ENTSOG operations are governed by its General Assembly, which leads the Association and has full powers to enable it to achieve its objectives. Its tasks include the admission of Members; the appointment of the Management Board, the General Manager and business area managers; the establishment of working and regional groups; and the adoption of ENTSOG deliverables.
The internal ENTSOG business areas are divided into three areas: Market, System Development and System Operation. These areas deal with the many activities with which ENTSOG are tasked - the development and implementation of network codes and guidelines, activities associated with scenario building and future gas infrastructure planning, cooperation for security of supply and providing transparency and technical cooperation. The management team has five support groups which provide compliance, financial and other services across the association. These are Legal, Financial, Communication and Policy, IT and Research and Administration.
ENTSOG's Brussels-based management team supports all its bodies in their work and is responsible for direct, continuous interaction with the European institutions, ACER and European stakeholders.
Stephan Kamphues is currently Chairman of the Board of Management of Vier Gas Transport GmbH (VGT), the sole owner of Open Grid Europe GmbH (formerly E.ON Gastransport GmbH). Following his involvement with the GTE Executive Committee, he was elected the first ENTSOG President in December 2009.
Mr. Kamphues has held various positions at E.ON Ruhrgas AG, which he joined as Head of the Business Law/East European Law Section in 1992 after practicing as a lawyer. In 1996, he took over as Head of the Legal Department at E.ON Ruhrgas International AG (formerly Ruhrgas Energie Beteiligungs-AG) before becoming a member of the Management Board in May 2004. While there, his main focus was on the acquisition and development of the company’s foreign shareholdings in Western and Central Europe. During this period, he also served on several supervisory and management boards.
The ENTSOG General Assembly unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Kamphues as President of ENTSOG for the term 1st January 2016 - 31st December 2018
Jan Ingwersen became ENTSOGs General Manager as of January 2016. He has been with ENTSOG since January 2014, starting in the position as Business Area Manager for Market. Jan is seconded from Energinet in Denmark.
Jan has more than 25 years of experience in the gas industry, holding senior positions at Energinet, Gastra, DONG Energy as well as consultancies. He holds a technical MSc from University of Aalborg, Denmark, supplemented with a commercial degree from Copenhagen Business School and an executive programme from IMD, Switzerland.
Jan has been involved in most parts of the gas sector value chain. He was heading the implementation of the gas market liberalization in Denmark for Energinet/Gastra (2000-2005) – including development of network codes. He has been heading DONG Energy’s storage and offshore transmission activities (2006-2013), the gas regulatory affairs department and was responsible for DONG Energy’s gas release programme. In 1990s he was in charge of DONG’s gas purchase & export activities as well as the system operation.
The ENTSOG Management Board has a central role within the structure of the association and implements General Assembly decisions. In conjunction with the General Manager, it coordinates overall ENTSOG representation and its day-to-day management, distributing projects between the working groups and teams and coordinating their work.
The Management Board consists of 12 members and the President, all appointed by the General Assembly.