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Manfred HAFNER joins Enerdata as Vice-President, Consulting

8 Sep 2015

Enerdata has decided to create a Vice-President Consulting position in order to accelerate in development and to continue to enrich its expertise and business experience.

The consulting activities cover different projects Enerdata achieves through its two expert teams - “Global Energy Forecasting” and “Energy Efficiency and Demand”:

  • R&D programmes
  • Studies
  • Advisory
  • Models and Tools development

We are proud to announce that Dr. Manfred HAFNER has agreed to join us and to take on this responsibility; he will also become a partner of the company.

Manfred hafner

Manfred HAFNER is a recognised expert on energy scenario building, supply-demand assessment, energy policy analysis, market and strategy studies on all energy sources with a special focus on gas and power markets. During his almost 30 years of working in the field of energy, in which he has consulted extensively for energy companies, governments and international organisations, he has gained considerable world-wide working experience; in particular on European, Middle Eastern, North African, Russian and CIS markets. He has coordinated several major interdisciplinary research projects for the European Commission.

Manfred HAFNER is also Professor of International Energy, teaching at Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe and Sciences Po Paris. He speaks fluent English, French, German and Italian, and conversational Spanish and Russian.

Pascal CHARRIAU, CEO of Enerdata, commented on Manfred HAFNER’s arrival: “Manfred will bring us not only deep energy expertise and large international experience, but also a wide multicultural approach which is key to our business. All Enerdata teams are very happy to welcome him on board!”

Professor HAFNER said of his appointment: “I am very honoured to join such a renowned and long-standing energy intelligence and consulting firm. Enerdata has high quality international expert teams, widely recognised energy modelling capabilities and tools, as well as unique databases and information services. Its products and consulting services are greatly appreciated by governments and industries.”

He then added: “We live in an exciting and challenging time in this globalised energy world, and I look forward to leading and accompanying the Enerdata consultancy teams to strengthen their excellence and to develop it to new horizons in order to add customer value and meet the evolving needs.”