Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President & CEO, Qatar Petroleum
Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi joined Qatar Petroleum in 1986 as a student studying Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at Pennsylvania State University in the USA, from which he graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering.
In 2006, he was appointed as the Director of Qatar Petroleum’s Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate, where he was overseeing all of Qatar’s oil and gas fields’ developments as well as all the exploration activities in Qatar.
In September 2014, Mr. Al-Kaabi was appointed as Qatar Petroleum’s President and Chief Executive Officer, where he oversaw Qatar Petroleum’s gas, oil and petrochemical developments in Qatar and internationally.
On November 4, 2018, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi was appointed Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Cabinet member of the State of Qatar, and Deputy Chairman of Qatar Petroleum, in addition to his position as President & CEO.
H.E. Saad Sherida
Al-KaabiMinister of State for
President and CEO
Qatar Petroleum, Qatar
H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo
Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Austria
His Excellency Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo of Nigeria began his tenure as Secretary General of OPEC on 1 August 2016, and was reappointed as Secretary General for a further three years in 2019.
Over the years he also worked in several key roles at OPEC. In 1986, he was appointed to Nigeria’s delegation to OPEC, and from 1993 to 2008, served as Nigeria’s National Representative on the Organization’s Economic Commission Board. In 2006, he was Acting OPEC Secretary General, and represented Nigeria on OPEC’s Board of Governors from 2009 to 2010.
From 2009 to 2010, he was Group Managing Director and CEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Previous to that, he served as Deputy Managing Director of Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas. Earlier in his career, he was Special Advisor to former Minister of Petroleum Resources and OPEC Secretary General, HE Dr Rilwanu Lukman KBE.
Mr. Barkindo has also been leader of Nigeria’s technical delegation to the UN climate change negotiations since 1991. He served as Chair of the Group of 77 and China at the UNFCCC and was elected to serve three terms as Vice President of the Conference of the Parties – COP13 (Bali, Indonesia), COP14 (Poznan, Poland) and COP15 (Copenhagen, Denmark), where he chaired the opening session.
Since his assumption of office as Secretary General, he remains a leading voice in the long standing quest for more OPEC and non-OPEC cooperation for stable oil markets on a sustainable basis.
He is currently the longest serving delegate to OPEC.
H.E. Mohammad Sanusi BarkindoSecretary General
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Austria
President, World Petroleum Council, Norway
Tor Fjæran has served as President for the World Petroleum Council since 2017. Before that he was Vice President of the Programme for both the Moscow and Istanbul Congresses. He is an employee at Equinor which is located in Stavanger, Norway.
Since joining Statoil in 1980, Mr. Fjæran has served in a number of different roles, both technical and managerial. Before moving to Indonesia in 2007 as President Director for Equinor he held positions as Senior Vice President for Environment and Climate in Statoil Corporate, SVP for Exploration & Development Norway and VP for Middle East & Asia. He has, for many years, been engaged in Norwegian oil & gas policy issues and Arctic policy issues; he was also a member of the “Expert Committee for Arctic Policy” established by the Norwegian Government in 2002. He was, for several years, Chairman for both the Environmental and Energy Policy Committees in the Norwegian Oil Industry Association. He has also been a member of the Executive Committee of IPIECA (International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association), of the HERMES Science Board, and is an active member of both EAGE and the Norwegian Geological Society.
Tor Fjæran holds a MSc Degree in Geology from the University of Bergen, Norway, from where he graduated in 1980. He is married and lives with his family in Stavanger, Norway.
Tor FjæranPresident World Petroleum Council, Norway
Chairman & CEO,
Mr Toufik Hakkar holds an engineering degree in Oil Economics from the National Institute of Hydrocarbons and Chemistry in Boumerdes, Algeria, and a Master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Economics from the Enrico Mattei Grande École in Italy, as well as a PhD in Management from The Higher Institute of Management and Planning (ISGP).
Prior to his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sonatrach on February 5, 2020, Mr Toufik Hakkar held the position of Vice-President of Business Development and Marketing for Sonatrach. In this capacity, he is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Company.
Having accumulated more than 25 years of experience at Sonatrach, Mr Hakkar has held several senior management positions at Sonatrach, including Strategy, Planning & Economics Executive Director and Director of Economic Research and Methods.
Backed by his academic background, his expertise and his strategic vision, he has succeeded in launching structuring projects in Algeria and internationally, along the entire hydrocarbon value chain, such as petrochemical, industrial gas, infrastructure, exploration and production projects.
