In a digital election, the Europex General Assembly elects Kari Ekelund Thørud, CEO at Nord Pool, as a new Europex Board Member. She succeeds Erling Thiis, formerly CFO at Nord Pool, who had resigned from his role as Europex Board member on 31 March 2020.
MEMO Ltd, the National Electricity Market Operator of North Macedonia (North Macedonia), joins as an associate member.
UEEX, the Ukrainian Energy Exchange (Ukraine), joins as an associate member.
Pieter Schuurs, President and COO of ICE Endex, is re-elected as Europex Chairman and will serve his second full term. Borut Rajer (Director of Operations, Borzen), Erling Thiis (CFO, Nord Pool), Jonas Törnquist (COO and Member of the Management Board at EPEX SPOT) and Artur Trindade (President of OMIE and Chairman and CEO of OMIP) will also continue in their roles as Board members. Piotr Zawistowski (President of the Management Board, TGE) was newly elected to the Board.
Three Working Group Heads are elected to continue in their respective roles: Frederick Bernthaler (PCG) as Head of WG GM, Rickard Nilsson (Nord Pool) as Head of WG PM and Anje Stiers (EEX) as Head of the Financial Markets Working Group (WG FM). Michiel Mulder (ICE Endex) will lead WG EM for the first time.
Jonas Törnquist, COO and Member of the Management Board at EPEX SPOT, is elected to the Europex Board. He replaces Jean-François Conil-Lacoste who had announced the end of his mandate as Chairman and CEO of EPEX SPOT. Jean-François Conil-Lacoste will simultaneously resign from his current position as Europex Board member which he has held since May 2016.
Pieter Schuurs (President & COO, ICE Endex) is re-elected as Chairman of the Board while Jean-François Conil-Lacoste (CEO, EPEX SPOT) and Egbert Läge (CEO, Powernext) continue in their roles as Board members. Borut Rajer (Director of Operations, Borzen), Erling Thiis (CFO & acting CEO, Nord Pool) and Artur Trindade (Vice Chairman of OMIE and Vice Chairman of OMIP) were newly elected to the Board.
The Power Markets Working Group continues to be headed by Rickard Nilsson (Nord Pool) and the Gas Markets Working Group by Frederick Bernthaler (CEGH). Derya Erbay (EPİAŞ) took responsibility for the Environmental Markets Working Group and Anje Stiers (EEX) will head the Working Group for Financial Regulation, Integrity and Transparency.
After being located on Rue Montoyer for eight years the Europex Secretariat moves to Rue Archimède 44, representing an important milestone for the Association. The new location near the Berlaymont building, the heart of the European district, accommodates an expanding team, providing an even stronger presence in Brussels and a more accessible venue for meetings and other events.
The General Assembly of Europex elects Karol Peršolja, General Manager at Borzen, the Slovenian Power Market Operator, to the Europex Board. Mr Peršolja replaces Ireneusz Łazor who resigned from TGE, the Polish Power Exchange.
At its annual meeting on 24 May 2016 in Leipzig, Germany, the General Assembly of Europex elects Pieter Schuurs, President & COO of ICE Endex, as the new Chairman of the Association.
In addition, Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, Chairman of the Management Board of EPEX SPOT, is elected to the Europex Board. The election follows the departure of Massimo Ricci who was no longer eligible for the position of Europex Chairman.
Europex starts 2016 with a new member: EPİAŞ, Enerji Piyasaları İşletme A.Ş. (Turkey), a Turkish energy exchange based in Istanbul.
Following the recent integration of the businesses of EPEX SPOT SE and APX B.V., the General Assembly agreed to transfer the Europex membership of APX B.V. to EPEX SPOT SE.
