Ronnie is a Professor at the KU Leuven, where he teaches courses on all aspects of the electric power and energy systems and represents the university in various energy associations and institutes. He is also a guest Professor with the Florence School of Regulation and at Imperial College in London, UK. He is CEO of the research center EnergyVille, and the founder of Smart Grid Flanders and its successor flux50. He is part of the scientific advisory board to the Chairman of EDF Group (Paris), Engie Group (Paris), the Dutch TSO TenneT and the German TSO 50Hertz. He was Chairman and is now honorary Chairman of the Board of the Belgian TSO, ELIA. He also holds Board positions with companies active in domotics and demand control as well as in smart grid applications. He is the former executive director of the Global Smartgrids Federation. Last but not least, he is the Chairman of the Board of the VREG, the Flemish regulator for electricity and gas.