Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association Europe

NGVA Europe keeps you informed!

15/04/2014 - European Parliament approves Directive to support roll-out of CNG and LNG infrastructure in Europemore
15/04/2014 - ERTRAC research roadmap on ‘Energy Carries for Powertrains’ sees key role for gas in transportmore
27/03/2014 - Ending GreenGasGrids project calls for political support to develop European biomethane marketmore
27/03/2014 - Madrid’s fleet operators heavily rely on heavy-duty NGVsmore
14/03/2014 - LNG Blue Corridors Project progresses as first refuelling points open this Aprilmore
14/03/2014 - NGVs impress at Geneva Motor Show 2014, while Swiss fleet keeps growing continuouslymore

The Staff

NGVA Europe currently has seven members of staff: the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary General & Director EU Affairs, the Technical Manager, the Office Manager, the EU Affairs Manager, the Project Manager and the Press Officer. NGVA Europe operates from two offices in Madrid (since 2008) and Brussels (since 2010).

Lennart Pilskog
Secretary General

120 highres pilskogDegrees in engineering and Business Administration
Lennart Pilskog has been appointed General Manager of NGVA Europe as of 2014 and is primarily in charge of managing the association's daily work. From 2010 to 2013 he was Volvo AB’s representative in the association’s Board of Directors.

Last employment:
Director Public Affairs of Volvo Trucks. Responsible for handling external corporate communication relating to the truck branch of the Swedish manufacturer.
Fluent in Swedish and English

Main responsibilities:

  • Top Executive responsible for management of the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association
  • Coordinating priorities of the association
  • Management of staff & accounts

Matthias Maedge, M.A.
Deputy Secretary General & Director EU Affairs

MatthiasMaedge webMaster in Political Science, Media & Communication and English / German Translation Studies 
Matthias Maedge has been appointed Deputy Secretary General of NGVA Europe as of 2014 and is primarily in charge of representing the interests of the NGV related industry at EU level. Since 2010 he has been Head of the Brussels liaison office and prior to that, he already spent 2,5 years in the association´s secretariat in Madrid, Spain.

Last employment:
Scientific officer at the Bundestag for a Member of the German Parliament (MdB). Responsible for public relations and preparing surveys pertaining to the implementation of the Bologna Process.
Reserve officer (current rank: first lieutenant)
Fluent in German, English, French and Spanish

Main responsibilities:

  • Permanent representation of NGVA Europe in Brussels, responsible for the political advocacy of the NGV related industry
  • Continuous contact and information exchange with the EU institutions, officials and Members of the European Parliament
  • Membership acquisition, contact and development
  • Coordination with other associations
  • Coordination of Marketing & Communication activities of the association


Jaime del Álamo, Eng.
Technical Manager

Jaime del AlamoMechanical Engineer. Master in Automotive Engineering by the  Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain)

Last employment: Technical assistant in the Spanish Ministry of Environment, Air Quality Dept. Representative in various international technical working groups (EC, ISO, UNECE). Elaboration of reports for the Ministry; main field of activity: transport and environmental sector (DG ENV)

Fluent in Spanish, English and good knowledge of French

Main responsibilities:

  • Managing, coordination and assistance to EU/UN Working Parties activities
  • Monitoring of European Standards & Regulations related to NGV
  • Responsible for the implementation of the Brussels & Geneva technical Roadmaps
  • Support to members in technical issues
  • Coordination of Case Studies, Technical Communications, Technical Reports, etc


Pilar Pérez, M.A.
Office Manager

Pilar PérezMaster in Arts

Last employment: Assistant of the Natural Gas Vehicle Dpt. in IVECO Spain Customer services in Old Church Art Gallery, London Conservation dpt., Museo Luigi Pecci, Florence, Italy

Fluent in Spanish, English and Italian

Main responsibilities:

  • Agenda coordination for NGVA Europe events and participations 
  • Internal and external event managing
  • Fiscal and Social Security Association details. Monitoring and data supply
  • Daily back office and travel organisation
  • Budget data support and updating

Katinka von Bonin, MBA
EU Affairs Manager

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Master in Business Administration

Last employment: Deutsche Post AG, Brussels Representative Office, Regulatory Affairs Manager (EU policy and institutions).

Fluent in German, English, French, Italian and good knowledge of Spanish


Main responsibilities:

  • EU Affairs, policy expert

Javier Lebrato, Eng.
Project Manager

Javier Lebrato

Mechanical engineer degree specialised in mechanics by the Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain).

Last employment: Technical Support Manager within Technical Support & Customer Service department in the Italian automotive company Iveco.

Main field of activity: analyzing and reporting technical problems of vehicles. Previously he worked at the technical department of Renault Trucks, in Spain.

Fluent in Spanish, English and good knowledge of Italian.

Main responsibilities:

  • Responsible of the coordination and managing of the LNG Blue Corridors project and assistance on European Projects.
  • Support to members in technical matters.
  • Coordination and compliance of technical data about the NGV market
  • Technical evaluation of new markets, as the potential of the LNG use as a maritime fuel.


Puya Sepahzad
, M.A.
Press Officer

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Master in Political Science, Philosophy and Islamic science

Last employment: Semigator AG, Wiesbaden, Germany. Online marketing and customer relationship management.

Fluent in German, English and Spanish.


Main responsibilities:

  • Press service
  • Publication of biweekly newsletter “NGVA Europe keeps you informed!”
  • Management and maintenance of the association website

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