Former CEO/MD of international energy advisory companies, Investor and Social Entrepreneur contributing to a sustainable society.
Thijs Aarten has over 38 years of energy industry experience, having worked internationally for global corporations such as Royal Dutch Shell, Royal Pakhoed, Royal Vopak, KEMA, Ecofys and Navigant/Ecofys.
Thijs was a former executive and CEO of KEMA, former (interim) CEO of Ecofys and (interim) MD at Navigant Energy Practice.
Currently Thijs is, amongst others, involved with Aarten Energy Solutions, MD EnShared Holding, investor in EnShared & Zonatlas NL, and involved with energy transition projects.
Thijs Aarten has been featured as a keynote speaker at numerous conferences and meetings, presenting as an expert on topics such as the energy transition, Smart Grid development, and climate finance.
He has been involved with a number of key industry groups and associations in the past and he is still active in the area of national knowledge platforms.
Besides having advised clients in many countries around the globe, Thijs Aarten has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Singapore, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and China, and currently operates from the Netherlands.