Group Chief Executive
Bob Dudley became Chief Executive Officer of BP p.l.c. in 2010. He joined the oil and gas industry in 1979 and has held a variety of engineering, commercial and strategy posts in the US, the UK, Russia and China. In 2009, Mr Dudley was appointed to the BP p.l.c. board with accountability for the Americas and Asia. From 2003 to 2008 Mr Dudley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TNK-BP in Moscow. Following BP p.l.c.’s sale of TNK-BP in Russia and acquisition of ~20% of Rosneft, he joined the Rosneft board in 2013. Previous executive roles include alternative and renewable energy activities, responsibilities for BP p.l.c.’s upstream business in Russia, the Caspian region and Africa, and BP p.l.c.’s Gulf Coast Restoration activities. Mr Dudley’s external roles include membership in various business councils and advisory boards and he chairs the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mr Dudley has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, a masters in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Minister of State, United Arab Emirates and Chief Executive Officer
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
H.E. Dr Sultan Al Jaber is a Minister of State in the United Arab Emirates Cabinet and Chief Executive Officer of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC Group). As Minister of State, Dr Al Jaber is responsible for a number of economic, political, development and social files of the UAE, promoting the UAE’s strategic relations with a number of countries. Dr Al Jaber oversaw the UAE’s development program in Egypt, where he applied a unique, hands-on partnership model of project implementation. He also assisted in the launch of the China Joint Strategic Investment Fund and represents the UAE on the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Before entering government, Dr Al Jaber developed a specialized expertise in energy and infrastructure, beginning his early career at ADNOC. He established Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s pioneering renewable energy initiative, and served seven years as its Chief Executive Officer, guiding its global contribution to clean technology and sustainable development. In February 2016, while retaining the chairmanship of Masdar, he returned to ADNOC as its Chief Executive Officer, where he leads its evolution to remain one of the world’s leading energy companies and a central pillar of the UAE’s economy. Dr Al Jaber holds a number of additional executive positions, including Chairman of the National Media Council, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company and Director-General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. In 2009 he led Masdar’s efforts in the UAE’s successful bid to host the headquarters of the “International Renewable Energy Agency.” Dr Al Jaber holds a PhD in business and economics from the UK, as well as BSc in chemical and petroleum engineering and an MBA from the US.
H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo
H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo of Nigeria began his tenure as Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on August 1, 2016. He has previously been Nigeria’s National Representative, as well as its Governor, to OPEC, and in 2006, he was Acting OPEC Secretary General. From 2009 to 2010, he was Group Managing Director and CEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Earlier in his career, he was Special Assistant to former Minister of Petroleum Resources and OPEC Secretary General, H.E. Dr Rilwanu Lukman KBE. Mr Barkindo has also been the leader of Nigeria’s technical delegation to the UN climate change negotiations since 1991. He served as chair of the Group of 77 and China at the UNFCCC and he was elected to serve three terms as Vice President of the Conference of the Parties - COP13 (Bali, Indonesia), COP14 (Poznan, Poland) and COP15 (Copenhagen, Denmark), where he chaired the opening session. Since his assumption of office as OPEC Secretary General, he remains a leading voice in the long-standing quest for more OPEC and non-OPEC cooperation for stable oil markets on a sustainable basis.
Chief Executive Officer
Engineer Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi joined Qatar Petroleum (QP) in 1986 as a student studying Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at the US’ Pennsylvania State University, from which he graduated in 1991 with a BSc in petroleum and natural gas engineering. Immediately after graduation, Mr Al-Kaabi joined QP’s Reservoir and Field Development Department, where he progressed through various petroleum engineering, technical, commercial and supervisory positions. He then became the Manager of Gas Development responsible for North Field management and development, where he and his team played a key role in the rapid launch of several large domestic and export pipeline projects as well as many mega gas projects based on the latest technologies, which were implemented in record time and contributed to Qatar's rapid rise to becoming the LNG and GTL capital of the world. From 2006 until this appointment, Mr Al-Kaabi was the Director of QP’s Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate, where he oversaw Qatar’s exploration activities and oil and gas field developments. In September 2014, Mr Al-Kaabi was appointed as QP’s Managing Director. As part of a major reorganization of QP, he later became (in November 2014) the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ben van Beurden
Chief Executive Officer
Royal Dutch Shell
Ben van Beurden became Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc on January 1, 2014. He joined Shell in 1983, after graduating with a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Mr van Beurden’s career in Shell spans both upstream and downstream activities. He has held a number of operational and commercial roles, including some 10 years in the LNG business, as well as a variety of positions in downstream, and has been based in The Hague, Sudan, Malaysia, London and Houston. In January 2005, Mr van Beurden became Vice President Manufacturing Excellence (Houston, US). In this role he was responsible for standards in operational excellence and high- performance initiatives in refining and chemicals manufacturing. In December 2006, he was appointed Executive Vice President Chemicals (London, UK). During his tenure in this role, Mr van Beurden was appointed to the boards of several leading industry associations including the International Council of Chemicals Associations and the European Chemical Industry Council. Mr van Beurden became a member of the Executive Committee in January 2013 as Downstream Director, with regional responsibility for Europe and Turkey. In 2015, he became a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, in Beijing.
International Energy Agency
Dr Fatih Birol has served as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency since September 2015. Under his leadership, the IEA has undertaken its first comprehensive modernization program since the creation of the agency in 1974. Prior to his nomination as Executive Director, Dr Birol spent 20 years as a staff member at the agency, serving most recently as Chief Economist. He has been named by Forbes magazine as one of the most influential people on the world’s energy scene and was recognized by the Financial Times as energy personality of the year in 2017. He is the founder and chair of the IEA Energy Business Council, one of the most active industry advisory groups in global energy. He also chairs the World Economic Forum’s (Davos) Energy Advisory Board and serves on the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on ”Sustainable Energy for All.”
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Pouyanné is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for Total. He held various positions in ministerial offices from 1989-96, including Environment Technical Adviser to the Prime Minister (1993-95) and Chief of Staff to the Information Technology Minister (1995-96). He joined Total in 1997 in Angola, then in Qatar in 1999. In 2002, he was named Senior Vice President (SVP) Finance, Economics and Information Systems Exploration & Production. In 2006, he became SVP Strategy, Business Development, R&D, Exploration & Production. In 2012, he was appointed President, Refining & Chemicals and member of the Executive Committee. He is a graduate of École Polytechnique and an Engineer of the French Corps des Mines.
Abdulaziz Abdulla Alhajri
Director, Downstream Directorate
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
Abdulaziz Alhajri is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years’ experience leading downstream businesses. Currently the Downstream Director of ADNOC, one of the leading oil, gas and petrochemicals companies in the world, Mr Alhajri is responsible for driving profitable growth of ADNOC’s downstream operations. Mr Alhajri has a compelling track record in executive management, operations and technical services within ADNOC and its group of companies. Prior to joining ADNOC, he was Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), a leading provider of innovative and value- creating plastics solutions, and a joint venture between ADNOC and Borealis. Prior to joining Borouge, he held several positions at ADNOC Gas Processing (ex-GASCO), including Habshan & Bab Plant Division Manager and Assistant General Manager (Technical). He is a member of the board of directors of several ADNOC Group companies, a member of the board of directors of NOVA Chemicals and a member of the board of trustees of Khalifa University for Science and Technology. Mr Alhajri holds a Bachelor Degree of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Texas.
Chief Operating Officer
John Baguley joined LNG Limited (LNGL) in May 2014 as the Magnolia LNG (MLNG) Chief Operating Officer based in Houston, Texas. In November 2015, he was named as Chief Technical Officer for LNGL in addition to his ongoing role as MLNG Chief Operating Officer; and in June 2017 he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for LNGL. Mr Baguley brings over 30 years of experience in the successful delivery of front-end engineering and design and EPC services for major LNG plants and projects worldwide, including serving as a Project Director, Project Manager and Engineering Manager for some of the world’s most challenging facility locations. Prior to joining LNGL he was employed by KBR, where in addition to his project roles he held the positions of Vice President LNG Development and Vice President Project Management for Gas Monetization. He provides LNGL with a proven record of bringing innovative projects and concepts into operation. Mr Baguley holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.
Chief Executive Officer, Oil & Gas
Alex Beard joined Glencore in May 1995 working in the oil commodity department as a crude oil trader, responsible primarily for the former Soviet Union region and gaining expertise in high-sulfur crudes. Mr Beard was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the oil and gas business in February 2007, overseeing all of Glencore’s crude oil and oil products marketing, shipping, exploration and production and other oil-related investments, as well as being a director of various other Glencore Group companies. Mr Beard holds an MA in biochemistry from the University of Oxford. Before Glencore, he worked for five years for BP in its crude oil department.
