Plenary Session 1: Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and Hydrogen Infrastructures
Monday June 13th, 10.30 - 12.30 h
Chairperson: Mr Javier Brey Sánchez | Chairman of WHEC 2016 and Chairman of the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2)
"Energy Union and Energy Infrastructure – the role for Hydrogen"
Mr Tudor Constantinescu | Principal Adviser to the Director-General, DG ENERGY - European Commission
Dr Tudor Constantinescu is Principal Adviser to the Director General for Energy in the European Commission since March 2011. He is engineer and economist by education. Before joining the Commission, he set up as Executive Director the Buildings Performance Institute Europe. He was the president of the Romanian Agency for Energy Conservation and for the period 2008-2009 he ensured the presidency of the EnR network of European Energy Agencies. Between 1996-2007, he coordinated the energy efficiency and related environmental activities of the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels.
"BMW Group hydrogen fuel cell technology as a path towards zero emission mobility"
Mr Matthias Klietz | Vice President Research Powertrain - BMW AG
Since 2015: Vice president research powertrain, BMW Group.
2010 – 2013: Head of the department powertrain architecture and vehicle integration, BMW Group.
1998 – 2010: Head of the department engine testing, powertrain design and simulation Formula 1, BMW Group.
1993 – 1998: Development engineer powertrain, Toyota Motorsport. Studies of Mechanical Engineering, Heilbronn University.
"Fuel the future"
Mr Jacques Pieraerts | Vice President, Communication, External and Environmental Affairs - Toyota Motor Europe
Belgian, born in Antwerp 1959. Graduate in Business Management and International Trade.
27 years experience in the automotive sector including Sales, Marketing, Production and Sales Planning, HR, Governmental and Corporate Affairs. Most recent positions: 2010-2014 President & CEO Toyota Spain
Since January 2015, Vice President Communication, External & Environmental Affairs Toyota Motor Europe.
"Ramping up for the commercial hydrogen refuelling station market"
Mr Bjørn Simonsen | Director, Market Development and Public Relations - NEL ASA
Bjørn Simonsen is Director for Market Development and Public Relations in NEL ASA, a leading supplier of electrolysers for the industry and energy sector and hydrogen refueling stations. NEL is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Earlier positions include Secretary General for the Norwegian Hydrogen Association and Secretary for the Norwegian Hydrogen Council. He has also been the Chairman of the HyNor hydrogen highway project. He started his career as a research scientist at Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), and holds a Master’s degree in Process Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.