Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary General of OPEC
HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri was appointed OPEC Secretary General on 1 January 2007. He began his oil industry career with Esso Standard (now ExxonMobil) in 1965 after studies in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Management in the United States and Libya. In 1977, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Libya’s Umm Al-Jawaby Oil Company, moving on to become Chairman of the Waha Oil Company (a joint venture company between the Libyan National Oil Company, Conoco, Amerada Hess and Marathon Oil) in 1980. In 1983, he became Chairman of the Libyan National Oil Company, before being made Minister of Petroleum in 1990. His ministerial career continued with his appointment as Minister of Energy, Oil and Electricity (1993-2000) and Deputy Prime Minister (2000-2004), before he returned to the chairmanship of the Libyan National Oil Company (2004-2006).
During the latter half of 1994, he was both President and Secretary General of OPEC, and again served as its president in 1996 and 1997. He has been a frequent speaker at numerous international industry events. In 2013 he was awarded The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Award for the Lifetime Achievement for the Contribution to the Advancement of OPEC.
Vagit Alekperov, CEO, Lukoil
Graduated in 1974 from the Azizbekov Institute of Oil and Chemistry in Azerbaijan. Doctor of Economics, current Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Awarded four orders and eight medals. Winner of two Russian Government prizes. Worked from 1968 in the oil industry in Azerbaijan and Western Siberia. From 1987 to 1990 CEO of Kogalymneftegaz (oil production company), a division of Glavtyumenneftegaz within the Ministry of the Oil & Gas Industry of the USSR. From 1990 to 1991, Deputy, then First Deputy to the USSR Oil & Gas Industry Minister. From 1992 to 1993 President of Langepasuraykogalymneft (oil production group). Chairman of the Board of Directors of LUKOIL from 1993 to 2000. President of LUKOIL from 1993.
Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman, Exxon Mobil Corporation, USA
Сhairman, president, and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Rex Tillerson earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin before joining Exxon Company, U.S.A. in 1975 as a production
In 1989, he became general manager of Exxon Company U.S.A.’s central production division, responsible for oil and gas production operations throughout a large portion of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.
In 1992, Mr. Tillerson was named production advisor to Exxon Corporation. Three years later he was named president of Exxon Yemen Inc. and Esso Exploration and Production Khorat Inc., and in January 1998 became vice president of Exxon Ventures (CIS) Inc. and president of Exxon Neftegas Limited. In those roles, he was responsible for Exxon’s holdings in Russia and the Caspian Sea as well as the Sakhalin I consortium operations offshore Sakhalin Island, Russia.
In December 1999, he became executive vice president of ExxonMobil Development Company. Mr. Tillerson was named senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation in August 2001, and was elected president of the corporation and member of the board of directors on March 1, 2004. He assumed his current position on January 1, 2006.
Mr. Tillerson is a member of the executive committee and a former chairman of the American Petroleum Institute. He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a member of the Business Roundtable, a member of the Business Council, an honorary trustee of the Business Council for International Understanding, and a member of the Emergency Committee for American Trade. In 2013, Mr. Tillerson was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Mr. Tillerson is the vice-chairman of the Ford’s Theatre Society, immediate past national president of the Boy Scouts of America, and a former director of the United Negro College Fund. He is also a member of the Chancellor’s Council, Development Board and the Engineering Advisory Board for the University of Texas at Austin, where he was named a distinguished alumnus in 2007. In 2011, he received an honorary doctorate engineering degree from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In 2013, he was awarded the Order of Friendship by Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation
Robert Dudley, CEO, BP, UK
Robert Dudley is BP’s group chief executive. He was appointed an executive director of BP on 6 April 2009. Degree in Chemical Engineering (University of Illinois, USA), MIM from Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA) and an MBA from SMU (USA).
He joined Amoco Corporation in 1979, working in a variety of engineering and commercial posts. Between 1994 and 1997, he worked on corporate development in Russia. In 1997, he became general manager for strategy for Amoco and in 1999, following the merger between BP and Amoco, was appointed to a similar role in BP.
Zhou Jiping, Chairman, CNPC, China
Mr. Zhou Jiping
Mr. Zhou holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in geophysics from China Petroleum University and Chinese Academy of Science. From 1985 to 1986, he enjoyed one year advanced learning program in Statoil. He worked in Exxon, U.S.A. as a visiting scholar from 1991 to 1992. In Oct. to Nov. 1997, he participated as a senior visiting scholar in the Eisenhower Fellowship Program in U.S.A.
