Evolving core energy markets within a sustainable landscape

HH Sheikh AhmedHeld under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council for Energy, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Chairman & Chief Executive, Emirates Group

The 31st Annual MPGC 2024 returns to Dubai on May 20-22 with the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) as the host, bringing together the global oil and gas markets’ leading NOCs, IOCs, traders, refiners, petrochemical, storage, financial institutions, and technology companies, in a confluence of dialogue, debate, and business interactions at the highest level.

The iconic MPGC remains the region’s longest annual oil and gas industry gathering and will once again deliver a high-level and power-packed program that comprises ministerial, keynote addresses, incisive decision panels with industry visionaries and leaders, audience polls, and networking opportunities.

New for 2024

    • Choose from two new tracks
      MPGC day two will feature two new tracks; downstream and low carbon energies, giving you the opportunity to choose your preferred content from refinery optimization and integration to achieving the circular Carbon economy

    • Enhanced networking opportunities
      MPGC features more opportunities to meet with your peers than ever before, including our day zero cocktail reception on May 20, ENOC's gala dinner, and various networking break throughout the duration of the conference

  • Supplement your attendance with a training course
    Our three training courses are the perfect add-on to your MPGC attendance. Conducted by our specialists providing access to fundamental knowledge and tools imperative for understanding the landscape of different commodities.

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    May 15, 5:00 PM GST
    Main conference: May 21-22
    Training course: May 20


May 20, 2024 - MPGC training courses and welcome reception
Training courses at MPGC
We're offering the following three separate bookable full-day training courses on Monday, May 20

      • Training course pricing

      • 1,400 USD if registered before Friday, 22 March 2024
      • 1,750 USD full price per training

    • For more details on the trainings and instructors, please click here .

    MPGC welcome cocktail reception

    • 6:00pm Pre-registration and welcome reception
      Please note: entry to the welcome reception is included as part of your conference pass
    May 21, 2024 - MPGC day one agenda

    Official Opening & Ministerial Addresses

    • 8:00 Registration and welcome refreshments
    • 9:00 Opening remarks by conference co-chairmen
    • 9:15 Official opening
    • 9:25 Ministerial address and fireside chat
    • 9:45 Geopolitical perspectives on the future of energy in a tense new world
    • 10:05 MPGC 2024 crystal ball - what will the future bring for oil and gas markets?
    Fossil fuels vs. renewable energy – striking a balance

    • 10:25 Panel: Industry leaders dialogue: post-COP strategies for fossil and renewable energy • Challenges and strategies to align fossil fuel with the global energy transition
      • Analyze the role of government policies and regulations in promoting the integration
      • Financing International collaboration – access to investments and funding globally and for the Global South
      • Assessing the emerging low-carbon technology and infrastructure
    • 11:05 Networking break and genius exchange
    Trading dynamics in uncertain oil markets

    • 11:45 Panel: Oil trading dynamics in a world of heightened risks • Understanding trading behaviors amidst regional conflicts and interruptions to commercial shipping
      • Analyzing the diversification of Middle Eastern economies and its implications on global crude oil trade dynamics
      • Examining the changing refining landscape of Middle Eastern countries and their impact on global oil product trade
      • Dissecting patterns of East of Suez oil links and trade flows between the East and West
    • 12:25 Networking lunch and genius exchange
    Global oil market outlook

    • 2:00 Fueling the future: exploring trends and strategies in the evolving oil markets landscape
    • 2:20 Panel: “ All-Star” analysts: navigating the global oil market: short-term uncertainty, long-term questions • Exploring the future of supply management and its implications for OPEC+, investment, and market dynamics
      • Probing into world oil demand, potential new record highs, and the looming peak on the horizon
      • Assessing the impact of geopolitical tumult on oil and gas flows, energy security, and emissions
      • Managing legal, regulatory, sanctions, and risk factors shaping the oil market
    • 3:00 Networking break and genius exchange
    Global LNG and Gas Outlook

    • 3:40 Fireside chat: the Gulf’s LNG expansion and investment
    • 4:00 Deep dive: Middle East gas market outlook
    • 4:20 Industry leaders dialogue: outlook on global LNG trade flows • The oil long-term contract model – is it in decline or rising?
      • Supply concentration – what’s the risk for LNG buyers?
      • What’s the next step for LNG to make it a more liquid commodity?
      • How can the East Mediterranean play the role of a supply source?
    • 5:00 Chair's recap
    • 5:10 Networking drinks reception
    • 7:30 Gala dinner hosted by ENOC
    May 22, 2024 - MPGC day two agenda

    Downstream track

    • 8:30 Networking breakfast
    • 9:30 Chair's recap of day one
    The Human Factor: leadership strategies in driving transition in a new energy environment

    • 09:40 Panel: empowering change: how DEI strategies can enable a sustainable energy future • Challenges and opportunities to achieve net zero by 2050 – How resilient and adaptable are the industry?
      • Measuring the source of energy transition – short-term & long-term strategies
      • Shaping frameworks for policy and regulation
      • Transformative leadership’s role in driving the changes
    Refinery optimization and integration for a profitable supply chain