Mr Hakkar has successfully led the negotiations for business arrangements of major projects and has participated in the negotiation and management of contracts related to the company’s activities. He was also in charge of participating and coordinating the work of the task force that drafted the text of the new law of hydrocarbons.
John B. Hess
CEO, Hess Corporation, United States
John B. Hess is Chief Executive Officer of Hess Corporation. Mr. Hess led the Fortune 500 company through a strategic transformation from an integrated oil company into a pure play E&P company. Mr. Hess previously served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Quadrennial Review Task Force. He is a member of the Board of Directors of KKR & Company and the Board of Trustees at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a member of The Business Council, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Petroleum Institute. In addition, Mr. Hess serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and on the Board of Trustees at Mount Sinai Hospital, The New York Public Library and The Economic Club of New York.
Mr. Hess holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. A member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School, he was also Chairman of the Harvard Business School Campaign.
John B. HessCEO Hess Corporation, United States
President and CEO, Occidental, United States
Vicki Hollub is President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental. She has been a member of Occidental’s Board of Directors since 2015.
During her 35-year career with Occidental, Ms. Hollub has held a variety of management and technical positions with responsibilities on three continents, including roles in the United States, Russia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Most recently, she served as Occidental’s President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s oil and gas, chemical and midstream operations.
Ms. Hollub previously was Senior Executive Vice President, Occidental, and President, Oxy Oil and Gas, where she was responsible for operations in the U.S., the Middle East region and Latin America. Prior to that, she held a variety of leadership positions, including Executive Vice President, Occidental, and President, Oxy Oil and Gas, Americas; Vice President, Occidental, and Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations, Oxy Oil and Gas; Executive Vice President, California Operations; and President and General Manager of the company’s Permian Basin operations. Ms. Hollub started her career at Cities Service, which was acquired by Occidental.
Ms. Hollub serves on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute and Lockheed Martin. She is the chair of the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, stewardship board member for the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Energy and Material, and member of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Ms. Hollub holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering. She was inducted into the University of Alabama College of Engineering 2016 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.
Vicki HollubPresident and CEO Occidental United States
Josu Jon Imaz
CEO, Repsol, Spain
Doctorate in Chemical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country. He graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences in San Sebastian, and received the award of excellence upon completing his degree.
Mr. Imaz joined the Repsol Group in 2008 leading its subsidiary Petronor, a company where he managed the challenges regarding modernization, sustainability and community relations.
From 2010 to 2012, he led the Refining and the New Energies Area in Repsol.
From November 2011 to September 2014, he was also President of the Spanish Association of Oil Product Operators (AOP).
On April 30, 2014 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Repsol and member of the Delegate Committee.
From September 2016 to February 2018, he was also Vice Chairman of Gas Natural SDG, S.A.
Mr. Imaz also carried out political responsibilities as Regional Minister of Industry, Trade & Tourism, Spokesman of the Basque Government from 1998 until 2003 and Chairman of the EVE (Ente Vasco de la Energía) at the same time. From 2003 to 2007, he was President of the Basque National Party.
Josu Jon ImazCEO
Mele Kolo Kyari
Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria
Mele Kolo KyariGroup Managing Director
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria
Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips, United States
Ryan M. Lance has served as chairman and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips, one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, since 2012.
Ryan is a petroleum engineer with 36 years of oil and natural gas industry experience in senior management and technical positions with ConocoPhillips, predecessor Phillips Petroleum and various divisions of ARCO. His past ConocoPhillips executive assignments included responsibility for international exploration and production, regional responsibility at various times for Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America, and responsibility for technology, major projects, downstream strategy, integration and specialty functions.
Externally, Ryan is a board member of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and a trustee of both the George H.W. Bush Library Foundation and PGA Reach. He is also an advocate for charities benefiting youth through his service on the boards of Spindletop International and the Montana Tech Foundation, and on the advisory council of the University of Texas Energy Institute. He is a former chairman of the American Petroleum Institute currently serving on its Executive Committee, and currently chairs the National Petroleum Council’s Agenda Committee.
Ryan is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Montana Tech in Butte in 1984.
Ryan LanceChairman and CEO ConocoPhillips United States
Executive Vice President Lower48, ConocoPhillips, United States
Tim LeachExecutive Vice President Lower48, ConocoPhillips United States
Chief Executive Officer, bp, United Kingdom
Bernard Looney was appointed chief executive officer in February 2020. He previously ran bp’s Upstream business from April 2016 and has been a member of the company’s executive management team since November 2010.
