Speakers - WindEurope Annual Event 2022 in Bilbao


Abel Mendez

Commercial Director, Navantia

Adrian Timbus

Vice President Portfolio and Strategic Marketing / Chairman ETIPWind, Hitachi Energy

Aitor Urzelai

General Manager, SPRI

Albert Clark

Head of Offshore Wind , Department for International Trade

Alessandro Sebastiani

PhD candidate, DTU Wind Energy

Alessio Cipullo

Head of Technical Affairs, Elettricita Futura

Alexander Fairtlough

CEO, ISATI Engineering Solutions

Alexander Vandenberghe

Sustainability Manager, WindEurope

Alexandra Goodson

Global Product Marketing Manager , ABB

Alexandre Franceschini

Senior Vice President, Corio

Alfredo Parres

Group SVP, Industry Network Leader Renewables, Hitachi Energy

Amadeus Rolink

Research Scientist (Team Lead Design), Chair for Wind Power Drives, RWTH Aachen University

Amaia Martinez Muro

Head of Technology, SPRI - Basque Business Development Agency

Amisha Patel

Head of Public Affairs and Policy, Mainstream Renewable Power

Ana Burghi

Team Lead for EU Affairs, TransnetBW

Ana Talayero Navales

Head of Analysis & Optimization of Renewable Energy Group sub division Wind Energy, CIRCE

Anders Stiger

Product Manager Synchronous Condenser System, Hitachi Energy

Andima Ormaetxe

Director of Operations, Commercial and Logistics, Port of Bilbao

Andrea P. C. Bresciani

Ph.D. student and research engineer, University of Twente

André Pina

Hydrogen Strategy & Origination director , EDPR

Anne Georgelin

Head of Marine Renewables and Hydropower, SER - Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables

Antonella Battaglini

CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative

Antonio Morais

Global Sales Leader – Wind Hybrid Solutions , GE Renewable Energy

Araceli Martinez Rubio

Head of Engineering, Saitec Offshore Technologies

Arantxa Tapia

Minister of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment , Basque Government

Asun Padros

Manager of Innovation Projects, Acciona Energía

Athanasios Kolios

Professor in Risk and Asset Management, Director of Ocean Energy Unit, University of Strathclyde

Beate Myking

SVP Renewable Solutions, Equinor

Beatriz Yordi

Director, Carbon Markets and Clean Mobility, DG Climate Action, European Commission

Benedikt Mayerle

Lead Solution Architect, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Benjamin Mauries

Floating wind product development manager, Saipem

Benoit Gilbert

Director, Sales Offshore Mediterranean, Vestas

Bjarne Sandager Nielsen

Vice President, Global Operations & Sourcing, LM Wind Power

Carlos Casanovas

CTO and co-founder, X1 Wind

Carlos García Acón

Managing Director, ESTEYCO S.A.

Carlos Garrido-Mendoza

Head of R&D, Saitec Offshore Technologies

Carlos Gutiérrez

Head of Technology, Repsol Renewables

Carlos Martin

CEO, BlueFloat Energy

Carlos Simao Ferreira

Professor, Chair Wind Energy Science, TU Delft & EAWE

Carolin S. Wendelborn

Consultant & Project Engineer, Rambøll

Celia Vilches

Engineer in Testing and Advanced Processes Unit, CATEC

Charlotte Hasager

Professor, DTU Wind Energy

Chris Fox

Deputy Director, Europe & Offshore Electricity Networks at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, BEIS

Chris Peeters

CEO, Elia Group

Christiane Montavon

Principal engineer, DNV

Christos Smyrnakis

Technical officer , European Investment Bank

Clark MacFarlane

Managing Director UK, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Claudia Grotz

Head of Public Affairs Europe, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Claudio Facchin

