Global Clean Energy Conference 2011
Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the Global Clean Energy Forum is playing a major role in ensuring the event covers and addresses the most critical topics and issues for the renewable energy community. Meet them below.

The Lord Browne of Madingley, Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings; former Group Chief Executive, BP
Lord Browne joined BP in September 1991 as a Managing Director. He was appointed Group Chief Executive in June 1995. Following the merger of BP and Amoco, he became Group Chief Executive of the combined group on 31 December 1998 until 1 May 2007.
Awards received include the Institute of Energy Melchett Medal (2001), the Society of Petroleum Engineers Public Service Award (2002), the World Petroleum Congress Dewhurst Award (2005), and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award from the Business Council for International Understanding.

Jeremy Rifkin, Founder and President, Foundation on Economic Trends
Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of seventeen bestselling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages and are used in thousands of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world.

He has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security. He currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU heads of state, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero of Spain.

Daniel M. Kammen, Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, World Bank
Daniel M. Kammen is the World Bank Group's Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. He was appointed to this newly-created position in October 2010, in which he provides strategic leadership on policy, technical, and operational fronts. The aim is to enhance the operational impact of the Bank's renewable energy and energy efficiency activities while expanding the institution's role as an enabler of global dialogue on moving energy development to a cleaner and more sustainable pathway.

In April 2010, Dr. Kammen was named by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton as the first Energy and Climate Fellow for the Western Hemisphere.

Tetsuro Nagata, President and CEO, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation
Mr. Nagata became President and CEO of Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation in 2003, following a multifaceted career at Tokyo Electric Power Company (a utility with more than 60,000MW of generation capacity). He is a long-standing professional in the energy industry and possesses a unique and comprehensive knowledge of renewable energy and its role in the power generation business. In May 2010, he was elected President of the Japan Wind Power Association and is now also responsible for promoting the wind power industry within Japan.

Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The name of Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director General of TERI and Chairman of the IPCC has become synonymous with climate change and the environment. Internationally recognised as a leading global thinker and leader of research, the more so since sharing the podium with Al Gore to receive the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the IPCC, Rajendra's passion lies in disseminating greater knowledge about man-made climate change and helping lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counter such change.

Tulsi Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon
Founded by Tulsi Tanti, Suzlon now ranks as the third leading wind energy group in the world with 9.8 per cent of the global market share. A global corporation with over 15,000 employees, Suzlon works in over 25 countries on five continents, and has built a reputation as a socially responsible enterprise with sustainable development at the core of the business.

Thomas E. Wallin, President, Energy Intelligence
Thomas Wallin has been President of Energy Intelligence since 1999. A world-renowned commentator, he has been instrumental in driving progress and development within Energy Intelligence's publications, the market leader in the provision of top-class, internationally respected data and information for the global energy industry.

Yvo de Boer, Global Adviser on Climate and Sustainability, KPMG; former Executive Secretary, United Framework Convention on Climate Change
Yvo de Boer was appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as the new Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC on 10 August 2006 and took up his post on 4 September 2006. The appointment had been endorsed by the Bureau of the Convention. Mr. de Boer left the United Nations on 1 July 2010 to join international consulting group KPMG.

Before joining the UNFCCC, Mr. de Boer was Director for International Affairs of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment of the Netherlands, responsible for international policy, both in the context of the European Union, as well as broader international cooperation. He also served as Deputy Director-General for Environmental Protection in the same Ministry, as Head of the Climate Change Department and has worked in the fields of housing and public information. Early in his career, Mr. de Boer worked for the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT).

Mr. de Boer's involvement in climate change policies began in 1994. He helped to prepare the position of the European Union in the lead-up to the negotiations on the Kyoto Protocol, assisted in the design of the internal burden sharing of the European Union, and led delegations to the UNFCCC negotiations. He actively sought broad stakeholder involvement on the issue of climate change. To that end, he launched an international dialogue on the clean development mechanism and has partnered international discussions with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, aimed at increasing private sector involvement.

Fritz Vahrenholt, CEO, RWE Innogy
Fritz Vahrenholt is one of Germany's best-known renewable energy experts, having been an advisor to Chancellors Schröder and Merkel from 2001-2007. A former board member of Deutsche Shell, and chairman of REpower, Fritz now oversees the renewable energy investments and activities of RWE, one of the world's largest utility companies.

Plutarchos Sakellaris, Vice President, European Investment Bank
Mr. Plutarchos Sakellaris is Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB).

His responsibilities on the EIB's Management Committee include supervising financing operations in Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and South Africa. Mr. Sakellaris also assumes responsibility for the EIB's activity reflecting its energy policy and the Bank's Economic and Financial Studies division.

Anil Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer, AREVA Renewables
Anil Srivastava joined AREVA group in January 2009 as Senior Executive Vice President and CEO of AREVA Renewables. Mr. Srivastava is also a member of the AREVA Executive Committee.

Mr. Srivastava has more than 20 years of experience with enterprise market leaders, managing key operations across the U.S., Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. He focused on articulating vision and delivering value of technology applications for enhanced corporate profitability and efficiency.

Herman Franssen, Executive Director, Energy Intelligence Group
Herman Franssen is President of International Energy Associates in Washington, D.C. He is also a Distinguished Associate with Fesharaki & Associates, a U.S. consulting company; a Senior Associate of CSIS, Washington, D.C.; an Adjunct Scholar of the Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C; a Visiting Fellow of CGES, London, and a Senior Fellow of MEC, London.

From 1985 to 1996, Dr. Franssen was Senior Economic Advisor to the Minister of Petroleum and Minerals of the Sultanate of Oman. Between 1980 and 1985, he was Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency in Paris, having previously been Director of the Office of International Market Analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy and an energy specialist at the U.S. Congressional Research Service.

José Manuel Entrecanales, Chairman and CEO, Acciona
José Manuel Entrecanales joined Acciona in 1991. He was Corporate Development Director, Finance Director and a Member of the Board until he was named Chairman in 2004. Between 1994 and 2000 he was also a Board Director of Vodafone Spain, and between 2000 and 2007 he was Chairman of Vodafone Spain and of the Vodafone Foundation in Spain.

In 2009, Mr. Entrecanales joined the executive committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He also belongs to the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, and is Chairman of the José Manuel Entrecanales Foundation for Innovation and Sustainability.