As chief executive, Upstream, Bernard was responsible for bp’s oil and gas exploration, development and production activities worldwide. The Upstream segment included some 17,000 people operating across almost 30 countries producing around 2.6 million barrels equivalent of oil and gas a day.
In this role, Bernard oversaw improvements in both process and personal safety performances and production grew by 20%. There were also significant improvements in both gender and global diversity. Bernard initiated a group-wide dialogue on mental health in hope of ‘ending the stigma’ associated with the issue – a subject he remains passionate about today.
He led access into new countries, high-graded the portfolio and created innovative new business models.
Bernard also encouraged bp to lead on methane detection methods as well as driving sustainable emissions reductions of almost 3 million tonnes CO2 equivalent over two years.
In earlier Upstream executive roles, he was responsible for all bp-operated oil and gas production worldwide and for all bp’s drilling and major project activity. He led the creation of central drilling and projects functions following the Deepwater Horizon accident.
Bernard joined bp in 1991 as a drilling engineer and worked in operational roles in the North Sea, Vietnam and the Gulf of Mexico, including as drilling engineer on the discovery of the giant Thunder Horse field. After a period in bp Alaska, he became head of the group CEO’s office, working directly for bp CEO’s Lord Browne and then Tony Hayward.
An Irish citizen, Bernard grew up in County Kerry and in 1991 gained a degree in Electrical Engineering from University College Dublin. In 2005, he gained a MS in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Bernard is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Energy Institute and is also a mentor in the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Executive Programme. He was elected a director of Rosneft in June 2020.
Bernard LooneyCEO bp, United Kingdom
Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF), Saudi Arabia
Joseph McMonigle officially assumed his position on July 1, 2020 as the fifth Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), the largest international organization of energy ministers and based in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
He has over 20 years of experience working on energy issues in the public and private sectors.
Prior to becoming Secretary General, Mr. McMonigle was the President & Co-Founder of The Abraham Group, a leading international energy sector management consulting firm based in Washington D.C. as well as a senior energy analyst for Hedgeye Risk Management based in Stamford, Connecticut.
In addition, Mr. McMonigle was Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during the first term of the Bush Administration (2001-2005) and helped to manage a cabinet department with a $23 billion budget and over 100,000 federal and contractor employees at the time.
He also served two years as the former Vice Chairman and US Representative of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), an international organization of oil consuming countries within the OECD, whose core mission is to work on stable energy markets. He also served as the US co-chair of the US-China Energy Working Group as part of his DOE portfolio.
Before joining the Bush Administration, Mr. McMonigle was a general counsel and communications director to a United States Senator. He was elected by his peers to serve two terms as President of the U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association, a bipartisan organization of Senate press secretaries and communications directors.
Mr. McMonigle is an attorney and a member of the Energy Bar Association and licensed in the District of Colombia and Pennsylvania state bars. He is also an FAA licensed pilot with instrument rating.
He received his undergraduate degree from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (USA) and his Juris Doctor degree from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
Joseph McMonigleSecretary General
International Energy Forum (IEF), Saudi Arabia
Chairman, President & CEO,
Halliburton, United States
Jeff Miller is Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton, where he leads the Executive Committee.
Since joining Halliburton in 1997, Mr. Miller has served in several roles, including Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing and executing the Company’s operational strategy, and aligning short- and long-term objectives with the Company’s overall strategy.
Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and business from McNeese State University in Louisiana, and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Advisory Council for Texas A&M University Dwight Look College of Engineering.
Jeff MillerChairman, President & CEO Halliburton United States
Amin H. Nasser
President & CEO, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Amin H. Nasser is the president and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals enterprise, and the largest provider of crude oil to global markets. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
During a company career that spans more than three decades, Nasser has served in a number of leadership positions, including as senior vice president of Upstream. In that role, he led Saudi Aramco’s largest capital investment program in its integrated oil and gas portfolio. Under Nasser’s leadership, the company is now building on its upstream leadership position by expanding its presence in the downstream and chemicals segments of the petroleum value chain, with significant investments and joint-venture partnerships in the Kingdom as well as a number of overseas markets.
