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Re-Energizing India: Focus on Oil & Gas

Day 2 - 6th APRIL

Dinesh K Sarraf

Chairman & Managing Director | Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

Mr Sarraf is also the Chairman of ONGC Videsh Ltd, operating across 17 countries, Chairman of Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd and four other ONGC Group companies (ONGC Petro-Additions Ltd, ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd, Mangalore SEZ Ltd, and ONGC Tripura Power Company Ltd). He has experience of over three-and-a-half decades in the oil and gas industry, having started his oil and gas career in Oil India Ltd. He joined ONGC in 1991 and handled various key assignments at corporate offices.

Lalit Kumar Gupta

Managing Director and CEO | Essar Oil

Under Mr Gupta’s leadership, the performance of Essar Oil has seen a quantum jump & the refinery is today one of the top GRM earning refining companies in the world. He has 36 years of leadership experience in core sectors across Energy (Oil & Gas), Utilities (Power) and Steel. Before joining Essar Oil, he was CEO and Joint MD of JSW Energy Ltd. He was conferred the CA Business Leader Award in the Oil & Gas Sector by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India at ICAI Award in January, 2017. Mr Gupta is a Rank Holder Chartered Accountant, a Company Secretary and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Gold Medallist), from Jiwaji University, Gwalior

Ashish Bhandari

Chief Executive Officer (Oil & Gas) | GE South Asia

Mr Bhandari has primary responsibility for all GE products relating to the O&G industry including turbomachinery, subsea products and solutions, drilling, productions solutions, measurement & control, and global services. He joined GE in 2004 in Houston, Texas, and has recently relocated to Gurgaon. Mr Bhandari’s prior work experience includes oilfield operations with Schlumberger, consulting with McKinsey & Co, and products marketing with El Paso Energy. He is a graduate of IIT, Mumbai, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He received his master’s degree in business administration at Duke University.

Roberto Bocca

Head of Energy Industries, Member of the Executive Committee | World Economic Forum (WEF), Geneva

Mr Bocca is responsible for designing and implementing the energy agenda for the WEF and its partners, with focus on energy security, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness. Before joining the Forum, he was a group leader in BP where he had a 14-year career in Downstream and Alternative Energy. As Director of the Emerging Consumer Markets for BP Alternative Energy, between September 2004 and January 2009, he has led the development of an innovative business to provide access to cleaner, safer and affordable energy solutions to a large number of emerging consumers across the developing world. He has worked extensively with international and local NGOs and academic institutions.

Anil Kumar Jain,

Adviser | Energy, NITI Aayog

Mr Jain, a 1986-batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS, has published a number of papers and articles on the energy sector, including a book on natural gas policy framework in India (OUP, Oxford). He has more than 25 years of administrative experience in various Ministries/Departments in the state and central governments. Between 2003 and 2008, as Director and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, he was closely involved with policy formulation and implementation on the upstream and downstream development of the gas sector in India. Mr Jain is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford. He holds a B.A. (H.) in Economics, an MBA, and a Diploma from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

Johannes Benigni

Chairman & Founder | JBC Energy Group

JBC Energy Group is a leading research institute offering independent and unbiased expertise to businesses, governments and organisations operating in the global energy sector. Mr Benigni started his career originally in commodities trading and brokerage 25 years ago. His oil markets expertise and managerial knowledge is a boon for international oil and gas companies to be successful and enhance profitability. Furthermore, his insight and international network into energy markets is frequently reported by global business media & news companies. Mr Benigni is currently based in Singapore.

Shaleen Sharma,

Head - Upstream | Shell India

Prior to his current role, Mr Sharma was the President and Managing Director of BG India from July 2012, and was responsible for managing the India businesses of BG Group, including as Chairman of Mahanagar Gas Ltd from 2013-2015. He was the MD of Gujarat Gas Company Limited (then, a subsidiary of BG Group) for five years from July 2007. Prior to joining BG, he worked with ONGC, GAIL and Petronet LNG. He was actively associated with finalisation and execution of India’s first LNG SPA with RasGas. Mr Sharma is a member of CII’s National Committee of Hydrocarbon. He is an MBA and has over 36 years of work experience, the last 32 of which have been in the Indian oil, natural gas and LNG sectors.

Atanu Chakraborty

Director General | Directorate General of Hydrocarbons

Mr Chakraborty, a 1985-batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, brings with him a wide experience of more than two decades of working in various state as well as Central government departments and public sector undertakings. Appointed as the Director General of DGH in April 2016, Mr Chakraborty is helming the recently launched Discovered Small Field Bid Round, which offered 46 contract areas in 67 fields across 9 sedimentary basins for bidding to boost oil and gas production in the country. Earlier, he served as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance. Mr Chakraborty is an Engineering Graduate and has done his PG Diploma in Business Finance and subsequently MBA from UK.

Occo Roelofsen

Senior Partner | McKinsey (Amsterdam office)

Mr Roelofsen is a leader in the Oil & Gas practice and also the Chairman of Energy Insights, a McKinsey subsidiary focusing on energy models, benchmarks and analytics. He serves a broad range of energy clients, including large international oil companies, NOCs, OFSEs, power utilities on strategy, market outlooks, capital & technology and large scale transformation. Mr Roelofsen holds a master’s degree in System Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD.


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