Daniel Dobbeni is Executive in Residence at Vlerick Business School. In his role he is chairman of the advisory board of the Centre for Energy Management.
Daniel Dobbeni started his career in nuclear engineering. He moved to chief technology officer for Research & Development focused on power generation. Since 1996 he is involved in the electricity transmission business where he became Chief Operation Officer of Elia System Operator SA in charge of the Belgian customer services, control centres, European regulation and grid codes. From 2003 to 2012, he was CEO and chairman of the Executive Committee of the Elia Group. Following the acquisition of 50Hertz (Germany) in 2010 he was chairman of the board of Eurogrid International SA (till 2013) and became Chairman of the board of 50Hertz. With his experience he helps the school in building the Energy plaform and since a couple of years he has been a sparring partner for professor Meeus in building a credible platform and network in Energy.


Job Title : Chairman Vlerick Energy Centre

Management Domain


Teaching in
Future Power Grid Managers Programme

Expert in
Energy Markets