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ADNOC to Convene Global Energy Leaders for 4th Annual Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable

30 Leaders from oil, gas and petrochemical industries to discuss key business challenges as the 4th industrial age gathers pace

Strength of attendance at one-of-a-kind roundtable reinforces Abu Dhabi’s global convening power and its position at the centre of the Oil & Gas 4.0 discussion


Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 6, 2019: Thirty of the world’s leaders of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry chief will gather, in Abu Dhabi, on November 10, to discuss critical issues facing the energy sector in a world that needs more energy but demands fewer emissions.

The senior executives, representing the world’s major oil, gas and petrochemical companies, have been invited to the 4th Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable by H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO. The roundtable, a unique and exclusive, invitation only, gathering to be held under the Chatham House Rule to increase openness of discussion, will provide a high-level forum for dialogue on the evolving dynamics of the energy industry.

The participation by the world’s leading oil, gas and petrochemical chief executives reinforces Abu Dhabi’s leadership position at the centre of the Oil & Gas 4.0 discussion and underlines its global convening power as the oil and gas industry responds to the challenges and opportunities created by the 4th Industrial Age.

H.E. Dr Al Jaber said: “Our industry is entering an era of great opportunities and significant challenges as we enter the 4th industrial age. Yet the core mission of our industry remains unchanged – to responsibly provide the energy needed for sustainable economic growth.

“The Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable will provide a timely platform for the oil and gas industry’s thought leaders to engage on key influences shaping the evolving energy landscape. At the core of our discussions will be how can we meet the rising demand for energy with fewer emissions, by adopting new technologies, empowering our people, operating sustainably and leveraging partnerships.”

The roundtable will be moderated by the leading energy economist and Pulitzer-Prize winning author Dr Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit. In addition to H.E. Dr Al Jaber, the roundtable will be attended by Amin Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco; Claudio Descalzi, CEO, ENI; Takayuki Ueda, President and CEO, INPEX; Philippe Boisseau, CEO, CEPSA; Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, Indian Oil; Dr. Antonio Costa Silva, President of the Management Commission, Partex; Todd Karran, President and CEO, Nova Chemicals; Vicki Hollub, CEO, Occidental; Wang Yilin, Chairman, CNPC; Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO, Mubadala Petroleum and Petrochemicals; Patrick Pouyanné, CEO, Total; Bob Dudley, CEO, BP; Alfred Stern, CEO, Borealis; Dr. Vagit Alekperov, President, LUKOIL; Tsutomu Sugimori, President, JXTG; Proscovia Nabbanja, Acting CEO, Uganda National Oil Company; Dr. Yang Su Yeong Yang, President and CEO, KNOC; Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman, President and CEO BHGE; Lord John Browne, Executive Chairman, L1; Liu Yijiang, Chairman, ZheunHua Oil; Hur Sae-Hong, President and CEO, GS Caltex; Jun Kim, President and CEO, SK Innovation; Felipe Bayon Pardo, CEO, Ecopetrol SA; Li Shuirong, Chairman, Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group; Olivier Le Peuch, CEO, Schlumberger; Mario Mehren, Chairman and CEO, Wintersall and Rovnag Abdullayev, President, SOCAR.

The Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable will take place on the eve of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2019, one of the world’s largest and most influential events for the global oil and gas industry.

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November 06, 2019


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