Strategic Advisory Board

The Strategic Advisory Board gives non-binding advice to the ERRA Presidium on strategic issues of the Association with special emphasis on performance, sustainability, new business ideas and organisational efficiency. The Board is supposed to enhance international relations and is in the position to promote ERRA on international fora.

The Board consists of three members are invited by the Presidium and shall serve for a 2 year period.

 

Members of the Strategic Advisory Board

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Chairman of the Board

Mr. Alparslan BAYRAKTAR (biography)
Deputy Undersecretary
Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey
Former ERRA and ICER Chairman

     
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Board Member

Mr. Walter BOLTZ (biography)
Senior Adviser
Former Executive Director, E-Control
Austria

     
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Board Member

Mr. David C. BOYD (biography)
Vice President
Government and Regulatory Affairs
Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
USA

   

 

 



Board Members’ Short Biographies

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  Alparslan BAYRAKTAR
  Chairman of the ERRA Strategic Advisory Board
  Deputy Undersecretary
  Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey
  Former ERRA and ICER Chairman

 

Alparslan Bayraktar serves as the Deputy Under Secretary of Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) of Turkey. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Bayraktar was the General Director of Foreign Affairs and the EU of MENR. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Bayraktar served as a commissioner of Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EMRA). Before joining public sector, Mr. Bayraktar worked in private sector in energy and information technology fields in Turkey and abroad. 

Mr. Bayraktar holds positions in various international organizations involved in issues relating to regulatory governance. He served as the Chairman of Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) in between 2013-2016. He was also the Chairman of International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) from May 2015 to May 2016.

Mr. Bayraktar received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, LLM in Law and Economics from Bilkent University and MA in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is an Adjunct Faculty at Bilkent University where he teaches Energy Law and Policy.



 
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  Walter BOLTZ
  Member of the ERRA Strategic Advisory Board
  Senior Adviser
  Former Executive Director, E-Control
  Austria

 
  • Born in Vienna in 1953
  • 1970/1971 Graduation from high school in both the USA and Austria
  • 1971 – 1976: Degree in technical physics at the Vienna University of Technology
  • 1977 – 1990 Managing Director of an international management and technology consulting group in Austria
  • 1991 – 1996: Worked for a major Austrian commercial bank in Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on structured financing, privatization and the reorganisation of utilities
  • 1996 – 1999: member of the executive board of a major German consultancy
  • 1999 – 2001: Member of the executive board of PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • 2001 – 3. 2016 Chairman of E-Control Ltd.; Executive Director of Energie Control Austria (E-Control)
  • 2016 Senior Advisor in European Energy
  • Different functions in international organisations*
    • CEER Security of Supply Working Group Chair (2001/2004)
    • CEER Single Energy Market Working Group Chair (2004/2005)
    • CEER/ERGEG Gas Working Group Chair (2006 – 2016)
    • CEER/ERGEG Vice President (2006/May 2015)
    • AIB President (2004/2005)
    • Vice Chair of ACER’S Regulatory Board (2010 – 2016)
    • Member of the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council (since 2007)

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CEER: Council of European Energy Regulators
ERGEG: European Regulators’ Group for Electricity and Gas
AIB: Association of Issuing Bodies 


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  Mr. David C. BOYD
  Member of the ERRA Strategic Advisory Board
  Vice President
  Government and Regulatory Affairs
  Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
  USA

 

David Boyd, Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, serves as MISO’s primary liaison with the governors and state regulatory and legislative policymakers in the MISO region. In addition, he monitors and integrates the activities of federal regulators and legislators into MISO’s overall policies.

Dr. Boyd previously served as a member of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission from 2007 until joining MISO in 2015, including three years served as chair. Dr. Boyd was a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Board of Directors and Chair of the NARUC Committee on Electricity.

He was also a member of the NARUC Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration, Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal and member and Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Education and Research. He also served as Chair of the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition. Dr. Boyd is the 2013 recipient of NARUC’s prestigious Terry Barnich Award for his contributions in building international regulatory relationships.

Dr. Boyd served as Vice Chair of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER). He also served as President of the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC), the Subcommittee Steering Committee (SSC) of the Eastern Interconnect Planning Collaborative (EIPC), and was a member of the Organization of Midcontinent ISO States (OMS) Board of Directors. He was a member of the Mid America Regulatory Conference (MARC) and served on their Executive Committee, and was appointed to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Advisory Council. He previously co-chaired the Upper Midwest Transmission Development Initiative (UMTDI).

Prior to serving as a commissioner, Dr. Boyd was a member of the faculty of the University of St. Thomas chemistry department for 20 years. Dr. Boyd holds a B.A. degree with majors in biology and chemistry from St. Olaf College, and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

 

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