Webinar: "Energy Transition"

Felipe Arbelaez has been with BP since 2006 and has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. He has been appointed Senior Vice President, Zero Carbon Energy from July 2020.

From 2016 he held the position of Regional President Latin America, comprising all of BP’s upstream businesses and shareholdings in the countries of Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, and Argentina, with the heads of each of these countries reporting into the regional president Latin America. Within this region, Felipe was accountable for overseeing all E&P access, development and production operations.

Prior to this, Felipe was Chief Commercial Officer for BP’s Integrated Supply & Trading business (IST), where he headed the Commercial Development group leading business development across the gas value chain.  In addition to working with IST regional businesses he also supported the Upstream business providing guidance for gas/LNG marketing.  His business portfolio included Guangdong Dapeng LNG import terminal JV and Shenzhen Dapeng LNG trucking JV in China and India Gas Solutions (India downstream gas marketing JV).

Felipe previously headed up the Marketing & Origination team for Europe, Africa and Russia in IST.  Prior to this he held various positions; Head of Crude Trading Europe, IST Chief of Staff, European Refining Supply Manager and Commercial/Sales Manager.

He originally trained as an Engineer before moving into investment banking in M&A and then onto consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton before joining BP.

He holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Finance. He also speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese and originates from Colombia.

Antonio Baldassarre has held several senior positions (Managing Director & Country Chair) in Eni in different international assets from Africa, Middle East to Central Asia and South East Asia; His 25 years of experience within the Energy industry has exposed him to development programs from planning to execution, commercial to business development and international negotiations.

Since July 2019 he is heading the new NCS based Forestry & Africa Program in line with the decarbonization strategy set by the Company.

Moji Karimi is the co-founder and CEO at Cemvita Factory, a biotech startup on a mission to create a carbon-negative future by transforming CO2 into valuable products. He is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur and engineer who helps ideate, develop, and commercialize groundbreaking technology. He has a proven track record of taking ideas to market, both at big companies and startups. Moji's experiences range from developing advanced deepwater drilling methods to nature-inspired technologies with applications in energy, mining, and aerospace industries. Moji holds BS and MS degrees in drilling and petroleum engineering, respectively.

Jason Klein serves as Shell U.S. Chief of Staff for the Country Chair office, and is currently directing its response to COVID-19. He also leads Shell’s U.S. Energy Transitions strategy. This involves assessing emerging risks and opportunities associated with global energy transitions for the Shell U.S. portfolio of businesses, developing policy and advocacy positions around energy transitions in the U.S., and implementing long-term strategies for how the portfolio can continue to thrive as the world moves to lower-carbon energy systems.

He joined Shell following the acquisition of BG Group in 2016, where he was Asset General Manager for BG in the U.S. and responsible for BG’s U.S. unconventional assets and North America exploration activities including the Lake Charles LNG export project.

Following the BG takeover, Jason became Vice President U.S. LNG within Shell’s Integrated Gas business, and was responsible for Shell’s support for the Elba Island LNG project near Savannah, Georgia

Jason is a lawyer by background and joined BG Group in 2003 where he had senior legal roles in the U.S., U.K., Oman and Australia. This included serving as BG’s Deputy General Counsel in both Houston and London. Prior to joining BG, Jason was an associate with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins in Houston.

Jason is a native Houstonian and earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Trinity University in San Antonio and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas School of Law.

Alma Del Toro is the Founder & president of Blue Bull Energy (BBE) and Cofounder and CEO of Blue Wave Supplier Development Platform (Blue Wave). Alma has + 20 years of experience in the energy sector including 17 years with BP in management positions.

Blue Bull Energy is a company dedicated to developing business and communities, via leveraging partnerships and designing strategies for companies in the energy sector. Her client portfolio includes International Oil Companies such as Equinor, Petronas, Ecopetrol, Pemex, Cotemar, and the Energy Clusters and State Governments of Mexico.

Blue Wave is an intelligent software scalable and accessible designed to help develop local content in emerging countries and in the USA help minority suppliers understand, self-assess and close gaps againts the most demanding standards.  Blue Wave was created in partnership with Eduardo Nunez, former General Manager, Global Procurement at ExxonMobil.

Blue Wave is operating in Mexico working with clients such as Murphy Oil, Hokchi Energy (JV BP and Pan-American) BHP, State of Tamaulipas and Veracruz and in the USA with the Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council and the Western Region.