UK’s 4th CEE Nuclear Energy Summit

DIT delegates

United Kingdom:

Campbell Anderson Keir

Deputy Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Department for International Trade

Campbell Keir has more than 30 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry. After graduating with a Master’s degree, he joined Shell International as a Petroleum Engineer. Over a period of 10 years, he worked in operations and technical positions in the Netherlands, Malaysia and Abu Dhabi. He then joined Shell’s research and development function where he worked on nuclear logging research and its application around the world for three years. There then followed a series of senior technical and managerial roles throughout the Middle East and Far East. Mr Keir’s last role was seven years as Country Chair for Shell in Kazakhstan. Early in 2015 he was seconded for two years into Department for International Trade (DIT) as Director for Energy. Following his secondment Mr Keir joined DIT and is Deputy Director of Energy and Infrastructure responsible for the Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Civil Nuclear and Infrastructure portfolio. Mr Keir has a BSc (Hons) in Physics and a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Dr Emmanuelle Chardon

Business Specialist – France and Central/ Eastern Network, Civil Nuclear Department for International Trade

Emmanuelle is currently Business Specialist (France and Central and Eastern Europe) for the Civil Nuclear Team of the Department for International Trade. Emmanuelle has over 14 years of experience of the nuclear industry, and during her career to date she has worked on a wide range of nuclear projects in the research, environmental and decommissioning fields, both in technical and managerial roles.

Emmanuelle moved to the UK from France over 15 years ago and has worked since on both sides of the Channel. She started her professional career as an environmental consultant, mainly working on decommissioning projects in the UK, but quickly moved to the Nuclear New Build market, where she worked on the Hinkley Point C project and supported EDF both in France and in the UK for a number of years.

More recently and before taking up the role of Business specialist at DIT, Emmanuelle has been in charge of the operations management, strategy and stakeholders relationships for a number of Nuclear New Build projects in Europe, which has further enhanced her people management, leadership, business development skills and knowledge of the nuclear industry generally.

Emmanuelle holds a “Diplome d’Ingenieur Chimiste” (MSc Chemistry) from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier (France), an MPhil in Radiochemistry and a PhD in Environmental Radiochemistry and Geology, both from the University of Manchester (UK).

Nawal Zaheer

Sector Manager for CEN and the US, Department for International Trade, London, United Kingdom

Nawal is the Sector Manager for the Central Europe Network (CEN) and the United States, for the Civil Nuclear Team. Based in the London office, she leads on the export campaign for the CEN region (including Finland), and on the inward investment campaign for the US. Prior to joining DIT, Nawal has worked in the Business and International Tax team at HM Treasury. Before joining the civil service, she worked as a freight forwarder and provided support to businesses interested in exporting goods from the UK to the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia. Nawal has graduated with a BA (Hons) in International Relations.

Hungary:

Zsuzsa Némedi

Senior Trade Adviser, Department for International Trade – Budapest, Hungary
As Senior Trade Advisor, I develop business opportunities for UK companies in the Hungarian market. I am the member of the CEN DIT Nuclear Team and also working across the Power, Renewables and Oil & Gas sectors assisting UK companies to be successful in Hungary and in the CEE region. I am also leading focuses on large scale infrastructure projects such as the new build project of the Paks nuclear power plant, the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) superlaser project, or the development of the Museum Quarter – Liget Budapest. My main focus currently is nuclear, DIT services for UK companies include key account management, access to main decision makers, industy leaders and politicians, providing tailored market research, monitoring relevant public procurement tenders, organising visit programmes, outward missions and meet-the-buyer events.

Bulgaria:

Tim Buisseret

Head of Trade & Investment, Department for International Trade, Bulgaria
Tim Buisseret has spent nearly twenty years living and working in Bulgaria. As a telecoms industry professional, he was CEO of Bulgaria’s first mobile operator, and for the past seven years he has led the commercial section of the British Embassy in Sofia. He is very familiar with the opportunities and challenges of working in this fast-growing, dynamic market, and enjoys helping UK companies to succeed here.

Czech Republic:

Lenka Klaskova

Senior Trade Adviser, British Embassy Prague, Department for International Trade, Czech Republic

Zuzana Nagyova

Director, British Embassy Prague, Department for International Trade, Czech Republic

Poland:

Janusz Bil

Director, Energy and Mining, British Embassy in Warsaw, Department for International Trade, Poland
Janusz Bil has been working in the energy sector for 23 years now. His experience covers wide areas of business activities across the energy sector including heat and power generation, electricity distribution, district heating, sales, commodities wholesale trading and consultancy. He held managerial positions in foreign as well as Polish energy utilities such as Vattenfall, RWE, Enea, and the Danish consultancy company Ramboll as Business Development Director. He has also experience in administration as he has spent 3.5 years working for the Polish Energy Regulatory Authority. By education Janusz holds MSc in power engineering from Lodz University of Technology and MSc in economic from University of Lodz.

Małgorzata Kiełmińska

Science and Innovation Officer, British Embassy Poland
My role is to foster co-operation between UK and Poland in the area of science, innovation and research as well as to unlock commercial opportunities for innovative UK businesses and tech start-ups. Previously, between June 2000 and January 2018 I worked for DIT Poland as a Key Account Manager responsible for Financial and Business Services. I used to provide support to UK companies willing to expand to or already present in the Polish market.

Romania:

Luiza Craciun

Deputy Director Trade, CEN Nuclear Lead, Department for International Trade, Romania

I had been working as a trade adviser for over 13 years, out of which 10 for DIT. I am currently leading on Power, Energy and Infrastructure. My focus at national and regional level is on Nuclear, with responsibilities regarding to coordinating the Central and Eastern European Nuclear High Value Campaign,  market research, business matchmaking, event & project management etc. This helped me develop my comprehension of the Romanian business environment, enhanced my experience in dealing with Romanian authorities as well as business representatives and allowed me access to relevant contacts in the nuclear field at regional and national level.

Slovenia:

Maja Badovinac

Policy Officer, British Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia
Maja has been working for the BE in Ljubljana for 14 years. She covers energy sector, where she works closely with DIT officers. Maja is also responsible for bilateral projects and public diplomacy at the Embassy.