Marit Brommer is the Executive Director of the IGA since 2017. She comes with 15 years of experience in the extractive industry where she has worked as subsurface portfolio manager. At the IGA she is focusing on creating strong partnerships with international operating organisations and industries. Marit is engaged in strategic initiatives, to consistently add value to the geothermal sector by creating opportunities for geothermal development underpinning the vision of achieving a net-zero future. The IGA stands for the International Geothermal Association, a global platform representing the geothermal sector serving 5500 members through 35 affiliated country members. The IGA mission is to facilitate and promote the uptake of geothermal resources. The IGA flagship, the World Geothermal Congress, takes place every three years, where it convenes the global geothermal sector and sets the future agenda.
Gabriella B. Kiss
Gabriella is senior lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, she has achieved PhD in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry. She has research experience in ore formation processes, hydrothermal fluid-rock interactions and fluid inclusion studies. She has been leader, supervisor or participant in several national and international projects. Gabriella is a fellow member of the Society of Economic Geologists and secretary of the Ore Geology Section of the Hungarian Geological Society. She provides courses in mineralogy, ore geology and hydrothermal processes for BSc, MSc and PhD students. She has been the supervisor of more than 50 student research projects, BSc, MSc and PhD theses. She is the author and co-author of 18 scientific papers, 2 book chapters and 2 teaching material. She is engaged to introduce Earth sciences to a wider audience, therefore is involved in unconventional lectures for high school students, preparation of exhibitions or writing science popularisation articles. Besides being active in research and teaching, she is an active rower and a mother of three wonderful girls.
Iva Kolenković Močilac
Iva Kolenković Močilac is a passionate geologist working as an assistant professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering where she gives lectures on Geology of Fossil Fuels and Petroleum Geology and supervises project work within course on Subsurface Mapping. She also gives lectures on Basin Analysis and Modelling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs at PhD Study of Geology. Her research interest is focused on definition and characterization of deep geological systems for purposes of CO2 geological storage and geoenergy exploitation. She is involved in several research projects, currently mostly related to estimates of geoenergy potential and is a co-author of several scientific papers. She is very happy to be a part of a small enthusiastic research team that choose projects based on the research topic, not the funding. She enjoys field work as much as well-log analyses and interpretation of seismic sections. She finds working with students very inspiring because it offers the wide range of different perspectives. She often engages in activities related to popularization of geology and that led her to involvement in ENGIE project. She is a proud mother of a five-year old boy who considers becoming a miner and has just started his first mineral collection.
Petra has graduated as a geographer and has a PhD on karstology, specialized on cave formation. She is a devoted caver and a highly trained and experienced cave diver. She has led several scientific expeditions in numerous cave systems throughout the Dinaric Karst. As she has the ability to access underground places only a few people are prepared to visit, she is a key figure not only in geological but also in biological and hydrological investigations of caves.
Giorgia is a passionate geologist and swimmer. Being born near the Dolomites (Alps) helped her to cultivate since a young age a passion for nature and outdoors activities. The desire to understand the history and processes of the Earth pushed her to study geology. After her MSc degree in Geology from the University of Padova (Italy), she moved to Brussels to start working at the Geological Survey of Belgium (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences), with a focus on critical raw materials and technology development. She is currently working in the H2020 project ROBOMINERS alongside the development of a PhD thesis in Applied Geophysics at the University of Liège. Her research focuses on the development of geophysical techniques for deep mining and robotic autonomous exploration. She is also interested in Geochemistry, Planetary Geology and Science Communication.