CEO, Hitachi Energy

Clement Mochet

Bluefloat Energy

Cordi O'Hara

President, National Grid Ventures

Cristina Simioli

Programme Manager – Offshore Energy and Nature, Renewables Grid Initiative

Cédric Turnaco-Kopysc

Senior regulatory affairs manager, RWE

César Yanes

Technology Prospective – ROMEO project coordinator, Iberdro

Daiva Garbaliauskaite

Vice-Minister of Energy, Republic of Lithuania

Damien Buie

Industry Lead for Renewables and New Energies, AWS

Daniel Fraile

Chief Policy Officer, Hydrogen Europe

Daniel Kulin

Strategic Analyst, Swedish Wind

Daniel Luecht

Founder & CEO, NASH Renewables

Danielle Jarski

Chief Development Officer Offshore Wind, RWE

David Tilstone

Managing Director, Macquarie Asset Management

David Vaes

Manager Wind Gearbox Competence Centre, SKF

Dimitris Manolas

Research engineer and Partner, iWind Renewables PC

Ditte Juul Jørgensen

Director General for Energy, European Commission

Dominic Champneys

Wind energy application research engineer, Leosphere (a Vaisala company)

Dorleta Marina Ortiz

Project Manager, Biscay Marien Energy Platform (BiMEP)

Dorothy Winters

Programme Manager Offshore Wind, Port of Amsterdam

Dorte Kamper

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, LM Wind Power

Eamon Ryan

Minister of Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Ireland

Ed Northam

Head of Green Investment Group, Europe & UK, Green Investment Group

Edmee Kelsey

CMO, Power Factors

Eduardo Rodríguez-López

Analyst engineer, ESTEYCO S.A.

Elena Ferrandez

Head of Technology Prospective , Iberdrola Renovables

Elena Gonzalez

Lead O&M Engineer, Iberdrola

Enrique Pedrosa

Chief Operative Officer Europe and LATAM , Repsol

Ernst Lutz

Group CTO, Gurit

Estanislao Gonzalez-Valls

Global Service Support Manager of Ingeteam Wind Energy, Ingeteam

Estíbaliz Hernáez

Deputy Minister of Technology, Innovation and Digital Transition, Basque Government

Farnaz Amin

Head Worldwide Business Development for Carbon Free Grid, AWS Energy & Utilities

Felix Henseler

CEO, ZF Wind Power

Filippo Cimitan

Managing Director France, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Francisco Javier Docampo

Head of Service Operations South Europe, MENA & Africa, Vestas

Francisco Javier Ramirez Miranda

Director Hydrogen and E-fuels, Nordex Group

François Paquet

Impact Director, Renewable Hydrogen Coalition

Frederic Roche

Group CEO, Kallista Energy

George Niculescu

Secretary of State for Energy, Romania

George Walker

Offshore Wind Asset Management Lead, Arup

Georges Kariniotakis

Professor, Head of Renewable Energies & SmartGrids Group, Centre PERSEE, MINES ParisTech

Giles Dickson

CEO, WindEurope

Gregor Giebel

Head of Section, DTU Wind Energy

Grzegorz Gorski

COO, Ocean Winds

Grzegorz Zielinski

Director, Head of Energy Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Guy Brindley

Head of Market Intelligence, WindEurope

Harmeet Bawa

Group Senior Vice President, Global Head of Government & Institutional Relations, Hitachi Energy

Heikki Willstedt

Director, Energy Policy & Climate Change, AEE

Hugo Buis

GM Commercial - Offshore Wind - New Energies, Shell

Hugo Rubio

Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)

Hywel Roberts

Senior Lead Strategic Specialist, Ørsted

Hélène Gélas

Associate, LPA CGR Avocats

Ibon Diez

Chief Engineer, Alerion Technologies

Ibon Galparsoro

Principal Researcher, AZTI

Ignacio Pantojo

Floating Wind Department Manager, Iberdrola

Ilmas Bayati

Senior Consultant, PEAK Wind

Imanol Arrizabalaga Prado

Sales and BD Director, NEL Hydrogen

Imanol Urkiaga

Offshore and Marine Director, IDOM Consulting

Irma Maure

Head of Talent Management, Recruitment and Training, Iberdrola

Itziar Kortazar

Full Converter Product Manager of Ingeteam Wind Energy, Ingeteam

Ivan Komusanac

Advisor Electrification, WindEurope

Iván Pineda

Director of Public Affairs, WindEurope

Jacek Truszczynski

Deputy Head of the Green and Circular Economy Unit, European Commission

Jade McMorland

PhD Candidate, University of Strathclyde

James Bleeg

Principal Researcher, DNV

Jan Kjaersgaard

CEO Offshore Wind, GE Renewable Energy

Jannik Barthel

Scientist, Fraunhofer IWES

Javier Herrador

Green Energies VP, Navantia

Jens Riechert

Senior Consultant - Metocean & Measurements, OWC (Aqualis) GmbH

Jesus M. Busturia

Managing Director, Nautilus Floating Solutions

Jesús Gil

Renewable Gases Infrastructure Director, Enagás

Jesús La Parra

Manager of the business line for hybrid plants, energy storage and hydrogen, Tecnatom,s.a