Mr. Zhou has nearly 40 years of rich experiences in both onshore and offshore petroleum exploration and development, particularly on international cooperation with foreign partners. Before he became Chairman of the Board of CNPC, he had held various positions in his career including Exploration Manager, E&P Department of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), Manager of Overseas Department of International Cooperation Bureau of China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), General Manager of Vanuatu Company and Papua New Guinea Company of China National Oil & Gas E&D Corp. (CNODC), Vice President of CNODC, President of Greater Nile International Petroleum Operating Company, President of CNODC, Assistant President of CNPC, Senior Vice President of CNPC, President of CNPC and Vice Chairman and President of PetroChina. Mr. Zhou was elected as Vice President of Marketing, World Petroleum Council in 2011 and he serves as Member of New Industry Advisory Council, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Helge Lund, President and CEO of Statoil ASA
Experience: Came to Statoil from the position of CEO in Aker Kværner ASA and held central managerial positions in the Aker RGI system from 1999. He has been political adviser to the
Conservative Party of Norway's parliamentary group, a consultant with McKinsey & Co and deputy managing director of Nycomed Pharma AS.
Education: MA in business economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
from INSEAD in France.
Family relations: No family relations to other members of the CEC, members of the board or the corporate assembly.
Other matters: Helge Lund is a Norwegian citizen and resident.
Antonio Brufau, Chairman of Repsol, Spain
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Repsol. Chairman of the Delegate Committee. Executive Director. Member of the Management Committee. Member of the Operating Committee
Born in Mollerussa (Lleida), 1948. Degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona. Named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. He began his professional career at Arthur Andersen, where he became Partner and Director of Auditing. At the age of 40 he joined “la Caixa” as Deputy Managing Director. From 1999 to 2004, he was Managing Director of the “la Caixa” Group, and from 1997 to 2004 he was Chairman of the Gas Natural Group. He is also member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), the Advisory Board of CEIM Confederación Empresarial de Madrid – CEOE.
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Joined Woodside 30 May 2011. 28 years global oil and gas experience with the ExxonMobil group, filling a variety of roles in Australia, Africa, Asia and the United States.
Aldo Flores-Quiroda,Secretary General,IEF
Aldo Flores-Quiroga took up post as IEF Secretary General in January 2012.
Before joining the IEF he served in the Mexican government as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Energy (2007-2011), and as Assistant Secretary for Bilateral Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001-2005).
At the Ministry of Energy Dr. Flores-Quiroga was responsible for advising the Minister on foreign energy policy, establishing foreign energy policy guidelines, and promoting international energy cooperation. He also represented Mexico politically and diplomatically. This entailed, among other activities: participating in the boards, general conferences or annual meetings of international organisations or fora, such as the International Atomic Nuclear Agency (IAEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Energy Forum (IEF), the Latin American and Caribbean Energy Organization (OLADE), and the recently created International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Mr. Keisuke Sadamori, Directorate of Energy Markets and Security International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris
Keisuke Sadamori was appointed Director of the Energy Markets and Security Directorate on 3 September 2012.
Prior to joining the IEA, Mr. Sadamori, a Japanese national, held many senior positions at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and most recently was Deputy Director-General at the Minister’s Secretariat.
Mr. Sadamori served as the executive assistant to Prime Minister Kan in 2011, when the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan, causing the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Accident. Before this, he worked on international energy affairs and was the representative of the Government of Japan in such fora as the IEA Governing Board in 2008 and 2009. He also served as the chief negotiator for trade and investment agreements with Asian countries in 2009
Mr. Sadamori received an LL.B. from University of Tokyo in 1983, and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University in 1990.
Emilio Lozoya Austin, director General, Petroleos Mexicanos PEMEX, Mexico
Lozoya Austin holds a B.A on Economics and one on Law by ITAM and UNAM, respectively. He also has a Masters on Public Administration and International Development by Harvard University.
He is author of several publications related with monetary policy; productivity and competitiveness; efficient public policies; as well as education and electoral systems.