Nasser is actively engaged in the advancement of people through education and training, and advancing the company’s innovation and technology strategy. Nasser is a champion of Saudi youth advancement and development and keenly supports the company’s Young Leader’s Advisory Board (YLAB), a program designed to link Saudi Aramco leadership with the voice of its young professionals.
At the same time, Nasser is leading Saudi Aramco’s efforts to produce cleaner energy and products through investments in promising technologies such as next-generation fuel-engine interfaces, crude oil-to-chemicals processes, and renewable energy applications; entrepreneurial start-ups focused on cleaner energy solutions; and industry-wide efforts to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, such as the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI).
He is also an advocate for an efficient, accessible, and world-class supply chain ecosystem that includes small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to support Saudi Aramco’s growing procurement needs.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Nasser is a member of the International Advisory Board of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals; the Board of Directors of the Dhahran Techno Valley Company; the Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology; the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council (IBC); the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Presidential CEO Advisory Board; and the JP Morgan International Council.
As a longtime member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nasser received the SPE’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, as well as the SPE’s Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal awarded for distinguished achievement in mining administration, including metallurgy and petroleum in 2015.
Nasser holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran. He completed the Saudi Aramco Management Development Seminar in Washington, D.C., in 1999; the Saudi Aramco Global Business Program in 2000; and the Senior Executive Program at Columbia University in 2002.
Amin H. NasserPresident and CEO Saudi Aramco Saudi Arabia
CEO, Woodside, Australia
Meg O’Neill has 27 years experience in the global oil and gas industry, working in the USA, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Meg has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Woodside, having joined the company in May 2018.
Meg O’Neill was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer on 20 April 2021.
Meg joined Woodside in May 2018 as Chief Operations Officer, responsible for Woodside’s producing facilities, and supporting production, logistics, drilling, HSEQ and reservoir management activities. In October 2019, Meg became Executive Vice President Development which encompasses the delivery of all of Woodside’s major projects, and in August 2020 Meg also assumed responsibility for Marketing.
Prior to joining Woodside, Meg held the position of Vice President, Africa for ExxonMobil Development Company based in Houston, where she was responsible for ExxonMobil’s major projects across Africa, including Angola, Nigeria, Tanzania and Mozambique. Meg’s recent experience also includes her role as Executive Advisor to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2016. Meg previously held senior leadership roles in ExxonMobil’s Production Company in Asia / Pacific, Norway and Canada.
Meg is on the Boards of West Australian Symphony Orchestra, APPEA, AMMA, GLX Digital and the University of Western Australia Business School. Meg is originally from Colorado and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with degrees in Ocean and Chemical Engineering.
President & CEO, Equinor, Norway
Anders Opedal was appointed President and CEO of Equinor on 2 November 2020.
Anders joined Equinor in 1997 as a petroleum engineer in the Statfjord operations. Since then, he has held a range of technical, operational and leadership positions in the company.
From 2007 to 2010, he served as Chief Procurement Officer. In 2011, he took on the role as Senior Vice President in Technology, Projects and Drilling; where he was responsible for Equinor’s entire project portfolio.
Anders also served as Equinor’s Chief Operating Officer before taking the role as Senior Vice President for Development and Production International Brazil. From August 2018 to October 2018, he was Executive Vice President for Development and Production Brazil.
From 2018 to 2020, Anders held a position as Executive Vice President Technology, Projects and Drilling.
Prior to Equinor, he worked for Schlumberger and Baker Hughes.
Education: MBA from Heriot-Watt University and Master degree in Engineering (sivilingeniør) from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in Trondheim.
Anders OpedalPresident and CEO Equinor, Norway
Chairman & CEO, TotalEnergies, France
A Graduate of École Polytechnique and Chief Engineer of the French Corps des Mines, Patrick Pouyanné held various positions in the French Industry Ministry and in ministerial offices from 1989 to 1996, including Environment and Industry Technical Advisor to the Prime Minister from 1993 to 1995 and Chief of Staff to the Information Technology and Space Minister from 1995 to 1996.
Patrick Pouyanné joined Total S.A. in January 1997, with positions in Angola and Qatar in 1999.
In August 2002, he was named Senior Vice President, Finance, Economics and Information Systems in Exploration & Production, then Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and R&D in Exploration & Production in 2006.
In January 2012, Mr. Pouyanné was appointed President, Refining & Chemicals and member of the Executive Committee.
On October 22, 2014, the board of directors of Total S.A. appointed Patrick Pouyanné as Chief Executive Officer.
