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One of the important takeaways from the recent COP26 was that in order to get to net-zero it is necessary to focus on two most promising areas - carbon capture and storage and clean hydrogen production. The Global H2 and CCS Forum will further explore the benefits and challenges of developing the hydrogen economy and currently available carbon capture and storage solutions. There is a lot of buzz around hydrogen, however, for it to become a true carbon-neutral energy solution, the producers have to ensure it’s clean production and this is when carbon capture and storage technologies take center stage. The Forum will dive into the latest technological developments, ongoing and upcoming projects as well as market forecasts of the growing hydrogen sector and carbon capture and storage project trends.
The forum will gather all relevant stakeholders from energy companies, government and research sectors as well as solution providers where experts will have an opportunity to present their perspective, share latest findings and raise important questions. Ultimately, the Global H2 and CCS Forum will contribute to laying further commercial and technological foundations for the cleanest energy source of the future and it’s not to be missed!
Throughout the years of experience, ALJ Group has tested and tailored an interactive platform, where participants are able to engage in a fruitful debate and take full advantage of networking with the speakers and the audience. In addition to an informative conference with top experts, the participants get an exclusive opportunity to also attend an exhibition where carefully selected solution providers showcase their cutting-edge technologies and innovations. We invite all stakeholders and energy enthusiasts to join the Forum, get valuable insights, learn about the future of the energy industry, and start new business partnerships.
Head of New Business & Services, Storengy
Business Development Director Energy, Tractebel
Senior Lead Government & Public Affairs / Head of Office, OCI
Principal Process Engineer EMEA, McDermott
Senior Policy Advisor, Eurogas
Business Development Director, KBR
Head of LNG Commerce, AB Klaipėdos Nafta
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Snam
Director of the Research and Innovation Department, PGNiG
Deputy General Manager, Hydrogen Business Department, Chiyoda Corporation
Green Hydrogen Ambassador, IAHE
Director, Energy Sector, ING Bank
Managing Director for Hydrogen, EDP Renewables
Head of Policy and Communications, OGE
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Alvaro Delicado worked for Enagas at their commercial department as Account Manager, after 3 years he began a cofounder of Scale Gas, a company Powered by Enagas established in 2017, to invest, build, operate and maintain LNG small scale infrastructures especially focus on remote areas and LNG for transport sector (Bunkering / Filling stations). Actually he is managing the development of terminals and bunkering projects. Started his career, after graduation as Industrial Engineering, on an inspection company, after 5 years working on this sector he changed to Middles Distillates and Biodiesel Imported Company for the Spanish market as associate on Premier Oil, an exclusive agent for Mercuria Energy Trading at Spain, working with the mayor oil companies.
Dr Watson is the Secretary General of Eurogas, a role he has held since January 2019. Eurogas is
the association representing the European gas wholesale, retail and distribution sectors.
Prior to taking the helm at Eurogas, Dr Watson was the Chief Executive Officer of SolarPower Europe, the European solar industry association. Before joining SolarPower Europe, Dr Watson worked as the Director of Public Affairs for Weber Shandwick, specialising in energy and trade policy. Before coming to Brussels, Dr Watson worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat on a European Commission project on trade and sustainable development based in Ethiopia. Earlier in his career James worked for various UK government bodies in London and worked as a lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Manchester.
He holds a Ph.D in International Trade and Environmental Law from the University of Leeds, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Daryl Wilson is a versatile leader with more than 35 years of progressive industrial management experience in environmental technology, operations, manufacturing, human resources, product development, and organizational change developed in world class organisations, including Dofasco, Toyota, and Zenon Environmental. For the last 14 years, Daryl Wilson served as CEO of Hydrogenics, a leading provider of advanced hydrogen solutions.