Between 2009 and 2012, he co-founded and was an Executive Board Member of several investment funds, specialized on international private capital investments, including restructuring and international transactions. From 2006 to 2009, he worked at the World Economic Forum as Senior Director for Latin America, where he was in charge of research and strategies related with the forum and was the liaison with leaders and stakeholders in the region.
Jose Alcides Santoro Martins, Chief Gas and Power Officer, Petrobras
José Alcides Santoro Martins has been Petrobras Chief Gas and Power Officer since February 2012. Mr. Alcides Santoro holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from USP – University of São Paulo. He has been at Petrobras for 34 years and has held various management positions, as well as being board member of different subsidiaries of the Company. He is also CEO of Gaspetro since March 2012. He was the CEO at Termobahia S.A. from September 2008 to March 2012, at Termoceará Ltda., Termomacaé Ltda and Sociedade Fluminense de Energia Ltda from October 2008 to April 2012, of Fafen Energia S.A. from September 2008 to December 2011; at Termorio S.A. from August 2008 to December 2011; and at UTE Bahia I Camaçari Ltda. from September 2008 to December 2011. He was also Director for Oil, Gas and Biofuels at the Empresa de Pesquisa Energética - EPE (Energy Research Company) from May 2005 to June 2006 and Technology Director at the Center for Gas & Renewable Energy Technology—CTGAS-ER from February 2004 to May 2005. Mr. Santoro is the Chairman of the board of TAG and a member of the board of directors of Gaspetro, Transpetro and Braskem.
Jozsef Molnar, Group CEO, MOL, Hu0ngary
Group Chief Executive Officer since 1st May 2011, and member of the Board of Directors since 12th October 2007.
Member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of INA d.d. since April 2010.
From 1978 to 2001, Mr Molnar held various management positions at BorsodChem Plc, including Head of Pricing Department from 1982 to 1987, and Head of Controlling Department from 1987 to 1991. Between 1991 and 2001, as Chief Financial Officer and first deputy to the CEO, he contributed to the crisis management and reorganisation of the company, and later to the creation of its vision, and subsequent privatisation. He played a key role in the stock exchange listing of BorsodChem shares. He was CEO of TVK between 2001 and 2003, and MOL Group Planning & Controlling Director until his appointment as Group CFO in September 2004. He was a Board member of SLOVNAFT a. s. between 2004 and 2008 and he was a Board member of TVK between 2001 and 2011. Group Chief Financial Officer between 2004 and 2011.
Mr. Chayong Borisuitsawat, Acting Senior Vice President, Safety, Security, Health & Environment Division
Mr. Borisuitsawat has experience in Petroleum Industry for more than 20 years. He had worked for PTTEP since 1991. In 2002, he became Chief, Drilling Operations and Drilling Superintendent. During 2005 – 2009, he was a Drilling Manager for Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Company (CPOC), Malaysia, a joint operating company between Petronas Carigali Malaysia and PTTEP. During 2009 - 2010, he was a Drilling Director for Groupement Bir Seba, Algeria, North Africa, a joint operating company between Sonatrach Algeria, PetroVietnam and PTTEP. During 2010 - 2013, he stepped up to be PTTEP Vice President, Drilling who responsible for drilling activities in PTTEP; domestic and international projects over 8 countries of various regions in 3 continents. In November 2013, he was appointed to be Acting Senior Vice President, Corporate Safety, Security, Health & Environment Division in PTTEP until present.
Anne Naess Myhrvold, Director General, Petroleum Safety Authority, Norway.
Born in 1966, and has worked for BP Norge since 2002. She has been a member of this company’s top management as head of health, safety and the environment (HSE) since 2009. With an MSc in microbiology, her earlier posts include working in the safety area at the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). Myhrvold will take over as director general of the PSA from 1 May 2013.
Besim Sisman, CEO, Turkish Petroleum Corporation, Turkey
Born in 1966, Besim Sisman graduated with a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Istanbul Technical
University. He started his career at TPAO as a log engineer and worked at the different branches of
Turkish Petroleum Corp. as a well-completion engineer, technical operations supervisor, leading
engineer of work-over operations, Manager of Well-Completion Department, Adiyaman Deputy
District Manager and District Manager.
He served as a Member of the Board and Vice President through 2009 and 2013. He is currently
working as CEO and Chairman of Board (Acting).
Mr. Sisman speaks English and married with 2 children.