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The SKILLBILL Advisory Board will act as a consultation body for the project, providing the consortium with strategic guidance and feedback in key stages of the project. The SKILLBILL AB members will provide their expertise on the needs and problems that their stakeholder groups are currently facing as well as with meaningful feedback on the project’s ideas, pilot actions and project outcomes.

The members of the SKILLBILL Advisory Board has been selected by the consortium and are presented below.

Professor and Coordinator of

Fabiano Pallonetto

Assistant Professor in Management Information System
Cultural Researcher M.A. / CEO

Silke Steinberg

Silke Steinberg has been active in international projects to implement new solutions for transition processes in Europe for decades. She is specialised in moderating participative, multistakeholder processes and initiating change processes through co-creative techniques in organisations and institutions. As specialist for teaching and training she supports educational institutions in modernisation and greening in different countries. The development of green educational services is her central activity in various projects.
Manager, Regional pillar and skills

Katarina Muse

Katarina has been working for Hydrogen Europe since December 2021. As a Regional Pillar and Skills Manager, she advocates for a favourable policy framework and funding opportunities to facilitate and speed up the deployment of hydrogen, while promoting the regions’ role in this process. She supports regions and industry members in understanding the trends and needs for hydrogen skills and shaping sector’s recommendation to address the issues of hydrogen skills shortage. She is also one of the coordinators of the GreenSkills4H2 project, an Erasmus + projects developing Hydrogen Skills Strategy and training curricula to be applied across Europe.

Previously she was working as a public affairs consultant in energy and transport area and an EU funding expert at a boutique consultancy in Brussels. She holds a Masters in Political Science from University of Zagreb and European Studies from Jagiellonian University, and an International Master in Central and East European Studies from University of Glasgow.

She is Croatian. In addition to her native Croatian, she speaks English at a native level and Russian at intermediate level.

Teacher in Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology Helsinki Vocational Collage and Adult Institut

Adil Bouajoul

EUREC, Senior Master Programme Manager

Nathalie Richet

Nathalie Richet has been EUREC’s Senior Masters Programme Manager since March 2010 and is one of the three coordinators of the Large-Scale Partnership on Renewable Energy Skills. She is responsible for the strategic management of the two EUREC Master programmes, the European Master in Renewable Energy and the European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management, delivered in 10 European Universities. Her areas of expertise include higher education, renewable energy, jobs intelligence, skills and gender questions, she also contributes to some EU funded projects activities.
CEO of The Bulgarian – Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BRCCI)

Eleonora Ivanova

Ivanova Eleonora is an experienced project manager with more than 20 years of regional development, SME support, industrial restructuring, studies and analysis (sectoral and regional), programmes and project promotion, development, implementation, evaluation. She is an approved consultant by the EBRD within their programme Advice for Small Businesses, Bulgaria, SME Finance & Development Group. In 2003 she has been invited to advise the foundation of the Bulgarian – Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where she is a founder member and an executive director. Being an expert in European-funded programmes and projects, Ms Ivanova run her own consultancy company which is managing an on-line information tool, providing up-to-date information to companies on all funding sources available to them on local and European level.

Chrisostomos Kalogirou

MSc in Economic Sciences (30+ years of professional experience) is an officer in the Management & Organization Unit of the Hellenic Ministry of Development & Investments. As part of his duties currently he is working as an associate on Circular Economy issues at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and he is the Executive Director of the Non Profit Organisation CHORUS CLUSTER. In cooperation with the University, he is the Coordinator of the Reuse Project of a former industrial building as an Energy Community in the Municipality of Evosmos -Kordelio in Thessaloniki.

In his previous professional activity he was the CEO in the Major Development Agency of Thessaloniki SA (2016 - 2020), Advisor to the Mayor of Thessaloniki on Development Planning (2011 - 2016) and officer in the Managing Authority of the Regional Operation Programme of Central Macedonia on Urban Development projects (2000 - 2011). Additionally he was Advisor in the Thessaloniki Organization for the URBAN Program of Western Thessaloniki (1998 - 2000), Advisor to the Mayor of Menemeni Municipality and CEO of "Menemeni SA" for the promotion of the City Logistics Center (1992 - 1998), local Development Consultant at the Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Government (1990 - 1992) Coordinator in a large number of European Development Programs (1990 -2020) and Sustainable Urban Mobility projects (2013 - 2020) as well founder and volunteer of the NGO OIKOKOINONIA for Social Housing (2002 - 2016). During his international activity, he was Chairman of the Monitoring Committee of the DESTI SMART / INTERREG EUROPE Program for Sustainable Mobility in Tourist Destinations (2018 - 2020), participated in the International Program "100 RESILIENT CITIES'' (2016 - 2019) and he was member of the European Delegation to Euro China Partenariat (2002). He received the honorary distinction of the International Association of Architects on "Architecture fighting poverty" as a Social Planning Consultant (1998).