Kamel Ben Naceur
Kamel Ben Naceur, formerly ADNOC’s Chief Economist, based in Abu Dhabi and responsible for market intelligence and outlooks. Mr Ben Naceur has more than 37 years of experience and knowledge in the energy and industry sectors around the world in both public and private service. In 2014, after 34 years in the energy sector with Schlumberger, he became Tunisia’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines in a government tasked with leading the country’s first fully democratic elections, restoring the country’s economic fundamentals, and designing and implementing new energy policies. In 2015, Mr Ben Naceur became the International Energy Agency’s Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, overseeing the Energy and Environment, Energy Technology Policy and Energy Supply and Demand Outlook Divisions, and the production of the World Energy Outlook and the Energy Technology Perspectives reports. He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Normale Supérieure of Paris.
Executive Vice President, Downstream & Chemicals
Pierre Breber, 53, is Executive Vice President of Downstream and Chemicals, a position he has held since 2016. He is responsible for directing the company’s worldwide manufacturing, marketing, lubricants, chemicals and Oronite additives businesses. He also oversees Chevron’s joint venture Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. Previously, Mr Breber was Executive Vice President of Gas and Midstream where he was responsible for commercializing Chevron’s natural gas resources and oversaw the company’s shipping, pipeline, power and energy management, and supply and trading operations. With more than 25 years of service, Mr Breber has served in a number of leadership positions with increasing responsibilities including Managing Director, Asia South Business Unit; Chevron Vice President and Treasurer; Vice President, Finance, Chevron Downstream; and Manager, Finance and Business Services, Chevron Upstream Europe Business Unit. Mr Breber serves as a board member of the United Way of the Bay Area. Mr Breber joined Chevron in 1989 as a financial analyst. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986 and 1987, respectively, and a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University in 1989.
Global Head of Natural Resources Advisory
Mr Brett is currently the Global Head of Natural Resources Advisory at HSBC where he is responsible for the development of HSBC’s advisory and event business globally across the oil and gas, metals and mining and oil-field services sectors. Prior to joining HSBC in 2014, Mr Brett was at JPMorgan in a variety of senior roles across natural resources and JPMorgan corporate development. With more than 20 years’ experience, Mr Brett has advised on numerous M&A, initial public offering, capital market and financing transactions in the natural resources sector. Mr Brett is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds an MA from the University of Oxford.
President, Exploration & Production
Arnaud Breuillac graduated from the École Centrale de Lyon in 1981. He joined Total in 1982 and has served in various positions in its Exploration & Production Division, including Abu Dhabi, the UK, Indonesia and Angola, as well as the Refining Division in France. From 2004-06, he held the position of Vice President, Middle East - Iran. In December 2006, he was appointed to the Management Committee of the Exploration & Production Division, concurrent with a new role as Senior Vice President, Continental Europe & Central Asia. In July 2010, he was appointed President, Exploration & Production, Middle East and in January 2011, became a member of the group’s Management Committee. On January 1, 2014, Mr Breuillac became Total’s President, Exploration & Production, responsible for the company’s increasingly diverse global portfolio.
Guy Broggi, retired from Total since January 1, 2018, entered the company in 1978 as an expert in data treatment for geosciences after graduating from France’s École des Mines. In 2011 Mr Broggi was appointed Senior Adviser to the LNG Director in Total’s Paris headquarters after having been in charge of the LNG Supply for the group from 2006 to 2011. Before that, Mr Broggi held several commercial positions related to the development of Total LNG in Jakarta and Tokyo from 1988 to 1995, Commercial Director for Total E&P subsidiaries in Argentina from 1998 to 2001, and the UK from 2002 to 2006, where he helped create the Total LNG desk in London. As a member of the IGU LNG committee, Mr Broggi was also active as a member of the governing bodies of the main international LNG and European gas conferences. He works now as an independent consultant on LNG markets.
Senior Vice President, Energy
Environmental Defense Fund
Mark Brownstein is Senior Vice President of Energy at Environmental Defense Fund and a member of EDF’s executive team. He leads the organization’s work on electricity, oil and gas, and transportation. The goal of the program is to deliver tangible environmental and public health gains while accelerating the energy sector’s transition to a low-carbon future. Mr Brownstein is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Public Advisory Board, the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Advisory Board, and the National Petroleum Council. He is an adjunct professor of law at New York University Law School where he co-teaches a seminar on public policy and energy project finance. Mr Brownstein has also taught energy policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Head of European Automotive Equity Research
After almost 10 years as the head of the European Automotive Equity Research team at Barclays, responsible for lead coverage of European automakers and Tier 1 suppliers, Kristina Church is now transitioning to a new role focused on thematic investing. Her work focuses on a wide range of themes that relate to the automotive sphere but also cross-sector issues, such as the rising penetration of electric vehicles (from the availability of natural resources to the chemistry and battery capacity requirements, and to implications for oil demand). Other areas of focus include Disruptive Mobility, the transition to TaaS, automotive connectivity and autonomous driving. Ms Church joined Barclays from Citigroup where she was also responsible for research analysis on the automotive sector. Prior to that, Ms Church qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) at Deloitte. She graduated with a degree in Literae Humaniores (Classics) from St John’s College, Oxford.
Executive Vice President
Michael Cousins is the Executive Vice President of ExxonMobil Exploration Company, a major division of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Prior to his current assignment, Mr Cousins served as President of ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures and earlier was Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation. From 2009-12, he was Vice President, Asia Pacific/Middle East, ExxonMobil Exploration Company. Mr Cousins began his career in 1982 as a field seismologist in the deserts of central Australia before joining Exxon in Australia in 1984. He then held a series of technical and managerial positions in ExxonMobil’s exploration and development companies and spent two years in Stavanger as the Norway Exploration Manager. He is a native of Australia and graduated in 1982 from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, with a BSc in Physical Oceanography. Mr Cousins is an Elected Trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Global Head of Commodity Strategy
RBC Capital Markets
Helima Croft is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets. She specializes in geopolitics and energy, leading a team of commodity strategists who cover energy, metals and cross-commodity investor activity. Ms Croft is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a select group of individuals who advise, inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to oil and natural gas. She is also a CNBC contributor, a member of the channel’s exclusive family of experts, and is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms Croft joined RBC Capital Markets from Barclays, where she was a Managing Director and Head of North American Commodities Research. Prior to that, she worked in Lehman’s Business Intelligence group, the Council on Foreign Relations and the CIA, where she focused on geopolitics and commodities. Ms Croft has received many industry accolades throughout her career, including Breaking Energy’s Top Ten New York Women in Energy, and received her PhD in economic history from Princeton in 2001.
Director and Founder
Alastair Crooke is Director of the Conflicts Forum based in Italy and Lebanon. He was formerly an adviser on Middle East issues to Javier Solana, the EU Foreign Policy Chief. He was a staff member of Senator George Mitchell’s Fact-Finding Committee, which inquired into the causes of the Intifada between 2000 and 2001, an adviser to the International Quartet and he facilitated various cease-fires in the Occupied Territories. Mr Crooke has 20 years’ experience working with Islamist movements, particularly Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as other Islamist movements in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East. He is author of Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution (2009) and is a regular media commentator in the international media, both in print and on television. He is a member of the UN Alliance of Civilization’s Global Experts Panel.
Group Chief Economist
Spencer Dale is Group Chief Economist of BP plc. He manages BP’s global economics team, providing economic input into the firm’s commercial decisions. BP’s economics team also produces the annual Statistical Review of World Energy and Global Energy Outlook. Spencer Dale joined BP as Group Chief Economist in October 2014. Prior to that, he was Executive Director for Financial Stability at the Bank of England and a member of the Financial Policy Committee. Between 2008 and 2014, Mr Dale was Chief Economist of the Bank of England and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. Mr Dale joined the Bank of England in 1989 and served in numerous roles, including Private Secretary to Mervyn King and Head of Economic Forecasting. Mr Dale served as a senior adviser at the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors between 2006 and 2008. Mr Dale was educated at the University of Wales, gaining a BSc in economics in 1988 and at the University of Warwick, gaining an MSc in economics in 1989, whereupon he immediately joined the Bank of England.
Washington Bureau Chief
Mark Davidson, Washington Bureau Chief and Editor of Natural Gas Week, has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years, most of it covering the energy and business sectors. After a 10-year stint as a general assignment newspaper reporter in Ohio and Virginia, Mr Davidson joined Platts, where he covered the North American natural gas industry and markets for nearly two decades, including as Chief Editor of Gas Daily from 2002-14. In August 2015 he joined the Energy Intelligence team, where he directs day-to-day coverage of all aspects of the domestic gas industry as well as federal energy policy in Washington. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and a master’s degree in public policy from American University.
