Ron Sege

Ron Sege has served as a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Echelon since August 2010. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since October 2011. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and Board member, of 3Com Corporation from 2008 through its acquisition by HP. Prior to 3Com, Mr. Sege was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropos Networks, Inc., a provider of wireless broadband networks, from 2004 to 2008. Prior to Tropos, Mr. Sege was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ellacoya Networks, Inc. a provider of broadband service optimization solutions based on deep packet inspection technology. Mr. Sege also served as Executive Vice President of Lycos, Inc., the Internet search engine. During the nine year period from 1989-1998, he served in a variety of senior management roles at 3Com Corporation, including Executive Vice President, Global Systems Business Unit. Mr. Sege holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College.

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Bernard Salha

Bernard Salha has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice President of EDF Group, President of EDF Research and Development (EDF R&D) in spring 2010. With more than 2000 researchers, EDF R&D covers all the Group’s activities, upstream in the field of generation  (nuclear, thermal, hydro and renewable), and downstream in the fields of transport and distribution grids, energy management and customer relationship and management.

He was previously, since early 2005, Director of the Nuclear Engineering  Division (DIN), after having held various senior positions in engineering units at EDF.

Bernard Salha has been appointed to the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor in April 2012.

Francois Delattre

François Delattre was appointed Ambassador of France to the United States in February 2011 after serving as Ambassador of France to Canada (2008-2011), Consul General in New York (2004-2008) and Press and Communications Director at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. (1998-2002).

A member of President Jacques Chirac’s foreign policy team (1995-1998), François Delattre was responsible for European and trans-Atlantic defense and security matters and managing the Bosnian crisis.

He also served as Deputy Director of the French Foreign Minister’s Office (2002-2004) and was a member of Foreign Minister Alain Juppé’s cabinet (1993-1995), following two years with the Strategic, Security and Disarmament Department of the French Foreign Ministry (1991-1993).

François Delattre was posted in Bonn at the French Embassy in Germany (1989-1991), where he was in charge of matters pertaining to the economic impact of Germany’s unification and the environment.

Closing Roundtable with Jigar Shah – Executive Director, Institute for Industrial Productivity

Jigar V. Shah is Institute for Industrial Productivity’s Executive Director. Jigar has over 25 years of experience in Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Production for the manufacturing sector. Prior to joining IIP he was at the International Finance Corporation (the World Bank Group) and was responsible for developing a worldwide program for Cleaner Production in IFC’s Climate Change Practice to assist clients in undertaking climate friendly investments — energy efficiency, water management, and resource conservation.

His work history includes: Engineer for a major oil company, Consultant to utilities, chemical and petroleum companies, Energy Manager for aluminum plants in Russia, Head of London Office for an international energy consultancy. Jigar has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and taught graduate courses in Sustainable Energy as an Adjunct Professor at McMaster University, Canada, and George Washington University, Washington D.C.

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