Chris Peeters appointed as new CEO of Elia


The Board of Directors of the Elia Group has appointed Chris Peeters as the new Chief Executive Officer, contingent to a positive advice ‘avis conforme’ from the CREG, the Belgian regulator.

Chris Peeters is 48 years old and obtained a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Leuven, Belgium. For the past three years, he ran the Business Consulting activities of Schlumberger in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to that, he was 14 years with McKinsey & Company (of which seven years as Partner), specializing in the energy sector. The first ten years of his career, he created an engineering firm and subsequently started a manufacturer of building materials, before joining Hoogovens Aluminium as Sales & Technical Manager for part of Europe.