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Biography

Bart Boesmans holds a Master in electrotechnical and mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

After working with Tractebel Engineering on nuclear safety projects for the Doel and Tihange nuclear power plants, he joined the Business and Project Development department of Electrabel, where he was responsible for the development of on-shore and off-shore wind energy projects throughout Europe.

Thereafter he has held different operational and functional management positions within Tractebel Engineering. He has been in charge of Tractebel Engineering's business activities in Renewable Energy, Power Plant Development, Energy & Environment, Risk Management & Safety, and Gas transport and LNG terminals. He has also been Director for Strategy and Key Accounts.

He is currently General Manager at Laborelec, a technical competence and research center in energy processes and energy use, with 230 highly skilled experts and technicians performing innovative research work and providing operational assistance for power generation, transmission, distribution and energy end-use.

Bart Boesmans has also been active in various international energy-related research and policy-making projects, in particular regarding sustainable electrical power generation.