Panel I: Economic recovery and the Green Deal – how can climate protection, competitiveness and social cohesion be addressed in a coherent manner?
Nuno Lacasta, President of APA – Portuguese Environment Agency
Nuno has lectured widely in Europe and the US, namely as Adjunct Professor of Environmental Policy and Law at the New University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Science and Technology (2004-12) and Visiting Lecturer of European and Environmental Law and European Climate Change Law at the American University Washington College of Law (2007-11). He has also provided consulting services to the UN, the OECD, the European Commission, NGOs, corporations and foundations. Mr Lacasta is a graduate of the Lisbon University Law School and completed graduate studies (LLM) at AUWCL.
Tom Krebs, Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim
Mr Krebs studied Physics and Economics at the University of Hamburg and received his PhD in Economics from Columbia University in 1995. Before joining the University of Mannheim in 2006, he held faculty positions at Brown University, Columbia Business School, the University of Illinois, and Syracuse University.
Ângelo Ramalho, Chief Executive Officer of EFACEC Power Solutions
Mr Ramalho has obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto. He also attended the Top Management Program for Companies at AESE Business School.
Markus Strangmüller, Sustainability Management at Siemens
Mr Strangmüller joined Siemens over 30 years ago and has held many different functions in various industries over the years. He spent 2½ years in Australia as Project Manager, held P&L responsibility of a Service Business Unit as well as other strategic and business development roles. He joined the Corporate Sustainability department in 2009 and has served in numerous functions related to sustainability.
He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering (FH Munich) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the EU Business School. He has taught Strategy in the European University and Globe Business College EMBA programs. He also holds a certificate as a systemic coaching in business.
Panel II: Ambitious climate protection in industries in Germany and Portugal: What opportunities and challenges does the transformation of the energy system present for the economy?
Teresa Marques, Director for Energy at Bondalti
Ms Marques obtained a degree in Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Operations Research.
Dr Erika Bellmann, WWF Germany
Professor João Peças Lopes, Associate Director INESC TEC and Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Porto University
Mr Lopes has authored or co-authored more than 400 papers and co-edited and co-authored the book “Electric Vehicle Integration into Modern Power Networks” edited by Springer. He is Editor of the journal Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks (SEGAN).