Programme

Programme

Energy Risk Asia 2022 | Programme

All timings are HKT/SGT

10:0010:05

Welcome remarks

10:00 - 10:05

10:0510:15

Awards Announcement #1

10:05 - 10:15

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Commodity Research House of the Year
  • Commodity and Energy Finance House of the year
  • Commodity Trade Finance House of the year
  • Deal of the year

10:1511:00

The challenges of hedging in today’s commodity markets

10:15 - 11:00

  • What are the biggest challenges to hedging in today’s environment of high prices and high volatility?
  • What changes are firms making to their hedging strategies as a result of heightened volatility and risk?
  • How is the current environment impacting firm’s appetite for risk and hedging?
  • How to keep on top of your positions and monitor the effectiveness of your hedge in fast changing, volatile markets 
  • Hedging costs : weighing up the cost of hedging and the risk of margining defaults
  • What trends are impacting different commodities markets and how does this impact diverse commodity portfolios?
  • Is there such a thing (or should be) as: my firm is too big to hedge (energy producer perspective) in the commodity and energy world?
Rewati Jain | Moderator

Head Finance - Renewable Energy Business

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited

Rewati is heading finance for the renewable energy business of Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India Ltd. She brings with her over 20 years of experience. Before her current role, she was heading markets, strategy & commodities with Essar Group, Inida. She has proven expertise in corporate finance with strong experience in Strategy, Treasury & Markets, Commodities and Global Finance. Rewati is a qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI and Post Graduate Diploma in Foreign Trade – MVIRDC, World Trade Centre, Mumbai.

John Driscoll

Director

JTD Energy Services

John Driscoll’s career spans nearly 4 decades with senior management posts in supply, trading, energy publishing and consulting. After graduating from Stanford in 1976, John joined ARCO in Los Angeles as a product operator. He moved to Singapore in 1985 with Maxus, a US-based Indonesian crude producer.  He opened Singapore trading offices for UK oil company Ultramar and US refiner Tosco. He joined Mobil Asia in 1997 as Team Leader, Fuel Oil until the Exxon merger. John ran Argus Media in Asia for 5 years before returning to trading in 2004 as Senior Manager for GS Caltex Singapore, handling product trading, risk management and, market analysis. A naturalised Singaporean, John setup JTD Energy Services in 2013. He lectures at Singapore Management University and the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology on Oil Trading, Pricing and Risk Management. He is a regular speaker in local broadcast media.

Takayuki Homma

Chief Economist

Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co., Ltd.

Chief Economist. Analysis of macroeconomic, financial and commodity markets in the Economics Analysis department of Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd.
 

Nico Valckx

Senior Economist, Commodities Unit

International Monetary Fund

Nico Valckx joined the International Monetary Fund in 2010. He is currently senior economist in the IMF’s Research Department, focusing on energy policy, and held previous positions in the European Department, focusing on euro area monetary policy and EU financial sector policies, and in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, where he led financial sector stability review missions to Hong Kong and Uganda and served as team leader for the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Between 2002 and 2010, Nico worked at the European Central Bank, in various capacities, in Financial Stability, in the ECB Representative Office at the IMF, and in the Research Department. Previously, Nico held research positions at De Nederlandsche Bank, Bank of Finland and was Lecturer in International Finance and Applied Econometrics at University of Antwerp. He holds an M.Sc. from KU Leuven and Ghent University and a Ph.D. in applied economics from University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Iain Lawson

Head of origination, Asia

Mercuria Energy Trading S.A.

11:0011:15

Sponsor Presentation

11:00 - 11:15

10:0010:05

Welcome remarks

10:00 - 10:05

10:0510:15

Awards Announcement #2

10:05 - 10:15

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Innovation of the year
  • CTRM software house of the year
  • Data & analytics firm of the year
  • Commodities technology of the year

10:1511:00

The digitalisation journey: transformation, innovation and maturity of your energy operation systems

10:15 - 11:00

  • Where should the industry be heading? How can you ensure your digitalisation journey is on track?
  • Tech and innovation strategies: how are digitalisation and automation impacting the industry?
  • Digital Change Management: What role does training/education play in your digitization journey?
  • How to optimise trading and risk management technology throughout the entire trade lifecycle
  • How do you know which systems will be best for creating the CTRM function you need?
  • Technology risks: how to measure your technology risk, from the risk of over-spending to the risk of missing out on opportunities through not having the right systems in place
  • Managing cyber security risks
Peter Morrison

