Young Energy Professionals Network
The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has established a Young Energy Professionals Network (YEPN).
Some of the things we do:
- Mentoring and coaching
- Networking events
- Seminars (external and internal presentations)
- Industrial submissions
- Site visits
- Presentation opportunities
- News updates
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Mark joined us as Co-Chair in 2019. Mark began his career as an economist in the U.S. at TESLA, Inc., a global energy forecaster, and has over 10 years of experience in the energy industry.
In 2015, he relocated to Auckland to forecast power and gas demand across energy markets in Asia Pacific. He has since transitioned to lead the business development at TESLA Asia Pacific Ltd. Outside of the energy industry he enjoys cycling, traveling and craft beer.
Amelia joined the YEPN board in 2018, setting up the Taranaki regional team together with Daniel Gnoth. An engineer by background, her career includes 12 years working in NZ and internationally in Production Operations in the Oil and Gas industry. She recently shifted to a different area of the energy industry and is currently Head of Operations for Hiringa Energy - a company launching a green hydrogen refuelling network and Power to X projects. Amelia is a strong advocate for decarbonisation within industry and enjoys using the YEPN platform as a way to learn as well as share information alongside other energy professionals.
Harsharan joined us a YEPN Co-Chair in 2019. Harsharan has over 10 years of experience working in the Energy Sector in New Zealand and Australia. He is a Senior Project Manager and leads the construction of High Voltage assets in New Zealand. Previously Harsharan worked as an Associate Engineer and a Team Leader with Beca. Harsharan thrives on meeting people who bring diversity and thought leadership. He believes in upskilling himself through knowledge sharing, collaboration, and leadership development opportunities.