The only global Congress that covers the entire energy spectrum

09 - 12 September 2019   |   ADNEC
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates

24th World Energy Congress: 9-12 September 2019

The triennial World Energy Congress is the World Energy Council’s global flagship event offering a unique platform for global energy leaders to explore new energy futures, critical innovation areas, and new strategies. 

Hosted by the United Arab Emirates, the 24th edition of the World Energy Congress was held from 
9-12 September 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Ministerial Speakers

HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman Al Saud

Saudi Arabia

Minister of Energy

H.E. Dmitry Kozak

Russian Federation

Deputy Prime Minister

H.E. Alexander Novak

Russian Federation

Minister of Energy

H.E. Alenka Bratusek


Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Infrastructure

H.E. Antonio Isa Conde

Dominican Republic

Minister of Energy and Mines

H.E. Arnoldo Wiens Durksen


Minister of Public Works and Communications

H.E. Awaidha Al Marar

United Arab Emirates

Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy

H.E. Bachir Ismaël Ouedraogo

Burkina Faso

Minister of Energy

H.E. Barsaman Pun


Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation

H.E. Bento Alburquerque


Minister of Mines & Energy, Government of Brazil

H.E.  Como Manirakiza


Minister of Energy & Mines

H.E. Carlos Zaldivar


Vice Minister of Mines and Energy

H.E. Carlos Perez Garcia


Minister of Hydrocarbons

H.E. Christyne Tremblay


Deputy Minister of Natural Resources , Canada

H.E. Dan Brouillette

United States

Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Energy

H.E. Diego Mesa Puyo


Viceminister of Energy

H.E. Fafa Sanyang


Minister of Energy and Petroleum

H.E. Hala Zawati


Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources

H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima

Equatorial Guinea

Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy

H.E. João Baptista Borges


Minister of Energy & Water

H.E. Joe Mizzi


Minister for Energy and Water Management

H.E. Joao Galamba


Secretary of State for Energy

H.E. Jose Dominguez Abascal


Secretary of State for Energy

H.E. Kornelia Shilunga


Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy

H.E. Luay Al-Khateeb


Minister of Electricity

H.E. Volha Prudnikova


Deputy Minister of Energy

H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama

United Arab Emirates

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence

H.E. Mahamat Hamid Koua


Minister of Petroleum and Energy

H.E. Mariam Hareb Al Mehairi

United Arab Emirates

Minister of State for Food Security

H.E. Mohammed Abdullah S. Al-Anani


Minister of Electricity and Energy

H.E. Sh. Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa


Minister of Oil

H.E. Mohammad Gul Khulmi


Minister of Energy & Water, Embassy of The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abu Dhabi

H.E. Mohamed Arkab


Minister of Energy

H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei

United Arab Emirates

Minister of Energy and Industry

H.E. Sok Khavan


Secretary of State, Cambodia

H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

United Arab Emirates

Minister of State and Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

H.E. Sileshi Bekele


Minister of Water, Irrigation & Electricity

H.E. Subhash Chandra Garg


Ministry Of Power

H.E. Tarek El Molla


Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources

H.E. Thamir A. Al-Ghadhban


Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil

H.E. Tomasz Dąbrowski


Undersecretary of State, Poland

H.E. Timipre Sylva


Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, WEC Nigeria

H.E. Trần Tuấn Anh


Minister of Industry and Trade, Vietnam

Business and Academia Speakers

Abdullah Al Qadi

United Arab Emirates

Executive Director, Exploration and Production, Crescent Petroleum

Abdul Nasser Al Mughairbi

United Arab Emirates

Senior Vice President, Digital, ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin


Director General, Kuwait Foundation For The Advancement Of Scienes

Abel Didier Tella

South Africa

Chief Executive Officer, Association of Power Utilities of Africa

Adam Edward Sieminski

Saudi Arabia

Chair , King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Center (KAPSARC)

Dr. Ahmed Ali Attiga

Saudi Arabia

Chief Executive Officer, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)