On 29 January 2016, Europex admits its 26th member: IBEX, the Independent Bulgarian Power Exchange (Bulgaria). IBEX was established in 2014 and is based in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Massimo Ricci (Chairman & CEO of GME) is re-elected as Europex Chairman. The GA elects Egbert Laege (CEO of Powernext), Ireneusz Łazor (President of the Management Board of TGE), Mikael Lundin (CEO of Nord Pool Spot), Pedro J. Mejía Gómez (Chairman & CEO of OMIE & OMIP) and Pieter Schuurs (President & COO at ICE Endex) to the Europex Board.
The four Heads of the Working Groups are also elected. Frederick Bernthaler (Head of Legal at CEGH) leads WG GM, Rickard Nilsson (Senior Adviser Innovation and Market Design at Nord Pool Spot) leads WG PM, Borut Rajer (Director of Operations at Borzen) leads WG EM and Daniel Wragge (Head of Political & Regulatory Affairs at EEX) leads WG FIT.
The General Assembly appoints Christian Baer as the new Secretary General, approves APCS (Austria), CROPEX (Croatia) and ELEXON (United Kingdom) as new full members and approves ESCO (Georgia) as a new associate member of the Association. Europex now represents 24 members in total.
The General Assembly approves the new Articles of Association (AoA), which set out rules for the functioning of the association and confirms the full membership of PXE – Power Exchange Central Europe (Czech Republic).
The General Assembly endorses a new governance structure to apply from 2014 and elects a new Chairman, Massimo Ricci, CEO and Chairman of GME.
The new governance structure creates the Europex Board and establishes the position of Head of Working Group. The Board comprises six members: the Chairperson of the Board and five additional Board members who are elected by the General Assembly for a two-year term.
HROTE (Croatia) and ICE ENDEX (The Netherlands) become full members.
HEMO, the Hellenic Electricity Market Operator (Greece), becomes a full member.
Europex becomes the “Association of European Energy Exchanges” and launches a redesigned website for the occasion.
CEGH AG (Austria), OKTE s.a. (Slovakia) and SEMO (Ireland) become full members.
José Carvalho Netto, Chairman and CEO of OMIE and OMIP is elected Chairman. He held this position until the end of 2013.
HUPX, the Hungarian Power Exchange (Hungary), becomes a full member.
The Europex Secretariat is established with a formal office in Brussels. Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, CEO of Powernext, is elected Chairman. He held this position until the end of 2011.
Europex formally establishes four Working Groups on Power Markets (WG PM), Gas Markets (WG GM), Transparency and Integrity of Spot and Derivatives Markets (WG TI) and Environmental Markets (WG EM) to better respond to the energy exchanges’ challenges in different areas.
Salvatore Zecchini, President of GME, is elected Chairman in November 2008. He held this position until July 2009.
Manuel Coxe is appointed as the first Secretary General of the Association. He formally took office in February 2009 and held this position until January 2015.
Nord Pool Spot (Norway) becomes a full member.
OMIP (Portugal) and Belpex (Belgium) become full members. Torger Lien, CEO of Nord Pool ASA, is elected Chairman in December 2006. He held this position until the end of 2008.
ENDEX - European Energy Derivatives (The Netherlands), EXAA - Energy Exchange Austria (Austria), POLPX - Polish Power Exchange (Poland) and OPCOM - Electricity and Natural Gas Market Operator (Romania) become full members.
In December 2004, Damjan Stanek, CEO of Borzen, is elected Chairman. He held this position until the end of 2006.
OTE a.s., the Czech electricity and gas market operator (Czech Republic), becomes a full member.
Europex, the Association of European Power Exchanges, is formally founded on 12 April 2002 by the following seven members: APX - Amsterdam Power Exchange (The Netherlands), Borzen (Slovenia), EEX - European Energy Exchange (Germany), GME - Gestore del Mercato Elettrico (Italy), Nord Pool ASA (Norway), OMEL - Operador del Mercado Electrico (Spain) and Powernext (France).
The seven members elect Bert den Ouden, CEO of APX, as the first Chairperson of the Association.
María Luisa Huidobro, CEO of OMEL, the Spanish power exchange, is appointed as interim Chairperson to supervise the setup of the Association and organise the first elections in 2002.