Dr. Koen Broess has a PhD in biophysics and a master’s degree in chemistry. He is responsible as business manager for energy storage business development and leading a team of business developers in the regions Benelux, UK, Northern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He is also key account manager of Eneco. He has more than 10 years of experience in energy storage projects, new services and business models in the energy market and has set up and coordinated several (inter-)national R&D projects. He is responsible for quality control of proposals and involved in the development of the battery safety test center. On national level, he was involved in the Dutch climate agreement, roadmap energy storage and the roadmap of electric vehicle batteries for the Dutch government. He is member of the working group for the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and water management for battery safety and regulations. He is member of the board of directors for the national geothermal association.