Miriam MaesMiriam Maes has over 30 years experience working in multinational corporations and has been managing operational businesses for over 20 years.

Her first foray into the energy sector was in 2002, initially with Texas Utilities (TXU) as a member of their European Executive. She then went on to EDF Group – the world’s third largest energy company – to become COO of their non-regulated Networks and Decentralised Energy business in the UK.

Miriam founded Foresee in 2007 to meet an increasing demand for her extensive energy expertise and independent thought leadership.

In 2010 she was appointed Delivery Advisor to the UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and as a Member of the Ministerial Working Group on Energy Efficiency for the Public Sector. Subsequently, she was Advisor to the new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office in DECC until March 2012, providing expert advice on energy efficiency and other energy related issues.

In 2012 Miriam was invited to become non-resident Fellow of the policy think-tank The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Working with the Climate and Energy Program Miriam is responsible for the delivery of The Energy Transition Forum, a three-year program focusing on accelerating the transition to an affordable, secure, low carbon economy in the USA and Europe.

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An experienced non-executive director, Miriam currently serves on the boards of listed companies ELIA, the Belgian and part German Transmission and Distribution System Operator, and Assystem, the Paris based International Engineering Company. In 2012 she was appointed Chairman of the AIM listed Sabien Technology Group plc.

A true Global Citizen, Miriam speaks fluent English, French, Dutch and German. She lives in London.