Ahmed Al-Ebrahim

Saudi Arabia

Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA)

Ahmed Aboutaleb


Mayor, City of Rotterdam

Ahmed Nada

United Arab Emirates

President, Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA)

Aida Sitdikova

United Kingdom

Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Al Cook


Executive Vice President, Equinor

Agneta Rising

United Kingdom

Director General, World Nuclear Association

Angela Wilkinson

United Kingdom

Senior Director, Scenarios and Business Insights, World Energy Council

Alberto Araque

United Arab Emirates

Vice President, Internet of Things and Digital Payments , Etisalat Digital

Dr. Aldo Flores-Quiroga

United States

Visitng Professor, LBJ School, University of Texas

Alexandre Perra


Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategy, Electricité de France (EDF)

Dr. Alena Fargère


Future Energy Leader, World Energy Council

Economist, Markets & Strategy, Hydrogen Energy World Business Unit, Air Liquide

Alexandre Siciliano Esposito


Head of Department, Brazilian Development Bank

Alessandro Costa


Head of Sustainability, Falck Renewables S.P.A.

Alexey Likhachev

Russian Federation

Director General, The State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom

Amin H. Nasser

Saudi Arabia

President and Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Aramco

Ana Trbovich


Co-Founder, Grid Singularity; Energy Web Foundation

Anaïs Amazit


Head of Africa Operations, Barefoot College

Andy Brogan

United Kingdom

Partner, Global Oil & Gas Leader, EY

Andrea Barber


Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Rated Power

Andreas Kuhlmann


Chief Executive , German Energy Agency (DENA)

Andres Anijalg


Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer, Roofit Solar Energy

Andrew George

United Kingdom

Chairman, Global Energy and Power Practice, Marsh Ltd

Andrew Steer

United States

President & Chief Executive Officer, World Resources Institute

António Luís Nunes Mexia


Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Energias de Portugal

Antonio Henrique Silveira


Vice President of Infrastructure, Development Bank of Latin America, CAF

Anya Nova


Crypto Economist, Power Ledger

Dr. Aqil Jamal

Saudi Arabia

Chief Technologist, Carbon Management Research Center, Saudi Aramco

Arthur Hanna

United Kingdom

Senior Advisor to Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council

Astrid Alvarez


Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Energía Bogotá

Dr. Atul Arya

United Kingdom

Chief Energy Strategist, IHS Markit

Dr. Ayed Al Qahtani


Director, Research Division , OPEC - Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

Dr. Bakheet Al Katheeri

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Energy

Bjarni Bjarnason


Chief Executive Officer, Reykjavik Energy

Brad Page


Chief Executive Officer, Global CCS Institute

Benoit Lebot


Executive director, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)

Benoit Laclau

United Kingdom

Partner, Global Energy Leader, EY

Bernard Bigot


Director General, ITER

Bernardo Vargas Gibsone


Chief Executive Officer , Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. E.S.P

Bruce Smith

United Arab Emirates

Executive Director, Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC)

Caspar Herzberg

United Arab Emirates

President, Schneider Electric, Mea

Carlo Crea


Head of Institutional Affairs, TERNA

Carlos  Ormachea


President & Chief Executive Officer, Tecpetrol SA

Carlos Pascual


Senior Vice President, Global Energy & International Affairs, IHS Markit

Dr. Carsten Rolle


Head of Department of Energy and Climate , Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI)

Ceri Binding


Head of Energy Utilities, Westpac

Chaher Boulakhras


Chief Executive Officer, Sonelgaz

Charity Wanjiku


Chief Operating Officer , Strauss Energy Ltd.

