Pierre is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Friends of Sustainable Grids (formerly Friends of the Supergid), a Brussels-based international association that focuses on the connection of all sustainable grids and energy education. He is also a co-founder and the Managing Partner of Bernard Energy (BEA), a regulatory and strategic management- consulting firm that specializes in energy policy and strategic business advice relating exclusively to the electricity sector. Pierre is also an external Of Counsel with the international law firm Philippe & Partners, where he heads up the energy team. Pierre is one of the select members of the European Commission’s Expert Group on interconnectors. Prior to creating BEA, Pierre headed the business development activities of the ELIA Group, where he was also General Counsel and Secretary General. Pierre went to law school in Brussels and Ottawa, Canada and practiced with prominent law firms in Canada before going in-house and focusing more on the business aspects of his clients. He is a Dutch and French native speaker and is fluent in English.