Paul van Son has been serving the international energy industry for more than 40 years being a driving force of major innovations as executive director, manager and executive consultant. His fields of responsibility included corporate board functions and operational management, in the last 20 years mainly focusing on the long term international energy transition, renewable energy assets, transmission of electricity and gas, energy trading, storage, energy efficiency and energy marketing, including green power retail and decentralised generation. In addition Paul van Son has initiated entrepreneurial sustainable development in Africa, based on stand-alone micro utilities / social entreprises (social venturing Energy4All / NICE International). He has been the founder and presently is the honorary President of EFET, the European Federation of Energy Traders.
To date Mr. van Son is an Executive Advisor to the Board of innogy. In addition he is the President and CEO of Dii Desert Energy, an industry network of international companies with a mission of migrating towards an emission free energy supply (‘green electrons’ and ‘green molecules’) for local use in the MENA region and for exporting to the world markets of emission free energy.