Sabien Technology appoints Miriam Maes as Chairman

Sabien Technology Group plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Miriam Maes as non executive Chairman with immediate effect.

Miriam has worked in the energy sector since 2002, initially as a Member of Texas Utilities’ (TXU) European Executive and subsequently as COO of EDF Energy’s non-regulated Distribution Networks business. In 2007, Miriam became CEO of Foresee, the climate change consulting company and in 2010 was appointed as Delivery Advisor to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and as a Member of the Ministerial Working Group on Energy Efficiency for the Public Sector. Subsequently, Miriam was Advisor to the new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office in the DECC until March 2012, providing expert advice on Energy Efficiency issues.

Miriam is a non-resident Climate and Energy Program Fellow of the prominent think-tank The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), with a particular remit on energy efficiency, decentralised energy and transmission/ distribution networks as part of GMF’s Energy Transition Forum. She is also currently a non-executive director of the Euronext listed and BELPEX company ELIA Group (Belgium), the Belgian and part German Transmission and Distribution System Operator, and of Assystem (France) an international Energy, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering company, listed on NYSE Euronext.

Commenting on her appointment, Miriam Maes said: “I am delighted to accept the appointment as Chairman of Sabien Technology Group plc and strongly believe in the company and its people. It is a great honour to be chairing the Board of this great business.”

Alan O’Brien, CEO of Sabien Technology Group added: “I’m thrilled that Miriam is joining our Board. Miriam’s experience and her track record within the energy efficiency environment will be of inestimable value to Sabien. On behalf of the executive team, I welcome her to the Board.”