Laurent Schmitt has joined dcbel early January 2022 as CEO of Dcbel Europe as well as head of Utility vertical. He has been working for the last 25 years through the Automation, IT and Digitisation of the Power Industry. Before joining Dcbel, he was the Secretary General of ENTSO-E for the past 4 years and Global Smart Grid Strategy Leader at General Electric Grid Solutions.
Laurent worked in Europe, the United States and Asia, on all sectors of the electricity value chain from power generation controls, intro trading and market, Grid management as well as DER integration and Microgrid community.
Laurent has contributed to several strategic committees in CIGRE, IEC, EPRI and is now the Chair of the Digital Committee of SmartEn (the European association for Demand Side Flexibility). He has several times been named among the most influential people of the European Smart Grid industry and is very active through is LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.
Laurent is French national, strong believer in the need to accelerate the Energy System transformation towards Prosumers to reach netzero ambitions by 2050.
He graduated in Power System Engineering from Supélec in Paris and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD, France.