    • 10:20 Panel: Middle East refining: secure, affordable and less carbon-intensive fuels and chemicals supply chains • Building business – How do refiners adapt to the massive growth in global demand?
      • Maximizing value – Strategies for long-term value creation across the fuels and chemicals space
      • Fueling the future – Refiners’ role in creating long-term supply security
      • Sustainable refining – refining’s role in reducing emissions in the oil supply chain
    • 11:00 Networking break
    • 11:30 Deep dive: the impact of new refineries in the Middle East & Africa on the global products market
    Revolutionizing transportation in the transition era

    • 11:50 Flightpath to the future: long-term sustainability in Aviation Fuel
    • 12:10 Panel: building a robust ecosystem for sustainable aviation fuel • Regulatory frameworks – navigating policy landscapes to adopt SAF
      • What is the pricing mechanism?
      • Technologies and infrastructure conversion – challenges and opportunities
      • Complexities in SAF supply and distribution
    • 12:50 Networking lunch
    • 2:00 Panel: Maritime decarbonization – fuel of the future? • Regulatory waves in the Middle East – adapting to IMO GHG 2030 and 2050 emission goals
      • Decarbonizing the fleet – strategies for a low-emission industry
      • What is the cost implication of transitioning?
      • Comparative analysis of environmental impact, availability, and scalability
    Chemicals Investments in the Middle East enabling Materials Transition and Net Zero goals
    • 2:40 How companies are driving towards increased integrations across supply chain for greater profitability and climate solutions
    • 3:00 Fireside chat: Aramco ambitions in chemicals production for regional leadership and vision
    • 3:20 Chair's closing remarks
    • 3:30 End of MPGC

    Low Carbon and new energies track

    • 8:30 Networking breakfast
    • 9:30 Chair's recap of day one
    Carbon visibility in current and new market activity

    • 9:40 Carbon intensity of global crude oil trading and market implications
    • 10:00 Panel: factoring in carbon intensity in the commodity trading horizon • How will carbon intensity be priced in the market – commodities vs. assets?
      • Carbon intensity dynamics - the interplay of finance and environmental impact
      • What are the right metrics to assess carbon competitiveness?
      • Future trading – what market mechanisms are missing?
    Achieving The circular Carbon economy

    • 10:40 Utilization of circular carbon economy in the oil and gas sector: a case study on reducing energy consumption and optimizing operations through CCUS• Embracing the 4Rs of carbon: Strategies for reducing, reusing, recycling and removing carbon
      • Leveraging circular economy principles: Balancing carbon reduction with sustainable economic development • Examining the synergy: How circular economy practices drive down carbon emissions and foster growth
    • 11:00 Networking break
    • 11:30 Accelerating low carbon solutions beyond the abatement curve to stimulate economic growth • Strategies for investing in low carbon energy infrastructures to propel economic development
      • Techniques for outpacing traditional carbon reduction approaches to energize economic growth
      • The role of M&A and decarbonization assets: Optimizing strategies for effective and efficient carbon reduction strategies
    Achieving low carbon hydrogen at scale

    • 11:50 Navigating dynamics: balancing hydrogen production costs and carbon Intensity • Exploring factors influencing production costs and strategies for optimization
      • Assessing the importance of carbon intensity in hydrogen production and its implications for sustainability
      • Establishing a Future of Hydrogen Production that Prioritizes Cost-Effectiveness and Low Carbon Footprint
    • 12:10 Panel: tackling scope 3 emissions in Hydrogen markets - who pays the price to clean up gas?
      • Gas and hydrogen interplay: the relationship between gas and hydrogen and its implications for emissions reduction
      • Analyzing the role of hydrogen producers in stimulating demand for lower methane-intensity gas
      • Evaluating the growing need for lower methane-intensity gas
    • 12:50 Networking lunch
    Revolutionizing the role and resources of green energy

    • 2:00 Exploring Hydrogen and its Derivatives in the Middle East
    • 2:20 Panel: building the hydrogen ecosystem: where will the demand side industries thrive? • Global and regional trends in the hydrogen market
      • Demand projections for hydrogen in different sectors (transportation, industry, power generation, etc.)
      • Role of hydrogen in decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors
      • Investment trends in the hydrogen sector
      • The use of ammonia as transportation
    • 3:00 Securing finance for viable projects – the steps to FID • Sources of financing for hydrogen projects public, private, multilateral
      • Financial incentives and subsidies for hydrogen development
      • Role of public-private partnerships in financing hydrogen infrastructure
    • 3:20 Chair's closing remarks
    • 3:30 End of MPGC

    MPGC in numbers

    Bringing together global market leaders to leverage on high level dialogue, knowledge sharing, networking opportunities and business development potential, MPGC attracts over 300 attendees from over 50 countries globally.

    Conference Co-Chairs

    Saif Al Falasi_NEW.jpgH. E. Saif Humaid Al Falasi,
    Group Chief Executive Officer, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) LLC

    In his role as Chief Executive Officer of ENOC Group, His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi spearheads the implementation of the Group’s business growth strategy and operational excellence locally and internationally, in alignment with the vision and plans of the Government of Dubai.

