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     Confirmed Speakers for the Annual Meeting 2020 

Senior Vice President, Downstream

Abdulaziz Al Gudaimi

Abdulaziz M. Al-Gudaimi has been appointed as senior vice president of Downstream, effective May 1 2017, having previously served as acting Business Line Head for the business line. He had previously served as the vice president, Power Systems,…

Chief Corporate Service Officer, Oman LNG

Hamed Al Naamany

Hamed Al Naamany, currently the Chief Corporate Service officer for OLNG Since Dec 2019, comes with a rich and solid experience of 22 years in the Oil & gas Industry. He started his career in the oil Sector prior joining OLNG in 2000.

Director, HR Systems Support Department, Saudi Aramco

Haithem A. Al- Balawi

Haithem Al-Balawi, Director of HR Systems Support Department at Saudi Aramco where he has  been employed for the last 20 years. Haithem obtained both his BS degree in Electrical  Engineering and an Executive MBA from King Fahad University for…

CEO, Snam

Marco Alvera'

Marco Alverà, 44, is an Italian-American businessman and has been the CEO of Snam, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure companies, since April 2016.

Marco has 20 years of experience in Italy’s most prominent energy companies.…

Vice President of Energy Transition, Baker Hughes

Allyson Anderson Book

Allyson Anderson Book is vice president of energy transition for Baker Hughes. In this role she oversees Baker Hughes’ energy-transition strategy and works to develop new energy products and services that help lower carbon emissions while meeting…

CEO, Nigeria LNG

Tony Attah

Engr. Tony Attah is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria LNG Limited and the Vice President of Bonny Gas Transport.

CEO & Executive Director, Seplat

Austin Avuru

Austin Avuru is a key player in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. He started his career with NNPC in 1980, holding several positions including wellsite geologist, production seismologist and reservoir engineer during his twelve years in the…

CEO, Ecopetrol

Felipe Bayon

Felipe Bayón, 54, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ecopetrol Group, the largest oil and gas conglomerate in Colombia.

Bayón holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, and has over 28 years of experience in…

Vice President Projects- North Sea & Global Subsea, BP

Christine Benfield

In Christine’s role as Vice President Projects – North Sea and Global Subsea, she is accountable  for the progression of BP’s North Sea portfolio of upstream major projects (both category A & B), including the fast‐paced subsea tie‐back…

President, PESA

Leslie Beyer

Leslie Shockley Beyer is President of the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) in Houston, Texas. In this role, Beyer leads strategic and operational development of PESA’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission in…

Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Fatih Birol

Dr Fatih Birol has served as Executive Director of the IEA since September 2015. Under his leadership, the IEA has undertaken its first comprehensive modernisation programme since its creation in 1974. This effort focuses on three pillars:…

COO Production, Transformation & Carbon, BP

Gordon Birrell

Gordon Birrell is currently BP Upstream Chief Operating Officer: Production, Transformation and Carbon, and a member of BP’s Upstream Executive Team.

Gordon’s global portfolio includes accountabilities for:

Managing Director, Natural Gas Initiative, Stanford Univerisity

Naomi Boness

Naomi Boness (Ph.D.) is the Managing Director of the Natural Gas Initiative (NGI) at Stanford University, an affiliates program that conducts research on natural gas to maximize the environmental, social and economic benefits. Dr. Boness is an…

Projects & Technologies Director, Member of the Executive Committee Royal Dutch Shell

Harry Brekelmans

Harry Brekelmans is Projects & Technology (P&T) Director and a member of the Executive Committee of
Royal Dutch Shell plc.

President Exploration And Production, Total

Arnaud Breuillac

Arnaud Breuillac, 62, graduated from the Ecole 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 United Kingdom, Indonesia and…

Senior Vice President of Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

Mark Brownstein

Mark Brownstein is Senior Vice President of Energy at Environmental Defense Fund, and a member of EDF’s executive team. The goal of the EDF Energy Program is to bend the curve on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production and use by…

Managing Partner, Clareo

Peter Bryant

Peter Bryant is an executive business strategist with more than 30 years of experience developing and driving high-growth strategies for companies in the US, Asia Pacific and Europe. He has advised executive teams at a range of enterprises, from…

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company

Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor is the Vice Chairman and a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he also serves on the Board of Directors. He joined the Firm to advise clients on public policy issues across industry sectors, particularly where…

CEO, SBM Offshore

Bruno Chabas

Bruno Chabas joined SBM Offshore as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Board in May 2011 and became CEO in January 2012.

