Conference and Exhibition
30 October - 1 November 2019
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands


Franck Bernard

Franck Bernard

Nippon Koei Energy Europe

After a Master in Economics and a post Master (DEA) in Industrial Strategy, Franck became a strategy, management and business development professional with 20 years of experience with positions based in Europe, Asia and Middle East within the Energy area with a strong focus on disruptive technologies and emerging markets.

With a team management experience across energy commodity markets and clean energy investments, business development and operation (electricity, gas, carbon, clean energy, smart meters, VPP and battery energy storage systems), Franck worked for energy majors, utilities and trading firms (such as EDF & EDF Trading, Masdar, Mercuria Energy Trading, Gazprom Marketing & Trading and AES).

With a European background followed by an extensive exposure to emerging markets (China, CIS, Vietnam, India, Middle East, Thailand, Africa and South America), Franck is now the CEO of NKEE, based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Nippon Koei Energy Europe B.V. (NKEE), registered in the Netherlands in 2018, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. (NK)., NK was founded in 1946 and a listed company in Japan with a turnover of ¥109 billion in 2019 (equivalent of more than 1 billion USD) with 4,900 employees, had during the last 73 years provided engineering consulting and EPC services in more than 160 countries.

Recently, NK has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The UNGC is a voluntary initiative for corporations and organizations to participate in the creation of a global framework to display responsible, creative leadership, thereby acting as good members of society and achieving sustainable growth.

NK supports energy transition and sustainable development worldwide via investment in projects focused on new business models such as flexibility assets (energy storage), hydro power plants and VPP through NKEE in Europe.