Omar Bedani is Manager for Commercial Operations for Fired Heaters and Hydrogen Technologies at Wood since September 2019. He got a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and he joined the legacy Foster Wheeler in 2003 as Process Engineer for Fired Heaters. Being involved in the development of Fired Heaters projects, Omar built up a significant experience in designing Steam Reformer Heaters for hydrogen production before a move for almost 3 years to the Project Management for the same product line. Omar also spent 6 years as Business Development Manager for Hydrogen Production technology and Fired Heaters, two of them assigned to the Abu Dhabi office.
Sven started his professional career in 1994 in Tractebel. Over a period of 25 years he was project and product manager for energy different kind projects from inception up to commercial operation in several departments of Tractebel. He now manages the Business Development and Sales activities for Energy for the whole Tractebel group. In this position he specially focusses on hydrogen and is responsible for the strategy of Tractebel for being a frontrunner in developing hydrogen ecosystems energizing a carbon neutral future.
Arkadiusz Sekściński holds a PhD in social sciences (political science) from the University of Warsaw. He was the organiser of the Internal Security study programme focusing on Energy Security, and a lecturer in such subjects as “Poland's Energy Policy”, “Energy Policies of Contemporary Countries”, “Renewable Energy Sources” and “Planning and Financing Investment Projects in the Energy Sector”. Author of research articles in Polish and English. He received his Master of Business Administration an MBA Energy programme at Lazarski University.
He held a scholarship from the Foundation for the Development of the Education System (University of Bergen, Norway), the Leonardo da Vinci Programme (the Białystok Province Regional Office, Brussels, Belgium), the Socrates – Erasmus Programme (Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece).
Mr Sekściński started his professional career in the energy sector in 2007, working as a consultant in companies providing advisory services to businesses operating in the heat and power sector. From 2011, he served as director and member of the Management Board of the Polish Wind Energy Association. In 2016, he joined PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A. where, as Vice President and acting President of the Management Board, he supervised investment projects, innovation, operation of generation assets, communication, human resources and security. He served as president of special purpose vehicles responsible for the construction of onshore wind farms and development of wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea. He was also Head of the Photovoltaic Development Programme at the PGE Group.
Mr. Arkadiusz Sekściński is employed at the University of Warsaw as an lecturer (he is currently on unpaid leave).
Vice President, Chief Development Officer, supervises and coordinates the Company's operations with respect to:
1) innovation and growth projects involving PGNiG S.A.,
2) analysing and monitoring opportunities to obtain EU funding for the Company's operations;
3) oversight of standardisation activities at the Company,
4) development of technical assumptions, rules, norms and standards for the gas area,
5) operations of the PGNiG Central Measurement and Testing Laboratory.
Andrew Clifton is the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of SIGTTO (The Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators Ltd), he has over 30 years experience in the liquefied gas shipping industry. This includes 19 years at sea, three years as master, mainly on liquefied gas carriers, a first class honours degree in shipping operations and shore managerial experience over the last 12 years. The latter includes three years working at the UK's Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), marine superintendent with Golar LNG, almost two years in the SIGTTO Secretariat as a Technical Adviser and over five years in Indonesia with BP as LNG Shipping manager for the Tangguh LNG project.
Andrew was also the SIGTTO Panel chairman from October 2008 until becoming GM.
Andrew Clifton is the eighth SIGTTO General Manager. He is also the youngest General Manager and the first General Manager who was formerly a Technical Adviser at the Society.
Roxana is the Deputy Secretary General of GIE, a position she's held since 2017. GIE is the voice of the European gas infrastructure operators, including gas pipelines, storages and LNG regasification terminals, and it has 70 members from 26 European countries. Prior to joining GIE, she worked for the Romanian gas transmission operator Transgaz, where she was responsible for the company's engagement with EU and governmental bodies. Roxana holds a Master's Degree in Business in German language from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, with exchange semesters in Germany and Russia. Since 2020, Roxana is assisting EU-Russia Energy Relations and visiting lecturer at Energy Markets MBA at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania.