The New York Times Company
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson was appointed president, internationalvof The New York Times Company in October 2013 to lead the global expansion of the company. He is responsible for revenue oversight and strategic development of The New York Times Company’s international digital and print business. Previously, he was publisher of The International Herald Tribune (IHT), a position he assumed in January 2008. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of the IHT with responsibility for worldwide commercial operations and strategic development. He oversaw the IHT’s expansion in Asia, the growth of its advertising revenue streams, the development of its conference business and the luxury conference series in particular, new product development and the restructure of the newspaper’s cost base. Before that, he held the position of senior vice president and commercial director, where his primary responsibility was newspaper revenue streams. He also played a key role in the integration of advertising and other aspects of the IHT’s commercial operations when The New York Times took full ownership of the IHT in 2003. Before joining the IHT, Mr Dunbar- Johnson was UK advertising director of The Financial Times for 12 years, holding various positions in the paper’s advertising department, including manager in France and vice president of advertising in the Americas, based in New York. Mr Dunbar-Johnson was educated at Worth School and Kent University in England. He has completed an executive management program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Sulzberger program at the Columbia School of Journalism.
Bernard Duroc Danner
former (retired) Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Emeritus
Dr Bernard J. Duroc-Danner led a start-up in 1987 with essentially no assets, product lines and operations. Over time and with the benefit of over 300 acquisitions and continuous internal development, the original stock (NYSE EVI) split in four separate events 32 to one, spawned Grant Prideco (NYSE GRP) sold to National Oilwell (NYSE NOW) and Weatherford (NYSE WFT). Dr Duroc-Danner was Chief Executive Officer and subsequently Chairman in turn of EVI, Grant Prideco and Weatherford, retired in 2016 and upon retirement was given the distinction of Chairman Emeritus. Dr Duroc-Danner was named Texas Entrepreneur of the Year by the Texas House of Representatives in 2011 and was the EY recipient of the Worldwide Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Energy and Chemicals Industry in 2008. Dr Duroc-Danner is a member of the National Petroleum Council and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Managing Director, Research & Advisory
Monica Enfield is Managing Director of Research & Advisory, an independent arm of Energy Intelligence that provides clients with detailed analysis and retainer services on key trends affecting the global oil and gas industry. Key focus areas include strategic trends in the global petroleum market, country risk dynamics and competitive analysis. Throughout her career, Ms Enfield has worked extensively on corporate strategy analysis. She manages the Business & Competitive Intelligence retainer service and advisory engagements that assess corporate strategies and growth trends of key international oil and gas companies. Ms Enfield is also focused on above- ground risk issues impacting regional, country and project-level investments. An African specialist by background, Ms Enfield leads the country risk practice on that region, with specific expertise in African national oil companies, local risk assessment and strategy development. Prior to working at Energy Intelligence, Ms Enfield was the Director of Country Risk at PFC Energy, managing client offerings on national oil strategies and country risk. She has also participated in a number of external task groups, including contributing to a chapter on energy security in “US Africa Policy Beyond the Bush Years: Recommendations for the Obama Administration” with the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington, DC. Ms Enfield has a BA in Political Science from California State University, Stanislaus and earned an MA in Arab Studies from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Fellow in Energy & Minerals, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy
Dr Michelle Michot Foss is a Fellow in Energy & Minerals at the Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University. Since June 2005 until retirement in August 2018 she had been the Chief Energy Economist and Head of the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Center for Energy Economics (CEE) at The University of Texas at Austin. She has nearly 40 years of experience in senior positions in energy and environmental research and consulting, and investment banking (oil and gas, LNG, coal, nonfuel minerals, electric power) in the US and projects abroad (more than 20 countries). She advises US and international energy companies, publishes, speaks widely on energy issues and provides public commentary and testimony to governments worldwide. She remains an instructor at McCombs School of Business-Texas Executive Education at UT and is an ExxonMobil Instructor of Excellence; serves on the advisory boards of Haddington Ventures LLC, Energy Intelligence Group and Oil & Gas Journal; is a member of the Centra Technology Board of Experts; and a partner in Harvest Gas Management, a Texas LLC. Academic Background: – BS biology (geology minor), University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1976 – MS mineral economics, Colorado School of Mines, 1985 – PhD political science, with honors, University of Houston, 1995
Francis R. Fannon
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources
US Department of State
Francis R. Fannon serves as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources at the US Department of State. He oversees US foreign policy in the critical intersection of energy and national security and promotes US interests to ensure energy resources are used to increase economic opportunity, stability and prosperity around the world. Mr Fannon advises the Secretary on strategies to promote universal access to affordable and reliable energy resources and to strengthen energy security through policies that advance diverse, transparent and secure global markets for all energy types. Prior to this role, Mr Fannon was the Managing Director of BHP’s Washington, DC Corporate Affairs office, where he developed a comprehensive US strategy for the world’s largest diversified resources company. Before BHP, Mr. Fannon was a senior director at Murphy Oil Corporation in Washington, DC. Mr Fannon previously served as counsel to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. In that capacity, he drafted, negotiated and helped pass into law key provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. He also served as counsel to Senators Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) and Pete V. Domenici (R-New Mexico). Mr Fannon earned a JD from the University of Denver (DU) Sturm College of Law, an MA in International Affairs (Economics & Trade) from DU’s Korbel School of International Studies, and a BA from Radford University.
Senior Energy Technology Analyst
International Energy Agency
Araceli Fernandez leads the technology analysis and modelling of energy-intensive industries at the International Energy Agency (IEA) on long-term scenarios with over 10 years of experience in the oil & gas field. Ms Fernandez holds a MEng in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a MSc in process engineering from Cranfield University. Before joining the IEA, she worked on process optimization, troubleshooting and emissions monitoring at refinery sites for BP p.l.c., as well as designing thermal process equipment and steam methane reforming units for greenfield refinery and petrochemical projects as an engineering, procurement and construction contractor in the Middle East and Europe. She focused more lately on defining energy efficiency upgrades and plant performance improvement strategies for refinery operators.
Executive Director and Conference Chairman
Herman Franssen is Executive Director of Energy Intelligence and a member of the Energy Intelligence International Advisory Board. He is also President of International Energy Associates, a Distinguished Associate with Fesharaki & Associates, a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an Adjunct Scholar with the Middle East Institute, a member of the Windsor Group, a Senior Fellow of Middle East Consultants in London, a member of advisory boards of several institutions and a member of the Board of the Calcacieu Refining Company in Louisiana. Dr Franssen is also a member of several editorial boards and energy publications. Between 1985 and 1996, Dr Franssen was Senior Economic Adviser to the Minister of Petroleum and Minerals of the Sultanate of Oman and helped organize the Independent Petroleum Exporting Countries (IPEC) in 1986. From 1980 to 1985, he was Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency, having previously been Director of the Office of International Market Analysis at the US Department of Energy and an energy specialist at the US Congressional Research Service. Dr Franssen was educated in The Netherlands and the US. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College and a Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy and doctorate from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Global Head of Energy
Andrew Fry manages the Global Oil & Gas Investment Banking practice within Goldman Sachs and covers a wide variety of integrated, state and independent energy firms in the EMEA region. He has worked in an advisory capacity in the natural resources sector since 2001, focusing primarily on energy companies across the full range of M&A, debt, equity and risk management products. Prior to that, he was an Operations Manager at Woodside Petroleum from the early 1990s. Mr Fry earned a BE from the University of Western Australia and a DPhil in engineering science from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Hendrik Gordenker is Chairman of JERA Co., a position he assumed in April 2016. Mr Gordenker acted as Senior Adviser and External Expert for JERA from its founding in April 2015 until taking his current position. Mr Gordenker has a longtime involvement in Japan and the global energy business. He lived in Japan in the early 1980s and, after obtaining degrees in law and international affairs at Columbia University and Princeton University, he began practicing law in Washington, DC, in 1988. He focused on Japan-related matters and gained experience in LNG and power project development. He joined White & Case as a partner of the Tokyo office in 2000. There, he built a highly regarded energy and project finance team and became known regionally and globally as a leading energy lawyer, with particular expertise in LNG and power. His work over time increasingly focused on strategic matters, and from 2015 he began acting as an independent strategic adviser.
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Valero Energy Corporation
Joe Gorder serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Valero Energy Corporation. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Board on December 31, 2014 and Chief Executive Officer on May 1, 2014, Mr Gorder served as Chief Operating Officer and President, responsible for refining operations and commercial operations in marketing, supply, logistics and transportation. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer and President of Valero Europe. Mr Gorder also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Valero Energy Partners and is on the board of directors of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He also serves as Chairman of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers. A native of Missouri, Mr Gorder earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a master’s degree in business administration from Our Lady of the Lake University. Joe and his wife, Lacie, have two children and six grandchildren.
