Baerte de Brey is the Chief International Officer within ElaadNL. ElaadNL is the knowledge and innovation centre in the field of (smart) charging infrastructure and is owned by the Dutch DSOs. Responsible for analyzing the long-term effect of electric mobility on the electricity grids, Baerte helps building a sustainable business case around this transition. This includes vehicle2grids, EV-storage and customer behavior research. He graduated from Leiden University in 2001 with a law degree and received a MBA from Nyenrode Business University in 2006. As an expert for the European Commission he sometimes reviews collective European programs concerning EV interoperability and smart charging. In his spare time he is a member of the Provincial Council of Utrecht.