Aiuto, Kyla portrait

Kyla Aiuto serves as a member of the GHG Protocol Secretariat team from the World Resources Institute (WRI) supporting the research and stakeholder process to revise the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. Prior to joining WRI, Kyla worked with the Clean Energy Buyers Institute (CEBI) to investigate the various market system updates needed to enable a broader range of clean electricity procurement options that optimize the systemic decarbonization impact of energy buyers’ procurement decisions. In addition, Kyla previously served as an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow at PepsiCo, focusing on CDP Supply Chain data analysis to develop supplier engagement action plans for reducing PepsiCo’s scope 3 emissions. Kyla holds a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University where she focused on life-cycle assessment studies and clean energy project finance. She currently resides in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 


Kildal, Hans Petter portrait

Hans Petter Kildal (HP) has been an active contributor to establishing the European market for Guarantees of Origin. He had a leading role in the Energy Trading & Environment 2020 research project, was a member of the board of the Sustainable Fashion Council, and was an advisor for the UN initiative “The Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform”. He also participated in developing the new Greenhouse Gas protocol scope 2 guidance document. 

HP started working as a power trader at Østfold Energi back in 1999 and has since then held leading international positions in Fortum, Bergen Energi Green Services, and Kinect Energy Group. 


Stappers, Hugo C.  portrait

Mr. Stappers is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing and sales support operations. He joined Hitachi Energy through the acquisition of Pioneer Solutions and is responsible for driving the global Energy Portfolio Management business by determining go-to-market strategies and supporting sales activities and performance. 

Before Hitachi Energy, he was Director of Sales and Marketing EMEA at Pioneer Solutions and responsible for client-related activities including revenue, go-market strategy, and customer satisfaction across Europe and the Middle East/Africa region for the C/ETRM solutions. 

Prior to Pioneer Solutions, he held the position of Director of Sales/Marketing at SoftSmiths, Inc., an ETRM vendor catering to the North American market, based in Houston, Texas. Starting his career after military service in the Dutch Navy, he held sales support positions with Oracle based in Europe and the Middle East. 

Mr. Stappers holds a Bachelor-level diploma from the Institute for Business Administration in the Netherlands and had executive training from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Management, and IMD Business School. 


Simard, Franck portrait

After having worked 4 years at EDF as an energy efficiency auditor for big industrial customers, Franck has been leading the department for the Energy Transition in the French overseas island of Mayotte between 2016 and 2019. There he published the first Smart Grid Road Map of the local utility company. In 2019, Franck joined the department for optimization and trading (O&T) of EDF (acting as the Balancing Responsible Party for all historical EDF activities in France – supply of ca. 40millions customers and optimization of 56 nuclear reactors, >300 hydropower plants…). Franck is part of the Regulation and Project team. He oversees making the most of the Guarantee of Origin from EDF’s Hydropower plants portfolio (~30TWh), while sourcing the intern supplier for its green offers as well as selling part of the GoOs on the European market, in partnership with EDF Trading. Franck is also leading the EDF project aiming at putting in the market the EDF’s nuclear GoOs as soon as the French regulation will be ready. 


Sharma, Naveen portrait

Mr. Naveen Sharma, Whole Time Director at EKI Energy Services Ltd. is playing a leadership role in transforming the ecosystem to capitalize on the emerging business landscape. Naveen is especially passionate and committed to breaking down barriers. Naveen believes that selling is a process-driven, empathy-led and knowledge-intensive discipline. He has been associated with EKI for over 12 years and is responsible for running major facets of the business. Translating business strategy into actionable goals for the growth of the company, Naveen proves that the land of success is owned by doers. He prides himself on rapidly assessing market opportunity, building superior teams, understanding the value of a customer, and driving consistently exceptional results. He believes passionately in leading by example and has proven experience in delivering a positive business impact. He is a creative genius with thought-provoking ideas and carries the determination to take action toward those ideas. He has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic at EKI along with a commitment to success. He possesses a winning combination of solid tech skills and business sense. Naveen holds an MBA degree with – Specialization in Upstream Asset Management and along with vast work experience, he has also undertaken umpteen projects and completed them successfully. At EKI, he is responsible for looking after Carbon Offsets Trading and has traded more than 50 million credits to date. 


