Shaping the Energy Debate

The London School of Economics Students’ Union Energy Society is the student-led organisation specialising in the energy sector here at the LSE. A recognised member of the Collegiate Energy Association, our mission is to provide our members with the foundation, skills, and relationships to develop successful careers within the energy sector. We organise regular lectures and specialist talks on energy-related fields as well as an annual energy conference with the aim of shaping the debate in the energy field both within and outside the school’s realm.

We are open to students and staff of LSE as well as students and professionals elsewhere. By bringing students with interests in the Energy industry together, the Society has established an alumni network within major energy and commodity companies, finance and consultancy firms, international research centers and numerous other relevant market players.

Find us on Facebook and visit our Instagram to get an idea of what we do!

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Our Executive Team

The Executive Committee guides the overall direction of the Society and manages its relations with both stakeholders and partners.

Head of Conferences: Pauline Lego

Pauline is a MSc student in EU Politics enrolled in the Dual Master’s degree with Sciences Po. She graduated from Panthéon-Assas University in Paris and the University of Oxford having studied business and European Law. She has a strong interest in the Energy field, especially renewables and green finance, having completed an internship at Total and engaged with the Oxford Climate Society. Her ambition is to pursue a career in renewable energy regulation in the EU institutions.

President: Damian Virchow

Damian is a second year BSc Finance student at the LSE. What especially interests him are new and innovative renewable technologies as sources for energy generation and storage, which is what he mainly focussed on last year for the Energy Fund and the Journal and which is an industry he wishes to develop further professional experience in.

Vice-President: Sami Kooheji

Sami is a third year BSc Management student. His main area of interest is the oil & gas sector, developing this through work experience at Gulf Petrochem during his schooling in Dubai. He is intrigued how geopolitical and economic factors impact the industry and wishes to further his knowledge about how the prominence of electric vehicles will impact oil & gas companies in the future.

Secretary: Maria Golub

Maria is a first-year undergraduate student from Russia studying at LSE’s International Relations Department. She is keen on foreign languages, painting and travelling. In energy sector she is particularly interested in the development of alternative sources of energy and how energy flows impact current affairs.

Treasurer: Valentina Vivirito

Valentina is an MSc student in Environmental Economics and Climate Change, with a background in Economics and Finance. Her focus lies on tackling climate change with clean energy in order to decrease GHG emissions. Her ambition is to pursue a career in the renewable energy sector, while using economic appraisal and addressing environmental sustainability.

Her main aim for the society is to attract new sponsors and increase awareness of current energy issues.

Head of Media: Lucrezia Portigliatti

Lucrezia is a undergraduate BSc Environment and Development student at LSE. She became interested in energy while volunteering in Nepal, where she engaged with the community and especially the challenges they faced when trying to access energy. Lucrezia wishes to pursue her interests in the topic as a member of the Energy Society.

Our Specialists

Key members of our Society possess deep expertise and lead our specialised teams dedicated to specific energy sectors. Most of them are experienced industry professionals who have returned to the LSE for further studies.

Head, Oil & Gas: Gaddiel Chinebuah

Gaddiel is a second year BSc Politics & International Relations student. While he is interested in the vast oil & gas industry as a whole, his main interest is oil trading. He has previously worked with commodity trading and mining company Glencore as an intern, and is eager to expand his knowledge about the industry. His long-term ambition is to play a key role in the family business, which is a number of oil & gas enterprises in his native country of Ghana.

Head, Renewables: Glendon Giam

Glendon is a third-year BSc Environment and Development student. He has extensive experience with renewable projects, having worked on numerous wind projects throughout Southeast Asia with a renewable energy developer. Glendon served as the Society’s Vice-President over the 2016/17 academic year and is delighted to continue contributing by leading the current Renewables team. He hopes to return to the renewables and environment industry after graduation.