Andrew Gould serves on the board of Saudi Aramco, and he is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Kayross, a start-up company that is applying advanced analytic techniques to energy data that will allow more accurate assessments and forecasts. From May 2012 until its sale to Royal Dutch Shell in February 2016, Mr Gould was Non-Executive Chairman of BG Group, a British multinational natural gas company. Prior to this, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger Limited and had previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and in many other positions across his 37-year career, at Schlumberger. Mr Gould is a member of the board of trustees of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He served on the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology from 2004 to 2007. He was Vice Chairman of Technology for the US National Petroleum Council’s recent report, “Facing Hard Truths about Energy.” Mr Gould received his degree in economic history from the University of Wales at Cardiff and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Global Head of Oil & Gas Equity Research
Gordon Gray is Head of the Global Oil and Gas Research team at HSBC and is based in London. He is responsible for HSBC’s macroeconomic research on the oil and gas markets. In addition, he covers research of the US and European major integrated oils from an equity-research perspective. He has covered this sector for over 20years, and was ranked second in the Wall Street Journal’s 2012 “Best on the Street” survey of oil and gas analysts. He has an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in mining engineering from the Royal School of Mines in London. Prior to moving into equity research, he spent seven years in the management of underground precious metals mining operations.
Executive Vice President, Venture Development
Clare Harris is Executive Vice President of Venture Development, effective January 1, 2016. After graduating with a Master’s in Earth Sciences from Oxford University, Ms Harris joined Shell International in 1994 where she served in various technical and commercial roles in Shell’s upstream organizations in the Netherlands, London and the Middle East. In 2000, Ms Harris moved to serve in the British Foreign Office as the Commercial Attaché in Libya. Returning to Shell in 2002, Ms Harris took responsibility for gas and LNG growth in Nigeria before moving to the role of Global Portfolio Manager for Shell’s Gas and Power business, overseeing the global strategy and portfolio of gas, LNG, gas- and coal-to-liquids, and renewables projects and markets. Ms Harris then served as Development Manager for the Southern North Sea, one of Shell’s largest operated assets, before moving to Qatar for five years as Vice President for Gas Development and Director of Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre. Ms Harris then joined Shell’s Integrated Gas Leadership team as Vice President of Ventures East, overseeing Shell’s gas ventures in Asia and acting as Managing Director of Shell’s gas-to- liquids plant in Malaysia before moving to her current role.
Managing Director, Advisory & Project Finance - Energy, EMEA
Dr Katan Hirachand currently leads a number of flagship advisory deals for Société Générale, including Mozambique LNG – a debt raise of $15 billion. He also leads equity private placement deals for LNG projects in Africa and the US. He has led and closed deals in a number of African countries and is closely involved in the development of floating LNG projects. Dr Hirachand led the financing of the landmark $3.7 billion Egyptian Refining Company financing. He has worked extensively with multilaterals, DFI’s and export credit agencies and played a key role in new product development including mezzanine, equity, and A/B loan structures. Dr Hirachand is a regular industry speaker and has a number of publications to his name. In 2012, he was nominated for the Financial News “Rising Stars” under 40 awards after having become one of the bank’s youngest-ever managing directors. In 2013, he became the first investment banker to secure a position on the Gastech steering committee highlighting his contribution to the industry. In 2014, he was selected for the advisory board of the Global African Investment Summit. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from King’s College London and is holder of the Tadion-Rideal prize for contribution to Molecular Science.
Ferris J. Hussein
Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund
Ferris Hussein joined The Carlyle Group in 2016 and serves as a Managing Director. Mr Hussein focuses on global energy and infrastructure opportunities and his responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to execution. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr Hussein worked at ExxonMobil where he served as a Vice President and led a global acquisition strategy. Before joining ExxonMobil, Mr Hussein served as the Chief Legal Adviser to the Republic of Iraq’s Higher Judicial Council. In that role, Mr Hussein negotiated the relief of $10 billion of sovereign debt. Prior to his role in Baghdad, Mr Hussein practiced law in both the public and private sectors. Mr Hussein served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the US Department of Justice, where he prosecuted white collar crimes ranging from insider trading to public corruption. Mr Hussein also worked at the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman, where he focused on white collar civil and criminal matters. Prior to his legal career, Mr Hussein worked on Capitol Hill for US Congressman Ray LaHood. Mr Hussein is a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (MBA), the University of Virginia School of Law (JD), and the University of Michigan (BA). Mr Hussein currently serves as a Board Observer of SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SMHI) and on the Board of Advisors of Welligence Energy Analytics.
Sadad Al Husseini
Husseini Energy Co
Dr Sadad Al Husseini is the founder and president of Husseini Energy Company, a highly specialized boutique oil and gas consulting firm based in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia that caters to an executive clientele in international finance and the oil and gas industry. Dr Al Husseini’s industrial career began at Saudi Aramco, where he rose to Senior Vice President for Exploration and Producing starting in 1986 and later Executive VP for Upstream Operations in 1996 until his retirement in 2004. He led the modern redevelopment of Saudi Aramco’s vast oil fields, engineered its 10 million barrel per day oil capacity, and established its leading-edge Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center in Dhahran. He served on Aramco’s Board of Directors from 1996 to 2004 and was the special representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its Natural Gas Initiative in 1999 through 2001. Dr Al Husseini obtained his PhD in Geological Sciences from Brown University and is a distinguished and honorary member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Institute of Metallurgical Engineers as well as being the Senior Energy Adviser to the King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh and a recipient of the King Abdulaziz Medal of Honor in the First Degree.
Managing Corporate Executive Officer
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
Yoshihiro Ikegawa is Managing Corporate Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, a holding company of a worldwide group that provides solutions based on chemistry that contribute to sustainable development for people, society and the earth. He is head of the corporate strategy division that leads the reorganization of all group businesses. Mr Ikegawa began his carrier at Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and has more than 30 years of experience in the petrochemicals industry, especially in terephthalic acid and polyester business. In his early career, was involved in creating new businesses and group companies, and he experienced the business in Indonesia. Later, he contributed to the development of Asia-wide businesses as Managing Director of MCC PTA India Corp., MCC PTA Asia Pacific, Mitsubishi Chemical Singapore and Mitsubishi Chemical Thailand Co. In recent years, Mr Ikegawa has led the strategy divisions. He was in charge of petrochemicals planning as Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation in 2014 and then was in charge of Corporate Strategy as Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation from 2015 to 2017 and now as Managing Corporate Executive Officer from 2018.
Managing Director & Global Co-Head Oil & Gas Group
James Janoskey is a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan in the Investment Banking division, based in London. He is Global Co-Head of the Oil & Gas Group. Mr Janoskey has over 20 years of international advisory and capital markets experience and has worked on a wide range of assignments, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory, and led managed equity, debt and leveraged finance transactions. His experience includes transactions involving clients across the oil and gas sector, including majors, integrateds, NOCs, E&P, R&M, LNG and OFS. Mr Janoskey joined J.P. Morgan in September 2015 after 18 years at Credit Suisse. He had joined Credit Suisse in November 2000 when the firm merged with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). In January 2000, he had moved to DLJ’s M&A Group in London from the New York office. Mr Janoskey has an MBA from the University of Chicago, including a term studying at London Business School, and a BA in Accounting from the University of Illinois.
Senior Correspondent and Deputy Editor, EI New Energy
Ronan Kavanagh has over 25 years of experience reporting on the oil industry, having covered all aspects of the petroleum value chain, from upstream developments to downstream product markets, including refining and retailing. In recent years, he has focused increasingly on the low-carbon energy transition, having been closely involved with EI New Energy since its launch in 2012. Mr Kavanagh now specializes in writing about energy, carbon and climate policy. This includes technologies like carbon capture and storage, advanced biofuels, electric vehicles and hydrogen – with a focus on Big Oil’s approach to the energy transition, how transport can be decarbonized, and the role new technologies such as smart grids, big data, energy storage and fuel cells could play in reshaping the energy landscape.
Jaimie Martín Juez
Corporate Director for Technology and New Ventures
Jaime Martín Juez is the Technology and New Ventures Corporate Director in Repsol, in charge of the research and development portfolio and the corporate venture capital investment fund of the company. Mr Martín Juez has almost 20 years of experience in international management in the energy sector and a long track record of identifying, researching and delivering new energy solutions through the strategic application of innovative business models, venturing and technology. He joined Repsol in 1998 and has since held different management positions. For more than nine years, he has overseen the company’s climate change strategy. He was previously Director of Technology and Sustainability. Among other international institutions, Mr Martín Juez was a member of the CDM Panel at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010-13, and of the Oil & Gas technical group in the World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction program from 2009-11. Currently, Mr Martín Juez represents Repsol as member of the Climate Investments Executive Committee in the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative. Mr Martín Juez holds a PhD Chemical and Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, a BSc (Honors) degree in Physics from Madrid Complutense University. He holds a Program for Leadership Development from IESE Business School.
