Marco Alverà was born in New York, and is the co-founder of Zhero, a renewable energy company and the CEO of Tree Energy Solutions (TES), one of the world-leading hydrogen players.
Marco has more than 20 years of senior management experience in Italy’s most relevant energy companies and he is the author of The Hydrogen Revolution, selected as one of the FT’s best books of the year in 2021.
He began his career at Goldman Sachs in London before starting and selling a telecom company, and then moving to Enel, today one of the world's largest green electricity companies. He subsequently moved to Eni, where he worked for over 10 years holding positions of increasing responsibility, more lately as Chief Midstream Officer, supervising the largest European gas portfolio. From 2016 to 2022 he was the CEO of Snam, where he positioned the company as an international leader in green hydrogen and green gas infrastructure.
Since 2017 he has been non-executive Director of S&P Global, where he is also Chair of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Executive Board and of the Steering Committee of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice and a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford.
He is co-founder of the Kenta Foundation, active in promoting gender balance and combating educational poverty.
He holds a degree in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics.
Helima is a Managing Director and the Head of Global Commodity Strategy and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Research at RBC Capital Markets. She specializes in geopolitics and energy, leading a team of commodity strategists that cover energy, metals and cross-commodity investor activity, as well as policy analysis and both Washington and global political insights.
Helima is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a select group of individuals who advise, inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to oil and natural gas. She also is a CNBC contributor, a member of the channel’s exclusive family of experts, is on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Council, and is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is on the Board of Directors of Reservoir Media, Inc., the first femalefounded and led publicly traded independent music company in the U.S. Helima joined RBC Capital Markets from Barclays, where she was a Managing Director and Head of North American Commodities Research. Prior to that, she worked in Lehman’s Business Intelligence Group, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Central Intelligence Agency, where she focused on geopolitics and commodities. Helima has received many industry accolades throughout her career and received her PhD in economic history from Princeton in 2001.
Seifi Ghasemi became chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products in July 2014. In this role, he is focused on setting the strategy and policies of the company, developing leadership, and meeting shareholder commitments.
Mr. Ghasemi is a member of The Business Council, an association of the chief executive officers of the world’s most important business enterprises. In 2020, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. In 2019, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the US-China Business
Council. Mr. Ghasemi also was the recipient of the 2017 biennial International Palladium Medal from the Société de Chimie Industrielle for his distinguished contributions to the chemical industry.
Prior to joining Air Products, from 2001-2014, Mr. Ghasemi served as chairman and chief executive officer of Rockwood Holdings, a global leader in lithium and advanced materials. From 1997-2001, he held leadership roles at GKN, a global industrial company, including positions as director of the Main Board of GKN, plc,
and chairman and chief executive officer of GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. and Hoeganes Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ghasemi spent nearly 20 years with The BOC Group in positions including director of the Main Board of BOC Group, plc; president of BOC Gases Americas; and chairman and chief executive officer of BOC
Process Plants, Ltd. and Cryostar.
Mr. Ghasemi earned his undergraduate degree from Abadan Institute of Technology and holds an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He also was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Lafayette College in 2017 and an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2018.
Ilham Kadri is CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Solvay, a materials, chemicals and solutions company which through its purpose, values and science contributes to protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering a better life.
Dr. Kadri is a world citizen with a rich professional experience across a variety of industries in four continents and with leading multinationals, including Shell, UCB, Huntsman, Dow Chemical and Sealed Air. Prior to joining Solvay, Dr. Kadri was CEO and President of Diversey in the United States.
Ilham Kadri is a purpose-driven leader with education and meritocracy, science and sustainability as the red threads in her personal life and career. Under her leadership, Solvay is working towards achieving its ambitious sustainability strategy, Solvay One Planet, which addresses biodiversity and social issues among others. Soon after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she initiated the Solvay Solidarity Fund for employees and their families impacted by the pandemic. The Fund has since been extended to address a broader range of hardships, such as floods and the conflict in Ukraine.
Dr. Kadri actively promotes inclusion and diversity and is committed to mentoring young women and promoting women in STEM. She launched Solvay One Dignity to place human dignity back at the heart of Solvay’s culture and empower all minorities, including improving the numbers of women at the top.
She is an independent board member at A.O. Smith and L'Oréal. In addition, Ilham Kadri is the Chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), member of the steering committee of the European Round Table of Industrialists as well as a permanent member of the International Business Council.
Dr. Kadri holds a degree in chemical engineering from L'École des Hauts Polymères in Strasbourg and a PhD in macromolecular physico-chemistry from Strasbourg’s Louis Pasteur University. In July 2021, she received the Légion d’honneur, the highest French order of merit. She is also Doctor Honoris Clausa of the University of Namur (Belgium) and EWHA University (Korea).
Amrita Sen is the Founder and Director of Research at Energy Aspects, a global research house that advises over 500 companies globally on energy markets and geopolitics. Amrita leads Energy Aspects’ analysis and forecasting of crude and products markets and also delivers expertise in natural gas and energy transition analytics. Amrita’s deep understanding of the complex relationships within the global energy sector, her wealth of industry contacts and nearly 15 years of experience, allow for a unique perspective on market outlook. She advises Central Bankers, OPEC+ oil ministers with close relations with the GCC and CEOs of oil companies around the world. She holds an MPhil in Economics from Cambridge University, a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, and has a PhD from the University of London. She was formerly Chief Oil Analyst for Barclays Capital and is frequently featured in leading media outlets, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reuters, BBC news and Sky News. She has served as a research fellow at both the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies and the Atlantic Council and is currently a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Amrita is regarded as a leading authority on oil markets and a sought-after speaker for top industry conferences.
Octávio Simões was named President and CEO of Tellurian Inc. on November 30, 2020.
Previously he was an EVP, LNG Marketing and Business Development and a member of the Executive Committee at Tellurian engaged in all aspects of the LNG industry.
Before he joined Tellurian, he was President and CEO of Sempra LNG & Midstream where he was responsible for all LNG and natural gas midstream activities, including the company's efforts at Cameron LNG, Energia Costa Azul LNG and Port Arthur LNG. Prior responsibilities include business development, acquisitions, engineering and construction, operations and asset management in power generation, as well as financial and strategic planning.
Simões has degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts. Simões is a native of Lisbon, Portugal.
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