    A 40-year veteran in the Oil & Gas industry; H.E Al Falasi has been instrumental in the evolution of ENOC to become a reputable and leading integrated energy player. He plays a key role in driving ENOC’s sustainable operations by nurturing an organizational culture that adopts clean energy in power generation and efficient utilization of assets across the Group’s operational units.

    In 2019, H.E. Al Falasi received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the inaugural Middle East Energy Awards for his immense contributions to the energy sector. He also received an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering by Heriot-Watt University in Dubai as a recognition to his four decades of significant contribution to the energy industry in the region.

    dave-ernsberger_100.jpgDave Ernsberger,
    Head of Market Reporting & Trading Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Dave Ernsberger is Head of Market Reporting and Trading Solutions at S&P Global Commodity Insights. Based in London, he is responsible for managing Platts commodity price benchmarks worldwide, including market reporting, news coverage and exchange relationships, from well-established markets like oil and gas through to emerging market environments like new Energy Transition commodities and recycled materials.

    Dave has served in a variety of roles at Platts, including Head of Oil Content; Editorial Director for Asia (based in Singapore), and Houston Bureau Chief. He joined Platts in 1996 as a metals reporter in London, and launched coverage of Europe’s then-deregulating gas and electricity markets in 1999.

    MPGC 2024 Advisory Committee members:

    Hesham Ali Mustafa.pngHesham Ali Mustafa,
    Managing Director-Shared Services Centre, Group HR and NBD, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) LLC

    Hesham Ali Mustafa is Managing Director of Shared Services Centre, Group HR & New Business Development (SSC, GHR & NBD) at ENOC Group. He is responsible for running the Group’s core multi-functional segment through strategic management and operational development, delivering significant value to the organization through skilled governance, service excellence and cost optimization measures, while generating revenue through international business expansion through the Group’s New Business Development role.

    Hesham has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector. He joined ENOC Group in 2001 as Project Manager for ENOC’s refinery in Jebel Ali, then went on to manage ENOC’s gas business (EMGAS) & international business development, before his current appointment.

    He is also spearheading ENOC’s digital transformation strategy through ‘Next’, ENOC’s accelerator program, designed to unlock growth opportunities and tackle challenges in the energy sector through building new digital ventures for business-to-business and consumer categories.

    Fereidun Fesharaki.jpgDr. Fereidun Fesharaki,
    Chairman, FGE

    Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well- recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s. He was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the International Advisory Board of ENEOS Holdings. He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). In 1995, he was elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. He received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. He has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council beginning in 2008 and most recently re-appointed by the US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm in 2022.

    John Roper.JPGJohn Roper,
    CEO Middle East,  Uniper Global Commodities SE

    John Roper is CEO Middle East, at Uniper Global Commodities SE’s, where he is responsible for furthering the development of Uniper’s commodities and corporate portfolio in the Middle East. He is an Energy Executive with 40 years’ experience in the energy industry working for independent energy and utility companies. He has spent the last 30 years in Regional Company Management and Business Development focused on the Middle East where he has a proven track record of delivering material projects. He has held several senior positions in the International Upstream, Trading, LNG and Hydrogen businesses. John has served as a Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit and Risk Committees of Caithness Petroleum PLC, a private Oil and Gas company in the UK and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of other offshore companies in the Middle East, North Africa and the Caspian.

    Renu Sharma,
    GM Middle East JV’s and Aviation & Country Chair – UAE, Chevron

    Renu Sharma is responsible for the International Products joint ventures and aviation business in the Middle East. She has 27 years of experience in a variety of roles of increasing responsibilities in Chevron. Over the course of her career, she steadily progressed through a series of downstream roles ranging from Marine Fuels, Supply and Trading, and managing the defense fuel and storage requirements globally outside the US. Between 2011 and 2017, Renu was based in Singapore, Chevron’s headquarters for the Downstream & Chemicals business operations in Asia Pacific. While in Singapore, Renu held the roles of Advisor to the President of International Products and General Manager of Special Projects and Joint Venture Board governance.

    In 2019, Renu was recognized as the first female country chair in Chevron in the middle east. In 2022, Renu was honored as one of Middle East’s most inspirational women in leadership.

    Lyn Tattum.jpgLyn Tattum,
    VP & Head of Events, Training & Media, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Lyn Tattum is Vice President, Head of Events, Training, and Media, at S&P Global Commodity Insights and Publisher of Chemical Week. Lyn’s early career was as a journalist, publisher, writer, and interviewer in the global chemical Industry. She is well known within the international chemical and plastics industry, interviewing CEOs, chairing conferences and roundtables, and regularly attending global industry events, where she has pioneered discussions on Sustainability, ESG and Diversity.

    Lyn recently launched The Chemical Leadership Circle to connect industry CEOs worldwide with critical information, providing an opportunity to network, raise awareness of key issues, and exchange ideas at a time of critical global change in economy, politics, society and business.