Eurasian Nexus Partners
Bijan Khajehpour is the Managing Partner of Eurasian Nexus Partners (Eunepa) – a Vienna-based strategy consulting firm. He has advised international companies on West Asian markets for over two decades. He has also been involved in mediation and negotiations of international business and investment partnerships. In 1994, Mr Khajehpour co-founded Atieh Bahar Consulting, which then moved to Vienna in 2010 as Atieh International and has now been renamed Eunepa. He has founded and is a board member of several companies, including Atieh Capital, an independent financial advisory firm in Vienna. He is also a member of the advisory board of the European Middle East Research Group and a regular contributor to Al-Monitor. His publications include contributions to The Caspian Region at a Crossroad: Challenges of a New Frontier of Energy and Development, Iran at the Crossroads, Security in the Persian Gulf: Origins, Obstacles, and the Search for Consensus, L’économie réelle de l’Iran and Social Change in Post-Khomeini Iran. Mr Khajehpour undertook his graduate studies in management and economics in Germany and the UK and has a DBA from the International School of Management in Paris.
Robert L. Kleinberg
Senior Research Scholar
Dr Robert Kleinberg is a senior research scholar at the Center for Global Energy Policy of Columbia University and is a senior Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University. From 1980 to 2018 he was employed by Schlumberger, attaining the rank of Schlumberger Fellow, one of about a dozen who hold this rank in a workforce of 100,000. Prior to joining Schlumberger, Dr Kleinberg worked at the Exxon Corporate Research Laboratory in Linden, New Jersey. Dr Kleinberg’s work at Schlumberger focused on geophysical measurements and the characterization and delineation of unconventional fossil fuel resources. His current work centers on energy technology and economics, and on environmental issues connected with oil and gas development. Dr Kleinberg has authored more than 100 academic and professional papers, holds 38 US patents, and is the inventor of several geophysical instruments that have been commercialized on a worldwide basis. Dr Kleinberg is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is the 2018-19 American Physical Society Distinguished Lecturer on the Application of Physics.
Chief Energy Economist
David Knapp has been with Energy Intelligence for 15 years. He is Chief Energy Economist and Editor of Oil Market Intelligence. Dr Knapp is also a subject matter specialist on oil supply for Energy Intelligence. Dr Knapp contributes regularly to several Energy Intelligence information services, including Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, Energy Compass, Oil Daily and International Oil Daily. Prior to joining Energy Intelligence in late 2000, Dr Knapp was a senior official with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and editor of the IEA’s monthly Oil Market Report through much of the 1990s. He has analysed energy markets in the international, government, business and financial sectors as energy economist and energy team leader throughout the 1980s for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. In the 1970s, Dr Knapp started his career at the Federal Energy Administration and then moved to Chase Manhattan Bank’s Energy Economics Division. Dr Knapp has a PhD in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a member of numerous professional organizations in the energy industry. He is a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) and has served on various committees and been an adviser to four of the last five USAEE presidents. Dr Knapp is a charter member and former council member of the parent IAEE and was recently voted in as President-Elect. He holds the IAEE 2007 Award for Excellence in Written Journalism. He is also a founder and currently serves as President and a board member of the New York Energy Forum.
President, Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Exploration and Production
Todd Levy assumed the role of President, Chevron Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Exploration and Production in January 2014. Based in London, he is responsible for the oversight of Chevron’s upstream interests in the region. Mr Levy’s previous assignment was as Vice President Upstream from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that assignment, Mr Levy served as General Director of the Tengizchevroil Kazakhstani joint venture from 2006 to 2010. Other management positions included General Manager Operations, Gulf of Mexico Business Unit and General Manager of the Eurasia Business Unit in Kazakhstan. In 1982, Mr Levy began his career as a chemical engineer in the Gulf of Mexico Business Unit in Louisiana. Since joining Chevron, he has served in positions of increasing responsibility in management, engineering, projects, operations and commercial in Kazakhstan, Angola, Australia and the US. Mr Levy received the Chevron Chairman’s Award for leading the corporation’s operational excellence program development. Mr Levy was honored with the Dostyk Order, which is awarded by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Mr Levy was born in Oklahoma in 1959. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University in 1982.
Head of Research
Mark Lewis is Managing Director and Head of Research at the Carbon Tracker Initiative. Previously, he was Managing Director and Head of European Utilities Research at Bar-clays (2015-18), Chief Energy Economist at Kepler Cheuvreux (2014-15), and Managing Director and Global Head of Energy Research at Deutsche Bank, where he worked for 14 years until 2013. For the last 15 years, Mr Lewis’ research has focused on the overlap be-tween energy and climate change. His work on power, gas and carbon was ranked No. 1 by Energy Risk magazine in its 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 surveys, and his report on the Paris climate change agreement was runner-up in the 2015-16 City of London Farsight Award for long-term financial research. In addition to his experience as a sell-side financial analyst, Mr Lewis spent one year as Deputy Head of Investor Relations at E.ON and two years as a credit analyst covering the European utility sector at Standard & Poor’s (1997-99). Prior to that, he was an academic at the University of London (Royal Holloway). In total, Mr Lewis has over 20 years' experience as a financial analyst covering global en-ergy and environmental markets, and he was a member of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures from May 2016 to April 2018. Mr Lewis is a UK and French citizen and holds a bachelor’s degree (First-Class Honors) in modern languages and economics from Sheffield University, an MPhil from Cambridge University, and an MA from London University.
Chief Executive Officer, Upstream
Bernard Looney is responsible for BP’s upstream segment, which consists of exploration, development and production. Bernard Looney has an Honors Degree in electrical engineering from University College Dublin and an MSc in management from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Bernard Looney joined BP in 1991 as a Drilling Engineer. He had worked in the North Sea, Vietnam, Gulf of Mexico and Alaska prior to taking up the role of Chief Operating Officer, Production in February 2013. He was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer for BP’s Upstream Segment in February 2016. He is a member of the BP Group Executive Committee. Mr Looney is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and is a member of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.
Carlyle International Energy Partners
Bob Maguire is a Managing Director at the Carlyle Group, which is in charge of the Carlyle International Energy Group Fund, a $2.5 billion fund mainly focusing on Europe and Africa. Mr Maguire has been active in the global energy markets since 1986. Most recently he was a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, based in London, heading up the Energy Group. Prior to Perella Weinberg Partners, Mr Maguire was at Basin Capital Partners, an energy-focused private-equity firm of which he was a founding partner. Mr Maguire was, for over 20 years, an investment banker in Morgan Stanley’s energy group. From 2003 until the time of his departure in April 2007, Mr Maguire was involved in numerous significant transactions in the energy sector, including mergers such as BP/Amoco, Elf/Total and Statoil/Norsk Hydro, privatizations such as Statoil, Rosneft, Gazprom and Sinopec, acquisitions such as BP/Arco and Royal Dutch Shell/Enterprise and joint ventures such as TNK-BP and LUKArco. In addition, he was responsible for establishing and maintaining Morgan Stanley’s relationships with senior executives from leading energy companies in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, China and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr Maguire was a lawyer with White & Case in New York and London. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University (1977), a Master of Arts from Oxford University (1980) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law (1983).
Senior Managing Director
CVC Capital Partners
James Mahoney is a Senior Managing Director at CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s leading private equity firms. Based in London, Mr Mahoney represents CVC on the boards of Neptune Energy Group, Moto and Advantage Solutions. Neptune is one of the largest international independent exploration and production companies in Europe by production and reserves. Prior to joining CVC, James was a Managing Director at Investcorp, where he led a number of investments, including two in the oil-field services sector. Previously, he worked in leveraged finance with Credit Suisse in New York. Mr Mahoney holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Auckland.
Thomas Marchetti is the President of Energy Intelligence and has extensive energy experience in the financial services industry, including investments and research in equities, commodities and fixed income. Mr Marchetti was formerly the Global Energy Strategist and a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and Jefferies. For over 25 years, Mr Marchetti has worked closely with research teams, institutional investors, and capital markets at investment banks. He has provided analytical support for investments by assessing markets, valuations and geopolitical risk. He draws on his broad energy, commercial and management background to lead Energy Intelligence’s engagement and collaboration with corporate clients, institutional investors, and policy interests. His experience also includes previous roles as a portfolio manager with Lehman Brothers Equity Management and Jefferies Asset Management managing equities and commodities. He worked as Chief Financial Officer of Raimund Commodities, Financial Analyst at J. Aron Commodities Division of Goldman Sachs and specialized in the finance industry while at KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr Marchetti graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Accounting and Finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA).
