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International Advisors

Anil Gupta
President and Head of Infrastructure at Reliance Infrastructure Limited
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

A Global business Leader and a certified GE Six Sigma Master Black Belt, with over 34 years of diverse global and regional leadership experience in full group business and P&L management , Corporate Governance and Member of various Boards, P&L and corporate responsibilities with diverse businesses and product lines, Project Management, Execution & Financing, Product Management across total life cycle including New Product Introduction, commercialization , Services, Marketing , manufacturing and supply chain management, Business Development and Strategy including formation of Joint Ventures, M&A and acquisition integration, licensing, Sales, Commercial, Six Sigma Quality & Business Process improvement, policy advocacy & regulatory framework, branding PR & communications , consultancy, as well as technical & engineering functions, in the Power/Energy/Industrial/ Defense/ Home land security/ Aerospace/Commercial & Real Estate/ Infrastructure &transportation sectors ( Metros, Roads, Sea Link & Airports) .

During this time, I have served in positions of increasing responsibility in various role(s) & Organizations (NTPC, ABB, GE, Honeywell & Reliance Infrastructure at Country level -India), at Regional Level (GE: Africa, India & Middle East and Asia Pacific Regions) and at a Global Headquarter level (GE: U.S.A.) working across various Industries, verticals, customers, countries & regions all across the world.

-Project Management & Execution
-Product Management including New Product Introduction and Commercilization
-Six Sigma and Process Improvement
-Technical Engineering & Design
-Global International Experience across diverse countries & regions, markets and customers

Dr Eng. Bartosz Wojszczyk
Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)
Manila Electric Company (MERALCO)
Philippines

Dr. Bartosz Wojszczyk is an experienced global business executive with companies from “start-up” to over $2 Billion USD annually. In his various leadership roles (CEO, CTO, SVP, Managing Director) he has led organizations in areas of energy business operations (network; design & engineering; sales, marketing); business development and regionalization; corporate strategy and transformation; technology innovation (R&D) and commercialization.

Dr. Wojszczyk is a recognized industry expert in the areas of utility operations, design & engineering (T&D); smart grids; renewable & distributed generation; advanced protection; distribution and substation automation; energy storage and e-transportation.

Dr Wojszczyk has authored 30 papers and co-authored 3 books (“Electric Power Substation Engineering”; “Smart Grids: Infrastructure, Technology, and Solutions”; “Electrical Transmission Systems and Smart Grids”). He was also the lead author of the following industry reports:

•“Technology Roadmap – Smart Grids” developed by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

•“Technology Actions Plan – Smart Grids” developed by the Major Economic Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) for the G20 Summit in Copenhagen. 

•“Betting on Science – Distributive Technologies in Transport Fuels” (sections: PHEV, V2G, Charging Stations, Batteries 101, and PHEV – Utility Perspective). 

•“Accelerating Smart Grid Investments” prepared by the World Economic Forum.

Dr. Wojszczyk has served as a subject matter expert and advisor for strategy development and roadmaps of modern energy infrastructures and advanced technologies for governments and energy stakeholders globally (e.g. Europe - Poland, UK, Romania, Russia; the Asia-Pacific - Australia, S. Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar; and the Americas - US, Canada, Brazil, Chile). Additionally, he has led many utility transformation and customer engagement initiatives. 

As an active member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society and IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, he presently serves as Technical Program Chair of IEEE Energy Development & Power Generation Committee, Chair of IEEE International Practices Subcommittee and Secretary of the IEEE Distributed Generation & Energy Storage Subcommittee. He is a member of the DistribuTECH Advisory Committee USA, the Smart Grid Advisory Board for the International Energy Agency (IEA) and POWER-GEN Asia. 

Dr. Wojszczyk has been a keynote speaker, invited presenter and a panellist at a number of business/executive summits, energy events and technical conferences in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. He was (is) a corporate spokesperson in the areas of technical subject matter expert, technology, innovation and energy trends, industry transformation (e.g. CNBC, Bloomberg, DW-TV, etc.). 

He has a MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland. 

He is an Adjunct Professor at University of North Carolina in Charlotte, USA and a Visiting Professor at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. 

 

Greg Tosen
GM Business Strategy & Planning at ESKOM
Sub Saharan Africa Advisor


For the last 6 years Greg has been the GM of Business Strategy & Planning for Eskom located in South Africa. Before that he held the position of GM of R&D for Eskcom where he managed organizational R & D related to all aspects of power generation and impact on systems, environment and people. Most of the Research and Development looked at incremental innovation related to R & D however around 10 percent focused on high risk high return programs.

Managed organizations IP and Patent Programme related to innovation creation.

Greg is an invaluable source of information and practical experience. He has already co-wrote and then presented the reverse utility construction presentation for the IERE general meeting in Tanzania. 

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