After studies focused on economics, finance and international relations Felicia Mester went on to specialise in regulation and energy. After working for the non-banking financial regulator of Moldova on the MD-EU Association Agenda, she joined the energy sector via her position with the Global Solar Council where she worked on renewable energy policy files and communication strategy. Following this, she joined Eurogas where she focused on EU internal gas market regulation, taxation and hydrogen technologies.
Felicia Mester joined Hydrogen Europe in February 2021 responsible for carbon market reform, hydrogen regulatory framework and renewable energy policy files.
BS in Chemistry (University of Navarra) MS in Chemical Engineering (Florida State University) with PMP certification and 20 years of international experience managing innovation projects related to renewable energies, energy storage (batteries and hydrogen) and sustainable mobility (batteries and hydrogen).
Isabel is the CIO of Ignis Energía and has managed international innovation projects for companies such as ROHM AND HAAS, FAGOR EDERLAN or ACCIONA in their European and US headquarters. Isabel has also been coordinator of the Electric Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Platform of the Government of Navarra. She is a European evaluator (H2020 program, INEA, Maire Skłodowska-Curie) and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Selected as expert for 3 European platforms Expert of the European Technology & Innovation Platform for the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (ETIP SNET), EIT Urban Mobility and Battery Europe (ETIP Battery).
Participant as expert in the area of sustainable mobility and new technologies in the Science in Parliament initiative.
Visiting Professor at the University of Navarra, Public University of Navarra and University of Zaragoza.
Member of the European association: Women in Green Hydrogen.
Fellowships: Santander W50: The Next Generation of Leading Women, BatteryMBA, Florida State University.
James has over 17 years industry experience and has been part of McDermott's Liquefaction Studies team since 2012. He is currently LNG Technology Manager at McDermott and has held lead positions on multiple LNG liquefaction and LNG regasification projects across studies, pre FEED, FEED, EPC and performance testing of LNG facilities. James is a key member of McDermott's Energy Transition initiatives. He is a regional SME for McDermott's Net Zero Facilities and Low Carbon Engineering, an active member of the hydrogen workgroup at McDermott, and is the Technology Lead for Hydrogen Liquefaction Development.
Juan Ramón Arraibi, PhD in Telecommunications Engineering. His professional life has been divided into 2 different stages: an initial stage, in the Telecommunications sector, holding various positions and ending
as Marketing Director at Euskaltel.
The next stage has been in the Energy sector, starting as General Manager of Naturgas Energía Comercializadora, later General Manager of Naturgas Energía Distribución and Chief Operating Officer in Nortegas, and currently Director of the Nortegas Chair of Renewal Gases in the University of the Basque Country. During this period he has combined his dedication to the company with teaching at the School of Engineers in Bilbao, where he has been a professor.
Andy Marsh joined Plug Power as President and CEO in April 2008. Under his leadership, Plug Power has led innovation, bringing the hydrogen fuel cell market from concept to commercialization. Early on, Marsh identified material handling as the first commercially viable market targeted by Plug Power. Today, the firm's fuel cell solutions are leveraged by world leaders such as Amazon, Walmart, and Carrefour to power industrial electric vehicles.
As CEO, Marsh directs all aspects of the organization's objectives, and is focused on building a company that leverages a combination of technological expertise, talented people and focus on sales growth.
Mr. Marsh is a prominent voice leading the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. Nationally, he is the Chairman of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, and sits as a member of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Tactical Advisory Committee (HTAC). Internationally, Mr. Marsh represents Plug Power in their role as supporting members of the Hydrogen Council, a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies.
Germain Hurtado is Hydrogen Project Director. He is in charge of the flagship project HyPSTER project Hydrogen Pilot Storage for large Ecosystem Replication. He holds different positions in the energy sector from North America, Africa and Europe. He has extensive experience in management of infrastructural projects in energy. Previous work experience in ENGIE was Financial and Head of Strategic Partnerships Manager for TWI project.
