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24th World Energy Congress Update: Ministers, Heads of Delegation, Press Registration

26th March 2019

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Started by the World Energy Council in 1924, the World Energy Congress is the largest and most influential energy event covering all aspects of the energy agenda. The event is an unique opportunity for participants and media to better understand energy issues and solutions from a truly global perspective.

Members of the press can now officially register!
All sessions are open to journalists and registration is free to editorial representatives upon verification of official press credentials. Read the full programme here! Bear in mind that the official conference language is English.
Please feel free to invite news, business and trade media outlets to cover the ground breaking insights that will be shared and to produce hundreds of business stories.

A new round of Ministers and Heads of Delegation have now confirmed their attendance to the 24th Congress (click on each image to view full size):








Left to right, top to bottom:

Hon. J.M. Gumbo: Minister of Energy and Power Development, Zimbabwe
Tom K. Alweendo: Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia
Dr. Siri Jirapongphan: Minister of Energy, Thailand
H.E. Joao Galamba: Secretary of State for Energy, Government of Portugal
Prof. Abubakar Sani Sambo: Special Advisor to the Nigerian President, Government of Nigeria

H.E. Arnoldo Wiens Durksen: Minister of Public Works and Communications, Government of Paraguay
H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama: Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs & Future, UAE
President Macky Sall: President of Senegal
H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima: Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy, Government of Equatorial Guinea

More confirmed speakers below:

Government speakers
  • H.E. Mustapha Guitouni, Minister of Energy, Government of Algeria
  • H.E. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy, Government of Burkina Faso
  • H.E.Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy, Government of the Russian Federation; Member Committee Chair, World Energy Council
  • H.E. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources, Government of Saudi Arabia
  • H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Government of Bahrain
  • H.E. Ibrahim Al-Muhanna, Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources, Government of Saudi Arabia; Vice Chair for the Gulf States/Middle East, World Energy Council
  • H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, Government of the United Arab Emirates; Member Committee Chair, World Energy Council
  • H.E. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State; Chief Executive Officer, Government of the United Arab Emirates; Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
  • H.E. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of Energy, Government of the United Arab Emirates; Chair, Congress Organising Committee, World Energy Council
  • H.E. Fatima Alfoora Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Water and Future Energy; CEO, UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry; Organising Committee of the 2019 World Energy Congress
  • H.E. Abbas A. Al-Naqi, Secretary General, Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)
  • Dan Brouillette, Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Energy
    H.E. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Electricity and Water, Government of Bahrain
  • H.E. Hala Adel Zawati, Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources, Government of Jordan
  • Abdulah Al-Akwa, Minister of Electricity & Energy, Government of Yemen
  • H.E. Joe Mizzi, Minister for Energy and Water Management, Government of Malta

IGO speakers
  • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Xiansheng Sun, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)
  • Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum
  • Mohammad Barkindo, Director General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • Martin Frick, Senior Director, Policy and Programme Coordination, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer, SE4All
  • Tareq Emtairah, Director, Department of Energy, UNIDO
  • Sergio Suchodolski, Director General on Partnership & Strategy, New Development Bank
  • Keiko Honda, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  • Riccardo Puliti, Senior Director, Energy & Extractives World Bank (WB)
  • Alfonso Blanco Bonilla, Executive Secretary (OLADE) Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE)
  • Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Energy & Natural Resources European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Luis Bertrán Rafecas, Secretary General, International Gas Union (IGU)
  • Richard G. Newell, President and Chief Executive Officer Resources for the Future (RFF)
  • Rhee Han Woo, Director, Korea Energy Agency
  • Ahmed Badr, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
  • Ms. Linda Wright, Chief Executive, New Zealand Hydrogen Association