Jochen Eickholt

CEO, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Jochen Kreusel

Global Head of Market Innovation, Hitachi Energy

Jodie Ball

Lead Renewables Consultant, Xodus

Joel Manning

Principal Specialist and R&D Lead, K2 Management

John Korsgaard

Senior Director, Engineering Excellence, LM Wind Power

Jonas Pagh Jensen

EHS Specialist, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Jordi Serret

Senior project manager and consultant, Innosea Ltd

Jorge Casillas

Regulation & Markets Director, EDPR & Energy Planning Director, EDP, EDP

Jorge Peña Sagastuy

Principal Investigator and Consortium Leader, SEAPOWER project

Jorge Fernández-Gayoso

Head of Business Development Offshore Wind Iberia, ACCIONA Energía

Jose I. Hormaeche

General Manager, Basque Energy Cluster

Jose Luis Adanero Lopez

Head of Investment Office and Business Performance (Renewables), Iberdrola

Jose Miguel Pinheiro

Country Manager - Southern Europe, Ocean Winds

José Serna

Chief Technology Officer, ESTEYCO S.A.

José Vidal

Technical Director Energy Advisory, UL

José Antonio Valbuena Alonso

Ecological Transition, Fight Against Climate Change and Land Planning, Secretary of the Government of the Canary Islands

José Luis Blanco

CEO, Nordex Group

José Luis Jimeno

President of Vestas Mediterranean, Vestas

José Ángel Pérez Gil

General Manager Iberia, ABO Wind

João Costeira

Executive Director Low Carbon Generation, Repsol

João Galamba

Secretary of State for Environment and Energy , Portugal

Juan Carlos Martinez Gil

IoT & Robotics - Business Development EMEA lead for Energy, Utilities, and Oil & Gas, AWS

Juan Diego Díaz Vega

President, AEE

Juan Ramón Ayuso Ortiz

Head of On & Offshore Wind, IDAE

Julia Gottschall

Chief Scientist, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)

Julian Röder

scientific researcher, Center for Wind Power Drives

Julio Castro

CEO Spain, Iberdrola

Justin Jones

Civil/Structural Group Leader, Petrofac

Jürgen Zeschky

CEO, Enercon

Karolina Lipinska

Deputy Director of the Department for Economic Development, Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship

Karolina Pietrzak

Deputy Chief Development Officer, Simply Blue Group

Katelyn Huber

Sustainability Leader, LM Wind Power

Kira Gramitzky

research associate, University of Kassel

Kresten Ørnbjerg

VP, Head of Global Public Affairs, Vestas

Lars Landberg

Director, Group Leader, Renewables, Group Technology and Research, DNV

Laurence Morgan

PhD Candidate, University of Strathclyde

Lexuri Vazquez

Senior Researcher in the Group of Additive Manufacturing Technologies, LORTEK

Liliana Haus

Wind Engineer / Scientist II, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Line Storelvmo Holmberg

Senior Vice President, Application, Controls and Electrical, Vestas

Liz Burdock

CEO & President, Business Network for Offshore Wind

Lizet Ramirez

Analyst, Offshore Wind, WindEurope

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel

Minister for Investment, United Kingdom

Luca Cattedri

Head of Robotics and Industrialized Solutions Commercial, Saipem

Luis Velasco

Environmental and Infrastructure Permitting Director, Red Eléctrica de España

Lukasz Kolinski

Head of Unit Renewables and Energy System Integration, European Commission

Maite Basurto Rivas

Head of CTO Support & Reporting, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Malgosia Bartosik

Deputy CEO, WindEurope

Manuel Meijueiro

Principal Architect and EMEA M&C CoP Lead, Aveva

Manuel Fernandez

Project Director, Ocean Winds

Marc-Alexander Lutz

Researcher, Fraunhofer Institut for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE)

Marcin Sobczyk

Project Developer, Anmet

Marco Kuijpers

Director Large Projects Offshore, TenneT

Marco Wiedijk

VP of Business Development, Principle Power

Marcos Suárez

Wind Project Manager, Basque Energy Cluster

Mareike Leimeister

Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES

Maria O'Neill

Technology Analyst, SuperNode Ltd.

