About us

Central Europe Energy Partners

Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) represents the interests of the energy and energy-intensive companies from Central Europe in order to promote balanced energy transition in accordance with technological neutrality principle, enhance regional cooperation and strengthen the region’s energy security within the framework of EU energy and climate policy.

The over-riding goal of the organization is to influence over the EU decision making bodies to shape the EU energy and climate policy by taking into account the interests and views of Central European companies. CEEP members are 13 energy and energy-intensive companies and organisations from four Central European countries, employing over 100,000 workers, with total annual revenue of more than EUR 20 billion.

CEEP is an international non-profit association with its headquarters in Brussels. It is the first major body to represent the companies from the region’s energy sector at the EU level.

Become a member and strengthen the idea of energy solidarity within the European Union!

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Our Vision

We do believe that only the common activities of all EU Member States could be successful in enhancing the energy security of Central Europe, as well as the European Union as a whole. CEEP wants to strengthen the idea of energy solidarity within the European Union and its non-profit status, emphasises both CEEP’s independence and transparency.

Therefore, we build relations and facilitate contacts between member companies and organisations and EU bodies and agencies, individual representatives and associations of energy and energy-intensive sector companies, as well as international energy sector think-tanks and lobbies based in Brussels.

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Statutes/Papers

Grupa LOTOS S.A. identified the need for having an international non-profit association to represent the interests of energy and energy-intensive companies from Central Europe. The group presented its CEEP concept in February 2010, in Gdańsk, during an international conference titled: ‘North European Energy Security Roundtable’, jointly organised by Grupa LOTOS S.A. and Windsor Energy Group.

This initiative was welcomed by the conference participants and received support from the President of the European Parliament at that time, Prof. Jerzy Buzek, the EU Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budgeting, Janusz Lewandowski, the Head of the Polish Delegation in the political group, EPP, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, and from Vidmantas Grusas (CEO, LitGrid UAB). Central Europe Energy Partners, AISBL (CEEP), was registered on the 10th of June, 2010, with its headquarters in the heart of the European neighbourhood in Brussels.

Structure

Board of Directors

The association is managed by a Board of Directors of three to nine persons, appointed for a renewable term of five years. The current board, is composed of seven members: Mr. Leszek Jesień; Mr. Henryk Baranowski; Mr. Rafał Miland; Mr. Marko Ćosić; Mr. Eryk Kłossowski;  Mr. Tomasz Wilczak; Mr. Rolandas Zukas.

 

Leszek Jesień

Leszek Jesień

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Leszek Jesień serves as Director for International Cooperation at PSE, electricity Transmission System Operator: responsible for inter-TSO relations, general strategy and innovations. Professor for international relations and sustainable development at Collegium Civitas University. Co-author of New Electricity and New Cars. Previously, advisor for European affairs and energy to three Polish prime ministers, and ministers of economy and environment.

Henryk Baranowski

Henryk Baranowski

Vice – Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Henryk Baranowski was appointed in March 2016 to the Management Board PGE with the position of the President of the Management. He also completed Executive MBA program at Business School of the Warsaw University of Technology, HEC School of Management, London Business School and Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Previously, he was the Director for Sales and Marketing of Energy Sector at Alstom Power Polska.

Rafał Miland

Rafał Miland

Vice – Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Rafał Miland is the Vice-President of the Management Board of PERN S.A. from January 2016. A graduate from the Department of Law and Administration at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, National School of Public Administration and post-graduate studies at the Leon Koźmiński University. He started his professional career in the Ministry of Finance. He was a Vice Consul in the Consulate General of the RP in Malmö (Sweden) in 2005 – 2006.

Marko Ćosić

Marko Ćosić

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Marko Ćosić is member of the Management Board and Group CFO of the Croatian national energy company HEP Group. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb and a post-graduate in Corporate Finance from the same university. Mr. Ćosić did as well Specialized Economics Diplomacy Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of MFEA Croatia and the Harvard Business School Executive Education Programme. Previously, he was General Manager at Proenergy Group and Executive Director of Croatian office, as well as Director for Southeast Europe at Korlea Invest Holding. Mr.  Ćosić is a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb.

Eryk Kłossowski

Eryk Kłossowski

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Eryk Kłossowski is the Chairman of the Board of Polish Power Grid Company JSC. He is a graduate from the Faculty of Law and Administration and Postgraduate in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Warsaw. In 2005 Mr. Kłossowski completed legal training at the Warsaw Bar Association. Previously he was associated with Ernst & Young and held the position of Chairman of the Board of the Foundation "Initiatives Security-Development-Energy". Lecturer in postgraduate studies at the Collegium Civitas, Warsaw University of Technology, University of Technology and Economics them. Helena Chodakowska.

Tomasz Wilczak

Tomasz Wilczak

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Tomasz Wilczak has been Vice-President of the Management Board of PGNiG TERMIKA since 2016. A graduate from the Faculty of Civil Construction at the Poznań University of Technology with doctoral studies at the same university. Previously, he served as Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economy from Poland and worked in the Management Boards of ENEA Group companies. He is author and co-author of numerous publications on heat generation, tests of heat exchangers and other devices, as well as automation of heating systems.

Rolandas Zukas

Rolandas Zukas

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Rolandas Zukas is chief executive officer of Lithuania’s state owned energy transmission and exchange holding company EPSO-G. He is also a member of the management board of Lithuanian Railways JSC. Prior to taking his job in EPSO-G, Rolandas Zukas oversaw bringing to operation the region’s first floating liquefied natural gas import (LNG) terminal that marked the end of the country ‘s reliance on gas supplies from a sole source in the East. Rolandas Zukas is Vilnius University graduate in transport engineering and also holds a master’s degree of management at Vilnius ISM University.

General Members’ Meeting

The General Members’ Meeting comprises one representative from each member company and gathers once a year in different locations all over Europe. This structure appoints the Board of Directors and agrees the general guidelines to be followed by CEEP.

Executive Director

Maciej Jakubik graduated from the Institute of Political Science and the Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw University. He also holds an MA in European Studies, from the College of Europe. In the meantime, he has completed various courses relating to the energy sector and energy security.

A Diplomat and civil servant with several years’ experience working in Polish public administration, EU institutions, and international organisations, he recently worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw, where he was responsible for common Foreign and Security Policy. His years of public service included a spell in the Polish Embassy in Moscow, whilst a pivotal term of office was conducted within the Chancellery of the President of Poland, dealing with foreign and energy affairs. His duties there involved many activities relating to energy security and energy diplomacy.

Internships and job offers

CEEP

INTERNSHIP

If you’re interested in working with us as an intern and want to gain meaningful working experience and expertise, please read the description below, and then send us your CV, with a covering letter, to brussels@ceep.be with the reference ‘CEEP Brussels Intern’.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Perfect knowledge of written and spoken English (knowledge of other EU languages, especially from Central Europe, will be considered an asset)
  • Perfect knowledge of computer programmes, especially Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility and availability
  • Highly-developed sense of responsibility and initiative
  • Good organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Competence in writing routine correspondence and notes

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring EU policy developments (particularly in areas of energy, research and environment)
  • Organisational support, helping to set up the knowledge centre database
  • Supporting the effective day-to-day work flow
  • Drafting notes, reports, and other working papers.