Head of Global Energy
Dr Tatiana Mitrova has more than 20 years of experience analyzing Russian and global energy markets, including production, transportation, demand, energy policy, pricing and market restructuring. She is a member of the Russian Federation Government Commission on the Fuel and Energy Complex, and heads the annual “Global and Russian Energy Outlook up to 2040” project. She is also a board member of Schlumberger NV. Dr Mitrova is a graduate of Moscow State University’s economics department. She is currently a visiting professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Paris School of International Affairs. She is also a Scientific Adviser at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and a senior visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, an associate research fellow at the Russia/NIS Center in the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales, and a distinguished research fellow at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. She has more than 120 publications in scientific and business journals and four books.
Chief Executive Officer and President
AMOS Global Energy
Ali Moshiri retired from Chevron at mandatory age as President of Chevron Africa and Latin America in March 2017. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Amos Global Energy, a newly formed company in Houston, Texas. Ali Moshiri graduated from the University of Tulsa with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in petroleum engineering in 1978. He joined Chevron in 1978 as a petroleum engineer. He held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the US and internationally, he further assumed the position of General Manager of Upstream and Adviser to the Vice Chairman of the Board for Chevron Corporation Exploration and Production. He was appointed Managing Director of the Latin America business unit, where he was responsible for Chevron’s upstream operations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. He became the President of Chevron Africa and Latin America in 2008 until his retirement in 2017. He was Chairman of the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative, the William J. Clinton Foundation’s Presidential Advisory Council on Economic Growth and Investment for Haiti and the Houston Zoo. Currently, he serves on the boards of the Council of the Americas and is a member of the Jones Graduate School Council of Overseers at Rice University. He is married to Maria Luisa (Misi) Breisacher-Moshiri and has five children.
Vice President of Strategy and Market Analysis
Yasser Mufti is Vice President of Strategy and Market Analysis at Saudi Aramco. He has held several executive positions in Saudi Aramco, including Head of Business Development and Chief Executive Officer for Aramco Trading Company. During a two-year stint with the government, Mr Mufti was appointed Saudi Arabia’s Governor to Opec and Adviser to H.E. Ali Al-Naimi, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. He was also elected Chairman of the Board of Governors. Mr Mufti has led a number of transformative corporate initiatives at Saudi Aramco, including redesigning the company’s strategic planning and corporate decision-making processes, launching a corporate behavior change program, restructuring the company and creating Saudi Aramco’s first M&A organization. He has led a variety of operations departments in the areas of sea water injection, rigless well services and gas processing. Mr Mufti’s first work experience was with Schlumberger, where he was trained to be a wire-line logging engineer and worked in several Middle Eastern countries. Over two decades ago, he moved to Saudi Aramco to pursue a career in oil markets, a topic of personal passion for him and in which he attained global recognition. Mr Mufti serves on the boards of Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, and the Saudi Aramco Development Company. He holds an electrical engineering degree from Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and an MBA from City University, London. He is married with four daughters.
Manager, Natural Gas, Research & Advisory
Ian Nathan is Manager, Global Gas and LNG, with Research & Advisory, Energy Intelligence’s independent and dedicated premium research and analysis group. Mr Nathan is also an Energy Intelligence subject matter specialist on LNG. Mr Nathan’s natural gas markets and LNG trade work focuses on demand drivers, supply risk, contracting trends, government gas priorities, corporate gas value chain strategy and new market development. Mr Nathan has spent his career writing on energy matters and advising oil companies, institutional investors and other stakeholders on oil and gas markets, opportunities and risks. His integrated coverage for the R&A group’s retainer services, bespoke advisory engagements and data offerings includes oil and gas markets, country risk and corporate strategy. Energy Intelligence research service and publication leadership roles include LNG Trade Dynamics and the annual Energy Intelligence Top 100: Global NOC & IOC Rankings, of which he was editor for four editions. Prior to joining Energy Intelligence, Mr Nathan served as Associate Director, Energy and Geopolitical Research at Burnham Securities Inc. and Associate Vice President, Energy and Geopolitical Research, at Hoenig & Co., Inc. Additionally, Mr Nathan has served on the board of the New York Association for Energy Economics. Mr Nathan has an MA in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University, following a BA in Political Science from George Washington University.
Chevron Africa & Latin America Exploration & Production
Clay Neff Jr. is President of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company, a position he has held since January 2017. He is responsible for Chevron’s oil and gas exploration and production activities in both regions. Previously, Mr Neff was Managing Director of Chevron’s Nigeria/Mid- Africa business unit, where he oversaw the company’s oil and gas exploration and production activities in the area. While in Nigeria, Mr Neff served as Chairman of the Oil Producers Trade Section of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta. From 2009 to 2014, Mr Neff was part of Chevron’s Southern Africa strategic business unit, initially as Production Operations Manager, where he oversaw the company’s shallow- and deepwater operated activities, and later as Asset Development General Manager, where he was responsible for exploration and development activities in Angola, Congo (Brazzaville) and Congo (Kinshasa). Prior positions include General Manager of Operations for the Gulf of Mexico business unit; General Manager of Asset Development for the San Joaquin Valley business unit; and Manager of Chevron’s North American Midstream business. Mr Neff serves on the boards of the Houston Zoo, the Council of the Americas and the Corporate Council on Africa, among others. He is also a member of the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board. Mr Neff joined Chevron in 1985 as a drilling engineer for the Gulf of Mexico business unit in Lafayette, Louisiana, after earning a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University. He is married and has two children.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Centennial Resource Development
Mark Papa is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Resource Development, Inc, a Delaware Basin E&P company, and is also an Adviser at Riverstone Holdings, LLC, a private-equity firm specializing in energy investments. Prior to joining Riverstone and Centennial, Mr Papa was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EOG Resources from 1999 to 2013, where he grew the company from a $2 billion to $60 billion market cap and the stock appreciated 2,035% versus the peer group average of 486% and 94% for the Dow Jones. During his tenure EOG was responsible for initiating the US shale oil revolution and discovered the south Texas Eagle Ford and North Dakota Bakken oil plays, becoming the largest shale oil producer in the US and the largest oil producer in the lower 48 states. In February 2010 and in February 2013, the Harvard Business Journal rated Mr Papa one of the top 100 CEOs in the world and he was repeatedly ranked by Institutional Investor Magazine as the Top Independent E&P CEO. Mr Papa has a petroleum engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of Houston.
President Operations Petroleum
Steve Pastor joined BHP in 2001 and was appointed President Operations Petroleum in February 2016. Mr Pastor is responsible for the company’s global oil and gas operations and exploration program. Over his career with the company, he has served as Asset President Conventional and he has held leadership roles in deepwater and shale operations. Prior to joining BHP, Mr Pastor’s experience includes 11 years with Chevron.
Tom Pepper is North African and East Mediterranean Correspondent. Mr Pepper has been with Energy Intelligence for seven years and is a regular contributor to Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, Energy Compass, International Oil Daily and World Gas Intelligence. Prior to joining Energy Intelligence, Mr Pepper worked for a boutique investigations company focused on emerging markets in the Middle East and Africa and before that worked for Middle East Economic Digest where he covered the politics and economic sectors of the Levant and the Gulf. Mr Pepper has an MA in Near and Middle Eastern studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies and completed his bachelor’s degree in French, history and classics at Durham University.
Thierry Pilenko is Executive Chairman of the TechnipFMC board of directors. He joined Technip in 2007 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and prior to that was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veritas DGC, a seismic services company based in Houston. He also served as President of Schlumberger GeoQuest in Houston and subsequently as Managing Director of SchlumbergerSema in Paris. Mr Pilenko also served in a succession of management and executive roles with Schlumberger beginning in 1984, including several international positions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Additionally, he served on the boards of Hercules Offshore, CGG Veritas, and Peugeot. He now serves on the boards of Rowan Companies and Trident Energy. He holds engineering degrees from France’s Nancy School of Geology and the IFP School.
Marcel van Poecke
Marcel van Poecke has more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector. He is the Chairman of AtlasInvest, a private holding company he founded in 2007. AtlasInvest is engaged in investments across the broad energy spectrum. Mr Van Poecke is Head and Managing Director for Carlyle International Energy Partners, focusing on the energy sector outside North America with a particular focus on oil and gas: upstream, midstream, downstream and oil-field services. Mr Van Poecke is also the Chairman of Oranje-Nassau Energie, an AtlasInvest portfolio company with oil and gas assets in the North Sea and West Africa. Mr Van Poecke has a degree in agricultural business administration from the University of Wageningen and an MBA from the William E. Simon School of Management of the University of Rochester.
