Programme Director, Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)
Track D, Session 12
Krisztina Kasza has been the Head of Secretariat of ERRA since 2001. She was an active participant of the establishment of the association and has been a contributor to the development of ERRA.
She works closely with the ERRA Chairman and the Presidium, oversees the activities of the standing committees and the training programmes of the association.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (College of Foreign Trade, Budapest) and a Master of Science (University of Pecs) degree.
Previously, she worked for the Budapest Commodity Exchange as Marketing Manager. Prior to this job, she was employed by the U.S. Embassy in Budapest.
"ERRA’s Experience with Regulatory Training"
In the geographical region covered by ERRA, there are no designated courses offered for energy or any other network regulators. As our association evolved and members faced staffing issues (recruitment of qualified staff, staff changes, etc.) it became clear that there was a strong need for formal, structured training programmes to augment the best practices transfer exercised in ERRA meetings and other activities of the association. The guiding principles for the development of our in-house training courses have been the following: the courses should focus on applied, hands-on experience of practicing regulators; consideration of members’ needs when developing new training modules; courses available both in classroom and e-learning format; strong cooperation with researchers and academia; and dual-language arrangements (English-Russian).