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Energy Transitions in the Middle East and Turkey

Dubai |
Speakers include:
Ed Crooks

Ed Crooks

Financial Times

Mounir Bouaziz

Mounir Bouaziz

Royal Dutch Shell

Leila Benali

Leila Benali

Arab Energy Forum

Overview

Global energy markets are transforming rapidly, with significant consequences across the Middle East  and Turkey. In this third of four invitation-only FT-IFC energy infrastructure events, senior executives and decision-makers from across the region will review the emergence of renewable energy as well as opportunities in the oil & gas sector, and discuss strategies to navigate these changes.

Attendance is by invitation only.

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Agenda - 10th May

  • 1:30pm
    Opening remarks from the FT Chair
  • 1:40pm
    Welcome from IFC
  • 1:50pm
    Scene Setter: Global energy market shifts and consequences for the region

    Seb Henbest, Head of EMEA. Lead Author - New Energy Outlook, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • 2:20pm
    Panel 1: Renewable energy – how much of a disruptive force?

    This region has significant renewable energy potential that has yet to be harnessed at scale. What is the potential size of this market, and how much market disruption should developers and investors anticipate as they seek to move large projects forward? 

    Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO, ACWA Power

    Arif Özozan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Gama Holding 

    Andrea Panizzo, Head of Business Development for Europe and Middle East, Enel Green Power

    Sébastian Arbola, CEO, Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey Business Unit, ENGIE

  • 3:20pm
    Networking coffee break
  • 3:50pm
    Panel 2: Oil & gas – a sector in flux?

    As energy intensity declines, growth in Asia slows, and climate change gains attention worldwide, how is the oil & gas sector adapting? What does the development of shale gas mean for the region and where are the opportunities in the years ahead

    Mounir Bouaziz,Vice President, Commercial/New Business Development South America and Africa; Country Chair, Dubai and North Emirates, Royal Dutch Shell

    Leila Benali, President, Arab Energy Forum

    Jessica Brewer, Principal Analyst Middle East Upstream Oil and Gas, Wood Mackenzie

  • 4:50pm
    Leadership spotlight: how to navigate energy market changes
  • 5:30pm
    Close of forum & reception

Chair (1)

Ed Crooks

Ed Crooks

US Industry and Energy Editor
Financial Times

Ed Crooks was appointed US industry and Energy Editor in August 2010. Prior to that, he was Energy editor at the FT, based in London. Mr Crooks joined the FT in 1999 as Economics Editor, and then went on to become UK News Editor. Previously, Mr Crooks was an Economics Correspondent for the BBC, reporting on both television and radio. He started at the BBC as a researcher and producer and worked across several news programmes. He has also been a reporter and Editor for the Investors Chronicle as well as an Economic Analyst for the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Mr Crooks graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He regularly appears on national and international TV and radio.

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Mounir Bouaziz

Mounir Bouaziz

Vice President Commercial/New Business Development South America and Africa; Country Chair, Dubai and North.Emirates
Royal Dutch Shell

Mounir Bouaziz is Vice President, Commercial/New Business Development South America & Africa and Country Chair Dubai and Northern Emirates for Royal Dutch Shell. Mr Bouaziz has been with the Royal Dutch Shell for 25 years. Prior to his current position, he was Vice President, Upstream International MENA from 2009, having previously been in charge of overseeing the gas businesses in the Middle East and Latin America as part of Shell Gas and Power. Mr Bouaziz initially worked in Exploration and Production in Oman, the Netherlands and Gabon. He is a member of the Shell Commercial Academy as Commercial Deal Leader and a founding Board Member of (Junior Achievement) INJAZ-UAE. Mr Bouaziz obtained an Engineering degree from the French Grande L’Ecole Arts et Metier and an MBA from Webster University.

Leila Benali

Leila Benali

President
Arab Energy Forum

Leila Benali is an international expert in energy, strategies, investments and international relations. In this capacity she has contributed to drafting the hydrocarbons law in Iraq, advised on the national economic strategy in post-sanctions Libya and to the G20 response to the 2008 crisis and assisted in the creation of a gas company in a double-digit growing economy. She is currently responsible for energy policy in Saudi Aramco. Previously, she was Director for the Middle East and Africa at IHS, a global research and consultancy in security and energy. She has also served as a Professor at Sciences Po, and as an industrial engineer at Schlumberger. Dr Benali holds a MS in Industrial Engineering from Mohammadia Engineering School and the École Centrale Paris, in addition to a MS in Political Science and PhD Summa Cum Laude in Energy Economics from Sciences Po. She achieved distinction as "future leader 2016" by the Petroleum Economist as the personality most likely to shape the future of the industry, in the coming years.

Paddy Padmanathan

Paddy Padmanathan

President and CEO
ACWA Power International

Paddy Padmanathan is President and CEO, ACWA Power. A professional Civil Engineer with over 35 years of experience, he has served ACWA Power since 2005 from its beginnings as a startup to where it is today; a leading private developer, owner and operator of power generation and desalinated water production plants headquartered in Saudi Arabia. The company has an investment value in excess of US$32bn and can generate 23+GW of power and produce 2.5 million m3/day of desalinated water to be delivered on a bulk basis to state utilities and industrial majors on long term off-take contracts under public-private-partnership, concession and utility services outsourcing models. A graduate of University of Manchester, UK, Mr Padmanathan started his career as a consulting engineer delivering infrastructure projects financed by the national treasuries and multilateral financial agencies and moved on to develop privately financed power, water and wastewater projects in over a dozen countries. A substantial period of his career before ACWA Power was with Black & Veatch, a US headquartered multinational engineering and construction company where he served as a Vice President and Corporate Officer. Mr Padmanathan also serves on the board of directors of several companies all operating in the water and power sectors.

Arif Özozan

Arif Özozan

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Gama Energy

Arif Özozan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gama Holding A.Ş. An experienced executive in the energy sector, Mr Özozan launched his career in Belgium at Unit International in 1993, and served as Assistant Project Finance Manager, Business Development Manager, Project Manager, and Project Director. In 2003, he was appointed as the Executive Board Member of the company’s East Europe, Turkey, North Africa and Middle East Group. Mr Özozan joined Tynagh Energy Limited, Ireland, in 2004, where he assumed the post of CEO and Board Member and later became the Chairman of the Board. Between 2006 and 2010, he served as CEO and Board Member of Gama Enerji A.Ş. and was subsequently named as CEO of Zorlu Enerji A.Ş. In 2012 he was appointed as the CEO of Gama Enerji A.Ş., which is a joint venture equally owned by Gama Holding and General Electric Energy Financial Services. A.Ş. Mr Özozan graduated from Bilkent University with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1991, and earned his MBA at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1993. In 1995, Mr Özozan continued his postgraduate and doctoral studies at the Free University of Brussels in International Finance and Business Administration.

Andrea Panizzo

Andrea Panizzo

Head of Business Development for Europe and the Middle East
Enel Green Power
Sébastian  Arbola

Sébastian Arbola

CEO, Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey
ENGIE
Seb Henbest

Seb Henbest

Head of EMEA, Lead Author-New Energy Outlook
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jessica Brewer

Jessica Brewer

Principal Analyst Middle East Upstream Oil and Gas
Wood Mackenzie
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Venue

Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai
PO Box 6438, No. 1, The Palm Jumeirah
Dubai

United Arab Emirates


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Accommodation

We have arranged special rates at Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai during the Forum.

From AED 750.00 / night (single occupancy)

- Inclusive of daily breakfast.

- Inclusive of complimentary WIFI.

- Subject to applicable Service Charge and fees.

To book, please use this link and group code: FINANC1705

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