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Mark B.M. Ossel (1955), Board member OSGP Alliance and Vice President NES, is focussed on developing the Energy and Utility market for Networked Energy Services.
He is involved in AMR since 2001, when Echelon started with Enel (It) the world largest AMR project, and has been involved in most large scale deployments in Europe.
He was selected in 2015 as one of top 40 most influencial people on the subject matter smart grid in Europe by Metering International.
Mark is member of the board of OSGP Alliance, the international industry & utility usergroup publishing OSGP (Open Smart Grid Protocol), and involved in international standardization efforts. Active member in ETSI, various IEC and CEN /CENELEC Technical commitees (TC13,TC57), ESMIG and member European Commission Coordination Group – Smart Electricity Grid (CG SEG) and was actively involved in mandates M441 and M490.
Mark has a background of more then 20 years in various management functions in the Information & Communication Technology market (Burroughs/Unisys), before he became involved in energy management, smart metering and Smart Grids in 2001 at Echelon as VP EMEA. Mark is since 2014 Vice-President at Networked Energy Services (NES) Corporation and currently globally responsible for strategic alliances and partnerships.
Mark has a degree in marketing and economics, and attended additional courses in The Netherlands, UK and USA; he has a special interest in applying new technology and the energy transition.
Based on his experience, and the contacts with many utilities cross EMEA & APJ, he is frequently invited on many international events as speaker, chairman and forum member on the subjects energy management; smart metering, smart grid, energy transition, smart home & smart building.
Mark has a Dutch nationality, lives in the Netherlands and is a.o. a member of Rotary International , non-executive member of various boards and active in the Unesco World Heritage program.