Laurent Schmitt joined Ossiaco in early 2021 as Head of Utilities and European Initiatives. For the last 25 years, Laurent has worked in both public and private organizations with the goal of automating and digitizing the global energy industry. Prior to joining Ossiaco, he held the positions of Secretary General of the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) and Global Smart Grid Strategy Leader at GE Grid Solutions. His previous work spans across Europe, the United States and Asia, and touches all sectors of the energy value chain from power generation controls, energy trading and markets to grid management including distributed energy resource (DER) integration and community microgrids.
Laurent is a member of several strategic industry committees including CIGRE, IEC, EPRI and acts as Vice Chairman of the European ETIPSNET platform responsible for coordinating European grid related innovation at scale. He has been named one of the most influential Smart Grid industry leaders on numerous occasions and is active on his LinkedIn and Twitter where he discusses topics around grid digitization.
Laurent is based in France and a strong believer in the need to accelerate the energy system transformation towards prosumers to reach net-zero ambitions by 2050. He graduated in Power System Engineering from Supélec in Paris and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD, France.