Organisation

Presidency Team

Elected by the Board of Directors on May 20 2021 for two years, our President Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and CEO of EDF Group, is supported in his role by 2 Vice-Presidents: Leonhard Birnbaum, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO of E.ON SE and Corina Popescu, CEO of ElectricaSA. Assisted by our Secretary General Kristian Ruby, the Presidency team determines the strategic direction of our industry association, which you can find in detailsin the Presidency Manifesto.

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Jean-Bernard Lévy

President of Eurelectric, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of EDF Group

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Jean-Bernard Lévy was appointed Chairman & CEO of EDF Group on 26 November 2014. Previously he was the Chairman & CEO of Thales, a leading electronics and systems industrial group, and he headed up Vivendi as COO from 2002 to 2005, and as CEO from 2005 to 2012. During his career he held multiple management positions in corporate finance and communications, including the role of Chief of Staff to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Industry, Postal Services & Telecommunications and Foreign Trade. He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique (1973) and Télécom ParisTech. He is an officer of Légion d’Honneur and of the Ordre National du Mérite.

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Georgeta Corina Popescu

Vice-President of Eurelectric, CEO of Electrica SA

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Georgeta Corina Popescu has been holding the position of CEO of Electrica SA since January 2019. Before that she was General Manager of Societatea de Distributie a Energiei Electrice Muntenia Nord, part of Electrica Group and Transelectrica’s Directorate Chairperson. Between December 2015 and February 2017, Corina Popescu held the position of State Secretary within the Ministry of Energy, during which time she was also a member of the Board of Directors of Electrica SA. Graduate of the Faculty of Power Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Power Engineering Systems department, she has 30 years of experience in multiple positions across the electricity value chain.

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Leonhard Birnbaum

Vice-President of Eurelectric, Chairman of the Board and CEO of E.ON SE

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Leonhard Birnbaum joined RWE AG in 2008 and was appointed to the Board of Management the same year. He served as Chief Strategy Officer and as RWE Group’s Chief Commercial Officer until 2013. Since then, Leonhard Birnbaum has been a member of the Board of Management of E.ON SE. Initially in charge of trading and decentralised solutions, he later served as Chief Commercial and Chief Regional Officer and Chief Operating Officer Networks & Renewables. Since April 2021, he became Chief Executive Officer of E.ON SE and Chairman of the Board of Management.

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Structure of Expertise

Eurelectric's Board of Directors determines our general work agenda, main policies and strategies. All Full Members of Eurelectric have one member and one substitute in the Board.

For more details on our structure, take a look at our Statutes (revised November 2021 - available in EN or FR) + standing orders 

Full Members

Eurelectric is composed of 34 national electricity associations and leading national electricity companies in a total of 32 countries.

Austria
Oesterreichs Energie
Belgium
Fédération Belge des Entreprises Electriques et Gazières asbl (FEBEG) / Federatie van de Belgische Elektriciteits-en Gasbedrijven (FEBEG)
Bulgaria
Energy Management Institute EMI
Croatia
Croatian EURELECTRIC Section - Croatian Chamber of Economy
Cyprus
Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Czechia
Cesky Svaz Zamestnavatelu v Energetice (CSZE)
Denmark
Green Power Denmark
Estonia
Union of Electricity Industries of Estonia / Eesti Elektritööstuse Liit
Finland
Finnish Energy
France
Union Française de l'Electricité (UFE)
Germany
Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V. (BDEW)
Greece
Hellenic Electricity Association (HELAS)
Hungary
Eurelectric Magyarországi Tagozat (EMT)
Iceland
Icelandic Energy & Utilities (SAMORKA)
Ireland
Electricity Association of Ireland - EAI
Italy
Elettricità Futura, imprese elettriche italiane
Latvia
Latvian Association of Power Engineers & Energy Constructors (LEEA)
Lithuania
Nacionalinė Lietuvos Energetikos Asociacija - NLEA
Luxembourg
Organisation des Entreprises d'Energie du Luxembourg c/o ENCEVO S.A.
Malta
Enemalta plc.
Netherlands
Energie-Nederland
Netherlands
Netbeheer Nederland
Norway
Energi Norge
Poland
PKEE - Polski Komitet Energii Elektrycznej
Portugal
Associação Portuguesa das Empresas do Sector Eléctrico (ELECPOR)
Romania
IRE- Romanian Institute for Energy Development Studies
Slovakia
Zväz Zamestnávatel'ov Energetiky Slovenska (ZZES)
Slovenia
Energy Industry Chamber of Slovenia, Eurelectric Section
Spain
AELEC - Asociacion de Empresas de Energia Electrica
Sweden
Energiföretagen – Swedenergy AB
Switzerland
Verband Schweizerischer Elektrizitätsunternehmen (VSE) / Association des Entreprises Electriques Suisses (AES)
Türkiye
Türkiye Elektrik Sanayi Birligi (TESAB)
United Kingdom
Energy Networks Association Ltd (ENA)
United Kingdom
Energy UK

Affiliate Members

Business Members

With a direct interest in the electricity industry, our Business Members come from a variety of sectors and have joined us in our journey towards a zero-carbon economy. Visit our dedicated Business Members page to see who has joined us and how to take part into our work.

Alliances

Our work is reinforced through building alliances with a variety of policy actors in Brussels and beyond. These partnerships enable our sector to speak with one voice on behalf of a wider consensus base aligned with other sectors and industries. It is essential that these messages reach policymakers and shape the EU policy for years to come.

The Electrification Alliance is a forward-looking coalition formed by 10 leading associations in the electricity sector.

Check the dedicated Electrification Alliance Website to know more about who we are and why we firmly believe electrification is the future of the European Union’s energy system.

The Platform for electromobility unites organisations from across civil society, industries, and transport modes committed to promote electro-mobility and strive to collectively develop solutions to electrify European transport.

Have a look at the dedicated Platform for Electromobility website to learn how electromobility can make transport cleaner and cheaper.

The Alliance for a Competitive European Industry (ACEI) was created in 2004 to harness the collective intelligence of 11 of Europe’s leading industry sector associations as well as BusinessEurope. The ACEI provides a proactive vision to EU policymakers on how to promote the competitiveness of the European industry on a global scale and transform it towards a sustainable and low-carbon future.

Download here the ACEI Manifesto 2019/2020: “Europe’s industry united for an inspiring future”.