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NNPCL GCEO Kyari To Speak Alongside Bill Gates, Saudi Aramco CEO, Others At S&P Global’s CERAWeek .



GCEO of NNPCL Mele Kyari and NNPC Towers

Kyari will speak alongside global players in the energy industry like the Founder of Breakthrough Energy and TerraPower, Bill Gates; Exxon Mobil Corporation CEO, Darren Woods; S&P Global Vice Chairman, Daniel Yergin; the CEO of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Shakh Nawaf Al-Sabah; and CEO of Saudi Aramco, Amin Naseer, among others in Houston, USA.

“We are pleased to announce Mele Kyari, Group Chief Executive Officer, NNPC Ltd. (@nnpclimited) is set to take the stage at #CERAWeek 2024,” the organisers announced on Sunday.

The theme of CERAWEEK 2024 is ‘Multidimensional Energy Transition: Markets, Climate, Technology and Geopolitics’.

The push for energy transition is reshaping the energy landscape by creating new opportunities and risks across developed and emerging economies.

Kyari has been at the forefront advocating Nigeria’s and Africa’s views of a just energy transition where investment in gas as a transition fuel is the way forward for emerging economies.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, the NNPCL chief will feature in a session titled ‘Leadership Dialogue.’

Kyari was chosen to speak alongside global leaders due to his significant contributions to the success of NNPCL and Nigeria, the organisers said.

S&P said, “He optimally secured Federation entitlements from production and fiscal arrangements while also managing the Direct Sale of crude oil and Direct Purchase of petroleum products (DSDP) arrangement to ensure National Energy Security.

“Mr. Kyari’s dedication to transparency, accountability, and performance excellence has contributed significantly to NNPC Limited’s success as well as that of Nigeria’s Energy Sector as a whole. His outstanding achievements have had a positive impact on the Company’s performance and reputation.”

The organisers are also optimistic that the CERAWeek 2024 will explore strategies for a multidimensional, multispeed and multifuel energy transition.

“The imperative to reduce emissions has grown in urgency. Yet expectations of a simple linear global transition have been shaken as climate goals compete with concerns over how to deliver economic growth while ensuring energy security, energy access, and affordability.

“The multidimensional energy transition reflects different realities and timelines by region, technology, industry strategies, the variety of social and political approaches and divergent national priorities in an increasingly multipolar world,” S&P added.