Charles Chibambo


Partner, Chief Executive Officer , S.I.T.E Engineering

Charles Vaslet


Partner , Emerald Technology Ventures

Dr. Christoph Frei

United Kingdom

Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council

Christopher Smith

United States

Managing Director, Energy Innovation Capital

Christer Viktorsson

United Arab Emirates

Director General, Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)

Charlotte Wang


Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EQUOTA

Christian Zinglersen


Head of Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat

Claudia Cronenbold


President , Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons and Energy (CBHE)

Claudio Descalzi


Chief Executive Officer, ENI

Craig Bennett

United Kingdom

Chief Executive Officer, Friends of the Earth

Daniel Schmerler Vainstein


Chair of the Board, Perù Regulatory Agency for Investment in Energy and Mining (OSINERGMIN)

Dr. Daniel Gnoth

New Zealand

Senior Data Scientist, Powerco

Daniel Zwyietz

United Arab Emirates

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Enerwhere Sustainable Energy

Dr. Dan Yergin

United States

Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Dany Qian


Vice President, Jinko Solar Co., Ltd

David Rabley

United States

Energy Transition and Sustainability Global Lead for Energy , Accenture

David Victor

United States

Professor and Director, University of California San Diego

Dave Hardie


Director Liability Strategy, Alberta Energy Regulator

Didier Holleaux


Executive Vice President, ENGIE

Didier Houssin


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IFP Energies Nouvelles

Dr. Dirk Biermann


Managing Director , 50hertz Transmission Gmbh

Divine Nabaweesi


Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Divine Bamboo

Dongwook Kim

Republic of Korea

Senior Vice President, Hyundai Motor Group

Doug Arent

United States

Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Douka Sediko


Commissioner Energy & Mines, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Edmund John Phillip Browne

United Kingdom

Executive Chairman, L1 Energy

Elana Laichena


Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Acacia Innovations Ltd.

Elena Burmistrova

Russian Federation

Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Pjsc Gazprom

Ella Minty

United Kingdom

Co-Chair Energy Leadership Platform, Chartered Institute Of Public Relations

Elizabeth Monoian

United States

Founding Co-Director, Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)

Eli Jidere Bala


Chief Executive Officer, Energy Commission of Nigeria

Dr. Elham Ibrahim


Vice Chair for Africa, World Energy Council

Eithne Treanor

United Arab Emirates

CEO, E Treanor Media

Eric Eifert

United Arab Emirates

Vice President , Dark Matter LLC

Ewald Hesse


Chief Executive Officer, Energy Web Foundation & Grid Singularity

Fatema M. Al Nuaimi

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) LNG

Dr. Fatih Birol


Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Fay Shong

United States

Oil and Gas Digital Strategy Leader, Americas, EY

Fedor Opadchiy

Russian Federation

Vice Chairman of the Management Board, "SO UPS" JSC

Filippo Gaddo

United Kingdom

Director, ARUP

Francois Austin

United Kingdom

Partner, Oliver Wyman Group

Francesco La Camera

United Arab Emirates

Director General, IRENA - International Renewable Energy Agency

Francisco Barnes


President , CIFRA2

Vice President, World Energy Council Honorary

Frederick Kempe

United States

President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Council

Frank Mastiaux


Chief Executive Officer, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

Frank Wouters

United Arab Emirates

Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Ged Davis

United Kingdom

Executive Chair Scenarios, World Energy Council

President & Chief Executive Officer, Forescene SA

Dr. Geert Tjarks


Head of International Cooperation , Nationale Organisation Wasserstoffund Brennstofzellentechnologie

German Castro Ferreira


Expert Commissioner, Energy And Gas Regulatory Commision

Gerald Schotman


EVP Joint Ventures, Royal Dutch Shell plc Global HQ

Gina Domang


Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Emerald Technology Ventures

Co-Chair, Innovation & Issues Monitor, World Energy Council

Giles Dickson


Chief Executive Officer, Wind Europe

Gulmira Rzayeva


Founder and Managing Director, Eurasia Analytics

Gulnara Bikkulova

Russian Federation

Deputy Director General, Rosatom Corporate Academy

Gurdeep Singh


Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC Limited

Gu Jun


President, China National Nuclear Corporation

Hashim Alzahrani

Saudi Arabia

Operations Manager, Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA)

Hanife Ymer

United Arab Emirates


Helima Croft


Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets

Hendrik Gordenker


Senior Corporate Vice President, Director, JERA

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

United Kingdom

Director, Head of Energy EMEA, Sustainable Infrastructure Group (EBRD)

