Dr. Mihai PAUN is Vice-President & co-founder of the Professional Association - Romanian Energy Center (CRE) acting in Brussels and Senior Programme and Project Manager at Mediterranean Transmission System Operators for Electricity - Med-TSO.

Experience of more than 25 years in the electricity industry, at managerial and executive level in electricity Transmission, Distribution and Generation, in both national and international environment.

Network and System Development adviser at the European Networks of Transmission System Operators for Electricity - ENTSO-E for more than 6 years, responsible for the preparation of the non binding European-wide Ten-Year Networks Development Plan - TYNDP, HV electricity infrastructure, Smart Grids, Electricity Highways.

Energy Policy and Networks adviser at EURELECTRIC – Union of the Electricity Industry in Brussels for more than 8 years. Member of the Board of the Electricity Distribution System Operator ELECTRICA - Electricity Distribution Subsidiary ”Electrica Distribuție Muntenia Nord” SA (EDMN) – 4 years.

Head of R&D&I Section and EU Programmes and Projects Manager at CRE.Rapporteur – WG Regulation in BRIDGE Initiative - Cooperation group of Smart Grids and Energy Storage H2020 projects.

Appointed Member of the European Economic and Social Committee – ECOSOC Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society - TEN/211; Independent Expert evaluator for the EC FP6, FP7 H2020 Energy and ICT Projects.PhD degree in Power Engineering and a Master degree in Financial Management and Banks.