International Energy Research Centre's (IERC) Piyush Verma, a senior energy market analyst, has been selected as Ireland’s 2018 Future Energy Leader from the World Energy Council, London. Piyush Verma has been chosen to participate in the FEL-100 programme of the World Energy Council – an exclusive programme designed to create next generation energy leaders for solving the world’s most pressing challenges regarding energy and sustainability. [caption id="attachment_42444" align="alignright" width="284"] Piyush Verma[/caption] On Verma’s selection, Tony Day, executive director, IERC said: “Having recently joined the IERC, Piyush adds new strength and depth to the team. His selection as a Future Energy Leader will enhance Ireland’s voice in the international energy community, and open new opportunities for the work for the IERC.” Piyush Verma said: “It is an honour to be recognised by the World Energy Council and being selected as Ireland’s 2018 Future Energy Leader.

Connecting with global energy leaders through the IERC

"It’s very exciting to be part of the WEC’s Global Future Energy Leader Programme and I look forward to connecting with global energy leaders through the IERC, collaborate with them meaningfully and contribute something invaluable for Irish society.” Dr Matthew Kennedy, head of strategy and business with the IERC said: "It is fantastic to see Dr Piyush Verma, our senior energy market analyst, selected as a Future Energy Leader by World Energy Council. "A great step towards challenging the conventional thinking around energy systems as we explore new strategies to shape the energy solutions of tomorrow.”