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The World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders form a community of exceptional, young professionals who share a commitment to shaping the global energy future

The FELs of the World Energy Council represent the true future of energy leadership


Coming from all regions of the world and representing diverse sectors such as government, industry, academia, civil society & social entrepreneurship, the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders (FELs) represent the true future of energy leadership.

FELs participate in the Future Energy Leaders’ Programme (FELP), an engagement programme designed specifically for young leaders. Through the FELP, these individuals can contribute and further their experience, knowledge and skills in an energy-focused environment, contributing to the World Energy Council’s global dialogue and helping to shape energy solutions for tomorrow. The programme is designed to build on the ideas and innovative potential of the next generation, helping to develop new ways of thinking and frame the future of sustainable energy.

Through the programme, Future Energy Leaders can:

  • Attend the World Energy Congress
  • Attend an exclusive, annual Future Energy Leaders’ Summit
  • Participate in exclusive workshops and roundtables
  • Network with global energy leaders
  • Contribute to the World Energy Issues Monitor
  • Access the World Energy Council’s global studies and technical research
  • Attend select regional and national events
  • Participate in World Energy Council Study Groups and Knowledge Networks


Structure of the Future Energy Leaders Programme

Every 3 years 100 outstanding young individuals in the energy sector are selected to join the Future Energy Leaders’ Programme. The selection process is undertaken by the head office of the World Energy Council in collaboration with our 90+ National Member Committees. We strive for excellence and diversity. Each selected individual serves a three-year term as a Future Energy Leader. At the end of this 3-year tenure, individuals become part of the FELs-Alumni community, remaining a part of the network and contributing to World Energy Council activities.


Future Energy Leaders Advisory Board

The FELs Advisory Board (FAB) is a steering group of top performing, engaged young energy leaders. Each member of the Board has participated in a World Energy Congress and has personal experience of being a Future Energy Leader. Together with the London Office, the FEL Advisory Board work to help shape the direction and content of the World Energy Council’s ongoing FEL engagement. Meet the FEL Advisory Board.

Partner and sponsorship opportunities

The Future Energy Leaders’ Programme (FELP) provides valuable opportunities for all partners and sponsors. Supporting the FELP enables stakeholders within the industry to highlight their commitment to the future of global energy leadership, inspiring, engaging and empowering exceptional young people to be tomorrow’s leaders. Becoming a partner will enable your organisation to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the future of energy leadership
  • Access top talent across the energy sector worldwide
  • Be a catalyst and endorsement for new ideas, innovations and solutions within the energy sector
  • Benefit from extensive visibility and outreach across the WEC global network,  at events and within WEC’s work programme

We recognise that you may have unique sponsorship needs and will be happy to work with you to find the best value for your sponsorship, while maintaining a balance with other sponsors

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