Hando Sutter


Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board, Eesti Energia AS

Hassen Bali

United Kingdom

Co-Founder, Ion Ventures

Harj Dhaliwal

United Arab Emirates

Managing Director, Middle East and India, Virgin Hyperloop One

Hussein Matar

United Arab Emirates

Director of Business Development , AMEA

Ian Gardner

United Kingdom

Global Energy Leader, ARUP

Isabelle Kocher


Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE

Isabelle Rousseau


Director of the Energy Program, Center for International Studies, Mexico College

Jakob Hornbach


Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Bodawerk International Ltd.

James Collins

United Kingdom

Managing Director, Accenture

James Jeffeys

United Kingdom

Owner; Human Resources, SIPHR Services ltd

James Ung


Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Energy Bhd

Jamila Matar


Director, Energy Department, League of Arab States

Jan Leitermann


Group CIO, OMV Vienna HQ

Dr. Jason Bordoff

United States

Founding Director - Center on Global Energy and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs Policy, Columbia University

Jean-Bernard Levy


Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Electricité de France

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu


Chairman of the Board, ENGIE

Jean-Marie Dauger


Co-Chair, World Energy Council

Jeanne NG

Hong Kong

Director, CLP Holdings Limited

Jeroen van Hoof 


Global Leader, Power & Utilities, PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers

Jérôme Pécresse


President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Renewable Energy

Jerry Ji


General Manager of Huawei EBG Global Energy Industry, Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd.

Jesse Moore


Chief Executive Officer, M-Kopa Solar

Jim Burkhard

United States

Vice President, IHS Markit

Joanna Hubbard

United Kingdom

Chief Executive Officer, Electron

John Hopkins

United States

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NuScale Power

John Defterios

United Arab Emirates

Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor, CNN

John Pierce AO


Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

Jonathan Elkind

United States

Fellow and Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA, University of Columbia

Jonathan Carling

United Kingdom

Chief Executive, Tokamak Energy

Jonathan Robert Michael Palmer

United Arab Emirates

Partner, PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dr. Joe-Myung Kang

Republic of Korea

President, International Gas Union

Dr. Jong-kap Kim

Republic of Korea

President and Chief Executive Officer, KEPCO Korea Electric Power Corporation

Jon Dee


Founder and Managing Director, DoSomething Foundation - RE100

Coordinator of RE100 Australia

Jon Moore

United Kingdom

Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg NEF

José Da Costa Carvalho Neto


Programme Committee, World Energy Council

José Antonio Vargas Lleras


President, Enel-Codensa

Chair of the Communications & Strategy Committee, World Energy Council

Jose Medardo Cadena Mosquera


Director of Integration, Access and Energy Security, Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE)

Joseph Anis

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, General Electric

Jules Kortenhorst

United States

Chief Executive Officer, Rocky Mountain Institute

Dr. Juerg Trueb


Managing Director, Swiss Re

Julia Padberg


Investment Manager, SET Ventures

Karl Gruber


Managing Director, Wien Energie Gmbh

Kamran Ahsan

United Arab Emirates

Senior Director, Security Solutions , Etisalat Digital

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella

Sierra Leone

Founder, Africa Energy Leaders’ Group

Karim El-Jisr

United Arab Emirates

Executive Director, Dubai Sustainablety City

Karim Amin

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer -Power Generation , Siemens

H.E. Khaled Al Huraimel

United Arab Emirates

Group Chief Executive Officer, Bee'ah

Khalifa Hassan Alforah Alshamsi

United Arab Emirates

Group Chief Corporate Strategy & Governance Officer, Etisalat

Keith Martin


Chief Executive Officer, Uniper Global Commodties

Dr. Kazutomo Irie


President , Asia Pacific Energy Research Center (APERC)

