Chiara Briatore - LightingEurope
Chiara Briatore is the Policy Advisor for LightingEurope since 2010. Chiara studied Law at the University of Parma and European Studies at the European College of Parma Foundation. In Brussels since 2006 she has been working both as Legal Advisor/Researcher at College of Europe in Bruges and Public Affairs Advisor/Project Manager for European non-profit associations.
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JÃ¼rgen Sturm - LightingEurope
Jürgen Sturm is the Secretary General of LightingEurope since 2009. Jürgen has studied Law and Spanish Philology in Passau, Salamanca, Aberdeen and Cape Town. He has held senior positions in European trade associations since 2001 in the field of transportation and energy policy. Jürgen is also the Secretary General of the Global Lighting Forum (GLF).
Kees van Meerten - Philips Lighting
Kees van Meerten is Manager at Philips Lighting for Standardization & Regulation, Global Product Marketing. He studied at the technical University Delft, The Netherlands. Kees is an active member in the Policy Task Force in the “En-lighten” project of UNEP and World Bank.
Otmar Franz - Osram
Otmar Franz is Director Professional Lighting Legislation Strategy & Communication at Osram.
He holds a degree of applied science from Augsburg University; he also studied ‘Electrical Engineering’ (automation and energy) and ‘Environmental Engineering and Immission Control’.
James Hooker - Havells-Sylvania
James Hooker is Research & Development Manager for LED and special lamps at Havells-Sylvania where he manages a team of engineers to drive new product development projects. James began in the lighting industry at age 13 when he discovered a method to repair failed Halogen lamps and has over twenty years of experience. He holds a Masteràs in Materials Engineering from University of Wales, Swansea.
Zoltan Pilter - GE
Zoltan Pilter is Product Regulatory Manager for GE Lighting, Hungary, and responsible for internal compliance with all product regulations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is also constantly involved in lobbying activities towards European Institutions via the European Lighting Companies Federation on various product regulatory matters such as WEEE and Ecodesign.
Klaus Meyer-Pohl - Zumtobel
Klaus Meyer-Pohl is Standardisation & Regulations Manager at Zumtobel. Prior to his start at Zumtobel in 2009 Klaus was Standardisation Manager at Philips.
Nils Borg - IEA 4E SSL Annex
Nils Borg is the Operating Agent of the 4E SSL Annex, a project under the International Energy Agency Co-operating Programme on Efficient Electrical End-Use Equipment (4E). Nils is also Executive Director of Eceee, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy which is a non-profit, membership-based European NGO aiming to stimulate energy efficiency through information exchange and co-operation. Its secretariat is based in Stockholm. Mr. Borg also works as a consultant specializing in product efficiency, lighting and public procurement.
Tom Lock - Energy Savings Trust
Tom Lock is Certification Manager at Energy Saving Trust, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding the best ways to change people’s behavior and introduce energy-saving measures into homes.
Peter Hunt - Lighting Industry Association
Peter Hunt is the joint Chief Executive of the Lighting Industry Association in the UK representing over 400 members. Peter has a degree in Ergonomics and has been in the lighting industry for 35 years in the domestic lighting manufacturing business. As a member of the UK trade association Peter was President in 1992 and currently serves as a member of the LightingEurope Executive Board along with many other UK and EU committees.
Paolo Bertoldi - Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, Ispra
Since May 2001, he is Principal Administrator at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy), in charge of research activities on energy efficiency policy, the efficient use of electricity and innovative policy instruments for energy efficiency. He has published over 80 papers on energy efficiency in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed journal Energy Efficiency.
Michel Quicheron - Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, Ispra
Michel is Policy Analyst for Energy Efficiency at JRC. His responsibilities include: analysing potential of new technologies for energy efficiency, such as SSL (LED lights); policy Support to DG Energy for the implementation of the ESD (Energy Services Directive) and monitoring of national energy efficiency action plans (NEAAPs).
Oliver Wolf and Renata Kaps - IPTS, Seville
The IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies) is one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Since 1994, they promote and enable a better understanding of the links between technology, economy and society. Their mission is to provide customer-driven support to the EU policy-making process by developing science-based responses to policy challenges that have both a socio-economic as well as a scientific/ technological dimension. Their work is undertaken, mainly, at the request of other Directorates General of the European Commission. In addition in recent years several assignments have been carried out for the European Parliament. IPTS collaborates closely with the other Institutes of the Joint Research Centre and multiple partners across Europe.
Davide Minotti - European Commission, DG Environment (Observer)
Peter Thorns - Thorn Lighting
Peter Thorns is Head of Strategic Lighting Applications for Thorn Lighting. He holds a degree in electrical and electronic engineering and has been in the lighting industry for 27 years. Peter participates in standards development work and also in many external learned bodies and industry organisations.