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Industry Advisory Panel


The Industry Advisory Panel was set up by the Energy Charter Conference in 2004 as a means to build on existing contacts with industry, and to strengthen the dialogue with the private sector on the main directions of the Energy Charter Process, with a particular focus on risk mitigation and improvement of the business climate.

The Energy Charter Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) is the expert consultative body to the Energy Charter Conference, providing policy advice from energy companies, international business associations and financial institutions on energy investment and the functioning of energy markets. 


The Panel includes members from a wide range of signatory and observer countries to the Energy Charter Treaty. Currently, it has members covering all segments of the energy value chain such as exploration, production, generation, transmission, distribution, finance, equipment, services, technology and consultancy.

Members of the Industry Advisory Panel are selected on the basis of voluntary applications from the business community, nominations from member countries and invitations from the Secretariat. Members should be at a senior level, close to the decision-making process in their companies/organisations.


The Chairman of the Panel is Mr Rafael Cayuela Valencia, Chief Strategy Officer & Corporate Chief Economist at Dow Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India (EMEAI). 


In case of any queries, please contact IAP coordinator: Edward Safaryan (