Kevin Richards

United States

Managing Director & Global Head of Cyber Risk Consulting, Marsh Ltd

Dr. Ken Budka

United States

Senior Partner, Verticals , Bell Labs Consulting

Kirill Komarov

Russian Federation

First Deputy Chief Executive Officer , Rosatom

Dr. Kenji Yamaji


Director-General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth

Kim Yin Wong


Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Power Ltd

Laurence Pikkety


Deputy Chief Executive Officer, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA))

Dr. Leena Srivastava


Incoming Director General for Science , International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum


Member of the Management Board, E.ON SE

Chair of the Studies Committee, World Energy Council

Dr. Leila Benali

Saudi Arabia

Chief Economist, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)

Lei Mingshan


Chairman Of The Board Of Directors, China Three Gorges Corporation

Leo Simonovich

United States

Global Vice President of Industrial Cyber and Digital Security , Siemens

Dr. Linda Wright

New Zealand

Chief Executive, New Zealand Hydrogen Association

Lisa Davis

United States

Chief Executive Officer Gas and Power, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens

Lorenzo Simonelli

United States

President & Chief Executive Officer, Baker Hughes

Louise Kingham

United Kingdom

Chief Executive, Energy Institute

Luis Miguel Morelli


President and Chief Executive Officer, National Hydrocarbons Agency Of Colombia

Majid Jafar

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum

Mansoor Hamayun

United Kingdom

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Bboxx

Masashi Nagasawa,


Managing Executive Officer; Chief Spokesperson, , Tokyo Electric Power Corporation - TEPCO

Dr. Massimo Ricci


Head of Energy Division, Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment

Maria Rita Galli


Executive Vice President Business Development, SNAM

Maria Moraeus Hanssen


Chief Operating Officer, Wintershall DEA GmbH

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Martin Brudermüller



Martin Frick


Senior Director, Policy and Programme Coordination, UNFCCC

Marianne Laigneau


Group Senior Executive Vice President, Electricité de France

Malin Strand


Future Energy Leader and Policy Strategist, Fossil Free Sweden

Marcos Bulgheroni


Group Chief Executive Officer, Pan American Energ

Mark Rothleder

United States

Vice President, California ISO

Martin Schichtel


Chief Executive Officer, Kraftblock

Mazuin Ismail


Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Mel Melis

United Kingdom

Director, Interrogational Engagement, Fujitsu

Merribel Ayres

United States

Principal, Lighthouse Consulting Group

Michael Graetzl

Director, Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne

Dr. Michael Webber


Chief Science and Technology Officer, ENGIE

Michele Fiorentino


Chief Investment Officer, ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Dr. Mike Howard

United States

President and Chief Executive Officer, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo


Secretary General , OPEC - Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

Mohammad A. Abunayyan

Saudi Arabia

Chairman of the Board, Acwa Power

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, Masdar

Musabbeh Al Kaabi

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, Petroleum & Petrochemicals, Mubadala

Muqsit Ashraf

United States

Global Management Committee, Accenture

Nasser Al Nasseri

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, Barakah One Company

Nick Boyle

United Kingdom

Group Chief Executive Officer, Lightsource BP

Nick Wagner

United States

President, NARUC

Dr. Norbert Schwieters


Global Energy Utilities and Resources leader, PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers

Nuno Silva


Technology & Innovation Director, EFACEC Energy

Oleg Budargin

Russian Federation

Regional Development Responsibility Vice-Chair, World Energy Council

Omae Takayoshi


Chief Strategist, ITER

Dr. Ove Hoegh Guldberg


Professor and Director, University of Queensland

Omar Al Wahaibi​


CEO, Nama Holding Company

Olivier Le Peuch

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, SLB

Dr. Paul Kearns

United States

Director, Argonne Energy Labs,US Department of Energy

Paul Ezekiel

United Kingdom

Executive Chairman and CIO, Amp

Paul Smith Lomas

United Kingdom

Chief Executive Officer, Practical Action

Paddy Padmanathan

United Arab Emirates

President & Chief Executive Officer, Acwa Power

Patrick Allman-Ward

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, Dana gas

Patrick Pouyanne


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TotalEnergies

Pavel Livinskiy

Russian Federation

Chief Executive Officer & Director General , ROSSETI

Peter Coleman


Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Woodside Energy Ltd

Peter Godfrey


Managing Director Asia Pacific, Energy Institute

Philip Lowe


Executive Chair, World Energy Trilemma, World Energy Council

Partner, Oxera Consulting

Philippe Joubert


Senior Adviser International Development, World Energy Council

Pierre El Khoury


President of the Board & General Manager, Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC)