Sanghvi, Naman portrait

Naman Sanghvi is a Business Developer at Statkraft’s Global Environment Markets desk. Statkrat is 100% Norwegian state-owned and is one of Europe’s largest renewable energy companies. At Statkraft, Naman focuses on the Origination and trading of various environmental products such as carbon offsets, I-RECs, etc. across the world. Naman has 12+ years of experience across renewable energy and environmental products. Naman has an MBA from the University of Oxford and a mechanical & energy engineering degree from VIT University. 


Nair, Nadiya  portrait

Nadiya Nair has always been an advocate for sustainable development. After working for 4 years in the financial sector, she decided to pursue her Master’s in Energy specializing in energy storage systems. Upon graduating, she worked across Europe in various domains from renewable energy to carbon markets. She currently spearheads the development for renewable energy and carbon markets for ACT Commodities in the Asia Pacific Region. 


Monteiro, Matheus portrait

Matheus is a Portfolio Manager with over 7 years of experience across banking, data science, and procurement & trading in and around various sustainability topics. Together with the Procurement & Trading team, he manages South Pole’s portfolio of traded and at-own-risk projects. By building a solid network of long-term-oriented partnerships and determining go-to-market strategies, his responsibilities involve securing competitive, high-quality, and diverse supply options at the global level. Before South Pole, he held the position of Senior Sustainability Advisor at one of the main European environmental commodities trading houses, focused on PPAs and the EU ETS. Prior to that, he conducted fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazon in partnership with UNDP/GEF and worked at Google as a product developer. Matheus earned his MSc in International Development & Environmental Governance from the University of Amsterdam, and his BS in International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goias. 


Miller, Doug portrait

Doug Miller is a systems entrepreneur with over a decade of clean energy industry experience. Currently, Doug leads CEBI’s Next Generation Carbon-Free Electricity Initiative to advance systemic electric grid decarbonization through an evolution across global voluntary markets and the procurement solutions available to energy customers. Previously, Doug oversaw innovative, open-source clean energy technology development, business models, and deployment models in his roles at the nonprofits Energy Web and RMI. He also co-founded Zero Labs, a clean energy tech startup. Doug holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE), and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania with top academic honors and awards for his research applying behavioral economics to climate action. 


Mickovska, Trajanka portrait

Trajanka Mickovska is an accomplished professional in the energy industry with over four years of experience in various roles, with key experiences in process optimization, digital transformation and energy trading. Currently, she’s working as a Junior Originator at Statkraft Markets GmbH, with a main focus on Guarantees of Origin within the German Downstream Origination team. 

As a panelist for this conference, Trajanka can offer valuable insights into the issuance of Guarantees of Origin, as well as contribute to a meaningful discussion on its challenges and opportunities from a corporate perspective. 


Liakopoulou, Mariana portrait

Mariana Liakopoulou is a Markets and Policy Associate working in the EU liaison office of the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET). In this capacity, she undertakes analysis on topics related to the Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package, as well as legislative proposals and Guidance documents stemming from the recast Renewable Energy Directive and the EU ETS framework, including in the context of certification of renewable and low-carbon gases. She moreover focuses on policies and regulations related to the French and Greek gas and power markets, supporting the work of the pertinent EFET Task Forces. She also serves as an Energy Security Research Analyst with the NATO Association of Canada (NAOC), producing works on energy policy in the Caspian region and the gasification of Southeast and Central, and Eastern Europe. Formerly, she was a consultant and member of the Roster of Experts of the Energy Community Secretariat. She has also completed an internship in the Director’s office of the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (EU ACER). She started out as Energy Research Fellow with Caspian Policy Center (Washington DC.) Her publication record comprises works for various industry sources and journals, including the Palgrave Macmillan, International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), Natural Gas World, the NATO ENSEC COE’s “Energy Highlights” journal, European Gas Hub and Gulf Intelligence. She is a graduate of the School of Economics and Political Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, holding a Master’s in International Relations and European Studies. Her Master’s thesis looks into the European Commission’s strategy toward the Fourth/ Southern Gas Corridor in correlation with the legal status of the Caspian Sea.   


