Sustainability in O&G - Gamechangers and Signposts
Recorded On: 10/14/2021
Organized by the US Chapter
Greg Matlock, Global Co-Head of Tax - Energy, Mayer Brown LLP
Patrick Bean, Global Charging and Energy Policy Lead, Tesla
RoseAnne Franco, Partner, Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change, ERM
Moderator: Hind Farag, Founder, Transform Business Coaching & Consulting
This webinar was the first in a series of events that AIEN is planning on sustainability issues, including the implications of ESG, climate change policy, energy transition, and all related trends on the O&G industry. The panelists discuss what could change the pace or direction of the sustainability game in general and for the O&G industry, focusing on technology breakthroughs, climate disclosure and tax incentives.
Global Co-Head of Tax - Energy, Mayer Brown LLP
Greg Matlock is a partner in Mayer Brown's Houston office and a member of the Tax Transactions & Consulting practice. He serves as a global co-leader of the Tax-Energy group, and he also leads Mayer Brown’s tax efforts regarding the energy transition for traditional energy businesses, including carbon capture use and sequestration (and Section 45Q), waste-to-energy, hydrogen, biomass and biofuels, solar, wind and certain other energy efficient sources.
Global Charging and Energy Policy Lead, Tesla
Patrick Bean is a Global Charging and Energy Policy Lead at Tesla. Patrick manages Tesla’s charging and energy policy, energy procurement, and utility engagement. He serves as an expert witness in electric vehicle, energy market, charging infrastructure and utility rate design regulatory proceedings. Prior to Tesla, he led a “Utilities of the Future” research program at a Saudi Arabia-based think tank, KAPSARC. Patrick began his career a strategic generation planner at Southern Company where conducted economic analysis of which power plants to build, retire, retrofit with environmental controls, and fuel switch. He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from Marist College, and a master’s in energy & environment from The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.
Partner, Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change, ERM
RoseAnne Franco is a Partner in ERM’s Corporate Sustainability & Climate Change group and an expert in risk and sustainability in the energy industry.
She has a keen understanding of the changing business context for sustainability and is a respected strategic advisor helping companies navigate dynamic commercial and risk environments. She has extensive experience in developing strategy, valuing assets and evaluating value creation while at Wood Mackenzie and PFC Energy. She has a deep expertise in oil & gas, energy policy and developing innovative frameworks to generate data-driven analysis. She advises companies on their decarbonization strategy - not just effectively disclosing via reporting (e.g., TCFD), but also operationalizing their decarbonization commitment throughout their business.
She regularly counsels energy companies on trends, such as competitiveness, sustainability and climate and is often invited to speak at international fora (e.g., IPIECA) and C-suite events. Prior to joining ERM, RoseAnne was head of the Oil & Gas portfolio at leading global data analytics firm, Verisk Maplecroft.
She has a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University, Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas and recently completed a certificate in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies from Stanford University.
Founder, Transform Business Coaching & Consulting
Hind Farag is an energy analytics leader, transformational executive coach, and strategy consultant. She is also the founder of Transform Business Coaching and Consulting. She supports the development of senior leaders, facilitates leadership team alignment, and provides strategy recommendations to help navigate socioeconomic, ESG, D&I, data analytics and other major disruptions. Hind also partners with seasoned professionals and executives on pivoting their careers and businesses for optimizing potential during a historic transformational juncture.
Hind has about years of international experience in providing and leading energy research and advisory services. Most recently, Ms. Farag was the Head of Global Commodity Analytics at Wood Mackenzie, part of Verisk Analytics, a Fortune 500 company. She was responsible for leading a major reorganization effort involving about 200 employees in 20 teams across more than 10 global locations to prepare WoodMac for capitalizing on the opportunities presented by sustainability/energy transitions dynamics.
Prior to that, Hind worked with the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center as the Energy Transitions Program Director. She also worked with CERA (IHS Markit), Ventyx (an ABB company), and Pace Global Energy Services (a Siemens Business).
Hind has a track record in launching, developing and leading successful analytics, research, and consulting practice areas. She also has the reputation of developing and empowering industry executives and thought leaders. And her subject matter expertise in power & renewables and energy transitions equips her to provide highly relevant consulting and coaching services to energy executives during a pivotal phase for the industry.
Hind holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration and an MBA, both from the American University in Cairo.