On May 29, 2015, Patrick Pouyanné was appointed to the Board of Directors of Total S.A. and on December 16, 2015, Total’s board of directors appointed Patrick Pouyanné as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Total S.A.
On May 28, 2021, Total became TotalEnergies SE.
Patrick Pouyanné is a member of the Board of Directors of Capgemini; the AFEP; the Institut du Monde Arabe; the École Polytechnique, and the Institut Polytechnique of Paris. Mr. Pouyanné is also President of the Alliance for Education, the French national association dedicated to promoting education and academic success, so as to fulfill the potential of every student.
Patrick Pouyanné is a Knight of the French Legion of Honor.
Patrick PouyannéChairman and CEO
Scott D. Sheffield
CEO, Pioneer Natural Resources, United States
Scott D. SheffieldCEO Pioneer Natural Resources United States
Chairman, President & CEO, Baker Hughes, United States
Lorenzo Simonelli is Chairman, President and CEO of Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHGE). Baker Hughes is an energy technology company that combines innovation, expertise and scale to provide solutions for energy and industrial customers worldwide.
Simonelli was named Chairman of the Board in October 2017 and has been President and CEO since the Company’s creation in July 2017, where he oversaw the successful merger of GE Oil & Gas with Baker Hughes Inc. Since 2013, he served as President and CEO of GE Oil & Gas.
Previously, Simonelli served as President and CEO of GE Transportation, a global transportation leader in the rail, mining, marine and energy storage industries. During his five-year tenure, he expanded and diversified GE Transportation by focusing on advanced technology manufacturing, intelligent control systems, and a diverse approach to new propulsion solutions.
He has also served as CFO Americas for GE Consumer & Industrial, as well as General Manager, Product Management for GE Appliances, Lighting, Electrical Distribution and Motors.
Simonelli joined GE’s Financial Management Program in 1994, where he worked on assignments in GE International, GE Shared Services, GE Oil & Gas, and Consolidated Financial Insurance.
He currently serves of the Board of CNH Industrial.
Originally from Tuscany, Italy, Simonelli is a Business & Economics Graduate from Cardiff University in South Wales.
Lorenzo SimonelliChairman and CEO Baker Hughes United States
President & CEO, American Petroleum Institute (API), United States
Mike Sommers is the 15th President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the largest national trade association representing all aspects of America’s natural gas and oil industry.
Since his appointment in July 2018, Sommers has overseen the strategic realignment of API’s priorities and advocacy efforts, introducing an integrated organizational structure and core API Principles. Among other initiatives, he has led the adoption of the industry’s solutions-oriented position on climate change, the development of an industrywide narrative to broaden the sector’s base of support, and the increased utilization and visibility of API standards and safety programs.
Previously, Sommers headed the American Investment Council, representing the nation’s leading private equity and growth capital firms and other business partners.
Throughout his career, Sommers has held critical leadership roles in the U.S. House of Representatives and at the White House, including as Chief of Staff for Speaker of the House John A. Boehner and Special Assistant to President George W. Bush at the National Economic Council.
Sommers was instrumental in crafting landmark legislation, including leading efforts to pass the Troubled Asset Relief Program through Congress, brokering a resolution between the Administration and Congress ahead of the fiscal cliff in 2013, and working to pass the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015 and trade promotion authority in 2015.
Sommers is a native of Naperville, Ill., and a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is married to Jill Sommers, a former Commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). They have three children and live in Alexandria, Virginia.
Mike SommersPresident and CEO,
American Petroleum Institute (API), United States
CEO and Director, DiamondBack Energy Inc., United States
Travis SticeCEO and Director Diamondback Energy Inc. United States
Worldwide Exchange Anchor and Senior Correspondent, CNBC, United States
Brian SullivanWorldwide Exchange Anchor and Senior Correspondent CNBC, United States
CEO, Accenture, United States
Julie SweetCEO Accenture United States
Chairman & CEO, Chevron, United States
Michael K. (Mike) Wirth, 60, is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Chevron Corporation. He was elected to these positions by Chevron’s board of directors in September 2017 and assumed the roles on February 1, 2018.
Prior to his current role, Wirth served as vice chairman of the board in 2017 and executive vice president of Midstream & Development for Chevron Corporation from 2016 – 2018. In that role, he was responsible for supply and trading, shipping, pipeline and power operating units, as well as corporate strategy; business development; and policy, government and public affairs.