Member of the Board, NextDecade

Frank Chapman

Sir Frank Chapman has worked in the international oil and gas industry for some 39 years, culminating with his appointment in 2000 as Chief Executive of BG Group plc.

Under Sir Frank’s leadership the Group became a $60 billion…

Executive Board Member, National Petroleum and Gas Agency (ANPG)

Belarmino Chitangueleca


Senior Editor Oil News, S&P Global Platts

Nick Coleman

An editor and analyst of two decades’ experience, Nick writes and speaks on the oil industry and oil markets, with a focus on Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the Caspian. Nick joined S&P Global Platts in 2014 and is a regular contributor…

Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets

Helima Croft

Helima 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 that cover energy, metals and cross-commodity investor activity.…

Director Energy Tranisition Institute, Robert Gordon University

Paul de Leeuw

Paul is a senior industry leader and executive with over 30 years’ experience in the global energy sector. 

He has worked in a wide range of companies, including Shell, Marathon Oil, Amoco, BP, Venture Production and Centrica.

He is…

Chairman, Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company

Osama El Bakly

Board of Directors, Baker Hughes and Saudi Aramco

Lynn Elsenhans

Lynn L. Elsenhans is a retired executive that serves on the boards of directors of Baker Hughes Company, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Saudi Aramco, and the Texas Medical Center. 

President & CEO, Chart Industries

Jillian Evanko

Jillian is the President and CEO of Chart Industries, Inc (NASDAQ: GTLS), serving in this capacity since June of 2018. She joined the company in February of 2017 serving as the Chief Financial Officer. 

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation

Ali Faramawy

As a Corporate Vice President, Ali is a key member of Microsoft’s international leadership team and is focused primarily on the company’s strategy in emerging as well as high growth markets globally.

Formula 1 Executive

Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher has held senior roles in the high performance environment of Formula One motor racing for over 30 years. Today he is a Formula One analyst for international media and founder of a sports consulting business, Performance Insights…

Executive Vice President of Technology, Projects and Services, Chevron

Joe Geagea

Joseph C. (Joe) Geagea, 60, is Executive Vice President of Technology, Projects and Services, a position he has held since 2015. He is responsible for energy technology; delivery of major capital projects; procurement; information technology;…

Chief, Global Strategist, JERA

Hendrik Gordenker

Hendrik Gordenker is Director, Senior Corporate Vice President, Chief Global Strategist of JERA Co., Inc., a position he assumed in April 2019. Mr Gordenker acted as Senior Advisor and External Expert for JERA from its founding in April 2015 to…

CFO & Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Novatek

Mark Gyetvay

Mark Gyetvay is the CFO and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at NOVATEK. He is an 

Managing Partner, Silver Lake

Ken Hao

Ken Hao is Chairman and Managing Partner of Silver Lake and based in Menlo Park, CA. Ken has led investments in a range of technology industry leaders across a range of sectors and geographies. His investments have included Alibaba Group,…

Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President Research & Technology, Equinor

Sophie Hildebrand

  • Position: Senior Vice President in Equinor ASA since April 2019
  • Experience: Hildebrand has previously worked more than 20 years for BP, where she has held key exploration leadership positions in London, Houston, Calgary…
CEO, KBC Advanced Technologies

Andy Howell

Andy is responsible for KBC’s overall business and is a member of Yokogawa’s global executive team. He also heads KBC’s global products business. He is based in London, UK.

CEO, Solvay

Ilham Kadri

Ilham Kadri is CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Solvay, an advanced materials and specialty chemicals multinational based in Belgium, since 1 March 2019. Before Solvay, she was CEO and President of Diversey,  a  U.S.- headquartered…

Founder and CEO, Queen Anne's Gate Capital (QAG)

Kathleen Kelley

Kathleen Kelley is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Queen Anne's Gate Capital Management (“QAG”), a consulting firm focused on global macro and commodity markets research, advising some of the world's largest asset management firms, oil and…

Chief Production Development Officer, Petrobras

Rudimar Andreis Lorenzatto

Rudimar Andreis Lorenzatto has been working in Petrobras for 33 years.

Before this position, he has held management positions in several areas as Offshore Wells, Production Operations and Subsea Systems. Between 2013 and 2019, he was…

Chief Development, Operations & Technology Officer, ENI

Stefano Maione

Born on 23 April 1963 in Avellino, Italy. Chief Development, Operations & Technology Officer since 1 July 2019.