    MPGC 2024 Confirmed Speakers

    H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei  Image.jpegHis Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei,
    Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates

    H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei has held the position of the Minister of Energy since March 2013 before the Ministry turning in the Ministerial Formation of 2017 into the Ministry of Energy and Industry. In July 2020, the Ministry grew even bigger when merging with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, including the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, and the Federal Transport Authority Land & Maritime to become The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. His Excellency has eminent management experiences in the field of corporate management in several sectors including shipbuilding, defense systems, petroleum services sector, oil and gas, and the real estate development sector. Besides his Ministerial responsibilities, His Excellency holds the following positions: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Emirates General Petroleum Corporation; Member of the Supreme Petroleum Council and Executive Committee of the Council; Member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of Mubadala Investment Company; Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Nawah Energy Company, and Barakah One Company; as well as member of the Board of Directors of Dolphin Energy.

    Saif Al Falasi_NEW.jpgAhmed Alebri,
    CEO, ADNOC Gas

    Ahmed Mohamed Alebri is the Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Gas, a large-scale, integrated gas processing company and a subsidiary of ADNOC, one of the world's largest integrated energy companies. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Acting CEO of ADNOC Gas Processing, the UAE’s major supplier of natural gas and gas related products, and as Acting General Manager of ADNOC Industrial Gases, the UAE’s supplier of nitrogen and liquid oxygen to the oil and gas sector. His professional experience spans 18 years in the oil and gas industry. With deep technical and engineering expertise, Alebri has managed the delivery of multi-billion dollar capital projects and has accelerated the implementation of innovation in engineering services, AI and digital technologies to enable the sustainable growth of the UAE’s hydrocarbon value chain. Alebri is focused on creating a culture that fosters sustainability across the business and its processes, steering the company with innovation and dedication. A resilient and forward-looking leader, Alebri has overseen major business transformations during periods of change with an emphasis on people engagement, while maintaining a strong focus on execution and business performance. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Abu Dhabi University, UAE and a Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri, US.

    Mark ThomasMark Thomas,
    Group Chief Executive, Bapco Energies

    Mark Thomas is Group Chief Executive, Bapco Energies. Mark Thomas is a veteran operating executive with a record of transformative leadership and value creation across the globe. Over his 40-year career with bp, Mark developed a deep knowledge of board and executive processes, strategic transactions, commercial optimization, front-line operations, and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance. He has a strong appreciation for the nuance of global business, having lived and worked in nine countries and conducted business in 20 others.

    Ashwani Dudeja, President & Director (Green Hydrogen & Ammonia), Acme Group.jpgAshwani Dudeja,
    Group President & Director, Green Hydrogen & Ammonia, Acme Group

    Ashwani Dudeja is President and Director for ACME Group, leading the green hydrogen and ammonia business. Ashwani has nearly 30 years of marketing and business development experience in the energy sector and has worked across Asia and Europe in various functional and leadership roles. He has contributed to the development of gas and power markets, enabling policies, and regulatory frameworks by leveraging his rich global experience. Prior to joining ACME, Ashwani was heading the global LNG marketing business for ADNOC. Previously, he has worked for over 20 years with Shell and BG Group, and his last role was as the Country Head for Shell Energy India responsible for gas, LNG and power business of Shell in India.

    Capt Mohamed Al Ali, Senior Vice President, Offshore Logistics, ADNOC Logistics & Services.jpgMohamed Al Ali,
    Senior Vice President, Offshore Logistics, ADNOC Logistics & Services

    Captain Mohamed Al Ali is the Senior Vice President, Operations (Offshore Logistics) at ADNOC Logistics and Services (L&S). In his current role at ADNOC L&S, he oversees the commercial logistics and operational activities of the ports, offshore supply and support fleet to provide end to end Offshore Logistics Solution to the customers including Warehousing, Material Handling, Port and Offshore Supply Operations. He has over 27 years of successful experience in oil and gas and shipping. He started his career as a deck cadet with National Gas Shipping Company Ltd (NGSCO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADNOC in 1996, and rose to become the first UAE National Master on an LNG carrier in 2008. Captain Al Ali was the Senior Vice President Ship Management at ADNOC Logistics and Services (L&S) since 2013. In his previous role at ADNOC L&S, he was overseeing the operations of ADNOC L&S’ shipping fleet, including LNG and LPG carriers and oil tankers as well as chemical, Sulphur and dry bulk carriers and containers. He spearheaded a number of joint energy efficiency and optimization projects.