Director, Research & Advisory
Abhi Rajendran is a Director in the Research & Advisory group, the independent research and analysis arm of Energy Intelligence. Mr Rajendran leads the firm’s North America-focused research practice. He is responsible for identifying/analyzing key trends and themes across energy subsectors ranging from upstream, midstream and oil-field services to downstream (refining, LNG and petrochemicals). Prior to joining Energy Intelligence in July 2017, Mr Rajendran spent two years as an investor in the following sectors: Energy (E&Ps, OFS, Infrastructure/MLPs, Majors/ Integrateds), Renewables, Refining and Chemicals (Petrochemicals, Specialty Chemicals). Mr Rajendran also spent seven years as a Sell-Side Equity Research Analyst, including five at Credit Suisse where he was a Lead Analyst for the MLP/Infrastructure/LNG sectors, and also covered Chemicals. Mr Rajendran earned a BA in computer science & economics from Cornell University, and holds a master’s in information systems management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Analyst & Senior Reporter
Philippe Roos is an Analyst and Senior Reporter for Energy Intelligence, contributing to publications such as EI New Energy, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, Energy Compass, World Gas Intelligence and Nuclear Intelligence Weekly. He also maintains the EI New Energy database, focusing on the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and power markets. As the subject matter specialist for alternative energy, Mr Roos’ specific areas of energy expertise lie within power and power marketing, including both renewables and conventional fuels such as coal and gas.
Mustafa Sanalla was appointed Chairman of the Board of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) in May 2014. After graduating from Tripoli University in 1985 with a degree in chemical engineering, Mr Sanalla joined Ras Lanuf Oil & Gas Processing Co. (Rasco), as Head of Ethylene Operations. He held increasingly senior positions within NOC before being appointed to the board following the revolution. He became NOC Chairman on the retirement of his predecessor, Nuri Berruien. Mr Sanalla has played a central role in protecting NOC’s operations from the violent contest to govern the country. He has publicly challenged those attempting to blockade Libya’s oil ports and facilities and has led the campaign, successfully, to add those who hold Libya’s oil hostage to the United Nations Security Council Sanctions List. Mr Sanalla is a nationwide campaigner against smuggling and corruption, and an advocate for transparency and the fair distribution of national oil revenues. Despite these challenges and a lethal terrorist attack on NOC headquarters on September 10, 2018, NOC has increased production to over 1 million barrels per day, and in September recorded its highest production level since 2013. In November 2017, Mr Sanalla was recognized by his global industry peers as Chief Executive of the Year at the Petroleum Economist Awards.
Editor, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly
Casey Sattler is editor of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. She joined Energy Intelligence in 2008, covering the corporate oil sector for nine years before becoming editor of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly in mid-2017. From 2010-15, Ms Sattler also edited Energy Intelligence Finance. Prior to joining Energy Intelligence, Ms Sattler covered US NGL and clean product markets for Argus Media. She also worked under Amy Myers Jaffe at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s Energy Forum, researching a variety of topics, particularly biofuels and ethanol use in the US. Ms Sattler graduated cum laude from Rice University with a BA in Political Science.
John van Schaik
New York Bureau Chief
John van Schaik is the New York Bureau Chief, coordinates global market coverage for Energy Intelligence and is editor of Oil Market Intelligence, the publication on oil market fundamentals. He covers OPEC, global oil market fundamentals, financial markets and Atlantic Basin oil trading. He is a subject matter specialist on oil markets. Mr van Schaik joined the company in 2000. Prior to joining Energy Intelligence, Mr van Schaik was a correspondent for financial newspapers and magazines, based in Russia, Africa and Europe, focusing on politics, business, commodities and finance. He worked on Wall Street in 2010-11 before returning to Energy Intelligence in 2012.
Executive Editor for Content and Strategy
Alex Schindelar is Executive Editor for Content and Strategy, overseeing Energy Intelligence’s 15 publications and setting the strategic direction for the editorial team. Previously he was editor of flagship publication Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, news editor for the Eastern Hemisphere and editor of International Oil Daily. Mr Schindelar spent 10 years in Dubai for Energy Intelligence, serving as Dubai Bureau Chief and covering energy, economics and politics in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries. He is a part of the team that monitors and reports on OPEC. Mr Schindelar is also a subject matter specialist on the Mideast Gulf for Energy Intelligence. Mr Schindelar holds a BA in English from Dartmouth College in the United States and earned an MA in Middle East Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
Moscow Bureau Chief
Nelli Sharushkina is the Moscow Bureau Chief for Energy Intelligence. She joined Energy Intelligence in 1997 and since then has been covering the energy sectors of Russia, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Her beats include oil and gas legislation, government policies, oil exports, corporate tendencies and international projects. Prior to joining Energy Intelligence, Ms Sharushkina worked as a lecturer at the Lomonosov State University in Moscow, which she graduated from with honors in 1985. She was Director of Operations in Russia for Virtus Institute (US) in 1992-97, administering educational program “Russia as She Is” for American and Canadian university students. Ms Sharushkina holds a PhD in philology.
Lara Sidawi Moore
Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman, Executive Committee
Lara Sidawi Moore has been with Energy Intelligence for 17 years. Mrs Sidawi Moore was appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee at Energy Intelligence in June 2012. Prior to this, she ran the Strategy & Operations of Energy Intelligence from December 2008, implementing new services and technology platforms. In 2002, Mrs Sidawi Moore founded and developed Energy Intelligence Research, now Energy Intelligence Research & Advisory, an independent arm of the company that provides clients with detailed analytic reports and retainer services. Mrs Sidawi Moore joined Energy Intelligence in December 2001 as Director of Finance, analyzing the company’s profitability on a product- by-product basis, having fulfilled the Associate Global Investment Training Program at JPMorgan Chase in 2001. Prior to this, Mrs Sidawi Moore’s career included advising fashion brands such as Armani Privé and John Galliano for Dior, helping to develop their niche brand extension global growth strategies. Mrs Sidawi Moore has a BA in business management and fashion design from the European Business School and Central Saint Martins, London, in 1998. She later received an MBA in both international finance and information systems from American University Washington DC in 2000 and an executive marketing management certification from Insead, Fontainebleau, in 2003.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Lorenzo Simonelli is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baker Hughes, a GE company. This new company combines the greatest strengths of Baker Hughes and GE Oil & Gas. Together they are building a leading digital fullstream oil and gas company that will invent smarter ways to bring energy to the world. Before joining GE Oil & Gas, Mr Simonelli was President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Transportation, a global transportation leader in the rail, mining, marine and energy storage industries. During his five-year tenure, he expanded and diversified GE Transportation by focusing on advanced technology manufacturing, intelligent control systems, and a diverse approach to new propulsion solutions to solve the world’s toughest transportation challenges. Mr Simonelli has also served as Chief Financial Officer Americas for GE Consumer & Industrial, as well as General Manager, Product Management for GE Appliances, Lighting, Electrical Distribution and Motors. He joined GE’s Financial Management Program in 1994, where he worked on assignments in GE International, GE Shared Services, GE Oil & Gas and Consolidated Financial Insurance. Originally from Tuscany, Italy, Mr Simonelli is a business and economics graduate from Cardiff University in South Wales.
Senior Vice President, LNG Marketing and Trading
Tarek Souki joined Tellurian as Senior Vice President, LNG Marketing and Trading in August 2016. He was most recently the VP of Finance and Business Development at Cheniere Marketing in charge of all middle and back office and finance for the marketing and trading group. Before Cheniere, Mr Souki spent 14 years working for various financial institutions including most recently at Credit Suisse in New York and London. There, he specialized in power, energy, and mining corporate and project finance. He earned an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in economics from the University of California, Irvine.
Chief Executive Officer
Anil Srivastava is the Chief Executive Officer of Leclanché SA. Mr. Srivastava joined Leclanché in June 2014. Previously he was the CEO at Areva Renewables and a member of the Executive Committee of Areva SA from 2009 to 2011. Until recently, he was the CEO of a large offshore wind business in Germany. Anil has held key board positions in many leading companies, including Alcatel Shanghai Bell, China, ADAGE (an Areva and Duke Energy JV), USA and OakRidge Energy Technologies Inc, USA. He also serves as an Advisor to the Board of Agua Via Ltd, UK. Anil holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business in the USA. Leclanché is a leading provider of high quality energy storage solutions. The Company is at the heart of the convergence of the electrification of transport and the changes in the distribution network. Leclanché is the only listed pure play energy storage company in the world, organised along three business units: stationary storage solutions, etransport solutions and specialty batteries systems. Leclanché is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.