Maria del Mar de Ros

CEO, Spanish Sail GP Team

Marie-Anne Cowan

Lead Wind Engineer, Energy and Climate Analytics, Wood Thilsted

Marie-Laure Ducasse

Hydrodynamics Engineer, Ph.D, Saipem

Mark Giulianotti

Managing Director, Green Investment Group

Mark Potter

Head of Power Industry Practice EMEA , Aon

Markus Laukamp

CEO, WindGrid

Martin Finucane

Principal Officer, International and Offshore Energy, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, Ireland

Martin Neubert

Chief Commercial Officer and Deputy Group CEO, Ørsted

María Cebriá Derqui

Research Process Manager, Acciona Energía

María Victoria Zingoni Domínguez

Executive Managing Director of Client and Low-Carbon Generation, Repsol

Massimiliano Tarantino

Head of Wind&Solar Repowering & Refurbishment Global, Enel Green Power

Massimo Sirigu

Phd student, Politecnico di Torino

Matthieu Monnier

Deputy CEO, France Energie Eoliene (FFEE)

Mauricio Belaunde

Project Manager EU Hydrogen Policy, Agora Energiewende

Max Houwing

Wind Energy System Integration Researcher, TNO - Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Maxime Pousseur

Teacher, Ecole primaire Singelijn - Singelijn Primary School, Brussels

Melanie Kievit

Global C&P Manager Wind, Shell

Meriem Essadki

Head of Madrid Office, Green Giraffe

Michael Schwarz

Project Manager Retrofit, AMSC

Michal Motylewski

Europe Energy Practice Development Counsel, Dentons

Miguel Angel Alava

Managing Director AWS Iberia, AWS

Mike Anderson

Chairman, ETIPWind Advisory Group

Mikel Garay

Country Lead of Offshore Wind Development Iberia, RWE Renewables

Mireia Olave

Structural Reliability - Team Leader, Ikerlan

Miriam Marchante Jiménez

Senior Lead specialist Wind Farm Engineering EPC & Operations, Ørsted

Mirko Moser-Abt

Head of European Affairs, German Wind Energy Association BWE

Molly Iliffe

Principal Consultant, ERM

Moritz Gräfe

Uptime Engineering

Niall Goodwin

Head of Policy, Wind Energy Ireland

Nicola Medalova

Managing Director , National Grid Interconnector

Nicolas Gorostidi

PhD Student, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

Niklas Persson

Executive Vice President at Hitachi Energy, Managing Director Business Unit Grid Integration, Hitachi Energy

Novita Saraswati

Project Manager / Researcher, TNO - Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Oliver Metcalfe

Head of Wind Research, BloombergNEF

Olivier Fontan

CEO, LM Wind Power

Pablo López

Collaborator Researcher in the Group of Control and Digitalization, , LORTEK Technological Centre

Pablo Necochea

Lead Advisor Floating, Vestas

Panagiotis Ladakakos

President of HWEA & MD ENTEKA Group, Hellenic Wind Energy Association HWEA ELETAEN

Patrick Graichen

State Secretary for Climate, Germany

Patxi Berard

Research engineer, ESTIATECH, ESTIA engineer school

Paul McKeever

Head of Electrical Research, ORE Catapult

Paula Garcia

Head of Service Sales North Europe and Middle East Region, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Pauline Blom

Senior Policy Officer Offshore wind, Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat

Pedro Benítez Estebanet

Project Manager, Acciona Energía

Peter Durante

Managing Director - Head of Technology & Innovation, Macquarie Asset Management

Peter Loepelmann

Head of Department Control Engineering, Fraunhofer IEE

Peter Spengemann

Director Repowering, wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG

Philippe Kavafyan

CEO, Aker Offshore Wind

Pierre Peysson

Director Offshore France, RWE Renewables

Pieter Jagers

Senior Business Developer Origination, Engie

Piotr Czopek

Regulatory Director, Polish Wind Energy Association

Rachael Garrett

Head of Offshore Hydrogen Development, RWE Renewables

Rachel Ruffle


Rafael Mateo


Rafael Solis

Director of Communication & Stakeholders Management, EDPR

Raffaello Antonutti

Head of Floating Wind Load Analysis, Saipem

Rasmus Errboe

Senior Vice President, Head of Continental Europe Offshore, Ørsted

Renske Ytsma

Director Offshore Wind Development Continental Europe, RWE Renewables

Robert Keast

Manager, Offshore Wind, The Carbon Trust

Robert Navarro

Managing Director & CFO, RWE Renewables Iberia

Roberto Chavez Arroyo

Research Scientist, UL

Robin Borgert

Director Sales & After Sales Eastern & Northern Europe, Enercon

Robin Verheij

Policy Officer, DG Energy - European Commission

Ruben Devogelaer

Senior Loan Officer – Project Finance Western Europe, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Sam Williams

