Executive Director, Public Affairs
International Gas Union (IGU)
Menelaos (Mel) Ydreos is currently the Executive Director, Public Affairs for the International Gas Union.
IGU’s mission is to advocate for natural gas as an integral part of a sustainable global energy system, and to promote the political, technical and economic progress of the gas industry. Mr Ydreos also serves as the Executive Director of Energy Vantage Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He launched Energy Vantage Inc. after a long career at Union Gas Ltd-A Spectra Energy Company where he held a number of executive positions.
He served as Interim President and CEO of the Ontario Energy Association in 2013-2014. Under the IGU’s Malaysian Presidency, he chaired the special task force on geopolitics and natural gas. He was also the Interim President and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association in 2009.
He was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy and has served on the Boards of Pollution Probe and the Canadian Standards Association.
Mr Ydreos earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Waterloo.