About the Forum

Learn more on the Forum's mission, programme and Executive Council that will steer change in energy legislation.

"By improving individual energy performance, each of us is acting for the planet, whilst continuing to maintain our comforts and safeguarding our finances. We should not forget that this creates economic momentum, which for once, does not recklessly consume our natural resources, but preserves them."

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

Message from Council Member

  • Raoul Viora:

    If You look for: "Immediate Actions to reduce Air Pollutions and Climate Troubles", "Safer Energy Supplies, including Renewable", "Sustainable Development of all Countries" ,, then think about Energy Efficiency, and participate in the Monaco EEForum 2011, to build up a smarter future.

  • Serge de Gheldere:

    "It is time to reframe the climate debate - away from idealism or altruism and towards business intelligence."

  • Rasmus Nedergaard:

    "Energy efficiency is carbon efficiency, being the first and most important step on the way towards a low carbon society. Energy efficiency is also sustainability at it 's best, creating potential large savings on energy costs, being a competitive advantage for the businesses and cooperation's investing."

  • Russel Mills:

    "Smart companies and countries have long realised the benefits of prioritising energy efficiency investments. With the triple challenge of increasing energy costs, supply concerns and climate protection, there has never been a better time to step up the drive to greater efficiency.
    The smarter countries and companies will ensure energy efficiency initiatives represent commitments for the long term. It is only through such longer term approaches that we can deliver the full benefits of efficiency programs to the societies we all serve."

  • Alicia Montalvo:

    "The link between Energy and Climate Change is a masterpiece in the Euro-Mediterranean relations that open a window of opportunity towards sustainable development and low carbon emissions growth. Exploiting the full potential of the Mediterranean region in regard to green energy will contribute to further strengthen the economic bridges and to make progress in fulfilling global challenges."

Philippe Haspeslagh

Dean of the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

Philippe Haspeslagh

Philippe Haspeslagh is an alumnus of both the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where he graduated as Commercial Engineer in 1972 and Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, where he graduated in 1973. He holds an MBA summa cum laude (1977) and a doctorate (1983) from the Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.

He has recently completed an executive diploma in clinical psychology at INSEAD (2006 2007). Apart from a Visiting Professorship at the Stanford Business School (1984-1985), and the Harvard Business School (1990), and a two year leave as Chief of Cabinet of the Belgian minister of Agriculture and SME's (1996-1997), Professor Haspeslagh spent his whole career at INSEAD.

At INSEAD he is the Paul Desmarais Chaired Professor of Partnership and Active Ownership, directs the M&A programme and has founded the International Directors' Forum.

Professor Haspeslagh's research on corporate strategy in multi-business firms and on mergers and acquisitions have received respectively the best dissertation award (1984) and best book award (1993) of the American Academy of Management. He is the author of numerous prize-winning cases and has won INSEAD's best teacher award twice, most recently in 2005.

After the retirement of Professor Vlerick in 1990 and until 2007 Professor Haspeslagh was a part-time Extraordinary Professor at the Ghent University, taking over Professor Vlerick's general management course first in PUB and later in the Masters in Management.

As an entrepreneur Philippe Haspeslagh has been involved, amongst others, in the creation of Dujardin Foods, Procuritas, Capricorn, Quest for Growth, and Vitaya. He also serves as:

  • Chairman of Dujardin Foods
  • Board member of Kinepolis and Vandemoortele
  • Advisory Board member of Governance for Owners
  • Member of the General Council of Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

Over the years, Professor Haspeslagh has advised numerous CEO's and top management teams of listed and large family firms in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

All greenhouse gas emissions relating to the organisation of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum will be offset thanks to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s “Monaco Carbon Offsetting” Programme.

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