Atmospheric Scientist , RWE Renewables

Samuel Leupold

Chairman of Wind Energy, Macquarie Green Investment Group

Santiago Blanco

Executive Vice President & Energy Systems Regional Director at DNV Southern Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Africa, DNV

Sara Aagesen

Secretary of State for Energy, Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Spain

Sarah Barber

Programme Leader Wind Energy, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences

Saverio Ventrelli

Global Head of Sales - Offshore BESS, Siemens Energy

Sebastian Flores

Global Market Director Wind Energy and Renewables, COWI

Sergi Ametller

Offshore Wind Director, SENER

Sergio Altolaguirre Alonso

Commercial Director Offshore Foundations, Haizea Wind

Severine Baudic

Managing Director, New Energies & Services, SBM Offshore

Sheri Hickok

CEO, Onshore Wind International, GE Renewable Energy

Simon Watson

Professor of Wind Energy Systems and Director of DUWIND, TU Delft

Simona Gambini

Global Head of Communication & Stakeholder Engagement, Falck Renewables SpA

Sofia Koukoura

Senior Asset Performance Analysis Engineer, ScottishPower Renewables

Sonia Garcia Fernandez

Head of Technical Support On-shore Wind & ICPS, EDPR

Sonia García-Arrieta

Project Manager, Tecnalia

Sonja Chirico Indrebø

Vice President Floating Offshore Wind, Equinor

Sophie Hartfield Lewis

Head of Project Development, Continental Europe, Ørsted

Stephan Barth

Managing Director, ForWind - Center for Wind Energy Research

Stephan Buller

Head of Offshore Portfolio Management & Floating Offshore Wind, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Stephane Tondo

Technical Head of Governmental Affairs, ArcelorMittal Europe

Stine Vethe

VP of New Developments, Heimdall Power AS

Susanne Nies

General Manager Germany, Smart Wires

Sven Utermöhlen

CEO Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables

Tassos Alefantos

CEO, Nvisionist

Teresa Grijelmo

Renewable Energies Project Manager, EIT InnoEnergy

Teresa Ribera

Vice-President of the Government, Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Spain

Thibault Desclée de Maredsous

Vice-President Europe, Bluefloat Energy

Thomas Nowak

Secretary General, European Heat Pump Association

Tinne Van Der Straeten

Federal Minister of Energy, Belgium

Tom Levick

WindFarmer Product Manager, DNV

Tom O'Brien

CEO, Brookfield Asset Management

Tomás Romagosa Cabezudo

Technical Director at the Spanish Wind Association, AEE

Tony Adam

Public Affairs, Nordex

Ulla Engelmann

Head of Unit for Industrial Forum, Alliances and Clusters, European

Ulrik Stridbæk

Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairsf, Ørsted

Valery Godinez-Azcuaga

Vice President Engineering & Product Development, MISTRAS Group

Vasiliki Klonari

Head of Energy System Integration, WindEurope

Victor Pacheco

Global Innovation Process Manager, Holcim Technology

Victoria Kotsyumbas

Global Talent & Leadership CoE, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Viktoriya Kerelska

Head of Advocacy & Messaging, WindEurope

Ville Lehtomäki

Managing Director, Kjeller Vindteknikk

William Beuckelaers

Founder, Offshorewind4kids

Xabier Irure

Global Commercial Director, Ingeteam

Xabier Viteri Solaun

Managing Director, Iberdrola Renewables

Zoltan Nagy Bege

Vice President, ANRE

Álvaro Martínez Palacio

Managing Director, Offshore Wind Business, Iberdrola

Álvaro Rodríguez-Luis

Project Technician, IHCantabria - Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria

Ángel R. Castaño

Associate Professor, University of Seville

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