Latini, Patricia portrait

Patricia has over 15 years of experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with a focus on business and foreign trade and a Technical Degree in Industrial Mechanics. She leads Schneider Electric Sustainability Business’s Global Environmental Commodities Operations staff and all EC service lines. Schneider’s Global EC Operations team is on the supply side engaging with global suppliers to procure all types of unbundled EACs and voluntary carbon offsets on behalf of its clients. This team is responsible for the delivery of strategy and advisory services around environmental commodities as well. Patricia is also the Co-Founder of a new venture sponsored by Schneider Electric, GRAIN – The Carbon Offset Ecosystem, that focuses on accelerating the generation of carbon removal offsets in the market. 


Klimscheffskij, Markus portrait

Markus Klimscheffskij is the CEO of Grexel. He has 15 years of experience in the energy sector and 10 years of experience in energy certification. His personal mission is building a greener economy and helping societies on their path to sustainability. 

Markus has led registry implementation projects as well as worked with countless competent bodies and market actors. He has played a key role in numerous organizations and projects aiming at harmonization of the European energy certificate market including AIB, RE-DISS, and FaStGO. At AIB, he has served as a working group chairperson and professional EECS auditor. 

Markus considers GOs his soft spot because he finds them to be the key puzzle piece between energy policies, markets, and consumers. 


Emily Kennedy is Manager, Renewable Certificate Schemes in the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water. The team has policy responsibility for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target and the development of a renewables certification framework under Australia’s proposed Guarantee of Origin scheme and for economy-wide use. Emily has previously worked in a range of energy policy roles for the Australian Government, including in distributed energy integration and demand management, network regulation, critical infrastructure protection, renewable energy technology development and deployment, and energy efficiency. Emily has bachelor’s degrees in economics and public policy and management and a master’s degree in energy studies. 


Akoetey-Eyiah, Enam portrait

Enam Akoetey-Eyiah has worked in development, sustainability, and environment for various organisations across the United Kingdom and Africa since 1998. She began her early career working with bamboo and rattan artisans to embed sustainability into their practices whilst working for an American e-commerce social enterprise – Novica.com.  

Enam worked within the Africa policy and programmes department of Christian Aid. She worked on advocacy projects such as Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and hugely successful campaigns such as ‘Trade Justice’ and ‘Make Poverty History’.  

While at the Africa Policy unit, she championed inclusive development by encouraging and initiating partnerships with environmentally and socially driven businesses that did ‘good’ in Africa.  

In 2006 Enam pioneered a carbon asset origination company – reNew. She sold forestry credits in 2008 from the reforestation of 100 hectares of degraded forest. She has planted over 300 hectares of mixed species forest and facilitated the reforestation and enrichment planting of 35,000 hectares.  She developed a tree-tracking and monitoring app. She worked with the Ghana government and the World Bank to replace 6 million incandescent with CFLs to conserve 254MW of peak demand and avert an energy crisis. She also developed a programmatic CDM- CFL4All energy efficiency project.  

As the first Ghanaian woman to start a tree planting initiative, she has successfully equipped communities with inputs to raise over 500,000 seedlings for distribution to schools, communities and agroforestry farms with a target of planting 5 million tree seedlings in ten years in Ghana. She has also worked on the first GHG Protocol – Scope 2 corporate greenhouse gas report in Sub-Saharan Africa.   

