AT CAPACITY – Global Energy Transition
5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception (drinks and complimentary Hors d’oeuvre)
6:00 – 7:30 PM Program
**Complimentary Valet Parking**
Journey Towards Sustainability: Unveiling the Global Energy Transition
As the clean energy market accelerates in North America from the introduction of clean energy policies, including US provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which incentivizes carbon capture and storage (CCS) after the methane reforming process (DOE Hydrogen Program Plan, 2020), join us for a discussion on the reshaping of the global energy landscape as the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston proudly hosts the Global Energy Transition Program with the presentation of DNV’s annual Energy Transition Outlook (ETO), presenting the results from an independent model of the world’s energy systems. It covers the period through to 2050 and presents a single “best estimate” forecast of the energy future (mix, supply, and demand) globally and in 10 world regions.
Anniken Ramberg Krutnes – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the United States of America
An expert in security policy, law of the sea, and Arctic issues, Ambassador Krutnes has served with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since beginning as a trainee in 1994. In her previous position with the Ministry, she served as Deputy Director General of the Department of Security Policy. Before that, she was Norway’s Ambassador for Arctic and Antarctic Affairs. Ambassador Krutnes has had postings in several European countries, including ambassadorship of the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Oslo and a Master of Science in Economics and Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and has also studied international management at Universittá Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy.
Ambassador Krutnes is a Commander of the Norwegian Order of Merit and a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands). She is married and has three adult children.
Remi Eriksen – President and CEO of DNV
Remi Eriksen is the Group President and CEO of DNV, since 2015. DNV, headquartered in Oslo-Norway, is an assurance & risk management company with 13,000 employees across 100 countries.
He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the DNV, having served as CEO of DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas and in other senior roles in Asia (from Singapore), Europe and the Americas (from Houston). Remi joined DNV in 1993.
Remi is acknowledged for his leadership skills in capturing growth opportunities in a complex and ever-changing global business environment. His keen interest in building resilient and sustainable business drives him to develop new competencies in leadership, transformative technologies and to the accelerated application of ’data-smart’ and digital solutions. He is a technology optimist and strongly believes business must make a bigger impact on the journey towards a sustainable future. He is dedicated to the company purpose of “Safeguarding Life, Property and the Environment” as a central driver for the company’s culture and all aspects of its business operations.
Amongst many other leadership roles, he is chairperson of the Board of Norway’s biggest university, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Remi holds a Master’s in Electronics and Computer Science from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and executive education from Rice University, IMD and INSEAD.
Gregory P. Hill – President and Chief Operating Officer of Hess Corporation
Greg Hill is President and Chief Operating Officer of Hess Corporation, a global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Hess is a leading shale oil and gas producer, one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is also engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as in the Gulf of Mexico, Newfoundland and Suriname.
Prior to joining Hess in 2009, Mr. Hill spent 25 years at Shell in a variety of operations, engineering, technical and business leadership roles in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. This included serving as Executive Vice President – Exploration and Production of Singapore-based Shell Asia Pacific, Vice President of Production for Shell E&P Europe, and Senior Vice President of Aera Energy, a California-based joint venture affiliate of Shell and Mobil.
Mr. Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of Hess Midstream LP, Midocean LLC, Breakwater LLC, and Go Green Investments. He is chairman of the Upstream Committee of the American Petroleum Institute and a Board member of the American Exploration and Production Council, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Energy Transition Initiative, the Accenture Global Energy Board, The WYldlife Fund (Wyoming Foundation supporting wildlife) and CEOs Against Cancer (Gulf Coast Chapter). He is a member of the Council on Competitiveness and a national commissioner on the Council’s National Commission on Innovation & Competitiveness Frontiers, chaired the Wyoming Governor’s ENDOW initiative to develop a 20-year economic diversification plan for the state of Wyoming and is a founding member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. In 2022, Mr. Hill was named Houston’s International Citizen of the Year by the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston. Mr. Hill holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming.
Sayun Sukduang – President and CEO of ENGIE Resources
Sayun Sukduang is the CEO of ENGIE Resources, one of the largest energy retailers in North America, and Chairman of ENGIE’s global Commercial and Industrial (“C&I”) Retail business platform. ENGIE’s Global “C&I” footprint spans ten countries, serving over 340 Terawatt-Hours of power and gas equivalent to over one million delivery points, with a team of 1,800 people.
An energy industry professional with 25+ years of experience, Sayun Sukduang joined ENGIE in 2000, became a member of ENGIE’s North America’s Executive Committee in2013, and Chairman of the Global C&I practice in 2022. Prior to his current position, Sayun managed the ENGIE teams and companies responsible for the implementation of all major capital infrastructure projects in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, ranging from thermal and renewable generation projects to large scale transportation pipelines. He previously held executive level roles in Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Development, and Operations, and earlier in his career in Asset Management, Finance, Commodity Risk Management and Engineering.
Prior to joining ENGIE, Sayun worked for Florida Power & Light’s regulated energy business. He holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti – Chief Energy Officer of UH Energy will moderate the panel and guide us through a thought-provoking exploration of the energy transition’s impact in the United States and our global landscape.
Ramanan Krishnamoorti is Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer for the UH System and Interim Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer for UH, a role he assumed in July 2015. Krishnamoorti has oversight responsibilities for the Division of Research, and various centers and institutes that report to the Division of Research. Ramanan Krishnamoorti also holds the position of chief energy officer at the University of Houston since February 2013, leading the university’s efforts to establish energy-centered partnerships on an industry and university level to address the world’s most pressing energy challenges. During his tenure at the university, he has served as a department chair of the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s chemical and biomolecular engineering, associate dean of research for engineering, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering with affiliated appointments as professor of petroleum engineering and professor of chemistry. Krishnamoorti obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and doctoral degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1994.