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RCEM Newsletter January 2015

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30 January 2015

May we take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and prosperous 2015!The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe is delighted to report that 2014 was a great success. We had our second intake of Master in Energy Management students and our fourth cohort of Executive Master in Energy Management participants. We are already accepting applications for those wishing to join either programme in 2015.

Last year saw a range of successful events, jointly organised with top international organisations:

1- The future of Greek Gas and Power Markets: Looking ahead with optimism and realism conference took place on 29th April, in Athens.
2- The 53rd EWGCFM Meeting & 2nd International Conference of the RCEM was held in Chania from 22nd- 24th May.
3- The 2014 ESCP-GAMMA JOINT SYMPOSIUM ON “ENERGY MARKETING in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges” conference took place from the 15th – 18th July, in Singapore.
4- The 2030 EU Energy Security, the Role of the Eastern Mediterranean Region conference was held at the European Economic and Social Committee venue on 10th December in Brussels.
5- The Recent developments in the Greek Gas and Power Markets conference took place in Athens on 16th December. Videos from the conference are available here.

Additionally, the RCEM launched a new series of invited talks and roundtable discussions featuring top global energy experts, and participated in a series of major industry related conferences organised by our affiliates and media partners: The UK Energy Summit 2014, the 5th Mediterranean Oil and Gas Conference,  and many others.

To keep up to date on all activities at the Centre, we invite you to join our LinkedIn group,  Energy Management @ ESCP Europe. You can also follow us on Twitter: @EnergyRCEM.

Conferences & Workshops
RCEM/ESCP Europe Events
4th February 2015, 18:30 – 21:00; ESCP Europe’s London Campus

ESCP Europe Business School  in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce invites you to an exclusive evening reception at its campus in London. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the School and the programmes it provides,  many of which offer participants the opportunity to study at its campus in Torino.

The evening is the ideal occasion to meet up with the ESCP Europe Community and be in touch with its wide business newtwork.To register for the event please RSVP Laura Carrer – lcarrer@italchamind.org.uk

As places are limited, please register early to avoid disappointment.

Invited Talks
5th February, 16:00-17:00; ESCP Europe’s London Campus

Speaker:  Angus Miller,  QuinSec Global Director and co-founder

Invited talk on “Energy Geopolitics in Central Asia”.

The event will take place at ESCP Europe’s London Campus at 4:00 pm on 5th February, 2015.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest developments on this interesting topic.

To register, please contact Karin Casanova, Research Centres Manager via email: kcasanova@escpeurope.eu.

20th February, 16:00 -17:00; ESCP Europe’s London Campus

Speaker: John Dimotropoulos,  Associate Director, KPMG.

Invited talk on “Long Term Security of Supply: The UK example”.

The event will take place at ESCP Europe’s London Campus at 4:00 pm on 20th February, 2015.

Participants will have the opportunity to assess the long term security of supply in the UK power sector, looking at the challenges presented and the opportunities available therein.

The event will be followed by a cocktail reception.

To register, please contact Karin Casanova, Research Centres Manager via email: kcasanova@escpeurope.eu

Past events
28th January; 16:00 -17:00; ESCP Europe’s London Campus

Speaker: Lord Rupert Redesdale, CEO, Energy Managers Association (EMA)

Invited talk on “EMA Overview”.

The event took place at ESCP Europe’s London Campus at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, 28th January, 2015.

Master in Energy Management (MEM) participants had the opportunity to meet distinguished speaker Lord Rupert Redesdale, CEO of EMA who explored the UK power sector amd other international markets. Invited guest also provided an overview of EMA’s activities.

The event was followed by a cocktail reception.

16th December, 2014; Intercontinental Hotel, Athens, Greece

Keynote Speakers:

Antonis C. Samaras,  Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

Mr. Makis Papageorgiou,  Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change of the Hellenic Republic

The whole conference is available to watch online following this link.

Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Antonis Samaras, was the keynote speaker at the Closing Conference Dinner, while the Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Mr. Makis Papageorgiou, gave the Opening Speech.

The conference titled ‘Recent developments in the Greek Gas and Power Markets’ took place on 16 December, 2014 at theIntercontinental Hotel (89-93 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Greece) and was followed by an exclusive dinner at the same venue.

To relive the livetweet of the conference, click here.

10th December; European Economic and Social Committee, 99 Rue Belliard, 1000, Brussels, Belgium

Keynote Speakers:

Henri Malosse,  President European Economic and Social Committee

Dominique Ristori,   Directorate-General for Energy – European Commission

The significant discoveries of natural gas in the Levant basin, particularly in the Leviathan, Tamar and Aphrodite fields,  have raised several questions.

To relive the livetweet of the conference, click here.


19th November, 16:00-18:00; ESCP Europe’s London Campus

Speaker: Dr. Iain Bartholomew, Subsurface Director, Siccar Point Energy

Invited talk on ” Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas – What is Changing in the World?”