Stefano Maione was hired by Agip S.p.A. in 1991 as a Field Engineer, gaining significant experience in…

CEO, Iveco

Gerrit Marx

Gerrit Marx joined CNH Industrial and assumed the role of President Commercial and Specialty
Vehicles in January 2019. Ad interim he has also been appointed Commercial Director of the IVECO

Mr. Marx has some 20 years…

Founder & President, Rapidan Energy Group

Bob McNally

Bob McNally is the founder and President of Rapidan Energy Group, an independent energy consulting and market advisory firm based in the Washington DC area. He has over 29 years of government and market experience as an international energy…

CEO, Petoro

Grethe Moen

Grethe K. Moen is a graduate chemical engineer from NTNU in Trondheim (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). She has broad experience from both Norwegian and international petroleum operations.

Ms. Moen has held a number of…

Executive Adviser, Tokyo Gas

Sam Muraki

Sam Muraki joined Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. in 1972 after graduating from Applied Chemistry department of the University of Tokyo. He was appointed chief representative in New York from 1989 to 1994. From 1996 through 2004, he worked at Gas Resources…

President & CEO, Resources for the Future

Richard Newell

Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research institution that improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy…

EVP and President Director, INPEX Australia

Hitoshi Okawa

Hitoshi joined INPEX CORPORATION (formerly known as Indonesia Petroleum, Ltd) in 1994 following ten years with Japan China Oil Development Company in various domestic and international assignments.

In 1998, following four years in the…

Chief Financial Officer, Snam Rete Gas

Alessandra Pasini

Alessandra Pasini, born in Padova in 1973, has been Chief Financial Officer at Snam since November 2016, and Chief International & Business Development Officer since November 2019.

Co-CEO, Co-Chairman & Founder, Venture Global

Mike Sabel

Michael Sabel is a Co-CEO, Co-Chairman and founder of the Company. Mike has been Managing Partner of Venture Global Partners, LLC since 2010. Mike has over 24 years of experience in capital markets’ transactions including initial public and…

Chairman and CEO, NextDecade

Matt Schatzman

Matthew Schatzman was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) on February 1, 2018. Mr. Schatzman was subsequently elected Chairman of the Board of Directors effective June 4, 2019. He joined the company as…

CTO, Shell

Yuri Sebregts


Director of Research, Energy Aspects

Amrita Sen

Amrita Sen is the co-founder and Director of Research at Energy Aspects. She leads Energy Aspects’ analysis and forecasting of crude and products markets.

Amrita’s deep understanding of the complex relationships within the global energy…

Chairman and CEO,

Tom Siebel

Mr. Siebel is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of, a computer software company that provides a platform as a service (PaaS) and Software as a Servvice (SaaS) applications…

Chairman & CEO, Baker Hughes

Lorenzo Simonelli

TV Anchor, Bloomberg

Alix Steel

Alix Steel is the co-anchor of “Bloomberg Daybreak Americas,” Bloomberg’s flagship morning show focused on the important financial and global news of the day. Steel also anchors the weekly show “Bloomberg Commodities Edge,” a thirty minute…

Chariman & CEO, Noble Energy

Dave Stover

Dave Stover brings 40 years of oil and gas industry experience to his current role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Energy – a member of the S&P 500 and one of the nation's leading independent energy companies. He was…


Emad Mahmoud Sultan

Emad Mahmoud Sultan is the Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), since February 2019.
With over 11000 employees, KOC is one of the top ten producers of oil in the world, and the main revenue generator for the State of Kuwait…

Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Scottish Government

Paul Wheelhouse

Paul is a professional economist and, since 1992, had specialised in higher and further education markets, policy evaluation and economic appraisal and impact assessment of capital projects.

Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, United States Department of Energy

Steven Winberg

As Assistant Secretary, Steve Winberg is responsible for the management and oversight of FE’s research and development program, encompassing coal, oil, and natural gas, as well…

CEO, LNG Canada

Peter Zebedee

Peter Zebedee is the CEO of LNG Canada, a Shell-PETRONAS-PetroChina-Mitsubishi Corporation-Kogas Joint Venture. Prior to joining LNG Canada, Peter was Vice President Canada Manufacturing and GM Scotford at Shell. Peter brings more than 22 years’…

Vice Minister, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Murat Zhurebekov

Murat Zhurebekoc was born on 27th of June 1978 in Aktobe


2012 – 2013 – Harvard Business School, Program for Leadership Development, Boston, USA.
2002 – 2003 – «Strathclyde» University, MSc in Economic Management and…