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Albert Bressand appointed Professor of International Strategic Management in the Energy Sector

22 May 2013
Prof. Albert Bressand
Prof. Albert Bressand

The Energy Academy Europe has appointed Albert Bressand Professor by special appointment of International Strategic Management in the Energy Sector at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Prof. Albert Bressand led the Global Business Environment department at Shell in London until 2006. Since then he has been associated with Columbia University (New York) as Professor of Practice in International and Public Affairs, Executive Director of the Center on Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy and currently as Senior Fellow at the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment and faculty on the Senior Executive Program of the Columbia Business School. He is also Special Adviser to Commissioner Andris Piebalgs at the EU Commission in Brussels.

Prof. Bressand earned advanced degrees in both mathematics and engineering at École Polytechnique in Paris and a PhD in Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

At the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Prof. Bressand will contribute to the creation of an Executive MBA with a focus on Energy to start in September 2014 while also teaching on matters related to international strategic management and the energy sector for BSc and MSc students of the FEB. The chair is part of the department of Global Economics and Management where Prof. Bressand will also contribute to research and education.

More information: Charles van Santvoord, Marketing & Communications Manager EAE, tel. +31(0)6-53725268, e-mail charles.vansantvoord

Groningen Energy and Sustainability Programme (GESP): All research and teaching relating to energy and sustainability at the University of Groningen is coordinated within the Groningen Energy and Sustainability Programme (GESP). This multidisciplinary programme combines research in the fields of geopolitics, law, economics, management and organization, physics, chemistry, biology, information technology and spatial sciences. The main GESP research lines are gas, innovation and smart systems, sustainable energy, the social dynamics of sustainability, energy markets and regulation and energy transition. More information is available on the University of Groningen website .

Energy Academy Europe (EAE): The EAE wants to realize an international centre of excellence in the Netherlands that will focus on education, research and innovation into energy, based on cooperation between businesses, knowledge institutes and social organizations in the Netherlands and abroad. The aim of the EAE is to help with the transition to sustainable, reliable and affordable energy supplies. The EAE welcomes all people, organizations and companies that want to work towards a future based on sustainable energy. More information is available on the EAE website

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