Since 13 April 2018, Jean-Marc Leroy is Senior Executive Vice-President for External Relations. His role is to promote a global smart energy system underpinned by a sustainable and well-balanced energy mix.
Prior to that, Jean-Marc Leroy was Managing Director for Gas Chain at ENGIE. Between January 2009 and July 2015 he was Chief Executive Officer of Storengy, the underground gas storage operator of ENGIE.
Jean-Marc started his career in 1980 at EDF-GDF Services. Between 1997 and 2004, he held several key positions at Gaz de France : President’s Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Board, Deputy Vice President for Strategy, Vice President for External Relations and Internal Communication. Between 2005 and 2009 he was in charge of underground gas storage and LNG regasification terminals at Gaz de France and subsequently GDF SUEZ.
Since November 2015, he is President of Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), now in its second mandate. Previously, between 2008 and 2013, he held the position of the President of Gas Storage Europe (GSE), the storage column of GIE.
In December 2015, he became Board member of Global Gas Centre within the framework of the World Energy Council and in October 2018 he was elected at the IGU Executive Committee.
Jean-Marc Leroy is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GRDF.
Moreover, Jean-Marc Leroy is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ENSEEIHT, an engineering school of Toulouse’s University gathering 1200 students and focusing on energy, environment and IT.
General Manager, Global Risk & Pricing
Earl Burns Jr. is general manager, Global Risk, Pricing & Enterprise Risk Management, for Phillips 66. He has more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector serving in various operating, financial, trading and supply roles.
Burns was previously manager, Americas Distillate Trading in the Commercial organization. Prior to that, he resided in London and held the role of manager, Crude Trading Europe, Med, Africa and Russia for Phillips 66 Limited, where he was responsible for all crude trading and supply activities.
He began his career with Mobil Oil Corporation in a variety of positions in the U.S., Africa and Latin America inclusive of treasury, financial trading, logistics and sales positions. Previously, Burns served as the crude trading manager for BP in Chicago as well as manager, Global Strategy and Commercial Development (Commercial Marine) at ConocoPhillips. Prior to his time at ConocoPhillips, Burns spent five years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, receiving an honorable discharge as Lieutenant.
Burns holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point), a Master of Science degree from Purdue University, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Head of Power and Emissions Trading
ENI TRADING & SHIPPING
Jens Gobel started his career at Enron Capital & Trading in the Continental European Power desk in London in 1998. Eventually Jens served in various roles in Origination, Trading and Principal Investments at Enron’s offices in London, Houston and Frankfurt. In 2002 he joined Statkraft Markets in Germany as Head of Structuring and eventually assumed more commercial responsibility as Head of Origination for Western Europe, managing director of Statkraft’s Hungarian affiliate and “Prokurist” for Statkraft Markets GmbH.
In 2008 he joined the Leadership Team of Shell Energy Trading where he was responsible for Power Trading Development. After the merger with Shell Energy Europe Jens became Head of Structured Trading Power at the merged entity Shell Energy Europe. He also served on the Board of the Shell UK Pension trust company and served on its Investment Committee.
Since July 2013 Jens has been with eni Trading And Shipping in London and currently serves as Head of Power and Emissions Trading. Since June 2015 Jens has also been a Deputy Chairman on the EEX Exchange Council.
Head of Technology Innovation
Head of Energy Supply Hedging
Daniel leads the team buying gas, electricity and renewable certificates for British Gas’ residential and business customers – the largest supply portfolio in the UK. He is responsible for complying with the obligations placed on UK energy retailers and reporting on the carbon intensity of the fuel mix. More than ever, he finds that this activity is driven by customers’ requirements for green energy supply and sourcing products to meet those needs.
Key theme 1: Climate risk
The expected impact of the low carbon economy on fossil fuel firms
How to measure and model transition risk
Responding to shareholder activism and peak demand forecasts
Best practices in climate risk disclosure
The role of the risk manager in tackling climate risk
Opportunities posed by the low carbon economy
Renewables in a non-tariff world
Key theme 2: Digitalisation
What are the most promising new technologies for the trading and risk function?
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to commodities
The challenges of training machines
Successful use cases for blockchain technology in energy
Best practice in moving the risk function to the cloud
Developing an optimal analytics platform
Building an IT business case and knowing how much to invest in technology
Optimising the CTRM software system in this new tech landscape
Key theme 3: Fundamentals
The impact of increased geopolitical tensions on energy trading
Supply and demand outlook
Implications for counterparty credit risk management