  • Muqsit Ashraf, Managing Director & Global Head of Energy, Accenture Strategy
  • Carmen Becerril, Chief International Officer, Acciona
  • Paddy Padmanathan, President & Chief Executive Officer, ACWA Power
  • Jason Drew, President & Chief Executive Officer, AgriProtein Technologies
  • Ian Gardner, Director, ARUP
  • Lorenzo Simonelli, President & Chief Executive Officer, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
  • Martin Brudermüller, Chief Executive Officer, BASF
  • Atul  Sobti, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Steve Bolze, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Infrastructure Operations and Asset Management, Blackstone
  • Claudia Cronenbold, President, Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons and Energy (CBHE)
  • José Antonio Vargas Lleras, President, CODENSA; Chair, Communications & Strategy Committee, World Energy Council
  • Remi Eriksen, Group President & Chief Executive Officer, DNV GL
  • Johannes Teyssen, Chief Executive Officer, E.ON
  • Paul Ellis, Executive Chairman, Co-founder, Electron
  • Joanna Hubbard, Chief Operating Officer, Electron
  • Mohamed  Al Hammadi , Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)
  • Claudio Descalzi, Chief Executive Officer, ENI
  • Stefan  Dohler, Chief Executive Officer, EWE AG
  • Wendy  Green, Chief Executive Officer, Fusion Energy Holdings
  • René Bautz, Chief Executive Officer; Chairman Gaznat; Global Gas Centre
  • Russell Stokes, President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Power
  • Jérôme Pécresse, President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Renewable Energy
  • Eric Martel, Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-Quebec
  • Bernardo Vargas Gibsone, President, ISA
  • Scott  Schnipper, Managing Director, JP Morgan
  • Mohammed Jameel al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer, Masdar
  • Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Director (Chair), Nationale Organisation Wasserstoffund Brennstofzellentechnologie
  •  Peter Coleman, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Woodside
  • Lord Edmund John Phillip Browne, Executive Chairman, L1 Energy (UK) LLP
  • Wilson Ferreira Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Eletrobras
  • Richard Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer, CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd, Member Committee Chair, World Energy Council
  • Mohamed Arkab, Chief Executive Officer, Sonelgaz; Chair, World Energy Council
  • Dongwook Kim, Senior Vice President, Hyundai Motor Group
  • Nuno Silva, Strategic Projects Director, EFACEC Energy
  • Gurdeep Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC Ltd.
  • Francois Austin, Partner & Global Head, Energy, Oliver Wyman Group
  • David Martin, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Power Ledger
  • Norbert Schwieters, Global leader, Energy Utilities & Resources, PwC
  • Jeroen  van Hoof, Global Leader, Power & Utilities, PwC
  • Alexey Likhachev, Director General, Rosatom
  • Rolf Martin Schmitz , Chief Executive Officer, RWE AG
  • Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG
  • Charity Wanjiku, Co-Founder, Strauss Energy
  • Shigeru Muraki, Executive Advisor, Tokyo Gas Company Ltd.; Vice Chair for Asia Pacific/South Asia, World Energy Council
  • Luis Miguel Morelli, President, ANH
  • Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala, CEO & Founder, Bakulu Power
  • Mansoor Hamayun, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Bboxx
  • Richard Poulden, Chairman, Black Swan PLC.
  • Hando Sutter, Chairman of the Management Board, Eesti Energia AS
  • Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Electricité de France (EDF)
  • Marianne Laigneau, Group Senior Executive Vice President, International Division, Electricité de France (EDF)
  • Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman, ENGIE
  • Isabelle Kocher, Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE
  • Alessandro Costa, Sustainability, Communication & Sustainability, Falck Renewables S.p.A.
  • Satoru Katsuno, Chairman / President, Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan / Chubu Electric Power Company
  • Sampriti Bhattacharyya, Chief Executive Officer, Hydroswarm
  • Dany Qian, Vice President, JinkoSolar
  • John Hopkins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NuScale Power
  • Josu Jon Imaz, Chief Executive Officer, Repsol
  • Neil Bruce, President & Chief Executive Officer, SNC-Lavalin
  • Guenter Butschek, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Motors Group
  • Keith Martin, Member of the Board of Management, Chief Commercial Officer, Uniper
  • Almassadam Satkaliyev, Managing Director, Sovereign Wealth Fund - Kazyna; World Energy Council
  • Kıvanç Zaimler, Energy Group President; Vice Chair Sabancı Holding  / WEC Turkey
  • Veronica Garcia, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bitlumens
  • Sara Vakhshouri, President, SVB Energy International
  • Patrick Pouyanné, CEO, Total
  • Mr. Kim Yin Wong, Group Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Power
  • Mr. Takayuki Ueda, President & Chief Executive Officer, INPEX

