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Jorge Vasconcelos

Chairman, New Energy Solutions (NEWES)

Since 2007 Chairman of NEWES, New Energy Solutions and invited professor at the Technical University of Lisbon -  special programme MIT/Portugal on Sustainable Energy Systems. Member of the board of several energy undertakings, energy funds and non-profit international scientific and technical organizations. Member of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Board of Trustees.

Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam.

Founder (2003) and member of the executive committee of the Florence School of Regulation. Part-time professor at the European University Institute.

Special advisor on energy matters to several Presidents of the European Commission.

First chairman of the Portuguese Energy Regulatory Authority (1996-2006); co-founder and first chairman (2000-2005) of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER).

Founding member and Honorary President of the European Federation of Energy Law Associations (EFELA).

Degree in electrical engineering from Porto University and PhD from Erlangen-Nuremberg University.

Author and editor of several books and articles on energy matters.