MPGC 2018 Speakers List 22 - 24 April 2018, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

Conference Co-Chairman

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki


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.

Dr. Fesharaki received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He joined the East-West Center in 1979 and led the energy program for some two decades.

In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies)—Japan’s largest oil company. 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. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In 2008, he was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. He received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. He 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. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors.

Mr. Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri

Marketing, Sales and Trading Directorate, ADNOC
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Topic: ADNOC Marketing in Transition: The Path Forward
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 10:30am – 11:45am

Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri is the Marketing, Sales and Trading Director, at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). He is responsible for achieving the best commercial value from ADNOC’s crude, gas and petroleum products, the expansion of the client base and opportunities in tune with market dynamics. He oversees the activities of ADNOC Distribution to ensure security of supply for the domestic market in a timely and efficient manner. He is also responsible for ADNOC’s strategic storage overseas and enhancing the company’s global presence through AMI.  

Prior to becoming Marketing, Sales and Trading Director, Al Dhaheri, held the position of Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution.AS CEO of ADNOC Distribution, he spearheaded the rise of the company into one of the top six most innovative organizations globally and was the recipient of the Oracle Oil and Gas Industry Excellence Award, in 2012. During his tenure as CEO, ADNOC Distribution received a number of international awards, including the prestigious STEVIE Award for best “Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year” in 2011.

In addition to being Sales and Marketing Director, Al Dhaheri is a member of the Boards of Directors of ADNOC ADNOC Logistics & Services (previously NGSCO, ADNATCO), ADNOC Refining & ADNOC Distribution. He is also a member of several external Boards of Directors.

Al Dhaheri, who began his career in the oil and gas industry with ADNOC, in 1994, holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from California Baptist University, in the United States.

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Nizar Al-Adsani

Chief Executive Officer
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
Safat, Kuwait

Mr. Pedro Miró Roig

Vice Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer
Madrid, Spain

Mr. Alan Haywood

Chief Executive Officer
BP Global Energy Trading
London, UK

Mr. Christopher Bake

Member of the Executive Committee
and Head of Origination
Vitol Group

Mr. Yuji Saita

Director & Senior Vice President
Supply & Trading Division
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Kiyoshi Homma

Director & General Manager of
Overseas Petroleum
& Gas Department
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd
Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Ali Nazar Faeq Al-Shatari

Deputy Director General
State Oil Marketing Organisation
National Representative to OPEC

Mr. Keith Martin

Chief Commercial Officer
Uniper Global Commodities SE

All-Star Analysts/Investor

Dr. Edward Morse

Global Head of Commodities
Citi Research
New York, USA

Dr. Jeffrey Currie

Global Head of
Commodities Research
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
New York, USA

Mr. David Fyfe

Chief Economist
Gunvor Group
Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Paul Horsnell

Head of Commodities Research
Standard Chartered
London, UK

Mr. Alp Ercil

Founder and CIO
Asia Research & Capital Management

Featured Speakers

Mr. Mazin Al Lamki

Chief Operating Officer
Mubadala Petroleum
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mr. Qasem M. Al Kayoumi

Manager Technical Centre Unit
Technical Centre, ADNOC
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mr. Dave Ernsberger

Global Head of Energy Pricing
and Co-Head of Content
S&P Global Platts
London, UK

Mr. Hari Dattatreya

Global Oil Director
Royal Vopak
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Andrew Walker

Vice President
LNG Strategy & Communications
Cheniere Marketing Ltd., UK

Dr. Jeffrey Brown


Dr. Jeff Brown, as President, leads FGE’s oil and gas consulting teams. He is based at our Asian headquarters in Singapore, working closely with FGE consultants in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Jeff re-joined FGE from JP Morgan where he was Executive Director, Global Commodities Research/Strategy, working closely with clients globally. He was a regularly featured speaker at JP Morgan events and published widely on energy markets. Aside from his previous management roles with FGE, Jeff also served as Senior Oil Analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris, where he was co-author of the monthly Oil Market Report. During this time, he developed the IEA’s short- to mid-term oil demand forecasting framework and led research examining oil/gas interfuel substitution. Before the IEA, he was a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu where his primary emphasis was LNG Markets East of Suez. Jeff has a Ph.D. in Economics.

Dr. Brown is the author of many articles in industry, economic, and policy journals and widely cited as an energy expert, including interviews with The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and appearances on news channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg. He delivers numerous speeches and conducts specialized briefings around the world each year. He also regularly leads commercial advisory services and projects focusing on downstream oil and LNG.

Dr. Dawood Nassif

Board Director of BAPCO and
Advisor to the Minister of Oil
Kingdom of Bahrain

Mr. Olivier Denappe

Managing Director
Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME)
Dubai, UAE

Mr. Geir Mjelde

Chief Executive Officer
SKS (Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group)

Mr. John Roper

Head of Middle East
Uniper Global Commodities SE
Dubai, UAE

Mr. Hashem Al Refaei

Marketing Strategy
& Performance Unit
Marketing & Sales Directorate
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mr. Adel K. Almoayyed

Member of the Board
The Bahrain Petroleum Company
Kingdom of Bahrain

Mr. Burhan Al Hashemi

Managing Director
International Marketing
Emirates National Oil Company
Dubai, UAE

Mr. Atsushi Fujii

General Manager
Middle East / Africa Oil & Gas Business
Mitsubishi Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Shahriar Fesharaki

Executive Vice-Chairman
and Managing Director

Ms. Fatema Al Nuaimi

Senior Vice President
Supply Chain Management
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mr. Cuneyt Kazokoglu

Head of Oil Demand Forecasting
and Long-Term Service
London, UK

Mr. Mehdi Chennoufi

General Manager,
LNG Origination & Business
Development East of Suez
Shell Eastern Trading Pte. Ltd.

Mrs. Ruya Bayegan

Board Member
Instanbul, Turkey

Mr. Rashid Al Mazrouei

Marketing Manager (LNG)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mr. Rizwan Sheikh

Strategy & Business
Development Unit
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Iman Nasseri

Acting Manager - Middle East
Senior Consultant
FGE London

Mr. Siamak Adibi

Principal Consultant &
Head of Middle East Gas Team
FGE London

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