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IPEEC committee chairs

Policy Committee Chair – Dr. Tudor Constantinescu

As the current Chair of the IPEEC Policy Committee, Dr. Constantinescu oversees the overall strategic development of IPEEC. Dr. Constantinescu is the Principal Adviser to the Director General for Energy in the European Commission. He previously set up as founding Executive Director the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPI Europe), and was the president of the Romanian Agency for Energy Conservation (ARCE).

Executive Committee Chair – Mrs. Kaili Levesque

Mrs. Levesque chairs the Executive Committee of IPEEC, which is responsible for managing the activities of the IPEEC Secretariat and the partnership through IPEEC task groups. Mrs. Levesque is the Senior Director of Demand Policy and Analysis at the Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada. Prior to her current role, she worked on a range of regulatory, economic and social issues, and brings a wealth of experience in policy development and management to IPEEC.

IPEEC Secretariat

Executive Director – Mr. Benoît Lebot

With over 20 years’ experience in energy efficiency, Benoit brings invaluable expertise to the IPEEC Secretariat. During his extensive career he has worked for the French National Energy and Environmental Agency (ADEME), the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Having joined IPEEC in March 2014, Benoit supports IPEEC member states in further elevating energy efficiency on the international policy agenda and assists them in the implementation of their work streams.

G20 Advisor and Project Manager – Ms. Zoe Lagarde

Zoe was detached from the Australian Government to IPEEC to assist in implementing the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan. Prior to this, she worked on international and domestic energy issues focusing on energy efficiency within the Australian Government Department of Climate Change. She started her career in low-carbon technologies, working for a Brussels-based start-up company.

Programme Officer – Ms. Ailin Huang

As a Programme Officer at IPEEC, Ailin manages the coordination of IPEEC Task Groups, including the Energy Efficiency Finance Task Group (EEFTG), and supports activities on energy efficiency collaboration with the G20. A Chinese German, Ailin has engaged closely with the Chinese and German G20 Presidencies. She previously worked on environmental policy at UNEP and also at environmental consulting firm EPEA. Ailin contributes a mix of technical, geographic and communication expertise to IPEEC.

Policy Advisor - Ms. Jurei Yada

In her role as Policy Advisor, Jurei conducts IPEEC’s strategic and political analysis and advises on IPEEC’s international engagement, including with the G20. In addition to supporting the coordination of Task Groups and the implementation of the G20’s energy efficiency plans, Jurei manages all IPEEC’s communications activities. Raised in a multicultural environment, she comes from a research background in international politics and speaks five languages.

Policy Advisor - Mr. En Rui Zhang

En Rui joined IPEEC as a secondee from the Chinese Government. He supports IPEEC in the implementation of the G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme (EELP) and the coordination of Task Groups such as TOP TENs. He also acts as IPEEC’s point of contact with China. Before coming to IPEEC, En Rui worked on multilateral and bilateral energy efficiency collaborations together with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), including the G20, IPEEC, BRICS, and China-U.S. CCWG. He is one of the co-authors of the G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme.

Assistant - Ms Dalila Montes

Dalila leads the administration front of the IPEEC Secretariat and assists with day-to-day tasks and the organisation of IPEEC’s meetings. As a French and Spanish national, Dalila brings her Spanish linguistic skills to the IPEEC team. Before joining IPEEC, she worked at an international investment bank and the French Bone Marrow Donor Registry.