Chairman, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
Arthouros Zervos is a Professor at the National Technical University of Athens. He is Chairman of Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21).
He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Public Power Corporation – Greece as well as Chairman of the Public Power Corporation Renewables, both from 2009 to 2015.
Professor Zervos has more than 35 years of high level expertise in policy, science, research and technology across the renewable energy sector. He led key European renewable energy bodies and has acted as policy advisor to Governments, EU bodies and policy fora. He has been President of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) from 2001 to 2013, President of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) from 2000 to 2012 and President of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) from 2005 to 2010. In 2013 he received the “Poul La Cour” Prize for outstanding achievement in wind energy.
In 1974 he received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering, in 1975 his Master of Science in Engineering, both from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences of Princeton University, U.S.A. He continued his studies at the Universite P.et M.Curie in Paris, where he took his Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A) de Mecanique Experimentale des Fluides- Aerodynamique in 1978 and his Diplome de Docteur – Ingenieur in 1981.
From 1990 to 1995 he worked as a scientific officer in the Renewable Energy Unit of DG Research of the European Commission in Brussels. He is the author of more than 180 publications in international magazines and conference proceedings. He was the lead author of the White Paper on Renewable Sources of Energy for the EC in 1997.