Civil Society & Key Experts
  • Frederic Kempe, Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Council
  • Meagan Fallone, Chief Executive Officer, Barefoot College
  • Christian  Zinglersen , Head of Secretariat , Clean Energy Ministerial
  • Amy Myers Jaffe, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment; Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council On Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • Andreas Kuhlmann, Chief Executive, DENA
  • Ewald Hesse, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Web Foundation
  • Craig Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Friends of the Earth
  • Sandra Ro, Chief Executive Officer, Global Blockchain Business Council
  • Liu Zhenya, Chairman, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) & China Electricity Council
  • Xiansheng Sun, Secretary General, International Energy Forum
  • Tatiana Mitrova, Head of Energy Center , Skolkovo Business School
  • Yana Popkostova, Founder and Managing Director, European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis (ECEGA.EU)
  • Bernard Bigot, Director General, ITER
  • David Victor, Professor & Director of Laboratory on International Law & Regulation, University of California
  • Paul Kearns , Laboratory Director, Argonne Energy Labs
  • Steve Berberich, Chief Executive Officer, California ISO
  • Robert C.  Armstrong, Director, MIT Energy Initiative
  • Andrew Steer, President & Chief Executive Officer, World Resources Institute
  • Kenji Yamaji, Director-General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
  • Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General, Kuwait Foundation of the  Advancement of Science
  • Doug Arent, Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Jules  Kortenhorst, Chief Executive Officer, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Sean Cleary, Chairman, Strategic Concepts
  • Agneta Rising, Director General, World Nuclear Association
  • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Global Leader for Climate & Energy, WWF International
  • Ana Trbovich, Co-Founder, Energy Web Foundation
  • Loïc Fauchon, President, World Water Council
  • Paul Smith Lomas, Chief Executive, Practical Action
  • Adam Sieminski, President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Center (KAPSARC)
  • Astrid Alvarez, President, Grupo de Energia de Bogota (GEB)
  • Piyush Verma, Senior Energy Market Analyst, International Energy Research Center
  • Daniel Schmerler, Chairman, International Confederation of Energy Regulators
  • Jonathan Elkind, Fellow and Senior Adjunct Research Scholar Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA, University of Columbia
  • Ella Minty, Co-Chair of Energy Leadership Platform, Chartered Institute of Public Relations
  • Younkyoo Kim, Director , The Center for Energy Governance and Security at Hanyang University; Division of International Studies
  • Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

World Energy Council Global Leadership
  • Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht, Chair, Finance Committee, World Energy Council
  • Oleg Budargin, Vice Chair, Responsibility for Regional Development, World Energy Council
  • José Da Costa Carvalho Neto, Chair of the Programme Committee, World Energy Council
  • Ged Davis, Executive Chair, World Energy Scenarios, World Energy Council
  • Jean-Marie Dauger, Co-Chair, World Energy Council
  • Christoph Frei, Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council
  • Elham Ibrahim, Vice Chair for Africa, World Energy Council
  • Philippe Joubert, Senior Advisor, World Energy Council
  • Arthur Hanna, Senior Advisor to CEO, World Energy Council
  • Seetapathy Chander, Advisor, World Energy Council
  • Younghoon David Kim, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Daesung Group; Chair, World Energy Council
  • Leonhard Birnbaum, Member of the Board of Management, E.ON; Vice Chair, Studies Committee, World Energy Council
  • Robert Hanf, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations & Regulatory Affairs, Emera Inc.; Vice Chair for North America, World Energy Council
  • Gina Domanig, Chief Executive Officer, Emerald Ventures; Co - Chair, Innovation & Issues Monitor, World Energy Council
  • Philip Lowe, Executive Chair, World Energy Trilemma, World Energy Council
  • Jeroen van der Veer, Executive Chair, Dynamic Resilience, World Energy Council


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