Akachidike (AkaChi) Kanu has 20+ years of career experience in the petroleum and energy industry with deep technical and management expertise in New Ventures and Asset Development, Engineering, Projects and Operations Management. He has authored/co-authored many technical papers widely published and referenced in the industry and academia, mainly in gas field development, flow assurance and offshore engineering. He frequently speaks at major international conferences and events. AkaChi holds a MS in Engineering Management and a B.Eng. (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and Federal University of Technology, Yola Nigeria, respectively. He also serves as Guest Lecturer and External Supervisor at two leading engineering and business schools in Africa and Europe.
Ana Quelhas is the Managing Director for Hydrogen at EDPR, leading the Group's strategy on the renewable hydrogen business. Prior to that, Ana was the Head of Energy Planning at EDP, being responsible for supporting the Executive Board of Directors in the decision making processes, contributing with a long term perspective of the energy sector and an integrated vision of the company across businesses (renewables, conventional electricity generation, retail and distribution) and geographies (mainly Europe, US and Brazil).
Before joining EDP, Ana worked in the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission, in Brussels, supporting the development of the strategic research agenda in the field of energy. Prior to that, she was at the California Independent System Operator providing strategic energy consultancy to the wholesale power market and grid operator in the State of California.
Ana holds a PhD with distinction in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. She also holds a master's degree in Economics and a master's degree in Engineering from the same university, being graduated from the University of Porto with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Julien Breton is Head of New Business & Services. He is in charge of developing new business streams and third-party services related to Undergound Natural Gas storage (performance optimization & conversion to CCS, pure H2 and H2 blending), Underground Hydrogen Storage, and Syngas production. He has more than 10 years of experience on various positions within ENGIE's infrastructures. Previous work experience was in GRDF (French natural gas Distribution System Operator) as Advisor to the CEO.
Josh Carmichael, as Vice President of Hydrogen at Wood, has more than a decade of experience in the renewable energy field and is considered a leader in both the renewable energy and transport sectors. He has advised some of the world's largest corporations and governments and delivered key global projects and policies for both hydrogen and large-scale grid batteries in Asia Pac, Europe and Africa.
Børre Stokholm is an Investment Director at Equinor Ventures (EV), the corporate venturing arm of Equinor, Norway. Børre has been with EV since 2011 and leads the origination team for hydrogen, which is part of EV's broader investment mandate within start-ups for the energy transition, with USD 750 million expected to be invested over the period 2021-2025. He has originated and executed many investments in Europe and the U.S., serving on the boards of a diverse set of companies such as Upwing Energy (Cerritos, CA.), Data Gumbo (Houston, TX) and Lithium de France (Bischwiller, France). Børre holds a MSc of finance from HEC in Paris and lives in Trondheim, Norway.
James is responsible for driving growth and business
development in green hydrogen at bp. He is driven by the
opportunity to reshape the global energy sector with
concrete projects contributing to bp's net zero ambitions.
James recently joined bp after two years leading acquisitions and investments in ENGIE's green hydrogen business unit based in Paris. Prior to this he spent most of his career at Macquarie Group, more recently leading transactions in various commodities sectors in the US and Europe.
James spent the early part of his career based in Australia in risk management covering infrastructure transactions.
Minh Khoi Le is currently leading the hydrogen research at Rystad Energy, as part of the Global Energy System research team. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, focusing on emissions at The University of New South Wales, Australia and has authored articles and papers published in renowned international peer-reviewed journals, covering topics ranging from fundamental scientific research to industrial engineering applications. After a few years in Japan working in the automotive industry, he moved to carry out research in renewable energy in APAC region before taking up hydrogen research.