Senior Digital Science Associate, Technology Researcher, Incubation Lead

BP Singapore Pte Limited

Peter is the senior digital science associate in the asia-pacific region for integrated energy company bp, he is part of a group that does technology scouting and research with a mission to bring frontier digital technology into bp. This wide remit covers bp businesses in trading, shipping, hydrogen, wind, undersea operations, geophysics, and more. The group has strong links to the bp incubation and ventures pipelines. Peter's background is in software engineering, which he has pursued in several countries and at several investment banks and trading organisations.

Laurence Kwan

Director, Stakeholder & Corporate Affairs EDPR-Sunseap APAC

Sunseap Group

An experienced individual with proven leadership qualities and management styles in both public and private sectors, Laurence is Sunseap Group’s subject matter expert in the areas of electricity and integration to Electricity Market in Singapore and Asia Pacific. He has amassed years of managerial experience in a variety of corporate sectors across a wide industry spectrum. Respected as a subject matter expert, Laurence also develops and oversees business development strategy, and risk management He now oversee stakeholder and corporate affairs matter at APAC level.

Luis Gonzalez

Chief Data and AI Officer

Aboitiz Power Corporation

As Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI) General Manager for Power Industry and Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) Chief Data Officer, Luis focuses on expanding the development and implementation of Data Science & AI solutions for AboitizPower in support of enhancing operational efficiency, revenue generation, risk management, and ESG initiatives.

Luis has 24 years of experience in leading and developing AI Solutions, Enterprise Software and Digital Transformation of industrial enterprises. He has been involved with over 50 customers in Asia Pacific, North & South America, Europe and the Middle East. He is co-founder of the AI Asia Pacific Institute, a non for profit research institute for the Ethical Deployment of Learning Algorithms in society. He is also a Guest Lecturer at Nanyang Technological University MBA Program and under the Kellogg and Harvard Data Science Programs at Emeritus Platform.  Luis also sits in the advisory board of different startups that apply Machine Learning in NFTs, Social Media, Education and Neuroscience.

Prior to joining ADI, Luis was the Managing Director of Element AI Asia, a Canadian Deep Learning start-up. He was also the Vice President & Chief Customer Success GE Digital responsible for the delivery and execution of all GE Digital Projects across Power, Aviation, O&G and Transportation. He was also previously the GE Power Chief Digital Officer, responsible for Power Digital PNL in Asia.

Luis holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Computer Science from the University of Victoria and a post graduate from Chinese University of Hong Kong in software engineering. He also has earned postgraduate diplomas in Machine & Deep Learning, Data Science, IoT, and Smart Manufacturing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Aiman El-Ramly

Chief Business Officer

ZE PowerGroup Inc.

Aiman El-Ramly, MBA, CMC, Chief Business Officer, ZE PowerGroup has been an active member of the energy and commodities industries for 26 years, who has a significant understanding of what is needed for corporations to run effectively. ZE PowerGroup is the developer of the ZEMA enterprise software for data management and business process automation. Aiman’s team supports a private cloud where client specific end to end data solutions are hosted.

Aiman is also the Chief Operating Officer for ZE Power Engineering, ZE’s engineering design firm for utilities. He currently volunteers as a director for the BC Soccer Association, and also serves as the Chair of its High-Performance Soccer Development Committee.  He holds an MBA from Royal Roads University and a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia.

Aiman is also a sought-after expert in data management and business strategy and has helped Fortune 500 companies across energy, commodities, and finance advance their business through the strategic use of market data and insights.

