Jeroen Vanfraechem

Passionate about energy and complex projects, with an open mind and a clear eye on economics & contract frameworks

Education

Master of Business Administration
ESMT Berlin, Germany, 2011 – 2013

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
KULeuven Belgium, 1995 – 2000

Work Experience

Managing Director & Owner
Entras, Belgium, 2014 – present
Entras is an independent advisor for complex energy assets

Head of Power Generation at Siemens Belux
Siemens, Belgium, 2011 – 2014
P&L responsibility, senior mgt (part of country management team).
Heading the team responsible for the sales and execution of power generation projects (electrical power plants, wind turbines, control systems and service) for the Belux market. Large turnkey projects (up to 300M€) in collaboration with the respective headquarters, smaller projects (typically 1M€) with own local team.

Business Development manager for the energy sector
Siemens, 2010 – 2011

Sales Engineer Power Transmission
Siemens, Belgium, 2005 – 2010
Responsible for the sales of the high voltage portfolio for the Belux market. Project manager for turnkey projects.

Project Manager
Siemens, Belgium, 2000 – 2005
Project manager for large industrial projects, electrical infrastructure

Language Proficiency

Dutch: mother tongue
English: very good (conversations, reading, writing)
French: very good (conversations, reading, writing)
German: good (conversations, reading)

Specialties

  • Business case modelling of energy projects
  • Contract management & negotiations
  • Third party business models (esco, project finance, …)
  • Project management for large industrial projects
  • Sales and market strategies
  • Long term maintenance contracts for power plant assets
  • Experience in different management functions & P&L mgt
  • Excellent knowledge of electrical infrastructure & power plants