André Jurres has a technical and marketing background. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of media, multimedia, telecommunications and energy. He specialized in handling...
André Jurres has a technical and marketing background. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of media, multimedia, telecommunications and energy. He specialized in handling multimedia en turnkey projects in the early part of his career, thereafter headed construction and engineering groups for telecom companies such as Telia Sonera, Belgacom and KPN mobile.
In November 2001, André Jurres founded WattPlus(later known as Essent Belgium) to start selling energy on the Belgian market and actively work towards the successful liberalization of the Belgian energy market. From September 2002 until September 2006, he was CEO of Essent Belgium. Last year he co-founded NPG energy, a company in sustainable energy production. He is also advising a Scandinavian energy companies Board of Directors about energy opportunities in the Benelux.
In total André was part of the built up of more than 10 companies in four countries which gives him a good insight on topics like liberalization processes, how do you position a new competitor in a market, the real price of our energy, the role of the government in the development of sustainable energy, the business model of sustainable energy, what went wrong in the telecom liberalization and what can we learn from those mistakes, what kind of regulation do we need in order to liberalize a market, energy from a to z(for beginners), what is important and what is not important in doing business and what is the real value of liberalizing markets.
As an author of several studies André is on regular bases in contact with all levels in the political and business community. He presents his experience on different topics in Dutch, English and French.
André’s motto: "Live every day to its maximum!"