Confirmed speakers include:

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Ian Cogswell
Managing Director, Global Head of Natural Resources & Offshore Infrastructure, NATIXIS

Ian Cogswell joined NATIXIS in 2006 and is currently Global Head of the Natural Resources and Offshore Infrastructure sector within the Aircraft, Export & Infrastructure Finance Department. He has over 23 years banking experience gained at Lloyds Bank, IBJ/Mizuho, and NATIXIS and has specialised in the oil & gas sector since 2002.
At NATIXIS, Ian is responsible for establishing the global strategy for the sector, coordinating the origination and execution of transactions, maintaining relationships with clients and supervising the execution of transactions on which the bank is mandated.
Ian holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and an MSc in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He also qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Angus McCrone

Angus McCrone
Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Angus McCrone is chief editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He has overall editing responsibility for the company’s research on renewable energy, energy-smart technologies, gas and power. He works closely with BNEF’s 120-strong team of analysts and researchers, and takes a particularly close interest in topics such as clean energy investment trends, project finance, institutional investment in renewables, and marine energy.
Before joining New Energy Finance at the start of 2007, Angus was a financial journalist for UK national newspapers for 18 years, writing extensively for the London Evening Standard, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph and The Scotsman.

Timur Topalgoekceli

Timur Topalgoekceli
Energy Lead, Hello Tomorrow

Timur Topalgoekceli is an energy economist and entrepreneur. Besides being the Global Energy Lead for Hello Tomorrow, he founded and is currently Head of Hello Tomorrow in Turkey, where he is building the local arm of the global science and technology start-up initiative. His main focus is to accelerate the creation of a high-impact science entrepreneurship ecosystem in Turkey. He is currently leading a high-level project on the role of innovation in the energy sector that will be presented to government and industry leaders.
Previously, Timur worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, where he was a co-author of the annual World Energy Outlook, the IEA’s flagship publication. He worked on supply side modelling and led the group’s analysis of oil and gas upstream investment, cost and supply trends. In addition, he is co-author of the IEA’s special reports on Iraq (2012), Brazil (2013), Sub- Saharan Africa (2014) and India (2015). Prior to joining the IEA, Timur worked in Equity Research Sales at Standard & Poor’s Investment Division, covering UK, French, German, Swiss and Eastern European markets. Having graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Timur has worked on energy projects in various positions, including at a JP Morgan Emerging Market Hedge Fund or the Nobel Laureate Mohammed Yunus’ Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. In addition, he was selected as the only undergraduate to work with post-doctoral research fellows at the Science Po Paris Centre for European Studies on an economic feasibility study of competing European Southern Corridor gas supply projects.
As a member of the Thousand Network (formerly Sandbox), a global network of 1000 young leaders under 30, Timur has been actively engaging in the field of energy and technology start-ups. He is also a TEDx Speaker and a member of the jury of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge, Europe’s largest science and technology start-up challenge. His specific field of interest is smart technologies and in particular how to design energy systems that will bring about consumers’ behaviour change with large-scale optimisation gains. Timur is fluent in German, Turkish, French and English.

Josh Presley

Josh Presley
Head of CEEMEA Debt Syndication, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Josh Presley is the head of CEEMEA Debt Syndicate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Over the past 15yrs he has worked with Sovereigns, Financial Institutions, and Corporate borrowers to raise capital in the international capital markets. With a specialisation in energy, Mr. Presley has completed transactions for BP, Shell, Statoil, Total, ENI, Gazprom, Pemex, KMG, Hellenic Petroleum, Trafigura, and many others in the energy space.

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Joost Bergsma
CEO and Managing Partner, Glennmont Partners

Joost Bergsma founded Glennmont Partners in 2013 completing a spin out of BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners which had been established since 2008.  Glennmont manages over Euro 1.0bn across two unlisted funds and managed accounts for a range of global institutional investors. Glennmont focuses on renewable energy including on shore and off shore wind, solar and biomass.
Joost has been active in utility banking and clean energy fund management for more than twenty years.   In this time, he has devised and implemented asset and exit strategies, generating in excess of EUR 10bn of sales proceeds for energy clients. 