Secretary, World Energy Council

Pierre Chareyre


Group Executive Vice President, ENGIE

Dr. Piyush Verma


Senior Energy Market Analyst, International Energy Research Centre

Rachel Kyte


Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General; Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy For All; SEforALL

Rachid Hachichi


Chief Executive Officer, Sonatrach

RaeKwon Chung

Republic of Korea

Chairman, Global Energy Prize International Award Committee

UN Secretary-General’s High-level Expert and Leaders Panel (HELP) on water and disasters

Rafael Chaves Santos


Chief Strategy Officer, Petróleo Brasileiro S.a. - Petrobras

Rajeev Sharma


Chairman and Managing Director, Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC)

Dr. Rainer Seele


Chief Executive Director and Chairman of the Executive Board, OMV Vienna HQ

Randy Bell

United States

Director, Atlantic Council

Randolph Brazier

United Kingdom

Head of Innovation & Development, Energy Networks Association

Remi Eriksen


Group President and Chief Executive Officer, DNV GL – HQ

Rene Kofod-Olsen

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, Topaz Energy and Marine

Richard Romanowski


Executive director, Planet Ark Power

Richard Newell

United States

President and Chief Executive Officer, Resources for the Future

Dr. Richard Lancaster


Group Executive Chair, Innovation, World Energy Council

Riccardo Puliti

United States

Senior Director, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank

Rob Genieser

United Kingdom

Partner , Etf Partners

Robert Ferry

United States

Co-founder, Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)

Robert Armstrong

United States

Director of the MIT Energy Initiative, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Robert Andrén


Director General, Swedish Energy Agency

Rodney John Allam

United Kingdom

The 2012 laureate, the International Award Committee member, The Global Energy Prize

Former Partner, 8 Rivers Capital

Rokas Peciulaitis


Managing Partner, Contrarian Ventures

René Bautz


Chief Executive Officer, Gaznat SA

Chairman, Global Gas Centre

Saji Sam

United Arab Emirates

Partner , Oliver Wyman Group

Sandro Melis


Partner, Energy Practice, Oliver Wyman Group

Sandra Ro

United States

Chief Executive Officer, Global Blockchain Business Council

Dr. Sara Vakhshouri

United States

President, SVB Energy International

Saurabh Kumar


Managing Director, Energy Efficiency Services Limited

Sean Cleary

South Africa

Chairman, Strategic Concepts

Seetapathy Chander


Advisor, World Energy Council, India

Serge Colle


Partner, Global Power and Utilities Advisory Leader, EY

Shen Weichun


Deputy Secretary General, CEC - China Electricity Council

Shigeru Muraki


Executive Adviser, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd

Stephen Gitonga


Regional Sustainable Energy Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Steve Berberich

United States

President and Chief Executive Officer, California Independent System Operator

Sergio Suchodolski


President , Development Bank of Mines Gerais

H.E. Shu Yinbiao


Chairman of the Board, Huaneng Group Corp

Sophie Voirin


Managing Director, Weathernews France SAS

Stefan Dohler


Chief Executive Officer, EWE AG

Stephane Villecroze


Managing Partner, Demeter

Steve Bolze

United States

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Dr. Sun Xiansheng

Saudi Arabia

Secretary General, International Energy Forum

Dr. Tatiana Mitrova

Russian Federation

Director, Moscow School Of Management Skolkovo

Takayuki Ueda


President & Chief Executive Officer, INPEX Corporation

Tim Nelson


Executive General Manager, Strategy and Economic Analysis, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Thierry Mortier

