The European smart energy solution providers elect their current leaders for another two-year term

Publication date: 
7 June, 2016

Paris, 3 June 2016 During the Annual Strategic General Assembly, the ESMIG members elected all the current Executive Committee Members for a new two-year term, giving confidence that ESMIG is developing well under the current structure:

·      ESMIG President: Maher Chebbo, General Manager Energy and Natural Resources for Europe, Middle East and Africa at SAP

·      ESMIG Vice-President: John Harris, Vice President, Head of Regulatory and Governmental Affairs for Landis+Gyr

·      ESMIG Executive Committee Member: Thomas Weisshaupt, Director Markets Smart Energy & IoT, Gemalto

·      ESMIG Executive Committee Member: Patrick Caiger-Smith, CEO at geo (Green Energy Options)

·      ESMIG Executive Committee Member: Nigel Hughes, Vice President Sales Marketing & Deliveries, EMEA Managing Director, Itron Metering Solutions UK Ltd

·      ESMIG Executive Committee Member: Mike Woodhall, Managing Director at Chameleon Technology.

Maher Chebbo stressed on the continuity needed to further develop ESMIG’s scope extension started in the last years. “I am confident that for the next two years we will accelerate and consolidate our strategy and positioning”, he said.

“The upcoming two years will be particularly important to ESMIG’s membership. There are a number of policy and legislative proposals expected by the end of the year such as a revision of the Energy Efficiency Directove, EcoDesign Directive and a major package of legislation at the end of 2016 on the energy market design, retail markets and renewables. In two years, our industry may be operating under a much different market framework than the one we have today”, added John Harris, ESMIG’s Vice-President and Chair of the Regulatory and Policy Group.



ESMIG is the European voice of smart energy solution providers. Our members provide products, information technology and services solutions for Electricity, Gas, Water or Heat metering, data transfer or and security, display and/or management of energy consumption and generation at consumer premises. Our activities are focused around systems for smart metering, consumer energy management and safe and secure data transfer. We work closely with EU policy makers and other EU associations to make Europe’s energy and water systems cleaner, reliable, more efficient and the European consumer informed, empowered and engaged.

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