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Daan Schut

Daan Schut

Chief Transition Officer, Board of Directors, Alliander N.V.

Daan Schut has been a member of the Executive Board and Chief Transition Officer (CTO) at network company Alliander since 1 April 2019. Prior to that, he held the position of Director of Asset Management at Alliander since 2014. From 2009 to 2014 he worked in various management positions. Before Alliander, Daan Schut worked as an advisor at KPMG.

Daan Schut studied IT auditing at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Business Economics at Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen. He also followed insead's Advanced Management Program (AMP).

Network company Alliander is an energy expert with over 100 years of experience. Every day we are involved in managing and laying cables and pipelines, which supply electricity and gas to millions of Dutch homes and businesses in the North, East and West regions. A large part of our colleagues is busy 24/7 with maintaining the energy networks and solving malfunctions.

Alliander is preparing for its role and task as a network company of the future; by quickly developing and implementing smart solutions through innovation. Solutions with which we limit the social costs of our energy supply and with which everyone has access to reliable, accessible and sustainable energy under equal conditions. More than 7,000 employees work at Alliander.

The energy system is changing rapidly. The speed and impact of the energy transition, new technologies and digitization are already increasingly being felt. The transition to a sustainable energy system is one of the biggest societal and social challenges. It requires broad public-private partnerships to make the transition a success in time and to realize an accessible and efficient energy system.

As CTO at network company Alliander, Daan Schut is responsible for the transformation and development of the energy networks towards the energy system of the future. In addition, he leads the digital transformation of Alliander, resulting in a digital program of 140 agile teams, who deliver all kinds of digital products to various business functions within Alliander.

Supervisory board positions/ancillary positions:

  • Board member Next Generation Infrastructures
  • Board member ElaadNL Foundation
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of GOPACS

Diamond Partner

  • Schneider Electric


Platinum Partner

  • Siemens AG


Gold Partners

  • Baker Hughes
  • Energy Web Foundation
  • Energynest
  • Ericsson
  • Gridspertise
  • Palantir
  • SAP
  • Siemens Energy
  • Solar Turbines
  • Wartsila

Silver Partners

  • Alfen
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Capgemini
  • G&E
  • IFS
  • Italgas
  • Landis+Gyr
  • Meters and More
  • Microsoft
  • PRIME Alliance


Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation


Legal & Regulatory Partner

  • Pinsent Masons


Utility Partner

  • Dtek Grids
  • Enel Grids
  • RTE



  • ABS Group
  • AC Boilers
  • Accenture
  • Bergen Engines
  • Cisco
  • Cleanwatts
  • Driivz
  • Efacec
  • EnergyDome
  • Greencom Networks
  • Hive Power
  • Hiven Energy
  • Itron
  • Kaluza
  • Kigen
  • Kore Wireless
  • Kraken Technologies
  • Last Energy
  • Minsait
  • Mytilineos
  • Nextgen
  • Oracle Energy and Water
  • Ormazabal
  • Piclo
  • Pietro Fiorentini
  • ProEnergy Services
  • PSM, a Hanwha company
  • Sentient Energy
  • SLM Solutions
  • Sungrow
  • Trilliant Networks
  • Uniper
  • Waterfall Security Solutions


Initiate Partners

  • EIT InnoEnergy
  • Enel Innovation Hubs
  • IMI
  • Rockstart
  • Siemens Energy
  • Start Up Energy Transition
  • TotalEnergies


Industry Partners

  • ANIE Federazione
  • ANIMA Confindustria
  • Avere
  • CHARGE Energy Branding
  • CO2 Value
  • COGEN Europe
  • currENT
  • dena
  • DERlab
  • E.DSO
  • EASE
  • Elettricità Futura
  • Energia Media
  • ETN
  • Eurelectric
  • Eurogas
  • Euroheat & Power
  • European Biogas Association
  • European Energy Retailers (EER)
  • Flow Batteries Europe
  • Generazione Distribuita (Distributed Generation)
  • Hydrogen Europe
  • IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IPPF
  • Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster (LE2C)
  • OSGP
  • Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE SpA
  • SmartEn
  • Start Up Energy Transition (SET)
  • VDMA
  • VDMA
  • VGBE Energy