He is actively involved in originating new deals through the fund’s development partners, and regularly speaks at conferences and industry events.  As founding partner and CEO of Glennmont Partners, Joost has been involved in negotiations of some of the fund’s key wind and solar transactions.  Previously, Joost worked at SG Warburg & Co., ABN AMRO and BNP Paribas.  He has read law at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and has an MBA from INSEAD (France).

Paul Battelle

Paul Battelle
Director, Deutsche Bank

Paul Battelle is a Director in Deutsche Bank’s Infrastructure & Energy team. He is based in London and focuses on the group’s renewable and conventional energy activities in EMEA. Paul joined Deutsche Bank from Citigroup where he had spearheaded its Asset Finance Group activities in shipping and offshore vessel finance. Prior to Citigroup, Paul worked in various engineering roles for GE Power Systems and Nokia
Paul has over 17 years’ experience across a range of project and asset finance activities. Transactions include limited recourse project and asset financing, cross border tax leases, big ticket operating and financing leases, and principal finance trades primarily in the transport, infrastructure and energy sectors. Paul’s financing expertise is complimented by his engineering experience established commissioning, installing and maintaining advanced power generation systems around the world for GE Power Systems
Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from University College Dublin and a Masters’ in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Pickworth Jonathan

Jonathan Pickworth
Partner White & Case     

Jonathan Pickworth heads the London White Collar Crime team and has almost 30 years of experience representing corporates and individuals in investigations by UK and international agencies.
Jonathan's practice focuses on allegations relating to corruption, market misconduct, fraud, tax evasion and money laundering. He frequently interacts with the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, the Financial Conduct Authority, the police and other agencies.
Jonathan is recognised by the top legal directories and is a regular speaker and commentator in the media on financial crime matters. He is a contributing editor of Global Legal Insights - Bribery & Corruption, a book covering bribery and corruption law in 27 jurisdictions. Jonathan is a founding member of the City of London Law Society's Corporate Crime Committee.  

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Ogan Kose
Managing Director, Global ATIOS Lead, Accenture UK 

Ogan Kose is a Managing Director with Accenture’s Strategy Consulting practice and leads its Trading, Investment Valuation and Optimisation Group (ATIOS) globally with a primary emphasis on Commodity Trading, Risk Management, Commercial Optimisation, Financial Structuring, and Commodity Asset Investment Valuation. During his tenure at Accenture, Mr. Kose has worked with major Energy, Soft Commodity, and Mining sector players in America, Europe, Middle East and APAC. He is also an advisor to the Board of one of the prominent commodity merchants globally.Prior to Accenture, Mr. Kose worked for Enron Corporation (Houston, TX) in Risk Management, Underwriting, and Trading Groups where he was responsible for Derivatives Trading Operations in Enron’s Global Markets Group. Prior to Enron Corporation, his work experience also includes Structured Commodity Financing at World Bank, and Investment Banking at Solomon Smith Barney, NY.

Richard King



Richard King
Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Wim Thomas FEI
Chief Energy Advisor, Shell International

Wim Thomas is Chief Energy Advisor in Shell and leading the Energy Analyses team in Shell’s Global Business Environment Group, which is part of the Group Corporate Strategy Department. He leads a team responsible for worldwide energy analysis and long-term global energy scenarios, and advises Shell’s Executive Committee and the Board and its Businesses on a wide range of energy issues, including oil & gas markets and pricing, global supply & demand for all energies, regulations, energy policy and industry structure. He is a member of Shell’s Scenarios Team, and also the Functional Lead of the wider Energy Market Analyst community across the businesses in Shell.
He has been with the Shell group of companies for about 33 years, with prior international positions in drilling operations, subsurface reservoir management, upstream commercial and regulatory affairs in gas.
Externally, Wim is a regular key note speaker at international and national conferences across the world. He is chairman of the UK National Committee of the World Petroleum Council and is a former chairman of the British Institute of Energy Economics.
Wim holds a postgraduate degree in Maritime Technology, Delft University, The Netherlands.

