Advocacy and Communication


The Advocacy and Communication Committee (ADCO) is dealing with EHPA’s external communication. This entails both pure communication matters, such as position papers and press releases, and marketing activities e.g. the Heat Pump City of the Year Award.

The Chair - Holger Thamm, Stiebel Eltron

Holger holds a Bachelor's degree in “Business Administration” from Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham AL, USA
with a Major in Marketing and Strategic Management. He studied  in the “Technical Environmental Protection” department, University of GH Paderborn, Höxter department for 5 years. He currently is Head of Public Affairs at Stiebel Eltron GmbH. 
Previsously he had a management role as head of staff for the association representation, political communication and coordination of system standardization. 

The Co-Chair - Luc De Torquat, Groupe Atlantic

Specialized as a lobbyist for almost 10 years, I have developed a good knowledge of French and European public authorities throughout my professional carrer.

After spending three years at the helm of a political party, I then joined the Veolia Group, where I worked as a lobbyist for 5 years.

Since 2017, I joined the Atlantic Group as Public Affairs Deputy Director and I am involved within EHPA since that time.

Since 2018, I am Vice Chairman of the ADCO Committee.

Who can attend?

This Committee is open to all members.


2-3 times per year.




Mr. Holger Thamm

Stiebel Eltron


Tel:  (+49) 05531 70295321