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Europe – A global player in energy?

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Speakers

Head, Section IV Energy and Mining, Federal Ministy of Economics and Labour, Vienna
Director, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna
Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency, Paris
CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, OMV, Vienna
Head of Energy Policy and Security of Supply Unit, DG for Energy and Transport, European Commission, Brussels

Dipl.-Ing.Dr.mont.Mag.iur. Alfred MAIER

Head, Section IV Energy and Mining, Federal Ministy of Economics and Labour, Vienna

 University of Leoben, Austria, Mining
 University of Graz, Austria, Law
 Internships in civil engineering and mining
 Local Mining Authorities, Austria
 Lassing, mining accident, crisis management
 Lecturer mining safety, University of Leoben
 Austrian Representative for mining in various EU Institutions and bodies
1994 Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics an Labour - Head of Division Mining Technology & Safety
2002 Deputy Director General Mining
2006 Director General for Energy and Mining, Federal Ministry of Economics an Labour
2006 Austrian Representative to the Governing Board of the international Energy Agency (IEA)

Slavtcho NEYKOV

Director, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna

 Training:
1979 - 1984 Lawyer (Sofia University "Kliment Ohridski")
1989 - 1991 International Economic Relations (Sofia)
 Professional career outside the energy sector: state prosecutor and legal advisor
 Experience in the energy sector since 1992:
 - Head of legal department
 - Head of European Integration department
 - Secretary-General of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Resources of Bulgaria
1993 - 1994 MA in European Integration (University of Limerick, Ireland)
1996 - 1998 the Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels
1999 - 2001 Member of the Regulatory Commission
since 2006 Energy Community Secretariat

Pawel OLEJARNIK

Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency, Paris

1988-2002 Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Business Administration, The American University of Paris
since 2005 Study of Software and Information Systems, National University of Ireland
2002-2003 Transfer pricing analyst, Deloitte & Touche
2003-2005 Statistician, Internationale Energy Agency (IEA)
2005-2007 Research Analyst, Internationale Energy Agency (IEA)
since 2008 Energy Analyst, Internationale Energy Agency (IEA)

Dr. Wolfgang RUTTENSTORFER

CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, OMV, Vienna

 Doctoral Studies at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna
1976 started to work at OMV
1985 joined the Planning and Controlling Department
1989 took responsibility for the Strategic Development of the Group
1990 appointed Head of Marketing
1992-1997 Executive Board, responsible for Finance and Chemicals
1997 became Deputy Minister of Finance
2000 rejoined the OMV Executive Board being responsible for Finance
since 2002 CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board

barrister Jean-Arnold VINOIS

Head of Energy Policy and Security of Supply Unit, DG for Energy and Transport, European Commission, Brussels

1975 barrister and later legal adviser to the Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations (UNICE)
1987 joined the European Commission
since 1992 occupied within the Directorate General for Energy and Transport several management posts dealing successively with human and financial resources, trans-European networks, transport research railway transport and interoperability
since 2006 Head of Unit responsible for Energy Policy and Security of Supply, dealing particularly with the strategic EU Energy Review, the security of gas supply and the development of the trans-European Energy Network