11:0011:15

Sponsor Presentation

11:00 - 11:15

10:0010:05

Welcome remarks

10:00 - 10:05

10:0010:15

Awards Announcement #3

10:05 - 10:15

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Emissions House of the year
  • Environmental Products House of the year
  • Climate Risk Advisory firm of the year
  • Weather house of the year

10:1511:00

Energy transition: mapping a pathway to a sustainable industry and energy mix

10:15 - 11:00

  • Do you frame energy transition as a risk or opportunity for your organization?
  • What type of analytics capability do you need to build understand risk/reward under energy transition scenarios?
  • The changing energy landscape towards greener energy : latest trends and policies in APAC
  • Where is the incentive mainly coming from: customer pull or regulatory push?
  • How is adapting to net zero/low carbon impacting the sector in APAC?
  • How are firms going about building  their sustainability programmes – what factors are being considered? How will things evolve?
  • Understanding the reporting criteria of climate risk and ESG - how can firms achieve a more complete and transparent reporting process?
  • Managing financial climate risk: finding the right approach for your firm
Eric Tham

Senior Lecturer, Data Science & Fintech

James Cook University

Eric is experienced in AI/ML in financial applications. Prior to this, he has diverse experiences in the financial services in risk, quantitative analysis and energy economics with banks and an oil major. He is an alumni from Columbia University MS Financial Engineering and also has a Phd in Finance from EDHEC.
He has published in the Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Behavioral Finance, among others
He is presently researching into climate finance and behavioural finance.

Rewati Jain

Head Finance – Renewable Energy Business

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited

As an update, I am formally pursuing my passion in education through my own firm Craft My Career. Craft My Career is an education and career consulting firm with a focus on bridging industry, education and skill gaps. As a philosophy we believe in crafting careers, building lives. This is my way to extend my industry knowledge and experience to the generations to come, so we can contribute to build a healthier society. To further this cause, I am also currently pursuing a Phd in Education. 

I am independently consulting for companies to establish and/or strengthen their strategy in treasury, risk, commodity, trading business.

Nick Smith

Executive Director, Growth and Low Carbon Division

Department for Energy and Mining, South Australia

Nick is the Executive Director, Growth and Low Carbon Division within the Department for Energy and Mining in South Australia.

Nick leads the teams responsible for capturing the growth and economic value associated with South Australia’s world leading renewable, mineral and energy resources. The Growth and Low Carbon Division delivers projects of major importance to the Government, provides strategic policy and communications advice to the Minister and has a focus on developing future industries and decarbonising existing markets that align with the energy and mining sectors.

Nick is the Vice President of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety (HySafe) and a member of the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre’s Research Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining Government in 2014, Nick held a range of senior commercial and operational roles predominantly across the LPG and construction materials industries.

In addition to Nick’s energy and industry future planning roles, he is a non-executive director and Deputy Chair of Cara Inc, a large disability service provider; holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy. 

Randi Kristiansen

Economic Affairs Officer

UN ESCAP

Randi Kristiansen is an Economic Affairs Officer with United Nations ESCAP Energy Division. With UN ESCAP she works on a broad range of connectivity issues across the Asia-Pacific Region, but has a special focus on cross-border connectivity for the power sector. Before joining UN ESCAP Randi worked for the IEA in the Renewable Integration and Secure Electricity Unit, where she advised governments in Southeast Asia, China and India on matters related to renewables integration, cross-border power trade and power system flexibility. Earlier in her career she worked for the Danish Transmission System Operator on implementation of European Network codes as well as a power trader, trading in various European markets. She holds a masters in Economics from Aalborg University.

11:0011:15

Sponsor Presentation

11:00 - 11:15

10:0010:05

Welcome remarks

10:00 - 10:05

10:0510:15

Awards Announcement #4

10:05 - 10:15

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Corporate risk manager of the year
  • Market maker of the year
  • OTC trading platform of the year
  • Commodity broker of the year
  • Commodity exchange of the year
  • Derivatives house of the year

10:1511:00

Deep dive into commodity trading and trade infrastructure

10:15 - 11:00

  • Overview of current regulatory trading environment in Asia vs other parts of the world
  • Spotlight on China: latest regulatory updates and developments at exchanges. How are these impacting commodities trading in Asia and globally?
  • Impact of new government run or semi-government energy trading firms on the future of global trade flow?
  • Round-up of the most important new exchange products and services available across Asia?
  • Digitalisation and its impact on the commodities market and trading platforms
  • Looking at the key trends that will shape OTC and exchange-traded markets
Nima Safaian

Head of Trading Analytics

Cenovus Energy

Nima Safaian has many years of experience working in the energy industry. Initially as a nuclear engineer designing power plants, and later in a commercial capacity, building and scaling teams and capabilities in market analytics and risk management in the energy and commodities space. In his current role, he is leading the energy fundamentals and analytics team at Cenovus Energy supporting commercial optimization, asset valuation, and corporate strategy effort. Nima holds degrees in nuclear engineering and a MBA and is passionate about learning new advanced analytics methods to improve complex commercial decisions.