Wirth was executive vice president of Downstream & Chemicals from 2006 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as president of Global Supply and Trading from 2003 to 2006.
In 2001, Wirth was named president of Marketing for Chevron’s Asia/Middle East/Africa business, based in Singapore. He also served on the board of directors for Caltex Australia Limited and GS Caltex Corporation in South Korea.
Wirth serves on the board of directors of Catalyst, the board of directors and executive committee of the American Petroleum Institute, and the executive committee of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of The Business Council, the National Petroleum Council, the Business Roundtable, the American Society of Corporate Executives, and the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable.
Wirth joined Chevron in 1982 as a design engineer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1982.
Mike WirthChairman and CEO
Chevron, United States
Chairman & CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation, United States
Darren Woods is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois.
Mr. Woods joined Exxon Company International in 1992 as a planning analyst in Florham Park, New Jersey. He progressed through a number of domestic and international assignments for Exxon Company International, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company.
In 2005, Mr. Woods was appointed vice president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Houston, Texas, where he managed global specialty-chemical businesses. In 2008, he was named ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company’s director of refining for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and was based in Brussels. In 2010, he was appointed vice president of supply and transportation, based in Fairfax, Virginia.
Mr. Woods was appointed president of ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2012. In 2014, Mr. Woods was elected senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Effective January 1, 2016, Mr. Woods was elected president of Exxon Mobil Corporation and a member of the board of directors.
The ExxonMobil Board of Directors elected Mr. Woods as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017.
Mr. Woods is currently vice chairman of the National Petroleum Council, and he serves on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute and the board of trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council and the Texas A&M University Engineering Advisory Council.
Darren WoodsChairman and CEO Exxon Mobil Corporation United States
Dr. Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman, IHS Markit, United States
Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, a leading information and advisory firm with 16,000 employees worldwide, and chairman of IHS Markit’s CERAWeek conference, which CNBC has called “the Super Bowl of energy”. Fortune has called him “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.”
Dr. Yergin’s new book The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations is described by The Washington Post as “a tour de force for geopolitical understanding’, by NPR as “a master class on how the world works” and by the London Sunday Times as a “wonderful book”. USA Today said, “At a time when solid facts and reasoned arguments are in full retreat, Daniel Yergin rides to the rescue.”
Dr. Yergin is the author of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, described as “a fantastic book” by Bill Gates in his review. Dr. Yergin’s book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, was a number one New York Times bestseller, and has been translated into 20 languages.
He co-authored Commanding Heights: the Battle for the World Economy, of which the Wall Street Journal said “No one could ask for a better account of the world’s political and economic destiny since World War II.”
Dr. Yergin has served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under four presidents. He is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior trustee of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Energy Think Tank of the government of India, and of the Energy Governors of the World Economic Forum.
He holds a BA from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
Dr. Daniel YerginVice Chairman IHS Markit United States
Cristina Lobillo BorreroEnergy Policy Director, European Commission, Luxembourg
Arnaud BreuillacPresident E&P TotalEnergies France
Luis CabraExecutive Managing Director, Energy Transition, Sustainability and Technology & Deputy CEO, Repsol, Spain
Pierre-Franck ChevetChairman and CEO IFP Energies Nouvelles France
Bruce E. ChinnCEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical,
Mike CousinsSenior Vice President, Exploration and New Ventures, Exxon Mobil Corporation,
Michael DealVP, EM Upstream Integrated Solutions Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation,
Bob Fryklund Chief Strategist, Upstream, IHS Markit
Steve Green President North America E&P Company, Chevron, United States
Jeff Gustavson President, Chevron New Energies, Chevron,
HerederoExecutive Director, Industrial Transformation and Circular, Repsol, Spain
Iman HillExecutive Director,
Seiya ItoSenior EVP, Head of Overseas Projects, Ichthys – INPEX, Japan
Joe M. KangPresident, International Gas Union (IGU),
Republic of Korea
Åshild Hanne LarsenVice President Subsurface Excellence and Digital, Equinor, Norway
Liam MallonPresident Upstream Oil and Gas, Exxon Mobil Corporation United States
Dr. Ivan MartenSenior Partner Emeritus, The Boston Consulting Group, Spain
Miguel MoyanoExecutive Secretary, ARPEL,
Clay NeffPresident of Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production, Chevron, United States
Mark NelsonPresident of Downstream and Chemicals and EVP Chevron, United States