EUFORES Secretariat

Dr. Jan Geiss - Secretary General

Dr. Jan Geiss is Secretary General of EUFORES since September 2008. He was Managing Director of EUFORES from July 2006 until August 2008, and EUFORES Policy Advisor from May 2005 until June 2006.

2011-2014, he was the President of the Renewable Energy House a.s.b.l.

He received his PhD in the field of "renewable energy contracting - systemic energy services" and did his university degree in International Business and Cultural Studies. 1999-2012, he was Chair of the Board of the Sustainable Development Forum e.V., Germany.

Contact: Tel: +32-2-5461948

Rachelle Hajjar - Project, Event & Funding Manager

Rachelle Hajjar is Project, Event & Funding Manager at EUFORES since September 2019. She holds a M.A. degree in Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Economics. She has worked as a Research Officer and a Parliament Liaison Officer for the European Wind Energy Association, WindEurope, back in 2014. Later, she was Fundraising Manager for the Human Rights organizations. She then joined the non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace in Luxembourg and in Belgium, managing Fundraising, Mobilizations and Actions, and notably organizing the concert for the Belgian Climate March in December 2018 having gathered more than 70,000 citizens.

Contact: Tel: +32-4-60942738

Virginia Petetti - Project & Communications Manager

Virginia Petetti is Project & Communications Manager at EUFORES since September 2021. She holds a M.A in Globalisation and Development Studies from Maastricht University, Netherlands and a B.A in Social Sciences focusing on Media Culture.  Prior to EUFORES she worked as Communications and Public Relations Intern at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) where she dealt with climate change mitigation and nature conservation. Her interest in the environmental field led to her engagement in the Climate Change movement (FFF) as Social Media Strategist, back in 2015 she volunteered as an environmental educator in an Indonesian school.

Contact: Tel: +32-2-4001027