Stephan Segbers is passionately committed to the energy transition to make the world a better place for his own children and the coming generations. He is convinced that good crisis management and the energy transition are not contradictory but are indispensably interwoven with each other.
Stephan Segbers is a married father of 4 kids passionately committed to the energy transition to make the world a better place for his own children and the coming generations. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching football, running and winter sports. He is an energy veteran working with and leading teams for more than 15 years in the international energy industry, working in Germany, the US and the Netherlands, in addition to different assignments throughout Europe. He is a people-focused leader with a high level of enthusiasm, excellent strategic and analytical skills as well as a strong verbal expression.
We have recently been living through one crisis after another; a global pandemic, extreme weather conditions, inflation, war, and an energy crisis causing unprecedented energy poverty and possible loss of (European) industrial competitiveness. Before the multiple crises, industry and society were more and more committed to decarbonization and the energy transition, i.e., the transformation the three pillars; electricity, heat, and mobility.
Due to the (geopolitical) caused shortage situation and different crises, the elements of the energy triangle are shifting, resulting in security of supply and affordability being higher weighted. In existential times, priority is given to save the industry from collapsing and keep energy affordable for the masses. Sustainability as an end objective is taking more of a back seat and deprioritized; BUT there is no planet B and the clock is ticking ominously. The energy transition remains fully indispensable. It is the only way, not only to save the planet but also to make Europe independent from Russian gas, secure (sustainable) supply and assure affordability.
In manifold crisis times when society could lose focus and sensitivity for the energy transition, Stephan seeks to emphasize the urgency of the energy transition and based on his practical industry experience explains how the energy transition can succeed. He elaborates on drivers, challenges, but above all practical solutions for a successful and rapid energy transition for residential and/or industrial customer segments. He is convinced that good crisis management and the energy transition are not contradictory but are indispensably interwoven with each other.
Always embedded in the current manifold crises environment and the holistic energy transition, Stephan speaks predominantly about the drivers, challenges, and key success factors. He brings his rich industry experience as COO and member of the Board of the leading Dutch energy company, Essent. Optionally, he draws on Essent’s business positioning to complement his presentation with business relevant case studies.