N.I.E.S 2022: CEO Roundtable to unfold strategies for seamless energy transition

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The CEO roundtable of the upcoming Nigeria International Energy Summit (N.I.E.S 2022) taking place in Abuja from February 27th to March 3rd, 2022, will unfold strategies for a seamless energy transition with the view of ensuring energy security without putting the country’s economy and its huge hydrocarbon resources at risk.

The session will kick off with a keynote address by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva. Thereafter, the former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu will be joined on the panel by a crack team of top industry CEOs which include Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Ltd; Mr. Osagie Okunbor, Chairman Shell Companies in Nigeria/MD Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC); Mr. Ricky Kennedy, Chairman/MD Chevron Nigeria Limited; Mr. Michael Sangster, Managing Director/CEO, Total Energies Nigeria; Mr. Philip Mselbila, Managing Director/CEO, Nigeria LNG Limited and Mr. Richard Laing, Chairman/Managing Director, ExxonMobil Companies in Nigeria. The Chairman Independent Petroleum Producers Group (IPPG)/Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited, Mr. Abdulrazaq Isa will deliver the wrap up for the session.

“With the significant and accelerating global energy transition and a COVID-19 that impacted the industry’s foundations, it is our hope that this session will unfold the broad strategies to revive the industry fortune and chart a pathway for the future”, says James Shindi Managing Director, Brevity Anderson, event producers of NIES2022.

“In line with the energy transition global agenda, strategies outlined at the CEO Roundtable will bring about a significant structural change in energy systems in Nigeria driven by a recognition that that the target is zero carbon emission”, Shindi added.

According to United Nations in one of its publications on energy transition, “an energy revolution based on renewables and energy efficiency is urgently needed not just to accelerate economic progress and development, but also to slash emissions that are rapidly warming our
planet”.

The Nigeria International Energy Summit (N.I.E.S) formerly known as the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS), is the official oil and gas meeting of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Over the years, N.I.E.S has witnessed the highest level of attendance by top decision-makers, industry leaders, and all stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.

N.I.E.S is a federal government of Nigeria official petroleum industry event with the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and all its parastatals including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF), Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) and Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) are joint hosts.