(**) CHORUS CLUSTER - HELLENIC ASSOCIATION for MUTUAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP & RESEARCH Industrial Coexistence Business Group for Circular Economy, Clean Energy & Green Transition (since 2016) is a non-profit Organization. The purpose of the Cluster consists in the support of its members in cooperation with bodies of the Industry, the Public Sector and Local Administration, for developing business and research actions, in the field of Clean Energy technologies & standards for Green Transition, using ESG criteria for sustainable development in circular economy orientation. The purpose is the implementation and specialization in real economy terms, of the European "GLOBAL EUROPE 2050" Strategy for a Climate Neutral Europe and the "European Green Deal". Cluster's activity concerns Networking, Promotion & Communication services, Research & Development projects, Education & Training programs, in the thematic areas of Renewable Energy sources, Clean processes, Energy efficiency, Green Transport. "CHORUS CLUSTER" is a member of the EUROPEAN CLUSTER ALLIANCE and participates in European Networks and Consortia.

Teacher in Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology Helsinki Vocational Collage and Adult institut

Tapani Kultaranta

Public Administration, Senior Adviser, EU Affairs

Venla Virkamäki

Venla Virkamäki has worked as a senior adviser, EU Affairs & innovations at the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council since 2020. She holds MSc in Social Sciences from Tampere University. In her current position she is developing regional innovation activities and international cooperation on RDI topics. She is coordinating the implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3) of the Helsinki-Uusimaa. Prior to working at the Council, she has worked at the Netherlands Embassy in Finland, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and at the European Parliament. In these positions she focused on climate, energy and circular economy related topics. She has also worked at the Finnish Environment Institute as a researcher and has participated in research about transition management and innovation policies. She is passionate about mission-driven innovations that can drive societies towards green and digital transition, resilience, and well-being.
Director of the National Innovation Hub for the Regeneration of Public Buildings

Piero Pellizzaro

Piero has 13 years of experience in climate change policies and urban resilience planning. Currently he is the Milan Chief Resilience Officer and the City Lead for the H2020 Lighthouse project Sharing Cities at the Municipality of Milan. He is an advisor of the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition for the National Adaptation Plan to Climate Change. In recent years was the Co-Founder of Climalia, specialised consulting company providing climate services in Italy, where he operates as Resilience Specialist. Piero was an Acclimatise Associate and researcher at the Planning Climate Change Unit at IUAV Venice. Piero is a member of the SISC Italian Society for Climate Science and European Commission Mayors Adapt Practitioners Work Group. He has extensive expertise in projects financed by the European Commission, including the LIFE+ project BlueAP Bologna Local Urban Environment Adaptation Plan for a Resilient City (Senior Expert), LIFE+ RECOIL Recovered waste cooking oil for combined heat and power production (Technical Director), MED Greenpartnerships as Senior Expert and MED ZeroCO2 Small communities for big changing. He further specialised in Urban Resilience, Environmental Economic Accounting, Energy Scenario and Climate Change Impact Models through his working experience at the Stockholm Environment Institute – Tallinn Office. In past years he collaborated with EU MP, Umberto Guidoni. He writes for different specialised magazines and web-portals on climate change issues
Secretary General at GCP Europe

Oliver Jung

Project Manager at APRE (Agency for the Promotion of European Research)

Ilaria Bientinesi

Graduated in chemistry, after several years spent on research and development in the pharmaceutical sector, she attended a master's degree in environmental sustainability. The final part of the master introduced her in the field of environmental projects financed by the European Commission, dealing with energy efficiency, circular economy, renewable energy. Now she is working for APRE, the Agency for the Promotion of European Research