    Gary Ross.jpgGary Ross,
    Chief Executive Officer, Black Gold Investors

    Dr Gary Ross, founder of PIRA, an international an international energy consulting firm retained by some 550 companies/governments in more than sixty countries around the world which was formed in 1976 and acquired by S&P Global in 2016. Dr. Ross spent roughly two years at S&P Global Platts as Head of Global Oil Analytics and Chief Energy Economist and is currently the CEO of Black Gold Investors LLC, a family investment company. Dr. Ross is a leading authority on worldwide energy markets. He led PIRA from its inception, building it into one of the most important firms in energy market analysis. He was responsible for short- and long-term oil market forecasts, overseeing all of the group’s published research. He is renowned for his accurate projections of major oil market price moves. He advised many governments on energy markets and energy policy issues, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President, Boeing Middle East, Turkiye and Central Asia.jpgKuljit Ghata-Aura,
    President, Boeing Middle East, Türkiye, Africa and Central-Asia

    Kuljit Ghata-Aura is president of Boeing Middle East, Türkiye, Africa and Central-Asia (METACA). He is responsible for coordinating all companywide activities in the region and developing and implementing country and regional strategies. Ghata-Aura focuses on government affairs, new business and industrial partnership opportunities, corporate citizenship projects, expanding the Boeing presence and strengthening company relationships with customers and other stakeholders. Ghata-Aura joined Boeing in 2010 and has progressed through several leadership positions. He most recently served as vice president and assistant general counsel for Boeing Global Services, from its inception in July 2017. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the strategy and activities of the legal and compliance teams including business structuring, transactional support, litigation and governance.

    OliviaOlivia Azadegan,
    Energy Transition Director, Clean Air Task Force

    Biography coming soon.

    Russell DMERussell Robertson,
    Chief Commercial Officer, Dubai Mercantile Exchange

    Russell Robertson joined the Dubai Mercantile Exchange in 2019 in a Strategic Development role in Dubai before becoming the Chief Commercial Officer now situated in Singapore, bringing his extensive knowledge and experience of Exchange Traded Derivatives amassed from 25 years in various roles across the full trade life cycle from Trading to Clearing. Prior to the DME, Russell was part of technology and operational product development with CME Group in London, leading a number of new product initiatives across a range of asset classes. Prior to this he held a similar role at ICE Clear Europe following a 10-year career as a Multi Asset Proprietary Derivatives Trader. In early 2024, DME announced that Saudi Tadawul Group would acquire a 32.6% stake in DME Holdings Limited, the parent company of Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), becoming the joint largest shareholder alongside CME Group. The investment by Saudi Tadawul Group brings together world-class strategic partners and expertise to accelerate DME’s growth potential, including CME Group, the Oman Investment Authority, and Dubai Holding alongside global financial and commercial shareholders. The partnership will unlock further opportunities in the energy, metals, and agricultural commodity markets and support the ongoing transition to a sustainable economy through the launch of next-generation derivative contracts.

    Ali Shehab, Global Director of Special Projects & Services, DNV Maritime.jpgAli Shehab,
    Global Director of Special Projects & Services, DNV Maritime

    Ali Shehab is DNV Global Director of Special Projects & Services - Maritime. His role is to streamline the regional and global ongoing projects and services, as well as, development of market share and strengthen the position of DNV in the maritime and oil & gas industries. Ali is a maritime professional actively serving the maritime industry for the past 38 years. He is also Member of the Board of Trustees of Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy and Member of Industry Advisory Board for the Marine Engineering Technology Programme at Sharjah Maritime Academy.

    RenaRena Rzayeva,
    Manager Group Procurement & Supply Chain (Fuel), Emirates

    Biography coming soon.

    Iman Nasseri.JPGIman Nasseri,
    Managing Director, Middle East FGE

    Dr Iman Nasseri, Managing Director - Middle East, is based in Dubai. He received his PhD in Economics in the United States, focusing on energy economics, in 2013. In FGE, he is primarily focused on downstream oil and NGLs. Iman is responsible for Middle East oil research; he also works closely with the refining team and has been involved with FGE’s Annual World Refining Outlook since 2014. Since Jan 2018, as MD of Middle East, Iman has been in charge of the FGE analysis and coverage of the Middle East for oil, NGLs, and power. Iman holds a Master’s degree in Energy Systems Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He previously worked for Iran’s Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES), the research arm of the Ministry of Petroleum. Before relocating to FGE-London in 2014 as a full time consultant, Iman joined FGE's Hawaii office in 2009 on a part time basis, where he was involved with several refining and gas-related projects.

    Carsten_Ladekjr_100.pngCarsten Ladekjaer,
    CEO, Glander International Bunkering

    Carsten Ladekjaer is CEO of Glander International Bunkering. He has worked in the bunker industry since 1995. Since then he has held various Chief Executive roles in different companies, all operating worldwide serving customers with Bunkers, Marine Lubricants and Risk Management solutions. Lately, his current employer Glander International Bunkering has ventured into New Fuels & Carbon Markets, in which they serve customers from all over the world with products and advisory services. With his extensive background, Carsten is a sought after & well-reputed speaker and panellist at industry events around the world..

    Ed Morse (1).jpgEd Morse,
    Senior Advisor, Hartree Partners

    Biography coming soon.