Head, Energy Markets Fund: Francesca Alduncin

Francesca is a second-year in BSc Environmental Policy with Economics. She is intrigued by renewable energy investments especially in developing countries. Her studies have led her to understand regulatory, economic, and scientific contexts necessary for energy transformations. She oversees the Energy Markets Fund with a group of forward-thinking individuals ready to learn more about future energy markets and trading.

Head, Geopolitics: Sam Stephenson

Sam is an MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change student, with a particular interest in the role that energy production has to play in solving climate change. He is fascinated by the global transformation this will involve, the geopolitical issues surrounding the production and consumption of energy and how different countries are attempting to adapt to these issues. Prior to joining LSE, Sam studied Mathematics and Philosophy at King’s College London, where he graduated from in 2016.

Chief Editor, Energy Journal: Matt Piggins

Matt is an MSc student studying environmental economics and climate change. He is passionate about the intersection of public policy and energy economics. Most recently, Matt worked at Invenergy, an independent power producer, in Chicago. He seeks to make the Energy Journal an accessible, educational source for information on the global energy transition. You can contact him by email at M.M.Piggins@lse.ac.uk.

Executive Publisher, Energy Journal: Théophile Letort

Théophile is a third-year BSc Geography with Economics interested in debates related to energy. Already involved in the Energy Society for a year, he is now taking over the direction of the Energy Journal as the Executive Publisher. For the Journal’s second year, along with Egor Nevsky, he aims to develop it into a renowned publication, both on campus and beyond.

Energy Journal

The Energy Journal is a biannual magazine focused on current energy affairs, published by our Society in conjunction with the Imperial Energy Society.

Founded in 2016, the Energy Journal has already become one of the largest student
publications at the LSE. The Energy Journal exists to raise awareness of the opportunities in the energy industry.
Although energy has always existed, it is currently being up-ended by technological innovation, climate action and market forces. Editions are accessible to all students to discover the future of energy.

It is edited by Egor Nevsky and Théophile Letort and written by our members.

Sponsors

We are keen on expanding our relationships with partners from industry and the academic sphere to reap the mutual benefits of our collaboration.

By focusing on a wide range of energy issues, our members were able to establish ties to a multitude of industries. Our alumni embark on bright careers in companies including the Boston Consulting Group, the Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) or the Carbon Trust, further strengthening the society’s network and underlining our importance as a bridge between university and the world of work.

Brand visibility on our marketing materials, distributing promotional material on your behalf or the chance to have your representatives participate in our events are only a few of the benefits our sponsors can enjoy.

As our partner, you will be able to profit from our highly skilled members and the top talents at the London School of Economics. Through combining high-quality education at one of the world’s most renowned institutions and our the historically strong performance in the professional world of our alumni, our members would prove an invaluable asset to any company upon their graduation.

We offer three sponsorship deals for our society: Bronze Sponsor (£200), Silver Sponsor (£500) and Gold Sponsor (£1000+), each having its respective advantages and features.

Previous joint projects and events with our partners included careers workshops, case studies, office visits and seminars. You can sponsor specific projects, such as the Energy Journal or the G3 Summit, as well.

Our students are tomorrow’s top economists, analysts and politicians – do not miss the opportunity to inspire the future leaders of the energy industry today.

We would be happy to discuss sponsorship proposals, partnerships and further enquiries via email (lsesuenergysociety@gmail.com) or Facebook.

 

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G3 Energy Summit

The G3 Energy Summit is an annual student-led energy conference, co-organised by the Energy Societies of Imperial College London, the London School of Economics and Political Science and University College London. It brings together leaders from across industry, politics and academia to discuss trends and issues within the energy sector.

This year’s G3 Energy Summit was held on 10 March 2018 at Imperial College London, with the theme: The Energy Transition – A Path of Challenges and Opportunities?
The panels covered the following topics:

  • What is the energy mix of the future?
  • What are the political and economic dimensions of implemeting the energy transition?
  • What technological developments are required to meet the needs of the future?

Check out our Facebook page and the official G3 website for a few impressions of this year’s successful summit.