While many people see the world along political, geographical or financial lines, we believe that energy will shape tomorrow’s view of reality.
No matter what industry you work in, the power of energy fuels it. Energy production capacities and consumption rates are shaping national economies and international relations. If you want to understand the future, think energy.
Enabling profitable energy decisions
At Priogen, understanding the energy of things is our core business. In a highly complex energy market, our in-depth scientific approach to price forecasting enables us to distill the exact information needed to make fact-based, future proof and profitable business decisions.
Based in Amsterdam, our 24/7 business operation focusses on short- and medium-term power trading, sourcing and optimizing generation under management.
Whether you produce or consume energy, our team’s independent position and trading expertise will maximize energy value while minimize energy risks for your business.
Priogen Management Team
Burcak Tokgoz is Priogen’s Chief Executive Officer. Since the liberalization of power and gas in Europe in the early 2000s, Burcak has been fascinated by developing concepts for bringing order and structure in exceedingly complex electricity systems and markets. As founder and CEO of Priogen he enjoys inspiring our team and our partners to enable the energy transition together.
He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Vrije University of Amsterdam. Burcak is an avid reader of non-fiction books and enjoys travel and skiing.
Erik Verhaar is Priogen’s head of trading. Erik is responsible for the trading team and results of our cross European energy business. He joined Priogen in 2015 and has 25+ years of experience in trading commodities in a number of markets like cocoa, coffee, sugar, coal, freight, co2, gas, oil and power. Erik is a Dutch national and has spent considerable time in the UK and USA. He holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Amsterdam. Erik is an active sportsman, he played hockey very competitively, and he enjoys spending time with his family.
Willemein van der Wal is Priogen’s Head of People Operations. Willemein has overall responsibility for Priogen’s People strategy. She joined Priogen in January 2016 with over 20 years’ international experience in Human Resources leadership roles in diverse industries, including design, travel and leisure, oil and gas, mining and telecom. Willemein was born and raised in the Netherlands but spent most of her professional career in Vancouver, Canada. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary and a graduate certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University in British Columbia. She is a foodie and is passionate about travel and sports.
JanWillem Meijeringh is Head of Credit & Risk Management. JanWillem has overall responsibility for Priogen’s Mid- and Back Office activities. He joined Priogen in 2014 with over 15 year’s international experience in Credit and Risk Management working for financial institutions and well known energy trading companies. Born and raised in the Netherlands, JanWillem also worked part of his professional career in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics (Finance & Risk Management) from the University of Groningen. He is a father of 3 (including twins) and aims to run a half marathon every year.
Bart de Brouwer leads business development within Priogen. Bart is enthusiastic about the rapidly changing electricity markets. As head of business development he enjoys being active in the energy transition and the broad context of pricing and optimizing electricity flexibility. Previously Bart worked as a trader for several European utilities and an option trader in the equity markets. Bart holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Tilburg University.