Maryam Salma

Consultant

Qamar Energy

Maryam Salma is Qamar Energy’s lead consultant covering the Middle East’s energy spectrum. She has been at the forefront of investigating the region’s latest energy developments and providing commercial and economic consulting, business analysis, and strategic recommendations for the future supply of energy in an increasingly climate action-driven world for various governmental and private stakeholders, with particular focus on hydrogen, carbon capture use and storage, and renewables. Maryam has co-authored Powering Iraq: Challenges Facing the Electricity Sector in Iraq for the Al Bayan Center for Planning & Studies, Renewable Energy Market Analysis: GCC 2019 for IRENA, and was the supporting author for the flagship report, The UAE’s Role in the Global Hydrogen Economy, prepared on behalf of ADNOC and the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure. Maryam writes for leading energy websites and international media outlets, and has been a speaker for the Energy Industries Council, the Derasat Foundation, the Sharjah Research Technology & Innovation Park, and others. She graduated summa cum laude as a Master of International Studies from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, with specialisation in Middle East energy security and foreign policy, and knows 5 languages.

Samuele Ravelli

Head of Markets (LNG, Carbon, Oil)

Origin Energy

11:0011:15

Sponsor Presentation

11:00 - 11:15

10:0010:05

Welcome remarks

10:00 - 10:05

10:0510:15

Awards Announcement #5

10:05 - 10:15

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Natural gas/LNG house of the year
  • Base metals house of the year
  • Oil & products house of the year
  • Iron ore house of the year
  • Electricity house of the year
  • Precious metals house of the year

10:1511:00

Short and long term outlook for LNG in Asia

10:15 - 11:00

  • Impact of geopolitical uncertainly and high volatility on the LNG market
  • How is the Russia/Ukraine crisis impacting Asian LNG markets and what’s the effect on risk management and hedging decisions?
  • What are the longer-term forecasts for global LNG flows? 
  • Best strategies for gaining competitive advantage and managing  LNG risk in Asia
  • LNG opportunities for companies (small/medium size gas producers) that missed the initial phase of LNG builds?
Christophe Malet

Senior Vice President - Upstream and Midstream LNG

Hanas New Energy Group

Christophe Malet is Senior Vice President Upstream and Midstream LNG at Hanas, a Chinese independent energy company focusing on Renewables and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas); and Managing Director of Hanas LNG Pte. Ltd., Hanas’ Singapore-based LNG procurement and marketing entity.

Christophe's experience in the LNG Industry over the last 14 years with Hanas, Yamal LNG, Excelerate Energy and Shell covers short-term trading, long-term LNG marketing and LNG business development.

With an engineering degree and a MBA as academic background, he has over 20 years of commercial experience.

Chikako Ishiguro

Senior Analyst, Energy Resources and International Business Unit

Osaka Gas

Chikako Ishiguro is Senior Researcher and Analyst at Osaka Gas.  As a member of the Energy Resources and International Business Unit of the company, Chikako heads up energy market research and analysis activities of the company where she has worked for over 10 years. Throughout her career, Ishiguro has pursued in-depth global market analysis in key energy sectors, particularly in LNG.  Previously, she was Head of Market Research Division of Osaka Gas International Transport, a subsidiary of Osaka Gas.  She is a co-author of OIES papers; Pricing and Demand for LNG in China (2006), A New Paradigm for Natural Gas Pricing in Asia: A Perspective on Market (2009), A Realistic Perspective on Japan’s LNG Demand after Fukushima (2012) and The Outlook for Natural Gas and LNG in China in the War against Air Pollution (2018).

Samuele Ravelli

Head of Markets (LNG, Carbon, Oil)

Origin Energy

11:0011:15

Sponsor Presentation

11:00 - 11:15