Our speakers

Dr. Bertrand Piccard
Chairman, Solar Impulse Foundation. Doctor, Psychiatrist, Aviator
Marzena Rogalska
Acting Director – Single Market for Public Administration in the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Hubert Bruls
Mayor of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Harriët Tiemens
Deputy Mayor of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh
Mayor of Malmö, Sweden
Dr. Bertrand Piccard

Chairman, Solar Impulse Foundation. Doctor, Psychiatrist, Aviator

Bertrand Piccard is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. It is in his DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible as he did with his two round-the-world flights, recently in a solar-powered airplane, and before that non-stop in a balloon. The ocean depths and the stratosphere attracted his father and grandfather; the challenges of our time fascinate him.
Since he launched the first flight around the world in a solar airplane, his ambition has been to leverage a pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies and clean technologies. With his dual identities as medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand has become a voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

Marzena Rogalska

Acting Director – Single Market for Public Administration in the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Marzena Rogalska is currently the Acting Director for the Single Market for Public Administration in the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SMEs at the European Commission. Previously Marzena was an EU Research Fellow at WCFIA at Harvard University working on impact investing and competitiveness issues, Head of Unit for Clean Technologies and Products dealing with competitiveness issues with respect to climate, energy and environmental policies as well as the construction sector in the DG GROW.  In 2010-2013 she worked as a Member of Cabinet of the Energy Commissioner and she was in charge of energy efficiency and non-nuclear research, as well as European Semester, social and regional policy and economic and monetary policy. Prior to that, she worked in the European Parliament and for the regional and national administration in Poland, including the Gdansk Governor's Office, the Ministry of Finance and the Chancellery of Prime Minister. 

Hubert Bruls

Mayor of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Hubert Bruls is the Mayor of Nijmegen and has been in this position since May 2012. Bruls studied political science at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, now Radboud University Nijmegen, specialising in political science and economics. He then began his career in the civil service union Novon/ABVAKABO. After a brief period as a Councillor in 1998, he went on to become Alderman in Nijmegen between 1999 and 2002.

Following this, Mr. Bruls served as a Member of Parliament for the Christian Democrats between 23 May 2002 and 11 October 2005. In parliament he was concerned with labour and employment, labour and care, urban policy and infrastructure projects in the province of Gelderland.

On 1 October 2005 he became mayor of Venlo. After the merger of Venlo with Arcen and Velden on 1 January 2010, he became acting Mayor of the new Venlo and in July 2010 became Mayor by royal decree.

Harriët Tiemens

Deputy Mayor of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Harriët Tiemens is Deputy Mayor for Nijmegen and has been in this position since May 2014. She is responsible for Finance, Sustainability (Climate and Energy), Water and Mobility. Tiemens studied Environmental Science at Saxion University of Applied Sciences and Public Administration at Leiden University. After graduating university, she went on to work as a management consultant in the business services sector, advising companies and government institutions on policy and organisational development. She joined the political party GroenLinks as an active member in 1999. In 2002 she was elected to the municipal council of Rheden, where she served as alderman from 2007 to 2014.

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh

Mayor of Malmö, Sweden

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh is the Mayor of Malmö (Sweden) and is the first woman to hold this position. She is also chair of the Procura+ network; a network of European public authorities that connect, exchange and act on sustainable and innovation procurement.

Mark Hidson
Global Director, ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Centre
Peter Woodward
Facilitator
Dóra Kókai
Head of Project Management Unit, Municipality of Budapest, Hungary
Maria Fray
Environmental Advisor, Copenhagen Kommune, Denmark
Dr. Bertrand Piccard

Chairman, Solar Impulse Foundation. Doctor, Psychiatrist, Aviator

Bertrand Piccard is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. It is in his DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible as he did with his two round-the-world flights, recently in a solar-powered airplane, and before that non-stop in a balloon. The ocean depths and the stratosphere attracted his father and grandfather; the challenges of our time fascinate him.
Since he launched the first flight around the world in a solar airplane, his ambition has been to leverage a pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies and clean technologies. With his dual identities as medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand has become a voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

Marzena Rogalska

Acting Director – Single Market for Public Administration in the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Marzena Rogalska is currently the Acting Director for the Single Market for Public Administration in the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SMEs at the European Commission. Previously Marzena was an EU Research Fellow at WCFIA at Harvard University working on impact investing and competitiveness issues, Head of Unit for Clean Technologies and Products dealing with competitiveness issues with respect to climate, energy and environmental policies as well as the construction sector in the DG GROW.  In 2010-2013 she worked as a Member of Cabinet of the Energy Commissioner and she was in charge of energy efficiency and non-nuclear research, as well as European Semester, social and regional policy and economic and monetary policy. Prior to that, she worked in the European Parliament and for the regional and national administration in Poland, including the Gdansk Governor's Office, the Ministry of Finance and the Chancellery of Prime Minister. 

Hubert Bruls

Mayor of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Hubert Bruls is the Mayor of Nijmegen and has been in this position since May 2012. Bruls studied political science at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, now Radboud University Nijmegen, specialising in political science and economics. He then began his career in the civil service union Novon/ABVAKABO. After a brief period as a Councillor in 1998, he went on to become Alderman in Nijmegen between 1999 and 2002.

Following this, Mr. Bruls served as a Member of Parliament for the Christian Democrats between 23 May 2002 and 11 October 2005. In parliament he was concerned with labour and employment, labour and care, urban policy and infrastructure projects in the province of Gelderland.

On 1 October 2005 he became mayor of Venlo. After the merger of Venlo with Arcen and Velden on 1 January 2010, he became acting Mayor of the new Venlo and in July 2010 became Mayor by royal decree.

Harriët Tiemens

Deputy Mayor of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Harriët Tiemens is Deputy Mayor for Nijmegen and has been in this position since May 2014. She is responsible for Finance, Sustainability (Climate and Energy), Water and Mobility. Tiemens studied Environmental Science at Saxion University of Applied Sciences and Public Administration at Leiden University. After graduating university, she went on to work as a management consultant in the business services sector, advising companies and government institutions on policy and organisational development. She joined the political party GroenLinks as an active member in 1999. In 2002 she was elected to the municipal council of Rheden, where she served as alderman from 2007 to 2014.

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh

Mayor of Malmö, Sweden

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh is the Mayor of Malmö (Sweden) and is the first woman to hold this position. She is also chair of the Procura+ network; a network of European public authorities that connect, exchange and act on sustainable and innovation procurement.

Mark Hidson

Global Director, ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Centre

Mark is a member of ICLEI Europe’s Board of Directors and responsible for the sustainable economy and procurement work. Mark is also the Global Director of ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Centre. For 20 years he has worked for, and on behalf of, local, regional and national governments in project, policy and strategy development on sustainability issues such as procurement, climate change and transport.
Mark is Co-Chair of the One Planet network on Sustainable Public Procurement, Vice-Chair of the International Green Purchasing Network and a member of the European Commission’s Green Public Procurement Member State Advisory Group.

Peter Woodward

Facilitator

Peter Woodward is an experienced professional moderator who specialises in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. He has expertly facilitated the previous EcoProcura conferences in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2014, and will help make EcoProcura 2018 an effective, unique and memorable event for all participants.

Dóra Kókai

Head of Project Management Unit, Municipality of Budapest, Hungary

Maria Fray

Environmental Advisor, Copenhagen Kommune, Denmark

 

 

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