Elbia Gannoum

Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEEólica) | GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council)
Chief Executive Officer | Vice-chair

At the head of ABEEólica for a decade, it has been working towards the strengthening and sustainable growth of wind energy, the second source of the Brazilian electric matrix. An active voice in the global debate on diversity and economic inclusion in the energy sector, she defends the idea of Brazilian energy transformation and has been contributing strongly to the development of renewable energies. She recently co-founded the Energy of Transformation Platform – A collaborative platform to share, inspire and drive initiatives and actions for diversity and social inclusion in the energy sector, highlighting the role of women in STEAM areas. In 2019, she received the “C3E – Clean Energy Education & Empowerment – Woman of Distinction Award”. C3E is an international initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and the International Energy Agency. Since March 2020, Elbia has become a global ambassador for Brazil in the WomeninWind Global Leadership Program,(GWEC-GWNET) designed to accelerate women’s careers in the wind industry. Economist, Phd, with more than 20 years of career in the energy sector. He has accumulated experience at CCEE, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Ministry of Finance and ANEEL. Academic, with books and articles published, Elbia is an expert in Regulation and Electric Energy Markets, having worked in this area since 1998.