    Alexander IBIAAlexander Prokopakis,
    Executive Director, IBIA

    Alexander Prokopakis is the Executive Director of IBIA. Under the direction of IBIA’s Chair and Board he is leading the Secretariat, heading all the activities of the organization and he is responsible for the overall management of the Association. Alexander was the founder, CEO and the architect of probunkers. Prior to founding probunkers, he served Mamidakis Brothers Group as a senior executive, leading all of the Group’s Shipping, Bunkering and Aviation activities, through its respective companies: JetOil, JetTank and STYGA Compania Naviera. Mr. Prokopakis has over 25 years of professional experience in leadership positions, over which he has attained deep knowledge and expertise mainly in the industry of shipping and bunkering.

    Bosoni_Toril_180x180.pngToril Bosoni,
    Head of Oil Industry and Markets Division, International Energy Agency

    Toril Bosoni is the Head of the Oil Markets Division at the Paris-based International Energy Agency and has been tracking international oil market developments for the IEA for over two decades. She is the editor of the agency’s flagship Oil Market Report and Medium-Term Oil Market Report. She is also a regular contributor to the IEA’s World Energy Outlook and World Energy Investments and plays a lead role in the agency’s essential work on energy security. Toril obtained her BA in International Economics & Business Administration at the American University of Paris (AUP) and has undertaken extensive training in econometrics and energy economics. Toril is originally from Stavanger, Norway.

    dave-ernsberger_100.jpgGauri Singh,
    Deputy Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

    Gauri Singh is the Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency. Ms. Singh brings more than 30 years of experience in policy, advocacy and project implementation within the field of renewable energy and sustainable development from India and the internationally. Prior to joining IRENA, Ms. Singh worked within India’s federal government and at the apex level within provincial government. Federally, she was responsible for leading the development of the National Solar Mission of India policy in 2010, an early policy framework designed to drive solar power development across the country. At the Madhya Pradesh provincial Government, Ms. Singh steered rural development providing strategic planning and implementation guidance across the state for large initiatives. Her work involved poverty reduction and sustainable development within rural communities.

    Badar Munir Chaudhry.jpgBadar Munir Chaudhry,
    Head of Energy Sector, Mashreq

    Badar Munir Chaudhry is the Head of Energy Sector at Mashreq's Corporate and Investment Banking Group in Dubai. Mr. Chaudhry has over 25 years experience, starting as a Relationship Manager for Large Corporates at Mshreq. Mr. Chaudhry was tasked by Mashreq to setup the Energy Sector where he is currently overseeing a portfolio of Corporate Relationships operating in the Energy Space. Mr. Chaudhry has been successful in building upon Mashreq strong credentials & market excellence in the Trade Finance domain; all the while enriching the product and services applicable for the Sector. Mr. Chaudhry is adept at managing corporate relationships by offering wholesale corporate banking solutions, including structured trade finance, receivables finance, and corporate finance. His many accomplishments include origination of landmark Corporate Finance transactions which have been awarded multiple awards and recognitions.

    FreidrichFriedrich Danzinger,
    Vice President Refining JV Management MEA, OMV Downstream

    Friederich Danzinger is Vice President for the OMV Downstream assets in the MEA area and manages the asset part of the non operated ventures of OMV, ADNOC Refining and PARCO Pakistan. He is also board member of the Pakistan Refinery and Pipeline companies PARCO and PAPCO. Friedrich has joined OMV since 1991. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP, PMI) and has conducted several executive management courses at IMD, ASHRIDGE.

    Scott Nelson.jpgScott Nelson,
    President & Head of Trading, Refinery Feedstocks & Products, Reliance International Limited

    Scott Nelson is President and Head of Trading Refinery Feedstocks & Products for Reliance International, based in Dubai. Scott traded for Cargill in Singapore and Geneva. He joined Total in Geneva where he traded middle distillates globally before becoming global trading head for Socar Trading SA in Geneva. Prior to joining Reliance, he was President of Oil and gas for BP Middle East & East Africa. Scott has a degree in economics from the University of Melbourne.

    Patrick Dugas.jfifPatrick Dugas,
    Vice President, LNG Trading, TotalEnergies Gas & Power

    Patrick Dugas is Vice President LNG Trading in TotalEnergies Gas & Power Limited (TEGP), based in Geneva and is currently managing the worldwide Trading LNG Portfolio of TotalEnergies with the offices of Geneva, Singapore and Houston. He is also working in coordination with the LNG Shipping division and the Business Development of the global LNG activities of TotalEnergies. Patrick has been involved in LNG industry for more than 15 years with past experience in power, emission & natural gas trading. He also previously run the West African Trading desk of TotalEnergies Trading SA in Geneva dealing with refined products as LPG, kerosene, gasoline, gasoil, fuel and bitumen. He has over 20 years of global experience in the energy industry with a particular focus on Risk Management.

    MaryamMaryam Ali AlBalooshi,
    UAE lead Negotiator for Aviation Climate Change- Environment Manager, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority

    Biography coming soon

    Peter AbdoPeter Abdo,
    Chief Commercial Officer LNG & Global Origination, Uniper Global Commodities SE

    Peter Abdo is Chief Commercial Officer, Global LNG for Uniper Global Commodities UK Ltd. He is responsible for the Uniper portfolio spanning LNG trading, origination & shipping, renewable PPA's and international hydrogen. Peter has over 25 years of global commodity experience working in Europe, Asia and the United States.

