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 Director and Business Area Directors; 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.
Bart Jan studied Monetary Economics at the University of Groningen. He started his career in 1996 at the Dutch National Bank (Nederlandsche Bank) specializing in sovereign risk and export credit insurance.
He then moved to the Ministry of Finance, where he worked in the field of state participations, managing the purchase and restructuring of state participations (Tennet, Port of Rotterdam and Gasunie).
In 2007 Bart Jan started working for Gasunie, where he had various functions in the field of regulation, business development and management of joint ventures. Since April 2015 Bart Jan was on the management team of Gasunie Transport Services (GTS), as Manager Network Planning.
On 1 September 2017 Bart Jan was appointed as CEO of GTS. As of that date he also has joined Gasunie’s Executive Board.
The ENTSOG General Assembly unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Bart Jan Hoevers as President of ENTSOG for the term 1st July 2021 - 31st December 2021.
Jan Ingwersen became ENTSOGs General Director 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 Director, 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.