Speaker profile


  • Mr Maher Chebbo
    General Manager energy and natural recourses


Co-founder of the European Commission SmartGrids initiative in 2005

President of ESMIG Association (European Smart Energy Services Industry Group - Brussels)

Chairman of DigitalEurope Smart Enery group and member of EU Executive Committee Energy 

Member of the Board of REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership – Vienna)

Member of the Executive Board of ARMINES (Ecole des Mines de Paris – Energy 50 Research Labs)


Ranked 5th among the Top 40 most influential people in SmartGrids in Europe (Metering Int. magazine)

“influencer” status on Social Networks (Linkedin) with 65 000+ followers

Nominated as Top 8 Elites in European Smart Energy


Maher joined SAP 19 years ago (1996) where he co-founded its Corporate In-Venturing Unit (SAP INSPIRE) in 2003 and where he held various responsibilities as a Regional EMEA Industries Head (Energy and various Industries like Telecom, Services, Engineering & Construction and Transportation) and Director of Innovation.

Maher co-founded a German Renewable startup and, before joining SAP, led at Cap Gemini the Power & Communication industries for 6 years.

Maher holds an Engineering Degree in Mechanical and Energy. He holds a PhD Energy degree from Ecole des Mines de Paris where he is member of the Board (ARMINES). He has an MBS in Electronics and a BA specialization in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Innovation and investments.

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