Our Team


Our management team, leading the federation on a daily basis

Philippe Vangeel

Philippe Vangeel

Secretary-General at AVERE

philippe@avere.org (linkedin url): www.linkedin.com/in/philippe-vangeel-702736143/ (twitter url): twitter.com/PhilippeVangeel

With great technology and brilliant people, Philippe Vangeel found his way as Secretary General in one of the fastest changing and growing technologies: e-mobility.

In electronics by background, Philippe has always worked as a manager in the sector. Strong of 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, he brought a practical outlook to the association that enabled it to seize the moment: his vision is to make AVERE a protagonist in the growth of the e-mobility sector. In his five years, the AVERE’s membership grew significantly, while the association affirmed itself as the go-to expert for e-mobility in Europe.

As part of his broader approach, he also ensured that the entire e-mobility value chain would get visibility through AVERE. He made it the potential home of every player in the sector, from companies extracting the materials to build EVs, to vehicles manufacturers, charging point operators and final consumers.

His native language is Flemish, he is fluent in English and French, and is happy to help you in Norwegian and German.

George van der Hilst

George van der Hilst

Senior Advisor Business Development & Membership at AVERE

george@avere.org www.linkedin.com/in/george-van-der-hilst-64439a19

George van der Hilst is the lead in connecting the network in electromobility for AVERE.

With an extensive background in commercial diplomacy and demonstrated history of working with foreign and public affairs George brings the international relations for AVERE to the next level.

George has been a Strategic Advisor for the last years for i.a. cities, European regions and ministries. As part of the Economic Board, he was responsible for the stimulation of trade, innovation and cooperation between companies, knowledge-based institutions and governmental organizations. Before George worked as a Commercial Diplomat.

George developed a broad knowledge of the e-mobility aspects and its challenges.

Our secretariat, leading the day-to-day work

Raphael is a Policy Manager at AVERE where he works on all EU policy developments regarding the deployment of electromobility.

He has three years of experience in Brussels, where he worked as public affairs consultant in charge of Transport, Energy and Climate-related issues.

Originally from France, Raphaël has studied and worked in six countries. He notably pursued his Bachelor in International Relations at the Université de Montréal in Canada.

An EU enthusiast, Raphael decided to come back to the old continent for his first Master’s which focused on European Studies at the Institute for European Studies (ULB) in Brussels. On top of that, Raphael graduated from the College of Europe in Natolin where his studies focused on European energy policy and the European Neighborhood Policy.

He speaks French, English and Italian and he is learning Spanish and Dutch.

Gabriele Ferrara

Gabriele Ferrara

Policy Officer at AVERE

gabriele@avere.org be.linkedin.com/in/gabriele-ferrara-20a2b7176

Gabriele is a Policy Officer at AVERE where he works on all EU policy developments regarding the deployment of electromobility, with a specific focus on the batteries and vehicles side.

Prior to joining AVERE, he worked in a public affairs consultancy and a trade association, mainly covering energy policy. Originally from Italy, he pursued his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree respectively in International Relations and Government and Policy in Rome.

He speaks English, Italian and French.

Görkem Türer

Görkem Türer

Policy & Projects Assistant at AVERE

gorkem@avere.org www.linkedin.com/in/g%C3%B6rkem-t%C3%BCrer-975204198/

Görkem Türer is a Policy & Project Assistant at AVERE. He is responsible for supporting EU policy initiatives related to the deployment of electromobility in the field of infrastructure, industrial strategy, and trade. Additionally, he is involved in the management of AVERE's EU-funded projects.

Prior to joining AVERE, Görkem worked as a consultant in the European renewable energy sector in Brussels. He also gained valuable experience as an intern with the United Nations agencies, focusing on climate change and environmental issues. Görkem holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Bilkent University in Turkey. With his passion for the EU, Görkem decided to complete a master’s degree in EU Studies at College of Europe in Bruges where his study particularly focused on the EU’s climate, energy and trade policies. He also holds a master's degree in Political Science from Ghent University in Belgium.

In addition to his native Turkish, Görkem speaks fluent English and French.

Our board, leading the general strategy of the federation

  • Maciej Mazur - PSPA (PL): President
  • Arturo Pérez de Lucia - AEDIVE (ES): Vice-President
  • Baerte de Brey Formula - E-Team (NL): Vice-President
  • Espen Hauge - Norwegian EV Association: Vice-President
  • Patrik Krizansky - SEVA (SK): Vice-President
  • An De Pauw - EV Belgium (BE): Board Member
  • Ben Lawson-  Enterprise Holding: Board Member
  • Francesco Naso-  Motus-E (IT): Board Member
  • Haluk Sayar - AVERE Turkiye Electro Mobility Association (TUR):  Board Member
  • Janos Ungar - Future Mobility Association (HU): Board Member
  • Marjolaine Blondeau - Tesla: Board Member