Andrew Foster

Andrew Foster
Co-Head of Corporate Broking, Morgan Stanley

Andrew Foster joined Morgan Stanley in May 2010 after 10 years at Hoare Govett and is Co-Head of Corporate Broking.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Andrew spent three years at the UKLA latterly as a team manager.
Clients include AA, AstraZeneca, Burberry, Cairn Energy, Croda, Electra, Marks & Spencer, National Grid, Ophir, Pennon, Polymetal, Shire Pharmaceutical, Thomas Cook & Tullow Oil.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Advisor, Helios

Andrew Bartlett started his career working as a Petroleum Engineer for Royal Dutch Shell where he spent 21 years, postings with Shell included offshore North Sea, The Netherlands, Somalia, New Zealand, Syria and London in various development roles and he has extensive experience in gas. In his last 3 years with Shell he helped to establish Shell Capital, the financial services branch of the Shell Group as Vice President, providing mezzanine financing to small independent E&P companies.
Andrew then spent 11 years as an investment banker in the City and for the last 6 years has worked in Private Equity, performing various Board and Committee roles in public and private companies. His company currently advises Helios Investment Partners LLP on their upstream oil investments. Helios is the largest African focused Private Equity fund managing over USD 3 billion of investments and is based in London. He was the former Global Head of Oil & Gas Mergers and Acquisitions and former Global Head Oil & Gas Project Finance, both at Standard Chartered Bank plc.
He currently is a Non-Executive Director of Africa Oil, a TSX listed company with assets in Kenya, Impact Oil & Gas, an African deep-water private exploration company and Energean Oil & Gas plc. He heads the Audit Committee of AOI and sits on various other committees of those companies.

He also sits on the Advisory Board of Upside Energy, an energy technology company working with UPS battery providers who are connected by Upside via the cloud to provide demand side energy management services for the electricity sector in the UK.
From July 2011 to September 2012 Andy was formerly Chairman of Energean Oil & Gas. He was Chairman of Azonto Energy (ASX listed) from 2012 to 2014 and a NED of Eland Oil & Gas (AIM listed) from 2012 to 2014.

Richard Kent

Richard Kent
International Head of Investment Banking, Jefferies International

Richard Kent is the Head of Jefferies International Oil and Gas Investment Banking. He advises oil and gas companies on the acquisition and disposal of oil and gas assets and companies. Jefferies also has a strong equity issuance, corporate broking and debt issuance business.
Richard has spent his whole working life in investment banking advising the oil and gas sector. He started his career and spent 21 years at Morgan Grenfell, which was later acquired by Deutsche Bank, from there he moved with a team to ABN AMRO staying 7 years before moving with the same team (although with several changes) to Jefferies 12 years ago.

Graham Talbot

Graham Talbot
Executive Vice President & CFO, Maersk Energy Division

Graham Talbot is Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President of Maersk Energy. The Energy division includes the following businesses – Maersk Oil & Gas, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Tankers and Maersk Supply Service.
In addition to ongoing performance management of these businesses Graham's focus is on execution of the publicly stated Group strategy to separate the Energy businesses from the core Transport and Logistics business of the Group. This could involve IPO's, mergers and/or trade sales.
Graham has worked in the global oil and gas industry for more than 25 years. Prior to Maersk he was Regional Finance Director for BG Group, in his native Australia, where his responsibilities included the $20bn Queensland Curtis LNG development project.
He also held a number of senior international finance roles in Shell, notably, Chief Financial Officer for the Australian Downstream business, Head of Finance & Deputy Country Manager for Shell in Kazakhstan and Global Corporate Controller for Shell Group based in London. He has also worked in the Netherlands, Houston, Dubai and Guam.
The Maersk Energy division operates globally with revenues in excess of USD 8 billion and capital employed of approximately USD 13 billion.
Throughout his career Graham has held a broad range of functional accountabilities including - Finance, Strategy, Procurement, Technology, Commercial, Economics, Business Integration/Separation and Logistics.
Graham has an MBA from Melbourne Business School, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Graduate member of the Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Company Secretary.