She leads the growth and adoption of the I-REC Standard Foundation’s Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) – I-RECs – a robust standard for developing attribute tracking systems that are acknowledged by major reporting frameworks such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), CDP, and RE100 as a reliable backbone for credible and auditable tracking instruments. She is working to leverage existing regional electricity power pools to establish single regional EACs markets across Africa and champion mini I-RECs for distributed and dispersed renewable energy devices to promote energy access, security, and just energy transition and democratise payments from ecosystem benefits.  

 She has advised large multinationals to set, communicate, and report on net-zero and environmental social governance strategies and prepare reports to the UK Government’s PPN/0621, SECR, TCFD and ISO14001.  

Enam has a Master of Science in Development Studies from London Southbank University, an MBA from Canterbury Christchurch University, and is currently studying for an LLM in Energy and Environment at the University of Birmingham.  

Enam has professional qualifications:  

GHG Accounting (Basic and Corporate)  




Kang, Jen-Wee portrait

Jen-Wee is an industry veteran in the renewable sector, with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry and 15 years of deep understanding of the entire Solar value chain, assuming Sales/Business development roles from upstream equipment makers (Applied Materials) to downstream project development and electricity retailing (REC Solar). He founded REDEX (formally T-RECs.ai) in 2018, after seeing the gap between corporate RE buyers and RE generators, particularly in Asia. A long-term RE corporate power purchase agreement is not readily available and Renewable Energy Certificates (or RECs) are the only feasible and most efficient and impactful option to achieve their Scope 2 neutral goal. Jen Wee is building the necessary IT infrastructure for an ESG-focused world. His flagship product, REHash, is on its way to becoming Asia’s largest RECs marketplace, providing price transparency for RECs across 9 countries. 


Grays, Sara portrait

Sara Grays joined M-RETS as the Product Manager in July 2022She combines over 7 years of experience in a variety of commercial and regulatory products with an M.P.A. in Non-Profit Administration & Public Policy from Drake University and a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of LawWhen Minnesota weather allows, she can be found transforming her yard into a native, pollinator-friendly garden. 


Glumac, Andrew portrait

Andrew Glumac is the Senior Manager for Renewable Energy at CDP and the Chair of the RE100 Technical Advisory Group. He has experience in energy engineering and consulting, specifically with renewable energy project development, energy procurement, energy market analysis, energy management and master planning, and energy efficiency.

Andrew has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, a joint MS in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, École des Mines de Nantes, and the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, and an MBA focused on energy from Technische Universität Berlin.


Fedson, Nicholas portrait

Nick works in CDP’s renewable energy team and is currently focused on CDP’s work on the RE100 initiative. He produces RE100 annual disclosure reports, leads the technical support the initiative provides and is secretary to the RE100 Technical Advisory Group. 


Farrokhi, Blaise portrait
Always with a smile on his face, Blaise Farrokhi has been working all his career in the energy sector and more specifically in the power market either in finance or sales. Now he is working at the European Energy Exchange on the registry services where he is managing the registry and the auction for the French ministry of energy, representing their interest at the AIB’s working groups and any new market development on the GOs such as the first multilateral EPEX SPOT GOs auction.

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is the leading energy exchange which builds secure, successful and sustainable commodity markets worldwide – together with its customers. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, it offers contracts on Power, Natural Gas and Emission Allowances as well as Freight and Agricultural Products. EEX also provides registry services for White Certificates, Capacity Certificates and Guarantees of Origin on behalf of the French State, as well as Auctions for Guarantees of Origin.


Everson-Smith, Teresa portrait

Teresa is Evident’s Director of Insight and Markets, overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of strategies and marketing initiatives for the company. Prior to joining Evident, Teresa was Head of Strategy and Communications at a multi-sector sustainability business, responsible for developing and delivering the marketing and communications strategy in collaboration with the CEO and Board of Directors. 

Teresa has over a decade’s experience in marketing, formerly at both The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. She also led projects at HSBC for over 14 years, where she was responsible for the implementation of the bank’s strategy for financial collections (in the UK, India, and Malaysia).  

