Inne Mertens takes up her position as Managing Director of Sibelga

Inne Mertens takes up her position as Managing Director of the Brussels-based electricity and natural gas distribution network operator. She succeeds interim CEO Raphaël Lefere.

Inne Mertens trained as a civil engineer in electrical engineering and has in-depth knowledge of the energy sector. After starting her career at Electrabel, she joined the management committee of ORES, the largest distribution network operator in Wallonia, as Director of Market Management and Customers. 

She succeeds Raphaël Lefere, who has served as interim CEO since May 2020. Her appointment, announced last October, follows a rigorous recruitment process and a comprehensive strategic review.

Faouzia Hariche, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors: "I would like once again to pay tribute to Raphaël Lefere's involvement and professionalism during these months of transition. He was able to stay the course despite the unprecedented context linked to the health crisis. With his help, Inne Mertens will be able to take up her duties in the best possible conditions.

I am looking forward to continuing the implementation of Sibelga's strategic plan 2020-2024. There are exciting projects ahead, with the aim of achieving an inclusive energy transition for all Brussels customers!"

Inne Mertens, CEO Sibelga