Claudia Patricolo is the Editor-in-chief of CEENERGYNEWS, the English-speaking news portal entirely dedicated to the energy industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Trained as a journalist in Italy, she worked for different media outlets covering foreign policy, business, investments and macro-economy. After starting her career in Rome she moved to Paris, where she worked at Le Monde. Now she lives in Budapest from where she previously covered the CEE region as Deputy Editor of Emerging Europe, a UK-based news, intelligence and community platform. Her areas of expertise include energy, climate change and business in CEE.
Cornelius is a well-respected leader and investor in the renewable energy industry and built several
successful clean energy businesses and start-ups within Middle East and Africa. He has extensive
board level experience from 10 years in Deutsche Bank (among others, youngest board member in
Deutsche Bank Italy Group) and several leading renewable energy organisations and associations via
pro bono work as well as different startup companies.
By building the international shareholder and partner network of Dii (Desertec Industrial Initiative), he was at the forefront of the renewable energy revolution in North Africa and the Middle East. A keen entrepreneur and investor in emerging markets with recognitions such as “Solar Pioneer 2015” for the Middle East, he is lecturing at several universities including St. Gallen and is a regular speaker at international conferences. He holds an MBA (Dipl. Kaufmann) from University of Passau, and speaks German, English, Italian, French and Russian.
His experience ranges from M&A transactions, asset management, developing utility scale renewable energy projects (including mid-market with private PPAs), pay-as-you-go solar to energy efficiency, including ESCO projects and new business models. Some of the projects and companies were executed in challenging settings or countries. He has led sizable organizations both in startup environments and blue-chip companies and has raised funds from angel investments to USD 100m+ projects with institutional investors. “I am glad to be able to work in renewable energy which is also my passion – we can genuinely make an impact with many different things and help people, to make our planet a better place. Having new challenges every day is fantastic and many more mountains to be climbed!”
His leadership experience is marked by pioneering investment position in the emission-free technologies:
- Vice Chairman & Investor, Enteria Energietechnik GmbH
- Board Member & Investor, Solarway
- Board Advisor & Investor, Enerwhere
As Vice President of Business Transformation for TechnipFMC, Benoit applies the strengths of 30,000 employees to the 3 pillars of TechnipFMC in New Energies: Hydrogen, Floating Wind and Greenhouse Gas Emissions reductions.
Over the past 18 years, Benoit has successfully managed changes and challenges at each level of the energy industry, from the management of complex USD 1B+ international projects in Europe and Africa, to the leadership of complete business units from marketing to after-markets.
“Energy Transition is our biggest challenge. Change shall arise from within the Energy Business, using our people's know-how and expertise.”
In August 2019, Maan was appointed as the Manager of Technical Services Department (TSD) of Saudi Aramco's subsidiary in Europe, Aramco Overseas Company BV (AOC), headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands. TSD Manager is responsible about the Quality Management Division, Engineering & Technology unit, satellite Research & Development Centers for Upstream and Downstream business lines located in Delft, Paris, Aberdeen & London in addition to his role as Project Management Team Regional Director covering all Aramco projects in Europe, Africa, Middle East and part of Asia.
Maan was also appointed as Aramco Indonesia President back in October 2020 where his responsibility is to manage the operation of Aramco project management team in Indonesia.
Maan graduated from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KSA) in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.
Maan started his career at Aramco as Process Engineer in Berri Gas Plant, the 1st gas plant in Saudi Aramco. Thereafter, he joined Shaybah NGL Program where he acted as Project Engineer & Operation Rep working with the engineering contractor's offices in the UK & South Korea. Later, he joined Facilities Planning Department for five years where he led several capital program and projects for the company and acted as Budget Director and Division Coordinator. On the last two years prior to joining AOC, he was the Energy System Division Head part of Process & Control System Department within Engineering Services.
Experienced in Gas Processing, Sustainability, Decarbonization, Energy Transition, Energy Efficiency, Digital Transformation, Non-metallics Technology Development, Quality Management, Engineering Studies, Technology Scouting, Upstream/Downstream Reserch Centers Management, Gas Plant Operations, Operational Excellence & Project Management.
