Søren Hermansen

CEO
Samsø Energy Academy

Søren has an environmental studies degree from the Aarhus University, Denmark. He worked as a farmer and acquired the green certificate, then turned to education and community development and became a high school Environmental Studies teacher. Following Denmark’s ambitious climate commitment at COP3 in Kyoto, in 1998 he took on as Organisation Leader of the Samsø Energy and Environment Organisation with the task to make Samsø the Danish 100% renewable energy community in 10 years and he succeeded. Currently he is CEO at the Samsø Energy Academy, Honorary Doctor at TU Delft, Netherlands, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Sustainable Energy Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark. He is member of an Advisory Panel for the Danish Ministry of Energy and Climate, Member of the Innovation Network for the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF), Board Member of the Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy (OVE) and Member of advisory panel for the Danish ministry of energy and climate.

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