Our Structure

AVERE’s Team

The bureau is the main governing body of AVERE. It sets its priorities and provides the strategic perspective and goals.


Espen Hauge


Espen Hauge is the President of the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and of AVERE – the European Association for Electromobility, and also President of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association.

He has been engaged on the EV scene for 15 years. Under his leadership the Norwegian Association has grown exponentially, AVERE has celebrated successful international events like EVS30 in Stuttgart 2017, AEC2018 in Brussels, and WEVA has launched the World Electric Vehicle Journal – the first scientific journal for electric vehicles.

His career also includes project management, engineering, and research and development, with management experience from the oil and energy industry, and in construction, working for global companies such as ABB and GE, as well as for the City of Oslo.



Frank Rieck


Frank Rieck is Professor of Future Mobility at the Research Centre Sustainable Port Cities of the Rotterdam University of Applied Science. Frank Rieck has a background in innovation, marketing and management in the Automotive Industry and is responsible for Future Mobility research and innovation in his current position. He is also educated as a Mechanical Engineer and as an Industrial Designer.

Finally, he is the chairman of Dutch-INCERT, a Dutch network of knowledge centres regarding eMobility


Joseph Beretta

Joseph Beretta is INSA Lyon electrical and electronic engineer with a DEA of energy. He has 14 years’ experience in the power electronics industry applied to electric motor control and 20 years in the automotive industry at PSA Peugeot Citroën where he was responsible for research and innovation in the fields of electric, hybrid, fuel cells vehicles and also in embedded electronic system. Then he was delegate energies technologies and innovation to PSA Peugeot Citroën Directorate of Public Affairs where he was the interlocutor with the French and European authorities in the fields of diesel, gasoline and electric/hybrid engine. He also spent 4 years to the French Ministry of Research to represent France in the definition of the 7 European Framework Programmes for multiannual research (FP7) in the field of land transport.

Engaged for a long time in electric mobility in an active way, Joseph Beretta is president of Avere-France since 2012



Joeri Van Mierlo



Joeri Van Mierlo is a key player in the Electromobility scene. He is professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, one of the top universities in this field.

He is expert in the field of Electric and Hybrid vehicles (batteries, power converters, energy management simulations) as well as to the environmental and economical comparison of vehicles with different drive trains and fuels (LCA, TCO). He is the author of more than 500 scientific publications, editor in chief of the World Electric Vehicle Journal and co-editor of the Journal of Asian Electric Vehicles.

In addition to his role as Vice-president of AVERE he is also Vice-president of AVERE Belgium, he chairs the EPE chapter “Hybrid and electric vehicles”, as well aas member of EGVIA (European Green Vehicle Initiative Association), and director of Flanders Make department “Power electronics, actuators and energy storage”.

Secretary General

Philippe Vangeel


With great technology and brilliant people, Philippe Vangeel found his way as Secretary General in one of the fastest changing and growing technologies: electrical vehicles. An engineer by background, Philippe has always worked as manager in the electronic sector. Preceding his role as a Secretary General of AVERE, he has worked an an innovative entrepreneur in e-retails, security and the medical sector.

He is fluent in five languages: his native Flemish, English, French, Norwegian and German

Policy Officer

Jayson Dong


Jayson joined AVERE in April 2018, where his main responsibility is to advocate on behalf of relevant EU files impacting the e-mobility sector in Europe.

Prior to joining AVERE, Jayson worked as a policy officer at SmartEN conducting research on the flexibility of Europe’s electricity markets and advocating for decentralized energy solutions (including the electrification of transport) at EU level.

Jayson possess an MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union from the London School of Economics