Since 02/2021 Policy Advisor at Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), Brussels
2020 – 2021 Regulatory and Public Affairs at ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH, Leipzig
2019 Internship State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Department of European Affairs
2017 – 2018 Internship evopark GmbH, Cologne, Operations & Marketing Department
2016 Internship Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf, Controlling Department
2016 Internship wellenreiter.tv GmbH, Cologne, Marketing & Communication Department
2014 – 2015 Student job at ara Shoes AG, Langenfeld
2014 Statistics Project at UCB Pharma GmbH, Monheim
2012 Internship Rheinische Post, Langenfeld
2018 – 2019 Master in European Studies, Maastricht University
Specialisation: European Politics and International Relations 2014 – 2017 Bachelor of Economics, University of Cologne (Grade: 1.9)
Supplementary Section: Business Administration 2006 – 2014 Konrad – Adenauer – Gymnasium, Langenfeld
A Level (Grade: 1.5)
2002 – 2006 Primary School Don – Bosco, Langenfeld
Giulia Branzi is the Head of Climate Policies at SNAM, one of the world's leading energy infrastructure operators and one of the largest Italian listed companies in terms of market capitalisation. Prior to joining SNAM, Giulia has worked as a regulatory economist for the UK water and energy regulators Ofwat and Ofgem, as well as at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, covering energy policy and regulatory issues across the Bank's Countries of Operation in Central Asia.
Luca Mancuso is Senior Manager of the Specialist Engineering & Consulting business of the Wood's Milan office. Luca joined Wood in 2000 and he is now responsible for the consultancy services of the operating unit, serving various market sectors, including oil & gas, conventional power, renewables, chemicals, petrochemicals.
A special focus of the last years has been on all those market sectors related to the energy transition, supporting customers on topics like decarbonization, green and bio products production, fuel switching, etc.
Previously, Luca had the opportunity to develop a deep experience in the design of fossil-based power and chemical generation plants, covering all engineering phases of several projects worldwide, including all major companies and international organizations.
Amir Sharifi is the Chief Investment Officer of Hy24, the world's largest investment platform
dedicated to clean hydrogen managing the first-of-its-kind Fund: The Clean H2 Infra Fund.
He initiated Hy24 as Energy Transition Lead of Ardian, a world-leading private investment
house ($125bn of Assets Under Management).
Amir will seat at the board of Enagàs Renovable, the joint platform of Hy24 and Enagàs for clean hydrogen development in Spanish speaking countries.
Amir has 20 years of investment and energy experience of which 15 years with Ardian where he participated to develop a renewable energy platform of 7.5GW capacity by 2021, as well as strategic energy transportation/storage infrastructures in Europe.
Amongst other roles within Ardian, Amir also created the Ardian foundation to promote social mobility around the world by supporting deserving youth through scholarships, cultural activities and mentoring, and headed Ardian's corporate development group.
He started his career as a strategy consultant specialised on utilities and market due diligences.
Amir also published a piano album and co-authored an essay on oriental spirituality.
As an energy analyst with more than 14 years experience, Seyed Mohsen Razavi was
involved and led several energy projects including energy modelling, energy-related
feasibility analysis and energy economy analysis.
After the graduation in Energy Systems Engineering, he began his career in upstream oil and gas sector when he joined a drilling company and contributed to many energy projects such as drilling wells for geothermal energy and underground gas storages. In 2009, he moved to the Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES) that is a research institute based in Tehran where he became involved in many energy modelling projects and analysis.
In 2016, he joined Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) as Energy Technology Analyst where he is in charge of gas supply modelling and developing technology scenarios within the framework of GECF Global Gas Outlook (GGO). So far, he contributed to five revision of the annual GGO in the energy modelling process. He has been the author of the gas supply chapter in GGO, and he developed different scenarios, including the Technology Advancement Scenario (TAS), Energy Transition Scenario (ETS), and Hydrogen Scenario (HS).
