Marcel Kramer holds a Master’s Degree in Private and Corporate Law. He works as an independent consultant and advisor to several companies and institutions on energy and infrastructure issues, projects and policies.
In October 2015 he was appointed President of the Energy Delta Institute (EDI) . The main focus of EDI is executive education for those who work in the field of energy.
Marcel Kramer is a frequent public speaker on energy-related topics and lectures in several executive education programs associated with universities in Western Europe, Russia and other countries. He is a longstanding member of the Council of the International Gas Union (IGU) where he acts as Regional Coordinator for Russia, the Black Sea region and the Caspian.
During his professional career he worked in the Department of Oil & Coal at the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, in the Secretary General’s Office at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, he led the Oil Industry Division at the International Energy Agency in Paris, worked as Director of Crude Oil Supply and Trading in Petro-Canada, worked at several senior management positions in Norway, Bangkok, Singapore and Caracas. In 2003, Mr. Kramer joined the gas infrastructure and transport company Gasunie in The Netherlands and he was appointed Chairman and CEO in 2005. He was CEO of the South Stream offshore pipeline project JV company in Zug, Switzerland and later in Amsterdam from September 2010 till July 2013. Following that assignment he acted for two years as Senior Counsel to the Management of Gazprom.
In August 2010, Marcel Kramer was awarded the title of Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in recognition of his services to the Kingdom.
Marcel Kramer was the President of Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) from 2005 to 2009 and of the Royal Dutch Gas Association (KVGN) from 2009 to 2012. For six years, until May 2015 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Boskalis Westminster, a global dredging , towage and offshore heavy lift company, listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.