The EIC is delighted to have joined forces with OGV Energy to deliver a series of informative industry podcasts which will discuss the important topics of the day that are impacting the energy industry here in the UK and globally.
The inaugural podcast discusses decarbonisation pathways with European colleagues, and highlights some of the opportunities and challenges that exist for the supply chain.
Director, Market Intelligence, EIC
Neil has over 20 years’ experience of working in the oil and gas industry in various roles and currently heads up a team of Energy Analysts at the EIC. The team’s main role is to support its member companies in identifying business opportunities in the global energy markets.
Managing Director and Co-Founder of the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO)
Gunnar Herzig is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) and an independent advisor to the offshore wind industry. He has spent the past 10 years working in the field of renewable energy, focusing on offshore wind. WFO is a non-profit organisation founded in 2018 with the goal of promoting offshore wind energy worldwide. From 2009 to 2018 Gunnar worked in the renewable energy division of the German utility company RWE.
Gunnar received a degree in International Business Administration from the University of Tuebingen, Germany and an MBA degree from the University of Cambridge, UK. Gunnar also studied at the National University of Singapore and Harvard University.
Manager of the Energy Technology Club:
Agoria, Business Group “International Business Development”, Energy Technology Club
“Energy”, “International” and “Business ecosystems” are the keywords that characterize Pieter-Jan “PJ” Provoost’s professional career. Since 2007, when PJ joined Agoria (the federation for the Belgian technology industry), he has been leading and developing an oil, gas & energy focused international business club, the “Energy Technology Club”. In 2016, he was appointed to coach Agoria’s business development team, consisting of 11 fantastic individuals. In this new role he also helped to encourage technology start & scale ups to pursue international business development. This year, with the Energy Technology Club morphing into a multi-energy, multi-technology, multi-stakeholder initiative, most of PJ’s time is again dedicated to further growing this initiative.
An avid reader and music lover, PJ is also a proud promotor of the MyMachine Global Foundation (http://mymachine-global.org/), an extraordinary example of implementing and promoting creativity and entrepreneurship in education.
Business Development Manager, IRO
IRO is an independent Dutch non-for-profit trade association, consisting of around 400 member companies, this year celebrating our 50th anniversary.
Our motto is: “Embracing the energy transition”. The majority of our members is currently undertaking efforts to enhance and speed up this transition, by using their extensive knowledge and expertise that they have built from oil & gas activities. The expertise and skills that Dutch supply chain has acquired during the last 50 years in oil & gas activity has given acceleration to e.g. the development of cost effective offshore wind farms. But also to developments of hydrogen generation, CCS, decommissioning, floating solar, aquaculture and marine energy.
Head of Energy, Danish Export Association Energy
Connecting companies, people and minds is what drives me in daily life. And this very much related to the energy transition. I believe strongly in the power of collaboration in order to achieve whatever goals we have. This North Sea Decarbonisation Conference is a solid example of countries and organisations working together effectively.