Gottfried was appointed CTO, Chief Technology Officer at GKN Hydrogen when the business launched in May 2021, after being member of the GKN Powder Metallurgy Executive Team since 2014, from which GKN Hydrogen was first created. In this role Gottfried has made an extraordinary contribution since the very beginning and has taken over leadership for technology development, the creation of the entire value chain and the creation of the first GKN Hydrogen production site in Bruneck. After joining GKN in 1997 as Production Segment Leader, Gottfried was appointed to the role of Plant Manager, Bad Brückenau in 2006 and in 2008 he took on the role of Vice President of Operations and joined the Regional Management Team. In 2009 he took on the responsibility of RPPC and launched the regional Program Management Organization and then was given additional responsibility for the China Operations and the Cape Town Plant (SA). He supported the integration of the newly formed Europe & Asia Pacific region and, in 2012, was appointed to Vice President Operations Europe GKN Powder Metallurgy. Gottfried has a certificate in Mechanical Engineering from an industrial high school in Bozen, Italy.
Babak has more than 22 years of process engineering experience in a variety of energy projects in different phases such as Conceptual design, Basic/Pre-FEED ,FEED and EPC. Babak currently serves as McDermott's Technical Process Lead for a number of Green Hydrogen initiatives and is involved in the development of the concept design for modularized large-scale green hydrogen plants with a focus on scaling up capacities, optimizing the Balance of Plant and improving overall plant efficiency . In addition, Babak provides subject matter expertise in other areas such as carbon foot print calculation.
After studying European Affairs and European Law at Warsaw University and at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Sara has worked as a Communication and Regulatory Affairs Specialist for Polish Oil and Gas Company where she was responsible for the works of the company's Brussels Representative Office. In 2009 she was seconded to the International Energy Agency and worked as a gas market analyst, contributing to the IEA's Gas Market Review and World Energy Outlook.
Sara has joined GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. in 2012 where she held the position as Communication Senior Specialist and then as Manager responsible for contacts with ACER for REMIT implementation. She was involved in the communications with the stakeholders on the Network Codes implementation and PCI process in Poland.
Sara joined ENTSOG in January 2017, where her role is to monitor regulatory and policy developments and lead the communications with ENTSOG's key stakeholders.”
I have a background in Structural Geology, with a MSc from University of Milan (Italy) and PhD jointly from Université de Lausanne and ETH Zurich (Switzerland) where, as junior researcher, I established scientific collaborations with institutions in Canada, Norway and US. I started my professional career in Scotland (UK) working for a small consultancy company specialized in structural geology services, then in 2012 I moved to Schlumberger (the biggest oilfield service company in the world) where I was appointed through the years to roles of increasing responsibility, from pure technical roles to technical management positions. I joined Snam in April 2021 as Senior Geologist and Underground Storage Solution Manager, with a specific focus on new gases.
Mr.Forget has started his career in 2003 with Air Liquide and has been dedicated to hydrogen energy since 2005. Throughout is 17 years career with Air Liquide, he has been active in all the main early markets; North America, Europe, and most recently in Asia. In November 2020, Mr. Forget joined Cummins as Global Sales and Business Development Director, Electrolysis. In November 2021, Mr. Forget Joined Plug Power as VP, Sales & Market Development Electrolysis, APAC.
Involved in the strategy, development of markets and dedicated H2E teams, Bruno has acquired a unique understanding of the whole H2 value chain on a global basis. He managed to convert theory into concrete projects. He has notably been involved in the developments of many key important partnership/ ecosystem projects such as Hype Paris taxis & STNE Logistics trucks in Shanghai, developed a JV for HRS manufacturing in China while realizing many significant pioneering H2E projects such as BC Transit, Walmart Canada & Carrefour France FC forklifts fleets (in conjunction with Plug Power) and Hybalance Green H2 project.