Singapore Bureau Chief
Clara Tan leads Energy Intelligence’s editorial coverage in Asia by supervising and providing direction to a team of reporters based in Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan. Besides ensuring high-quality and timely coverage of Asia’s most important news developments, she covers the LNG and gas beat closely, with a strong analytical focus on government policies, the changing LNG landscape, factors affecting Asia’s LNG demand, the evolution of sellers and buyers’ corporate strategies, and developments of new projects. She is a key member of Energy Intelligence’s editorial gas team and actively contributes insightful analysis for World Gas Intelligence and Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. Ms Tan joined Energy Intelligence in 2005 as a senior reporter before assuming managerial responsibilities as the bureau chief the following year. Before joining Energy Intelligence, Ms Tan covered the Asian and Mideast petrochemical industry for more than six years, with a focus on China, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Ian Taylor has 40 years of experience in the energy sector. He began his career with Royal Dutch Shell in 1978 and worked in both South America and Southeast Asia before joining Vitol in 1985. At Vitol, Mr Taylor established the crude oil group and was Managing Director of Vitol Asia prior to being appointed group Chief Executive Officer in 1995. Under his leadership, Vitol grew to become the leading physical trader of energy, with a turnover of $152 billion (in 2016) and offices in over 40 countries worldwide. He became Chairman of Vitol in March 2018. Mr Taylor has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford and is Chair of the Royal Opera House.
Chief Executive Officer
Torbjörn Törnqvist has spent more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, and co-founded Gunvor Group in 2000. He began his career at British Petroleum, where he worked from 1977 to 1983, and then became Head of Oil Trading at Scandinavian Trading Co AB until 1989. Prior to founding Gunvor, he was Managing Director for the oil division of Intermaritime Group Petrotrade. A consummate entrepreneur, Mr Törnqvist has drawn on his extensive knowledge of the international oil markets to establish Gunvor Group as one of the world’s leading oil trading companies. He is now focused on developing Gunvor’s diversified operations into a fully integrated global commodities trading house. Born in Stockholm and a Swedish citizen, Mr Törnqvist received a business degree from Stockholm University. He is a keen sailor, and his team, Artemis Racing, represented Sweden in the 34th and 35th editions of the America’s Cup.
Laurent Vivier started his career with Total in 1996. He held successive positions in the group’s trading offices in Paris, Geneva, London and Houston. He was responsible for the trading activities in LPG and then in natural gas for the European Continent and North America. Mr Vivier moved back to Paris in 2011 where he held various positions as head of strategy for gas, power and renewable energies. In 2014, he was appointed Vice President Strategy and Market Analysis for the Gas & Power division and is now President Gas at Total, responsible for the gas division, since August 1, 2015.
Vice President, International Gas
Alex Volkov is Vice President, International Gas, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing located in London. He is responsible for ExxonMobil’s natural gas marketing activities in Europe, Russia, Caspian region, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia. Prior to this appointment, he served as International Gas Manager and Director of ExxonMobil Gas Marketing Europe. In his previous assignment, Mr Volkov was based in Moscow, Russia, where he served as Vice President of Exxon Neftegas responsible for ExxonMobil natural gas marketing activities in Russia, including commercialization of Sakhalin-1 gas resources. In 1997, Mr Volkov joined ExxonMobil in Houston. He has held various management positions in ExxonMobil’s natural gas trading and business development organizations. During his early tenure with the company he held diverse assignments in the areas of marketing, supply chain logistics and business strategy development. Mr Volkov holds a degree in industrial engineering and economics from the University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia, and he also holds an MBA from the University of Alabama.
Vice President, Strategy and Communication
Dr Andrew Walker is the Vice President for Strategy and Communication for Cheniere Energy. He is located in London and is responsible for the strategy and market outlook of Cheniere, reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer. Until October 2015 he was Vice President for Global LNG - and prior to that Head of LNG Strategy - at BG Group where he worked for over 20 years before joining Cheniere. During his career in LNG he has been located in Singapore, Egypt, the USA and UK, and has worked on numerous LNG projects including Atlantic LNG in Trinidad and Tobago, Egyptian LNG and Dragon LNG in the UK. Dr Walker has a doctorate in geology from Imperial College, University of London.
Jim Washer is Energy Intelligence’s Executive Editor for Operations. He joined Energy Intelligence in 2001, initially covering OPEC and the corporate oil sector before becoming editor of International Petroleum Finance in 2003. He was editor of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly from 2007 to 2016, and also Energy Intelligence’s London Bureau Chief from 2011 to 2016, before assuming his current role at the start of 2017. Prior to joining Energy Intelligence, Mr Washer worked as a reporter and then Managing Editor of oil and gas news for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at Platts from 1991 to 1999, and as Managing Editor at BridgeNews from 2000 to 2001. Mr Washer has an MA in modern and medieval languages from the University of Cambridge.
Christopher Weafer has worked in Russia and the former Soviet Union region for nearly 20 years. He has regularly placed in the top ranking of Thomson Reuters Extel and Institutional Investor polls and was voted top Russia Policy Forecaster by FocusEconomics. Prior to launching Macro-Advisory, Mr Weafer was Chief Strategist at Sberbank-CIB, one of the biggest banks in Europe. Prior to that, he held the same position with Uralsib and Alfa Bank. His first role in Russia was as Head of Research with Troika Dialog. Prior to moving to Russia 20 years ago, Mr Weafer was Head of Research for NatWest Markets in Bangkok during the Asian financial crisis. Before that, he was Senior Investment Manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. Mr Weafer started his investment career with the Irish Life Assurance Company in Dublin, and he has over 35 years’ experience in emerging markets. Mr Weafer is widely published and closely followed about Russia, Central Asia and the trend in macro oil. He is regularly quoted in the international press and appears regularly on BBC, CNN International, CNBC and Bloomberg. Mr Weafer was born in Ireland.
Chief Executive Officer
Jeremy Weir was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Trafigura in March 2014 after a career spanning nearly three decades in commodity and commodity derivative markets. An Australian national, he joined the Trafigura Group in 2001 as head of metals derivatives, structured products and risk management. Immediately prior to his current appointment he served as a Management Board Director, Head of Risk and CEO of Galena Asset Management and Trafigura Mining Group. Before Trafigura, Mr Weir spent nearly nine years between 1992 and 2000 with N M Rothschild. In Australia he set up the group’s non-ferrous metals derivatives business and developed structured products alongside its resource banking activities before relocating to London and joining the main board. Mr Weir holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Melbourne and lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Established in 1993, Trafigura is a leader in the commodities business. Trafigura has achieved substantial growth in recent years, growing revenue from $18 billion in 2004 to $136.4 billion in 2017. The group’s primary trading businesses are the supply and transport of crude oil, petroleum products, renewable energies, coal, refined metals, ferrous and non-ferrous ores and concentrates.
Vice President, Climate Change and Sustainability
Dr Fiona Wild has almost 20 years’ experience in multinational oil, gas and resources companies, ranging from frontline operational management to corporate strategic development across a variety of countries and businesses. Born in Liverpool, UK, she holds a degree and PhD in chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. She began her career with oil and gas major BP p.l.c., working in various operational roles in both the upstream exploration and downstream refining businesses, before taking a corporate policy role at BP's headquarters in London. Moving to Australia with BP p.l.c. in 2002, Dr Wild worked in downstream operations and then spent five years in External Affairs, focusing on national and international climate change policy development and advocacy. In this role, she gained extensive experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS) project and policy development, supporting BP p.l.c.’s Hydrogen Energy business as it investigated opportunities to develop global CCS projects. Dr Wild joined BHP in 2010 as Senior Manager, Environment and was appointed to the role of Vice President, Environment and Climate Change in 2013. In these roles, she was accountable for developing and maintaining global performance requirements in water, land and biodiversity and greenhouse gas emissions management. She advised the board and senior management on emerging environmental and climate change trends and represented BHP in engagements with national and international stakeholders, including NGOs, academics, industry associations, governments and investors. In 2013, Dr Wild led a review of BHP’s approach to climate change to deliver an updated company position and strategy, including mitigation, adaptation, portfolio evaluation, stakeholder engagement and low-emissions technology. She developed BHP’s Climate Change: Portfolio Analysis, an industry-leading report that describes the impact of both an orderly and a rapid transition to a low-carbon future on the valuation of the company’s portfolio. As Vice President, Sustainability and Climate Change, she now leads the design and implementation of BHP’s approach to all sustainability-related issues, including climate change, environment, community and social policy. Fiona is a member of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, reporting to the G20. Chaired by Michael Bloomberg, the Task Force has developed recommendations for relevant and decision-useful company disclosures for issuers, lenders and insurers to address climate-related financial risks and opportunities. She also holds several board positions, including as a Director of IETA, CO2CRC, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Partner, Oil & Energy Research
Rob West is the Global Head of Energy Research at Redburn and a Research Associate at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He joined Redburn from Sanford Bernstein’s European Oil & Gas team. Mr West has completed 75 modules from the IPIMS Petroleum Geology & Engineering program, used by 40 upstream oil and gas companies to train internal technical staff. Mr West holds a First Class degree in experimental psychology from University College, Oxford. He is a CFA Charterholder.