The International Geothermal Association (IGA) announces the appointment of a new Executive Director. Having started this week, Marit Brommer, a Dutch national joins the Secretariat team at the International Geothermal Centre (GZB) at Bochum University.
With a decade of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, she comes with a strong experience in operational offshore drilling at Total, and leading global R&D deployment projects at Shell. Prior to her Industry years she completed her PhD at the TU Delft (Nl) in Reservoir Geology and worked as a consultant at Royal Haskoning in the UK.
“I am very excited to join IGA and honoured and proud to serve as the new Executive Director of the IGA, looking forward to collaborating with the Board and Secretariat the coming years to raise IGA´s profile, strengthen our activities, and increase the visibility of the Geothermal Industry at regional, national and multilateral level. The world is transitioning into a low-carbon society at a fast pace and I am determined to make Geothermal energy play a fundamental role in the future energy mix. I am looking forward to meeting as many of IGA´s members, partners and alliances in-person and through conference calls and video events in the coming months.”, said Marit Brommer.
The International Geothermal Association plays an important role for the geothermal sector globally, promoting, informing and also rallying support to help with the development of geothermal projects worldwide. As an association of associations, IGA represents national geothermal associations, but also individual and corporate members.
Alexander Richter, President of IGA: “I am very glad that we were able to attract an outstanding individual with a strong and corporate professional experience to lead the activities of IGA in times where we are planning to strengthen our efforts in the promotion and representation of geothermal energy. With current efforts on re-evaluating the association’s strategy and operations, and an increasing role towards national and multilateral organisations and efforts, such as the World Bank, IRENA, the REN Alliance and others, it is important to have a strong operational team within the Secretariat. IGA is grateful for the ongoing support of Germany in hosting the Secretariat.”
Rolf Bracke, Director of GZB: “Thanks to the NRW-Government and EU-funding we are able to continue hosting of the IGA Secretariat as an international technology and know-how platform. We are certain that Marit Brommer is an excellent choice for guiding the Secretariat and the global geothermal industry into this important era for a broad implementation of climate protection technologies”.
To learn more about IGA, visit the Association’s website at www.geothermal-energy.org
Disclaimer: the author is the President of the IGA