United Kingdom

Partner, Global P&U Innovation Leader, EY

Thomas Chrometzka


Chief Strategy Officer, Enapter

Thomas Leurent


Chief Executive Officer, Akselos

Thomas Hirschi

United Arab Emirates

Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA)

Tobias Falke


Head of Business Development , Envelio

Dr. Tom Kober


Head, Energy Economics Group, Paul Scherrer Institute

Toni Silveira


Vice President of Infrastructure, Caf Banco De Desarrollo De America Latina

Veronica Garcia


Chief Executive Officer, Bitlumens

Vivien Foster

United States

Chief Economist, Infrastructure Vice-Presidency, World Bank

Vijay Iyer

United States

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

H.E. Wei Kou


Executive Chairman, State Grid Corporation of China

Wendy Green

South Africa

Energy Advisor, Fusion Energy Holdings

Wilson Ferreira


Chief Executive Officer, Eletrobras

Willi Meixner


Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Power Generation Operations , Siemens

William Lin

United Kingdom

Executive Vice President, Regions, Corporates and Solutions , BP p.l.c

Dr. William D'haeseleer


Director, Professor, University of Levin Energy Institute

Chair, Belgium Member Committee, World Energy Council

Xavier Ursat


Executive Director, EDF Group

Dr. Younkyoo Kim

Republic of Korea

Director, Hanyang University

Yana Popkostova


Founder and Managing Director, European Centre For Energy and Geopolitical Analysis

Yang Hua


Chairman, China National Offshore Oil Corporation(CNOOC)

Dr. Yanbing Kang


Director, Energy Sustainability Center, Energy Research Institute

Younghoon David Kim

Republic of Korea

Chair, World Energy Council

Dr. Yongsung Cho

Republic of Korea

President, Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI)

Dr. Yongping Zhai


Chief of Energy Sector Group, Asian Development Bank

H.E. Yury Sentyurin

Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

Zhenguo LI


President , LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd.




Leadership Excellence for Women (LEWAS) 

LEWAS has had the objective of engaging, empowering women leaders since 2013. The symposium advocated for a more inclusive working environment for women professionals whilst honoring and recognizing both women and men who are making an impact in in the energy industry.

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LEWAS 2018
Youth Programme

30+ side events

1 Mission: Energy for Prosperity

Alongside the official congress programme,  the 24th World Energy Congress boasts a wide range of public and private side events from governments, global institutions, organisations, and private sector.

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side events

100 Global energy STARTUPS

Start-Up Energy Transition (SET-100)

Powered by the German energy agency (dena), the Congress featured Start Up Energy Transition’s 80 best start-ups from all over the world, working on climate change and the energy transition

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Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)

LAGI 2019 ‘Return to the Source’ engaged the world in an exploration of how renewable energy-driven public art installations can be integrated into the cultural fabric of our cities to become beautiful extensions of human culture

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YOUTH Energy zone

Harnessing 'Youth's Energy'

Engaging global and local young professionals the youth zone was a series of high-level interactive sessions and workshops stimulating discussions and meaningful dialogue between ministers, leaders and future leaders-to-be on skill development and leadership covering all sectors of the energy landscape

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Bringing the world to you

The best global energy providers showcased their cutting-edge technologies from renewables to nuclear to energy leaders across the entire energy spectrum

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About the World Energy Council

The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Formed in 1923, the Council is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with more than 3000 member organisations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders. 

The World Energy Council informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.

Energy for prosperity

Under the theme “Energy for Prosperity”,  the  24th World Energy Congress lead delegates through a four-day interactive programme designed and developed to address the most critical issues facing the global energy industry today.

250 Star Speakers   I   100+ Hours of Learning  I  70 Sessions  I  4 energy-packed days

24th WEC Programme Themes


18,062 Attendees
3,920 Delegates
257 Exhibitors
1,230 Media
788 CEOs and government officials
325 Speakers
146 Countries
70+ Ministers

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