Marcus Flint

Marcus Flint
Senior Principal Consultant & Project Manager, DNV GL

Marcus Flint is a Senior Principal Consultant and Project Manager with DNV GL.
He has over 26 years’ experience as a project manager, analyst, and operations support in the Oil & Gas Industry. He has performed these both as a consultant, and as an oil company employee (with BHP Billiton Petroleum (2000 – 2008). Marcus has a strong background in asset integrity assessments of oil and gas assets and has experience across the globe, primarily in Europe and Africa.
In recent times Marcus has been involved in over 25 Technical Due Diligence projects for A&D transactions, focusing on on-site appraisal of condition; assessment of O&M processes, budgets and benchmarking; transition from project phase into operations, and decommissioning implications.
He has a degree from Cambridge University and a Master’s Degree from Camborne School of Mines.

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Richard Jones
Partner, White & Case 

Richard Jones is a partner in the EMEA private equity team of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at White & Case LLP. He advises private equity houses, infrastructure funds and other financial sponsor clients on a range of complex acquisitions, disposals, restructurings and portfolio assistance. He advises across all sectors but has particular expertise in advising financial investors on transactions in the North Sea, including most recently, Harbour Energy Limited on its agreement to lead the US$3bn acquisition by Chrysaor Holdings Limited of a portfolio of oil and natural gas assets in the North Sea from Shell.

Michael Waldron

Michael Waldron
Energy Investment Analyst, International Energy Agency

Michael Waldron is an energy investment analyst in the Economics and Investment Office of the International Energy Agency. He is currently the project co-manager and one of the lead authors of the IEA World Energy Investment report, which assesses investment trends across the energy sector. He was previously the project leader and lead author of the IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which analyzes market trends of renewables in the electricity, transport and heat sectors. At the IEA he has also worked as an oil demand and biofuels analyst.

Prior to joining the IEA, Mr Waldron worked as a senior energy markets analyst at Lehman Brothers in New York and London. Mr Waldron obtained his Masters in International Energy Policy & International Economics at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and his Bachelors degree in Economics & Government at Cornell University.

Shaun Reynolds

Shaun Reynolds
Director, Deloitte

Shaun Reynolds Head of Deloitte’s transaction services practice in Aberdeen. Shaun specialises in providing due diligence advice to businesses in the oil and gas sector, across the upstream, midstream and oil field services sub-sectors.
Shaun is a Chartered Accountant and started his career with Deloitte in 2002. Following 7 years in Deloitte’s London corporate finance department in which he provided a wide range of transaction services to international oil and gas businesses, he transferred to the Aberdeen office in 2009 to establish a financial advisory practice.

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Max Kendall
Director, Deloitte

Max Kendall is a Director, working within the dedicated Energy and Resources Transaction Services team in Financial Advisory at Deloitte. Max has over ten years of experience of supporting energy clients, specialising at working with oil and gas companies across the range of their portfolios including upstream, mid-stream and down-stream cross border M&A and capital market transactions.

Fergus Marcroft

Fergus Marcroft
Senior Advisor, Hannam & Partners

Fergus Marcroft has 17 years capital markets experience with the last decade being focused on the natural resources sectors. He joins from Macquarie, where he led the UK mid-market oil & gas sector origination and corporate broking efforts. Prior to Macquarie, Fergus led the oil franchise at Liberum.
Over the course of his career, Fergus has advised and raised capital for numerous oil & gas companies including: Hurricane Energy, Bowleven Oil & Gas, Rockhopper Exploration, Nautical Petroleum, Andes Energia, Kentz Construction, Hallin Marine and RPS Energy.

