Nuno Fitas Mendes is the CEO of REN Portgás, the leading investment DSO in Portugal with more than 400th clients. REN Portgás is a subsidiary of REN Group, which holds the Portuguese Electricity and Gas TSO.
During his career Nuno worked both in financial and operational areas being responsible for the planning and management control, marketing, regulation, internal control and sustainability areas of a holding company and its subsidiaries within the gas business of EDP and REN Group (Sourcing, Transport, Distribution and Commercialization in Portugal and Spain for Natural Gas and LPG). Prior to this experience, Nuno worked in the electricity sector with responsibilities ranging from logistics, budgeting controlling and IT consulting.
Nuno holds a Master in Business Administration - MBA from Porto Business School (Oporto) and a M.Sc. in Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering from FEUP — University of Porto. He also holds an Advanced Management Program - AMP from AESE (Lisbon) and an AMP from Católica University (Lisbon) and Northwestern Kellogg University (Chicago).
Outi Ervasti, M.Sc (Econ), eMBA, is Vice President, Renewable Hydrogen at Neste Innovation, Espoo Finland. She is responsible for clean hydrogen supply and valorisation at Neste refineries as well as the related business development. Before joining Neste in 2013 she worked as an Advisor to Pulp and Paper, Chemicals and Energy industries, focusing on production and investment strategies as well as analyses of markets and competitive environment. During her career, Outi has worked on different projects in over 30 countries. During 2021-2022, Outi acted as a Chairperson of Finnish Hydrogen Cluster.
Patrick ten Brink is the Secretary General of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the network of environmental citizens’ organisations consisting of over 180 member organisations in 40 countries, including a growing number of networks, and representing some 30 million individual members and supporters. Patrick is particularly active on EEB’s work on the European Green Deal and EU Council Presidency engagement, and Better Regulation. Patrick represents the EEB and its member organisations vis-à-vis the EU institutions and in other relevant fora, including the Roundtable on clean hydrogen for residential applications in the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, the Fit for Future Platform, Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform, the Industrial Forum, the Chemicals Sustainability roundtable and the EU Biodiversity Platform. Before joining the EEB, Patrick was the Director of IEEP-Brussels and head of its Green Economy Programme. He has a master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and a Joint honours Physics and Philosophy degree.