    Michael CurranMichael Curran,
    Global Head of Carbon, Vitol

    Michael Curran is Head of Emissions Trading at Vitol, who has established its carbon trading desk. Previously he held various trading positions at Cargill across the company’s energy and sugar business. Curran holds a degree in PPE from Oxford University and an Executive MBA from Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management.

    Kieran Gallagher.pngKieran Gallagher,
    Managing Director, Vitol Bahrain

    Kieran Gallagher joined Vitol in 2003 and has over 20 years’ experience in an oil trading environment.  Prior to a move to Bahrain in 2012, he worked in both Vitol’s London and Singapore offices, fulfilling roles across the clean product slate.  He is currently Managing Director of Vitol’s Bahrain office which is the base for much of the company’s Middle East and East African trading business and operations. Kieran holds an MA in Economics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

    Carlos Pascual-2023.jpgCarlos Pascual,
    SVP Global Energy & International Affairs, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Carlos Pascual leads the integration of geopolitics, energy, climate change and markets for S&P Global Commodity Insights. He works with clients globally on the geopolitical challenges and opportunities that drive energy security, sustainability and affordability. Mr. Pascual also leads S&P Global Commodity Insights businesses in Latin America. Mr Pascual was previously US Ambassador to both Mexico and Ukraine and was Special Assistant to the US President for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia on the National Security Council. As the former US Energy Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs at the State Department, Mr. Pascual established and directed the Energy Resources Bureaus and served as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State on energy issues. Earlier, Mr Pascual created the position of Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization in the State Department, establishing the first civilian response capacity to conflicts. Mr Pascual is also a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council.

    Deb Ryan - 200x200.jpgDeb Ryan,
    Head of Emissions Insight, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Deb Ryan is the Head of Emissions Insight for S&P Global Commodity Insights, a division of S&P Global and the leading provider of information and benchmarks for the energy and commodities markets. Based in Denver, Deb leads the team which focuses on emissions analytics and insights across global commodity markets. Deb brings almost 20 years of emissions, carbon and upstream oil industry experience, having worked in different roles at S&P Global, oil and gas operators, and in consulting. Deb also joined the Colorado University at Denver faculty in 2022, teaching “Carbon Markets for Business” as part of the Global Energy Management Masters program. Deb is a Professional Engineer in Colorado and Texas with a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering, both from Curtin University in Australia, and an MBA from Penn State, US. Deb serves on the International Board of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and previously served as the Treasurer for the Women’s Energy Network Foundation.

    Jim Burkhard, Vice President, Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights.jpgJim Burkhard,
    Global Head Crude Oil & Mobility Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Jim Burkhard, Vice President, Oil Markets, Energy & Mobility at S&P Global, is recognized as one of the world’s top analysts on global oil markets, scenarios, and on the future of energy and transportation. Jim has over 25 years of experience in energy market research and analysis. He is responsible for the development and coordination of S&P Global (previously IHS Markit) research, insights and messages for global and regional crude oil markets and energy scenarios. His expertise covers geopolitics, industry dynamics, global energy demand and supply, and mobility trends. Jim is a principal leader in the creation and development of global energy scenarios that bring together the entirety of the firm’s energy research to form an integrated global outlook for the future of energy.

    Daniel Evans SPG CI.jpgDaniel Evans,
    VP, Global Head Fuels & Refining, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Daniel Evans is Global Head Fuels and Refining at S&P Global Commodity Insights. The team Daniel leads is responsible for our global and regional short-term refined product supply, demand, price and margin outlooks and detailed downstream market research. Daniel’s team also contributes to long-term forecasting efforts and delivers global base oil and lubricants and fuel retail research. Daniel has been involved in developing our work on the future of energy and mobility and lead studies focused on decarbonization pathways for trucking, aviation and shipping.

    Eleonor-Kramarz-400.jpgEleonor Kramarz,
    VP, Energy Transition Consulting, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Eleonor Kramarz leads Energy Transition Consulting within S&P Global. Eleonor has sixteen years of experience delivering multi-million-dollar consulting engagements across the value chain of energy. She has led private companies, governments and NOCs through large stakeholder's process to define their strategic direction around Energy Transition and emission management. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Eleonor was the Chief Customer Officer at a SaaS operating in energy sector. Before that, she was a Director within Wood Mackenzie gas and power Americas Consulting group. She started her career as a Consultant for Arthur D Little in London Eleonor holds a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering, First Class Honours, from Imperial College, London. She spent her Senior Year in Carnegie Mellon University, where she was on the Dean’s list. She worked on her final year project with Shell R&D where she was awarded the Shell Prize. She speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

    Michael Stoppard 150.jpgMichael Stoppard,
    Global Gas Strategy Lead, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Michael Stoppard is Global Gas Strategy Lead & Special Advisor with S&P Global. He is a member of the S&P Global Commodity Insights (SPG_CI) Leadership Team and also sits on the gas, power and climate solutions management team. Previously, he spent a decade as Chief Strategist Global Gas at HIS Markit, and Vice Chairman CERAWeek, the world’s premier annual energy conference. Prior to that, he led the global gas team at IHS CERA.

