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

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Conference Co-Chairman

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman
FGE

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

Director
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

Topic: KPC 2040 Strategy and Future Energy Outlook
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 10:30am – 11:45am

Mr. Pedro Miró Roig

Vice Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer
CEPSA
Madrid, Spain

Topic: CEPSA’s Experience in the Gulf Oil Markets
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 10:30am – 11:45am

Mr. Alan Haywood

Chief Executive Officer
BP Global Energy Trading
London, UK

Topic: Advancing the Energy Transition – Clear Priorities for a Changing World
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 10:30am – 11:45am

Mr. Christopher Bake

Member of the Executive Committee
and Head of Origination
Vitol Group

Topic: Global Market Developments and their Impact on the Middle East’s Energy Sector
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 11:45am - 1:15pm

Mr. Yuji Saita

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

Topic: Formation of JXTG, Japan’s Largest Refiner
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 11:45am - 1:15pm

Mr. Kiyoshi Homma

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

Topic: Challenges of Oil Industry in the Eco-friendly World
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 11:45am - 1:15pm

Mr. Ali Nazar Faeq Al-Shatari

Deputy Director General
State Oil Marketing Organisation
National Representative to OPEC
Iraq

Topic: SOMO’s Role and Strategies in Marketing of Iraqi Crude Oil & It’s Role in OPEC
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 11:45am - 1:15pm

Mr. Keith Martin

Chief Commercial Officer
Uniper Global Commodities
Dusseldorf, Germany

Topic: TBC
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 11:45am - 1:15pm

All-Star Analysts/Investor

Dr. Edward Morse

Global Head of Commodities
Citi Research
New York, USA

Topic: The Bear, the Camel, and the Eagle: Which of Oil’s Ménagerie à Trois Wins Out in 2018?
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 2:30pm – 3:45pm

Dr. Jeffrey Currie

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

Topic: Fear & Wealth in the New Oil Order
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 2:30pm – 3:45pm

Mr. David Fyfe

Chief Economist
Gunvor Group
Geneva, Switzerland

Topic: A Physical Trader Perspective on Transforming Markets
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 2:30pm – 3:45pm

Dr. Paul Horsnell

Head of Commodities Research
Standard Chartered
London, UK

Topic: What is the Sustainable Oil Price?
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 2:30pm – 3:45pm

Mr. Alp Ercil

Founder and CIO
Asia Research & Capital Management
Hongkong

Topic: Investors Perspectives of the Oil Markets
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 2:30pm – 3:45pm

Featured Speakers

Mr. Mazin Al Lamki

Chief Operating Officer
Mubadala Petroleum
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Topic: Global Partnerships – The New Approach
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 8:45am – 9:30am

Mr. Qasem M. Al Kayoumi

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

Topic: ADNOC's Upstream Strategy
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 8:45am – 9:30am

Mr. Dave Ernsberger

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

Session Chairman

Mr. Hari Dattatreya

Global Oil Director
Royal Vopak
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Topic: Terminals in the 2020s: Getting Ready for the IMO Sulphur Cap and the Energy Transition
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 4:15pm – 5:45 pm

Dr. Andrew Walker

Vice President LNG Strategy
and Communications
Cheniere Marketing Ltd.
London, UK

Topic: US LNG and the Changing Global LNG Dynamics
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 9:30am – 11:00am

Dr. Jeffrey Brown

President
FGE
Singapore

Topic: IMO 2010 Issues and its Impact on the Petroleum Products Market
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Dr. Dawood Nassif

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

Topic: Refining Challenges and Profitability
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mr. Olivier Denappe

Managing Director
Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME)
Dubai, UAE

Topic: TBC
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 4:15pm – 5:45 pm

Mr. Geir Mjelde

Chief Executive Officer
SKS (Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group)
Norway

Topic: Tanker Market Update – Sea of Change
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Mr. John Roper

Head of Middle East
Uniper Global Commodities SE
Dubai, UAE

Session Chairman

Mr. Hashem Al Refaei

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

Session Chairman

Mr. Adel K. Almoayyed

Member of the Board
The Bahrain Petroleum Company
Kingdom of Bahrain

Session Chairman

Mr. Burhan Al Hashemi

Managing Director
International Marketing
Emirates National Oil Company
Dubai, UAE

Topic: Renewable Energy & Impact on Future of Oil Industry
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mr. Atsushi Fujii

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

Topic: For the Next Stage of LNG Market Growth
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 9:30am – 11:00am

Mr. Shahriar Fesharaki

Executive Vice-Chairman
and Managing Director
FGE, USA

Session Co-Chair
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 8:45am – 9:30am

Ms. Fatema Al Nuaimi

Senior Vice President
Supply Chain Management
Borouge
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Topic: The Role of Borouge in Developing a Vibrant Petrochemical Industry in UAE
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mr. Cuneyt Kazokoglu

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

Topic: The Truth about Electric Cars and its Impact on Oil Demand
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Mr. Mehdi Chennoufi

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

Topic: TBC
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 9:30am – 11:00am

Mrs. Ruya Bayegan

Board Member
BGN INT DMCC
Instanbul, Turkey

Topic: TBC
Session Date/Timing: Monday, April 23 2018, 4:15pm – 5:45 pm

Mr. Rashid Al Mazrouei

Marketing Manager (LNG)
ADNOC LNG
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Topic: TBC
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 9:30am – 11:00am

Mr. Rizwan Sheikh

Manager
Strategy & Business
Development Unit
ADNOC
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Topic: ADNOC – A More Valuable Downstream
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Dr. Iman Nasseri

Acting Manager - Middle East
Senior Consultant
FGE London

Topic: TBC
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Mr. Siamak Adibi

Principal Consultant &
Head of Middle East Gas Team
FGE London

Topic: TBC
Session Date/Timing: Tuesday, April 24 2018, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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