Bruno holds a BA degree in Chemical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal with a specialization in Marketing & Entrepreneurship. Back in 2018-19 he also followed an executive leadership program at the London Business School. He has been serving as a Director on the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA), Copenhagen Hydrogen Network (CHN) STNE and Hydrogenics boards.
M. Forget is the father of three kids (12, 10 and 7) and is currently based in Brussels. He will be relocating to Singapore mid-2022.
Mona is currently a Business Development Director of the Global Consulting arm of KBR in the Sustainable Technology Solutions business, an independent division of KBR focussed on energy transition, project development and investment related consulting and advisory. Mona has been working within the Global Advisory and Consulting team in a leadership position within Energy Transition, with a focus on strategic advice and project development.
Mona has 24 years of experience leading projects and transactions from an advisory, technical and broad sustainability/environmental perspective.
Mona specialises in strategy and business development in energy and infrastructure and brings several years of experience with leading energy clients globally. She works with clients in the renewable energy and oil and gas sectors, as well as with governments to realise the opportunities arising from these technologies. She has a strategic view across the entire value chain and the lifecycle of energy developments, specifically with respect to Energy Transition projects like CCUS and hydrogen.
Mona has a clear technical focus on industrial activities associated with energy related projects – up/mid/downstream oil and gas and energy transition. Her focus over the last 5+ years being Energy Transition markets, originating deals and strategic energy advisory consulting across existing major energy supply chains and governments.
Mona has deep expertise in gas/sour gas processing, including sulphur recovery, acid gas removal, dehydration, NGL extraction ,LNG, ammonia, hydrogen and carbon capture technology and their applications. Mona is also a Subject Matter Expert for Sour Gas Technologies and CCUS in KBR’s group wide directory of technical authorities
Henry has been a member of ING’s Hydrogen team since its inception in early 2020 with a focus on advising clients on raising capital for Hydrogen related projects as well as providing debt financing. Hydrogen forms part of ING’s wider New Energy Technologies offering. Henry joined ING in 2010 working in its structured finance Shipping team in London. Since then he has held roles within Offshore Energy finance from its New York office and since 2018 has been part of the bank’s Energy Sector coverage team based in Amsterdam, specialising in Mid&Downstream energy and infrastructure assets.
Niko Bosnjak – Ph.D. in European Climate Change Law. From 2012 legislative advisor for two members of German federal parliament. From 2017 energy policy manager, from 2018 head of regulatory and public affairs at ONTRAS in Leipzig. Since 2021 head of policy and communications at OGE in Essen.
Xavier is Senior Vice President Strategy, in Snam since 2018, investigating long
term future of energy scenarios, decarbonization pathways, innovation and
strategy transformation initiatives with focus on energy transition, renewable
gases, defining gas infrastructure new role and international expansion.
Before joinig Snam, Xavier has more than 10 years professional experience in McKinsey & Company, working in the gas and power sectors focusing on strategy and regulatory projects. Early promoter of the Cleantech initiative, he supported energy companies in Europe and in emerging markets (ASEAN and Latam) in defining their energy transition pathway and has been a senior member of a global network of practitioners focusing on knowledge development on energy and climate change.
Xavier holds a master’s degree in management engineering from the Politecnico di Milano University
Substantial experience in Energy i Telecommunication sectors (26 years of which 24 on managerial positions) in innovation and R&D areas, working with vertically integrated corporations. Focused on R&D&I project management, high-technologies implementation, new services development and SPVs. Projecting and implementing R&D&I processes on level of Capital Groups from Energy sector. Directly engaged in undertakings on electro-mobility (infrastructure) and hydrogen industry. Involved in collaboration both on strategic and operational levels with international partners e.g. Hydrogen Europe or Stanford University. Currently for 2,5 years responsible for Research & Innovation with focus on hydrogen and digitalization in oil and gas company.