Teresa holds two Masters degrees: an MSc in Organisation Development and Consultancy from Sheffield Hallam University and a Masters by Research from Leeds Beckett University. 


Edel, Matthias portrait

Matthias Edel is the founder and head of Erneuergas, a consultancy firm dedicated to renewable gases. He was Secretary General of the European Renewable Gas Registry (ERGaR) from March 2021 until December 2022.  

Mr. Edel worked with German Energy Agency GmbH (dena) from 2011 to 2019. Team Leader Bioenergy since 2014, he was responsible for bioenergy activities within the unit, leading national and international projects, campaigns, and initiatives in the renewable energy sector. Also, he was the project director of the Biogasregister Deutschland.  

Before joining dena, he worked for four years as a scientific research associate for the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) in Leipzig. Mr. Edel studied economics and geography at the University of Mannheim and the University of Heidelberg. 


Das, Sherwin portrait

Sherwin Das is the Managing Director and co-founder of Energy Peace Partners (EPP). At EPP, he has played a key role in developing and launching the Peace Renewable Energy Credit (P-REC), an innovative financing instrument that unlocks new renewable energy investment in countries that are fragile, climate-vulnerable, and energy poor. He has most recently led the development of the P-REC Aggregation Facility to scale up the nascent P-REC market. Before EPP, Sherwin spent more than 10 years with the United Nations facilitating peace processes and conflict prevention and resolution initiatives in fragile and conflict-affected states, including in Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans. 


Dam, Henrik portrait

Henrik Dam graduated in 1990 an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has worked with the European Commission since 2003 in the areas of Renewable Energy, smart grids, active demand, electric vehicles, energy storage technologies, innovation, and SMEs. He is currently a senior expert in DG ENERGY in the unit Decarbonisation and Sustainability of Energy Sources. He deals with both the current and the upcoming EC directive on Renewables with a particular focus on guarantees of origin, certification, consumer information, offshore wind, and Member State achievement of RES targets. 


Chevillard, Naomi portrait

Naomi Chevillard works for SolarPower Europe as a Head of Regulatory Affairs. In this position, she is responsible for the advocacy of the association with regard to the deployment of solar PV, and coordinates the Regulatory Affairs team. Prior to joining SolarPower Europe, Naomi Chevillard has worked for in the Directorate for European Affairs for the French TSO RTE in its Brussels office. She also worked in Paris for the SGAE, the European Affairs secretariat to the Prime Minister, as well as in the offshore wind sector, for Eoliennes en Mer, the consortium gathering ENGIE, EDPR and Caisse des Dépôts. 


Bookless, Alexander portrait

Alex is an expert in the renewable energy industry with over 10 years of experience developing and accrediting a range of renewable energy generation and trading EACs globally. Currently, he is the EAC Global Manager for Climate Impact Partners, responsible for providing advice to, and sourcing EACs for a diverse range of Global corporates, to facilitate them in meeting their goals of offsetting their Scope 2 emissions.    


Bartlett, Sam portrait

Sam Bartlett is the Director of the Green Hydrogen Standard at the Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2). The Green Hydrogen Standard provides certainty and transparency to investors and other stakeholders that green hydrogen is made with renewable electricity which conforms to the highest standards on emissions, ESG, and sustainable development goals. Prior to joining GH2, Sam was the Technical Director at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. He is an expert in energy, environment, and climate change policy, with a focus on developing and emerging economies. He has degrees in ecology, demography, and environmental law, and wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on applying environmental economics in strategic environmental assessment. 


Strunski, Delphine  portrait

Delphine Strunski is a Senior Business Developer at EPEX SPOT where she works on developing the Guarantees of Origin market. Delphine started her career working on the emissions market with Orbeo, the previous joint venture of Société Générale and Solvay, before joining Powernext, the European natural gas Exchange, where she served first as a Project Manager / Business Analyst and then as a Business Development Manager, working in various strategic projects. She specializes in wholesale European power, gas, and environmental markets. She holds a master’s degree from Paris-Dauphine University.