Xavier Veillard

Xavier Veillard
Managing Director – Energy & Commodities Strategy – Europe, Accenture Strategy

Xavier Veillard is the Managing Director for Accenture’s Energy & Commodities Strategy Group in Europe and based in Paris. Xavier Veillard has worked with over 20 oil & gas majors, energy commodities trading firms, E&P and Refining & Marketing industrials globally.
His expertise is focused on trading and risk management, investments valuation and structuring, markets fundamental analysis and corporate restructuring. He also advised ministries and regulatory authorities on the management of domestic energy markets. He has managed projects predominantly in Europe, Africa and South East Asia. Xavier was previously based in Singapore and London where he was looking after the Energy & Commodities Strategy Group respectively for Asia Pacific and UK.

Jon Therkelson

Jon Therkleson
Senior Derivatives Marketer, BP

Jon Therkleson has over 25 years’ experience in physical and financial energy markets. He began his career with BP in Australia in 1990 and worked at Mitsui before moving to Commonwealth Bank in Sydney where he built a client-focused energy derivatives marketing business for the bank. Following senior client-facing capital markets roles with Bank of America in Singapore and London, and with Standard Chartered Bank and Societe Generale in London, Jon re-joined BP in 2011.
His current focus is originating structured solutions involving risk management and finance for oil and gas producers within EMEA. Jon holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Guillaume Venner

Guillaume Venner
Managing Director Oil & Gas, BNP Paribas

Guillaume Venner has over 15 years of banking experience in advising and financing small and midcap independents active in the upstream oil & gas industry. He has been with BNP Paribas since 2010 in the Upstream Oil & Gas Team covering the EMEA market. Previously he worked at RBS in London (Project Finance Oil & Gas) and held various other positions before this in other banking institutions in Paris. Guillaume has arranged a wide range of transactions and financed many of the European independents.
Guillaume holds a Masters degree in International Relations and Finance from Sciences-Po Paris and a Masters degree in Banking & Financial Law from University of Paris Panthéon-Assas.

Peter Gaw

Peter Gaw
Managing Director, Global Head Energy & Natural Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

Peter Gaw joined Standard Chartered Bank on April 5, 2010. He is the Managing Director, Global Head of Standard Chartered Bank’s Energy & Natural Resources team. He is responsible for delivering the full range of Standard Chartered products to its global clients including advisory, M&A and structural debt financing.
Peter has more than 30 years of experience in energy finance and energy investment banking. Peter holds a Master’s in International Business from Georgetown University and a BS in International Economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Michael Waldron

Michael Waldron
Energy Investment Analyst, International Energy Agency

Michael Waldron is an energy investment analyst in the Economics and Investment Office of the International Energy Agency. He is currently the project co-manager and one of the lead authors of the IEA World Energy Investment report, which assesses investment trends across the energy sector. He was previously the project leader and lead author of the IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which analyzes market trends of renewables in the electricity, transport and heat sectors. At the IEA he has also worked as an oil demand and biofuels analyst.

Prior to joining the IEA, Mr Waldron worked as a senior energy markets analyst at Lehman Brothers in New York and London. Mr Waldron obtained his Masters in International Energy Policy & International Economics at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and his Bachelors degree in Economics & Government at Cornell University.

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John Martin FEI
World Petroleum Council

John Martin recently completed his term as the Senior Vice President of the World Petroleum Council (“WPC”). He has been a member of the WPC since 2000 and has held a number of roles including Chair of the National Committee of the United Kingdom, Member of the Congress Programme Committee, and Vice President – Finance. He has also participated as a chair and as a speaker at WPC Congresses.

John was until recently, Managing Director, Global Energy at Standard Chartered Bank, a position he held for seven years. He has more than 30 years of experience in international banking in the oil and gas industries. Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank in 2007, John worked for 26 years at ABN AMRO Bank where he specialised as a Senior oil and gas Investment Banker. During his career, he has worked on numerous advisory and financing transactions in the oil and gas sector in several regions of the world. Mr. Martin is a Fellow of the Energy Institute of the United Kingdom, and a member of the UK National Committee of the WPC.

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