External speakers

Walter Boltz

Executive Director, E-Control

  • Born in Vienna in 1953
  • 1970/1971 Graduation from high school in both the USA and Austria
  • 1971 – 1976: Degree in technical physics at the Vienna University of Technology
  • During ten years head of the Austrian branch of an international consulting group dedicated especially to management and technology consulting
  • 1991 – 1996: Worked for a major Austrian commercial bank in Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on structured financing, privatization and the reorganisation of utilities.
  • 1996 – 1999: member of the executive board of a major German consultancy.
  • 1999 – 2001: Member of the executive board of PricewaterhouseCoopers Since
  • March 2001: Chairman of E-Control Ltd.
  • Since March 2011: Executive Director of Energie Control Austria (E-Control)
  • Different functions in international organisations:
    • CEER Security of Supply Working Group Chair (2001/2004)
    • CEER Single Energy Market Working Group Chair (2004/2005)
    • CEER/ERGEG Gas Working Group Chair (since 2006)
    • CEER/ERGEG Vice President (2006/May 2015)
    • AIB President (2004/2005)
    • Vice Chair of ACER’S Regulatory Board (since 2010)
    • Member of the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council (since 2007)