    Rahul Kapoor-360.jpgRahul Kapoor,
    VP, Head of Shipping Research & Analytics, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Rahul Kapoor is the Global Lead, Shipping Analytics & Research at Fuels, Chemicals, and Resource Solutions (FCRS) for S&P Global Commodity Insights. Based in Singapore, he heads an integrated shipping analytics research and data science teams. As a business lead, he is responsible for the growth of analytics products in Cargo & Vessel Intelligence and Freight Market Analytics. AA subject matter expert in the maritime industry and financial markets, Rahul is a thought leader with proven credentials in market analysis forecasting, shipping economics, and commodity market developments. He is a regular speaker at major conferences and client events lobally and is frequently interviewed by both print and visual media. Most recently, he was at Bloomberg Intelligence and earlier headed Drewry Financial Research Services Ltd. He has also worked as a senior equities analyst at RS Platou Markets and Nomura.

    Shane WhippleShane Whipple,
    Low Carbon Analytics - Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Shane Whipple is a Low Carbon Markets Analyst on S&P Global Commodity Insights Energy Transition team, currently focused on upstream/downstream oil production and flaring emissions. During his tenure at S&P Global, Shane has worked as a data analyst to automate our internal natural gas and LNG models. He’s also worked as a data visualization analyst to create user interfacing BI dashboards for North American natural gas, Global Integrated Energy Model and Freight Rate Shipping Routes. Prior to working at S&P Global, Shane worked for the Department of Environmental Quality as an Emissions Inventory and Modeling Engineer.

    Sophie Byron, Global Director, Biofuels Pricing, S&P Global Commodity Insights.jpgSophie Byron,
    Global Director, Biofuels Pricing, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Sophie Byron is Global Director biofuels pricing at S&P Global, based in London she heads a growing team of market reporters. Sophie’s team are responsible for benchmark ethanol and biodiesel coverage across the globe as well as the new and dynamic markets such as sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel. In addition the biofuels pricing team also assess and publish prices on key feedstock markets such as used cooking oil, sugar and vegetable oils. Sophie spent eight years based in Houston, TX leading the S&P Global Platts Americas Agriculture pricing team, with a team of 10 full -time pricing specialists that covered the benchmark biofuel, renewable fuel, sugar, oilseeds and grain markets in North and South America. Sophie joined S&P Global in 2010 as a front line price reporter in the London oil team focusing on refined products. Under her tenure Platts has expanded into renewable fuel, grain and oilseed coverage in America, Brazil and Argentina. Sophie holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The University of Nottingham, and a master’s degree in international finance from Kingston University.

    Kang Wu Kang Wu,
    Global Head of Oil Demand Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Kang Wu has decades of analytics, consulting and research experience for studies of energy security, demand, supply, trade and policies as well as energy transition with a special emphasis on oil and gas. Kang currently heads global macro and oil demand research at S&P Global Commodity Insights and is a member of the Global Leadership Team. Prior to that, he was a program director and senior research fellow at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in charge of research on global oil, gas and coal markets with a particular focus on the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa. Kang previously held vice chairman, managing director, senior advisor, senior fellow and other roles for many years at FGE, an international energy consultancy, and the East-West Center in the US, a research institution established by the US Congress, conducting economic, energy and environmental studies on the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America.

    Philip Vorobyov.jpgPhilip Vorobyov,
    Director, Global Gas & LNG Consulting, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Philip Vorobyov is Consulting Director for Gas and LNG at S&P Global. He has over 20 years of experience in energy company strategy and business development with a focus on global gas markets. He was formerly head of business development and communications at JKX Oil & Gas, an independent E&P company with operations in Ukraine, Russia and Hungary. Prior to that, Philip worked for TNK-BP Gas & Power division where he performed a number of senior roles including head of strategy, business development and regulatory affairs. He was also Associate Director for Russian and Caspian Energy at Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA). Philip holds an MA from Harvard University and a BS from Georgetown University.

    Sanjay SharmaSanjay Sharma,
    Vice President, Head of Global Chemical Consulting, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Sanjay Sharma is Head of Global Chemical Consulting for S&P Global Commodity Insights. He is responsible for managing the Global Chemical Consulting team, developing Chemical Consulting Strategy, and ensuring its successful implementation. Sanjay has more than 30+ years of experience in the industry with extensive consulting, energy transition, strategy development, feasibility studies, competitive analysis, M&A, and due diligence experience. He has actively participated in developing strategy, improving business performance, developing and managing joint ventures and alliances, and engaging in mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Sanjay worked for five years for SABIC where he held an investment planner position. Prior to that Sanjay worked for ten years for IPCL (now part of Reliance Industries Limited) where he held a variety of Polyolefins project and operations roles. In addition to a consulting role, Sanjay has conducted several training courses and is a frequent speaker at various industry forums. Sanjay received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration.



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