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PETRONAS Energy Trading Ltd – Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Chairman – Humbly Grove Energy Ltd, (UK gas storage and oil production company)
Director – PETRONAS LNG (UK) Ltd, (Atlantic basin LNG trading company)
Director – Kinsale Energy Group, Ireland (Irish offshore E&P and gas storage group)
Director – MPF Holdings Group (IPP owning 2.1 GWh of UK power generation assets)

Fasluddeen joined PETRONAS Energy Trading Ltd (“PETL”) in 2017 as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.  He has overall responsibility for sustainably growing PETRONAS’ European gas marketing and trading business, optimising its diverse assets in gas storage, LNG regas terminal and power assets.

Before joining PETL, Fasluddeen was responsible for Business Strategy of PETRONAS LNG (UK) Ltd focusing on long-term growth of PETRONAS’ LNG portfolio in the Atlantic basin.

Fasluddeen has served as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman of PETRONAS Group between 2012 and 2016, working closely with the Management teams across both Upstream and Downstream business Divisions on various operational and strategic initiatives. He had also carried the role of Strategic Planner for the Refining & Trading Business and had leadership roles in varying Human Resources functions at PETRONAS Holding Company.

Fasluddeen has an MBA from the Manchester Business School, UK and BBA from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He has lived in Malaysia, Australia and UK for studies and professional career.

Cristian Signoretto was born in Verona, Italy in 1974. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 from the Politecnico di Milano, he fulfilled his military service as an Officer in the Italian Army.

In 2000 he was awarded with a scholarship as a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Energy of the Politecnico di Milano, where he was involved in research projects and teaching activities.

In 2001 he joined McKinsey. He obtained a Master in Business Administration from Columbia University, New York, in 2005.

After a short experience in Citigroup in New York, he continued his career in McKinsey, mostly dealing with projects in the Oil & Gas and Banking & Insurance sectors. In 2007 he joined Eni in the Office of the CEO supporting the Top Management for corporate strategy and group-level projects.

In November 2008 he was appointed Senior Vice President for International Sales with the responsibility to develop gas sales in the European B2B markets outside Italy within the Gas & Power business of Eni.

In May 2012 he became Executive Vice President for International Markets and LNG Activities with the responsibility for the overall commercial strategy and sales activities outside Italy, including affiliate companies and LNG marketing.

Starting from November 2016 he is Executive Vice President for Portfolio Strategy and Long Term Gas Negotiations in the newly established Midstream business of Eni. In his new role he oversees the gas supply portfolio management and the relationships with long term gas suppliers, including the management of the affiliate company in Hungary.

He is a member of the Board of Directors in Union Fenosa Gas (Spain), a JV between eni and Gas Natural Fenosa, and in BlueStream (The Netherlands), a JV between eni and Gazprom.

Ralf Aehlen works as a Gas Trader at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe, Germany. He joined the Gas Desk in 2008. For the past four years he specialized in hedging and optimization of gas storages. Before joining the Gas Desk Ralf worked in risk management at EnBW Trading. He started his career in consulting. Ralf has a Master of Economics from the University of Cologne.

Michael Losch, born in 1968.

He gained a commercial sciences degree at WU-Vienna in cooperation with French partner universities (ESSCA, HEC).

Doctorate with his dissertation on competitive regulation of the e-economy.

1993-95 EU and energy expert at the Austrian Economic Chamber.

In 1996, he worked at the ING Bank’s International Project Finance Department.

In 1997, he moved to Brussels to work for the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy, responsible for the implementation and further development of the EU electricity-market guidelines.

In 1999-2004 he was responsible for the economic policy and competition law-agenda, as a member of the cabinet of EU Commissioner Franz Fischler.

From April 2004 to August 2016, he was the head of department for economic policy, innovation and technology; Since September 2016 he is head of the department for energy and mining at the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics.

Dr. Katja Yafimava is Senior Research Fellow on the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Natural Gas Research Programme. She holds a D.Phil. in Geography and an M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies from Oxford University. She is the author of The Transit Dimension of EUEnergy Security: Russian Gas Transit Across Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova (OUP 2011). She is also the author and co-author of chapters in other OUP books, such as The Russian Gas Matrix: how markets are driving change (2014), The Pricing of Internationally Traded Gas (2012), Russian and CIS Gas Markets and their Impact on Europe (2009) (all OUP) and in Research Handbook on International Energy Law (Edward Elgar, 2014) as well as many research papers on gas transit disputes. Her current research focus is gas regulation, both in Europe and Russia, with publications including ‘The EU Third Package for Gas and the Gas Target Model: major contentious issues inside and outside the EU’ (2013), ‘The Evolution of Gas Pipeline Regulation in Russia – third party access, capacity allocation and transportation tariffs’ (2015), ‘Russian Gas Transit across Ukraine Post-2019: pipeline scenarios, gas flow consequences, and regulatory constraints’ (2016) and, most recently, ‘The OPAL Exemption Decision: past, present, and future‘ (2017).

Hermann Pengg is Head of the Renewable Fuels department at Audi AG and CEO of the newly founded Ltd company to run Audi´s e-gas plant. One of his main responsibilities was the ramp-up of the world´s first 6 industrial scale (6 MW) Power-to-gas plant (AUDI e-gas-plant). Formerly, he held a position as CTO at Solarfuel GmbH, Stuttgart,  responsible for patents and R&D. Before that, he co-founded a company operating in the biomass field and ramped up a solar technology department for a roof building company. For more than 10 years, he worked in senior management positions in multinational industrial and Management Consulting companies. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Social Sciences at Vienna University of Economics, a Master degree in Physics at ETH Zurich and a Postdoc M.Sc. (Renewable Energy) at Vienna Technical University. He has published a book and several scientific papers.

Born On October 27, 1963 in the Kyrgyz Republic

– In 1986 he graduated from the Kyrgyz State Medical Academy and in 1998 he graduated from the Kyrgyz National University with a degree in Jurisprudence

– A Colonel of the Customs service

– From 1995 to 2013 he held several positions in the State Customs Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

– From 2013 to April 2016 he was the Chairman of the State Customs Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

– Since June 1, 2016 – the Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission

Karl-Martin Studener was born in Linz/Austria in 1961. Following the Jesuit College Aloisianum in Linz he graduated at Vienna University Of Economics and Business and at Università di Torino/Italy. Following an international trainee program in Iveco Group in Torino he was assigned several Sales and Marketing functions in the Iveco Group in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

From Head of Marketing in Germany he became Managing Director of Iveco Austria and in 2014 Iveco Business Director for Austria and 13 countries in the Central & Eastern Europe perimeter. His business objective is to conquest new customers for Vans and Trucks for Iveco Brand through a strong focus on Service and After Sales and a TCO (Total cost of ownership) view. In 2016 he founded a working group of Austrian stakeholders to actively promote the creation of LNG infrastructure and improve the awareness on LNG among commercial vehicle fleet owners.

Born 1967 in Hannover, Germany.

He holds a MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from Technical University of Clausthal and is member of DGMK and SPE.

After working two years with GASAG, Berlin, as production engineer for the underground gas storage, Fedor joined Wintershall in 1997. Initially he worked as drilling engineer before moving to Wintershall’s headquarters in Kassel in 2000 to become a strategic planning manager. In 2003 Fedor moved to Tripoli, Libya where he worked in a joint venture with TOTAL for a major offshore oilfield development and, from 2005 onwards, as joint ventures manager for Wintershall Libya.

In 2007 Fedor joined Nord Stream AG as Head of Project Coordination and since January 2016 he is Head of CEO Office with Nord Stream 2 AG.