Switten, Liesbeth 

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Liesbeth Switten started her career in leading law firms and has been involved in renewable energy certification for over 15 years, at first at the Flemish energy regulator and later in several roles in the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), where she is secretary general since 2020. Before that, she was AIB’s legal and strategic advisor, she chaired the reorganization as well as the professional reviewers’ group, thereby securing the quality assurance of the European Energy Certificate System. Liesbeth is a strong believer in progress through accountability and cooperation.

The Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) is the international nonprofit association facilitating the market of guarantees of origin (GOs) in Europe. AIB provides the EECS standard for GOs for different energy carriers, which has been implemented in 28 European countries so far. AIB also operates a European hub for transferring GOs, thereby linking the national GO registries, which is now also open for gas GOs. The annual value of the European GO market for 2023 is estimated at over 4 billion euro.