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She is the President & CEO for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business (Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey) driving growth and operations by combining technology, services, and digital solutions across the renewable energy landscape. She was Director General of Health Care & Life Sciences at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.
Josh leads a team of engineers making the hyperloop a reality. Before, he led research activities at Echogen Power Systems, being the sole inventor of 4 critical CO2 power cycles, improving effiency and lowering costs. Giegel was lead analysis at SpaceX on 6 successfully tested rocket engines, like the Merlin 1D and Super Draco family of engines.
Chief Digital and Technology Officer & CEO, E.ON Digital Technology GmbH
Over 20 years of building innovative digital businesses.
Matthew joined E.ON SE as the Chief Digital Officer in August 2016 leading the digital transformation organisation and programme for E.ON globally. In 2018, he became responsible for the global digital, data and technology organisation in the E.ON Group, delivering E.ON ambitions to transform the energy world for a sustainable and greener future.
Vice President, Middle East & Africa, EDF
20 years’ large business experience in Middle East utilities sector.
Francois is today in charge of the business development and assets management of EDF Renewables portfolio in Middle East and Africa with teams in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco and South Africa. EDF Renewables is no.1 for renewable energies in EU with a gross installed capacity of 13.8 GW worldwide, as of 31 Dec 2020.
Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Environment, France
He led technical studies for the EU’s promotion of energy efficiency.
Benoit is the executive director of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation, a partnership of the world’s largest economies mandated to coordinate implementation of the G20’s activities on energy efficiency. He has had an extensive career in the fields of energy efficiency, climate change mitigation, and clean energy policies.
Chief Data Officer with general change management and project oversight experience acquired across international regions. Experience providing leadership, overseeing transformational change, management consulting, and stakeholder engagement functions. Comprehensive experience in areas of strategy, execution, business insights, and data analytics.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HyPoint
Engineer, Founder, Forbes columnist & NASA award-winning pioneer in the race to zero-emission aviation.
He is the executive director of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation, a partnership of the world’s largest economies mandated to coordinate implementation of the G20’s activities on energy efficiency. He has had an extensive career in the fields of energy efficiency, climate change mitigation, and clean energy policies.
International Expert - Ethics in Autonomous and AI Applications, IEC
Former UN Global expert in BlockchAIot, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, CBDCs, AI and NFTs.
A serial tech entrepreneur and sustainability advocate, Karl is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of Neutral Fuels, start-up mentor, lead singer of Sandstörm and an international speaker. A serial entrepreneur, before Neutral Fuels, Karl built and sold 5 companies (one to Microsoft and one to DHL) and led two more to their Initial Public Offering (IPO).
President & CEO, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
Mr. Wolak has experience in all facets of energy including executive positions outside the fuel cell and hydrogen industry.
Mr. Wolak is the President and CEO of the Washington DC based Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), an organization that represents over sixty leading international and domestic companies and organizations that are advancing innovative, clean, safe, and reliable energy technologies. Prior to FCHEA, Mr. Wolak was a Senior Vice President at FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCE).
At FCE Mr. Wolak initiated and developed some of the most innovative and largest fuel cell technology applications in the world. In addition to his business successes, Mr. Wolak worked closely with the US Department of Energy, Congress and state agencies to define and sustain programs for hydrogen and fuel cells throughout the US.
Khaled Al Huraimel is the Group CEO of Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer. Following his twin-pillared strategy of sustainability and digitalisation, Bee’ah is helping shape a sustainable future for the UAE through landmark zero-waste, green mobility, and clean energy initiatives. Under his leadership, Bee’ah has also expanded to Madinah, KSA, and the new administrative capital of Egypt, supporting sustainability agendas for the wider region.
Chief Strategy Officer, Plug Power Inc.
A winner of the Food Logistics Rockstar of the Supply Chain Award 2021.
Sanjay joined Plug Power as Chief Strategy Officer in 2019. Prior to joining Plug Power, Mr. Shrestha served as the CIO of a global solar IPP and President Sky Capital Americas since 2015. Under his leadership, Sky Capital America built and acquired over 100MW of operating solar assets and secured pipeline over 100MW.
He also sourced various types of financing solutions to support this growth including project debt, construction equity and long-term equity. He brings almost two decades of experience in the broader clean tech sector to our team. Before global solar IPP, he led the renewables investment banking effort at FBR Capital markets. During 2014, and under his leadership, the firm was ranked among the top renewable energy underwriters in the U.S.
Executive Director, REN21
At REN21, Rana developed a 900+ international expert community and leads the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report series.
VP, Facilities Management, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Matthew is a Professional Civil Engineer with 30+ years of experience in facilities management, design and construction, capital planning, public safety & transportation, real estate and environmental compliance.