Jaroslav Maroušek (1951) has a degree in Economics and Energy Management from the Czech Technical University. After working for a short time at Škoda company on assembling electric power plants, he crossed over to research. In this capacity, he worked on energy efficiency issues in energy sectors and later created energy forecast models for energy needs. From 1985 Mr. Maroušek led a team of experts working in the field of energy efficiency. In his work he focused especially on analysis of relationship between economy and energy sector. In his dissertation thesis he presented/submitted Input/Output analysis of the energy intensity of Czechoslovak economy and in the year 1992 he defended it and obtained a degree of candidate of sciences in the sector(corresponding to PhD) of department and cross-section economy. After 1989, he worked as the Director of the Energy Policy Division at VÚPEK (The Research Institute for the Fuel and Energy Sector) in Prague, one of the premier energy research institutes in the Czech Republic. He has been employed as a director of SEVEn since its founding in December 1990. Since October 2008 he is a chairman of the SEVEn Board and he works as a Executive head of SEVEn Energy s.r.o. He is the author of many articles and studies and gave many lectures in Czech Republic and abroad. He is a member of boards of directors of the energy efficiency centers in Poland (FEWE), Bulgary (Eneffect) and in Ukraine (ArenaEko). He is also a member of the supervisory board of the Energy Managers Association. He served as a project consultant to the World Bank and a consultant to UNDP. He participated as an expert in many expert groups including the Expert Team for Independent Evaluation of Completion of the Temelín Power Plant, established by the Czech government. During the time period 2000-2001 Mr. Maroušek represented the Czech Republic in the Ad-Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Energy and Sustainable Development at UN.