berlin.
Vice-President for Financing and Sustainable Mobility
CEO of the Energy Agency of Podravje (SI)
Vlasta Krmelj has diploma and Ph.D. degree in chemical technology. She is the director of regional Energy agency for Podravje in Maribor in Slovenia. She has over 15 years of experience in environmental technologies, sustainable development, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, professional expertise in energy management and EU projects. She was project leader in more than 20 international projects. She is an expert for strategical planning and financing of energy related projects. She is also lecturer at Maribor high school. Since December 2018, she is also a Lady Mayor of small Slovene municipality Selnica ob Dravi.
Executive Director of GWNET (AT)
Christine Lins works as Executive Director of GWNET, the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition, which aims at empowering women in the sustainable energy sector. Furthermore, she is Member of the Board of Directors of ISES, the International Solar Energy Society. From July 2011 until March 2018, Christine Lins acted as Executive Secretary of REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st Century, headquartered at UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris/France. Between 2001 and 2011, Ms. Lins served as Secretary General of the European Renewable Energy Council. Previously, she worked in a regional energy agency in Austria promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
FEDARENE Vice-President for Energy Efficiency (Buildings & Behavior)
CEO of Severn Wye Energy Agency (UK)
Simone Lowthe-Thomas has been working for Severn Wye for 8 years, and was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer. With over 25 years experience working in the fields of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development, Simone has supported people, communities, organisations and the public-sector to find sustainable solutions for energy use and community regeneration work. She is a founding member of Community Energy Wales and sits on Welsh Government Advisory Groups for Climate Change, Landscape Management and Community & People.
Member of the Committee of the Regions – Environment Committee (HU)
Kata Tüttő is an economist and a local councillor at Budapest district XII. For 12 years elected member of the City Assembly of Budapest, former chair of the Financial and Public Procurement Commission. Board member of Budapest Transport Company ( BKV ). Alternate member of the European Committe of the Regions . Rapporteur of the Opinion on the Future of the Covenant of Mayors, Waste to Energy in a Circular Economy and Energy poverty.