The event took place at ESCP Europe’s London Campus at 4:00 pm on 19th November, 2014.

Participants had the opportunity to hear the latest developments on this interesting topic.

To relive the livetweet of the event, click here.

The Presentation is available on our website.

Special Issues

Journal: Computers and Operations Research

Guest editors: Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos,  Prof. Constantin Zopounidis,  Dr. Michael Doumpos

Online submission can be found at http://ees.elsevier.com/cor/ and when asked, choose the Special Issue title OR in Energy from list of Article Types provided. …

The RCEM Advisory Board

The RCEM Advisory Board Members are top energy experts from leading organisations in the industry.

Ernesto Barrios García-Belaunde, Head of Masters, Repsol
Iain Bartholomew,  Subsurface Director, Siccar Point Energy
Thierry Bros,  Senior Analyst, European Gas and LNG Markets,  Société Générale
Ann Cormack, Director International, Rolls-Royce
Stephen Edwards, VP, Business Development & Planning, Nexen
Rick Gill, MD, Natural Gas Europe
Prof. Michael Jefferson
, Member, International Advisory Board, Energy Policy journal; Affiliate Professor, ESCP Europe Business School
Anne Jourdain, Head of Strategy & Digital transformation,  GDF SUEZ
Ronan Lory, CFO, EDF Trading
Angela Knight, CEO, Energy UK
Denise Massey, MD, Energy Innovation Centre
Yanos Michopoulos, Business leader, Management consultant and Guest MBA / Exec Ed speaker
Lord Rupert Redesdale, Chairman, Carbon Management Association;  CEO, Energy Managers Association
Gianfranco Scalabrini, Partner, 3H Partners
Klaus Schäfer, CEO, E.ON Global Commodities SE (EGC)
Jérôme Schmitt,  Executive VP, Sustainable Development,  Total
Cécile Tibi-Rambal,  VP, Markets Risk Management,  Total
Finn Wollesen Petersen, MD, Knud E. Hansen A/S

Views on Energy News

An expert view on selected energy news

Thanks to ESCP Europe’s Research Centre for Energy Management’s  wide network in the academic and business communities, our views on energy news give you comprehensive insight into energy issues.

Please join us…

> 21 January 2015
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G Salameh

The crude oil price has lost 54% of its value since September 2014 and there are no indications that it will stop there in the absence of a major production cut by OPEC. It is not inconceivable that the price could even slide …

> 18 December 2014
Posted by Karen Ayat

A conference organized jointly by Natural Gas Europe, the Greek Energy Forum, ESCP Europe, RCEM and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and entitled “2030 EU Energy Security, the Role of the Eastern Mediterranean …

> 12 December 2014
Posted by Dr. Yanos Michopoulos and Dr. Angelos Gkanoutas-Leventis

Africa, with its untapped markets and abundant natural recourses, has been the common secret amongst many energy investors over the past couple of decades. Its high growth rates, rapidly growing population and unexploited resources …

Latest News
30 January 2015

ESCP Europe Business School and The Research Centre for Energy Management would like to report that the application process for the 2015 intake of the Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) programme is open.  The next deadline is 27th February.

There will also be an Open Day taking place on …

18 December 2014

We are delighted to report the great success of The Recent developments in the Greek Gas and Power Markets conference. The event brought together government representatives, international organisations, financial institutions, energy corporations, and top industry experts who discussed the current and …

ESCP Europe’s Executive Master in Energy Management is an international, part-time, 12-month programme taught in English in London, Berlin, Madrid and Brazil.

The Master in Energy Management (MEM) at ESCP Europe is a one-year, full-time postgraduate programme, taught in London and Paris, for those aiming towards a career in the energy sector.

Advanced Master Classes

Boost your professional career with ESCP Europe Business School’s executive advanced master classes

ESCP Europe Business School launched last year a new portfolio of Executive Advanced Master Classes encompassing Finance, Economics and Energy Management.

The RCEM will announce soon a new set of technical courses in Oil & Gas provided in cooperation with our partner institution Esanda.

A new advanced master class on Introduction to Oil and Gas Exploration and Production is available to all our members at a special rate. For further information please click here.

The Executive Advanced Master Classes will allow participants to:

  • Enhanced performance.  Our advanced master classes deliver cutting-edge thinking and best business practices, giving you the skills to meet your individual and organisational challenges.  The highly interactive capability-building workshops and seminars will run over 2-3 days and are designed to empower you to perform at your very best
  • World-class faculty. Our advanced master classes are taught by ESCP Europe’s international experts, skilled in bringing the results of their research, together with their work with leading global companies, into real business practice
  • A Global Perspective. Our advanced master classes offer participants a ready-made network, bringing together fellow participants from a wide variety of countries, organisations and backgrounds, with guest speakers and the ESCP Europe community

Please note that we can offer bespoke courses available upon request.

The courses are taught in English at our five campuses in London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Turin.

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