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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.

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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 following members:


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.

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.

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.

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

Mariusz Kawnik

Prior to joining CEEP, Mr Kawnik held various positions in the Polish public administration and energy companies in Warsaw and Brussels. Mr Kawnik started his career in 2007 in the Polish Ministry of Economy, working in the Department of Energy. In 2011, during the Polish Presidency of the EU Council, he served as an energy attaché in the Polish Permanent Representation to the EU. Following his return to Poland, Mr Kawnik was appointed Head of Unit for International Affairs in the Oil and Gas Department of the Ministry of Economy. In 2016, Mr Kawnik joined the Polish Oil and Gas Company, where he worked as the Director for Regulatory and International Affairs. Mr Kawnik holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Łódź, Poland. ​


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