03 março - 04 março 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

Argus Emissions Conference

Speakers

Stefano De Clara
International Policy Director, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
International Policy Director at the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). He joined IETA in 2014, initially focusing on the EU ETS and UNFCCC negotiations. He currently heads IETA’s international work, covering the implementation of the Paris Agreement and international carbon markets. Leading IETA’s Business Partnership for Market Readiness (B-PMR) initiati...
International Policy Director at the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). He joined IETA in 2014, initially focusing on the EU ETS and UNFCCC negotiations. He currently heads IETA’s international work, covering the implementation of the Paris Agreement and international carbon markets. Leading IETA’s Business Partnership for Market Readiness (B-PMR) initiative, he also focuses on emerging carbon markets, particularly on Asia. Prior to joining IETA he focused on emissions trading in the Academia and for consulting companies. He holds a M.Sc. in Sustainable Development from the Utrecht University and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Trieste.
Trevor Sikorski
Head of Coal, Gas and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
Trevor Sikorski is the Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research at Energy Aspects. Trevor has been analysing European energy and environmental markets for more than 15 years, having held senior analytical research roles with Barclays Capital, Point Carbon, Global Insight and PwC. He has an in-depth understanding of the global markets for generation fuels and carbon, includi...
Trevor Sikorski is the Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research at Energy Aspects. Trevor has been analysing European energy and environmental markets for more than 15 years, having held senior analytical research roles with Barclays Capital, Point Carbon, Global Insight and PwC. He has an in-depth understanding of the global markets for generation fuels and carbon, including their fundamentals, trading behaviours, and complex interactions. In 2010, he was named the top carbon market analyst by Environmental Finance magazine and was in Commodity Magazine’s commodities research team of the year in 2011. Trevor is frequently featured in leading media outlets, including the Financial Times, BBC News, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, and Sky News.
Tom Lord
Head of Trading and Risk Management, Redshaw Advisors
Tom Lord is Head of Trading and Risk Management at Redshaw Advisors having joined from Barclays Capital in 2014. During his 8 years at Barclays Capital he specialised in commodity confirmations, settlements, logistics and emissions trading. He was promoted to Head of the emissions trading desk in 2014 and was responsible for the execution and pricing of client trades and s...
Tom Lord is Head of Trading and Risk Management at Redshaw Advisors having joined from Barclays Capital in 2014. During his 8 years at Barclays Capital he specialised in commodity confirmations, settlements, logistics and emissions trading. He was promoted to Head of the emissions trading desk in 2014 and was responsible for the execution and pricing of client trades and structured deals. Tom has extensive knowledge of emissions markets around the world which has, in particular, enabled him to lend expertise to the reform of the South Korean Emissions Trading Scheme.
Lawson Steele
Senior Utility Analyst, Berenberg
Lawson has been an analyst in the carbon market since 2004. He has analysed utilities for 34 years, having top rankings (Institutional Investor and Extel) in the Europe, Latin America and Global categories, as voted by investors. Lawson is a chartered accountant, having qualified with PwC and in January 2006 he was the first person to predict that the carbon price would dr...
Lawson has been an analyst in the carbon market since 2004. He has analysed utilities for 34 years, having top rankings (Institutional Investor and Extel) in the Europe, Latin America and Global categories, as voted by investors. Lawson is a chartered accountant, having qualified with PwC and in January 2006 he was the first person to predict that the carbon price would drop to zero, which it did 11 months later.
Teresa Marques
Manager of Logistics, Production Planning and Energy Management, Bondalti
Teresa Marques is an electrotechnical and computer engineer and master in operations research at energy-intensive consumer company Bondalti Chemicals, where she co-ordinates the logistics, production planning and energy management areas. Her role focuses on energy efficiency, procurement, follow-up on legal and regulatory issues and monitoring the electricity and natural...
Teresa Marques is an electrotechnical and computer engineer and master in operations research at energy-intensive consumer company Bondalti Chemicals, where she co-ordinates the logistics, production planning and energy management areas. Her role focuses on energy efficiency, procurement, follow-up on legal and regulatory issues and monitoring the electricity and natural gas markets. She is active in Portuguese business associations regarding energy and climate issues, represents industrial consumers on the Portuguese Regulator Natural Gas Tariff Counsel and integrates the CEFIC’s (European Chemical Industry Council’s) Energy and Climate Change Program Counsel.
Liv Rathe
Director, Norsk Hydro
Liv is Director in Norsk Hydro’s Climate Office and has been involved in climate change issues since the early 2000s. Before that she has work in Corporate Finance and thereafter with developing of renewable projects. She was a board member of the World Bank’s Prototype Carbon Fund, an initiative established in 2000. The Fund played an important role in establishing a fram...
Liv is Director in Norsk Hydro’s Climate Office and has been involved in climate change issues since the early 2000s. Before that she has work in Corporate Finance and thereafter with developing of renewable projects. She was a board member of the World Bank’s Prototype Carbon Fund, an initiative established in 2000. The Fund played an important role in establishing a framework for the UN approved international carbon credits. Since last year, Liv has been in the Board of IETA.
Hans-Christian Henne
Senior Manager Corporate Energy and Climate Affairs, Aurubis AG
Hans-Christian Henne is Senior Manager, Corporate Energy and Climate Affairs, Aurubis, which is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The company is Europe's largest copper producer and the world’s largest copper recycler. After working in energy trading, procurement and sales at utilities and energy suppliers, Hans-Christian joined Aurubis in 2014 with responsibility for pr...
Hans-Christian Henne is Senior Manager, Corporate Energy and Climate Affairs, Aurubis, which is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The company is Europe's largest copper producer and the world’s largest copper recycler. After working in energy trading, procurement and sales at utilities and energy suppliers, Hans-Christian joined Aurubis in 2014 with responsibility for procurement, strategy, advocacy and cost-savings for several types of energy. He is currently responsible for compliance, strategy and advocacy in the emissions trading system (ETS), decarbonisation and climate change issues.
Michael Pahle
Head of Climate and Energy Working Group, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Michael Pahle holds a PhD in economics and is head of the “Climate and Energy Policy” working group in research domain 3 at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). His research focuses on emissions trading and decarbonising the power sector. He is regularly involved in projects to support policy implementation by state and federal agencies in Germany, cove...
Michael Pahle holds a PhD in economics and is head of the “Climate and Energy Policy” working group in research domain 3 at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). His research focuses on emissions trading and decarbonising the power sector. He is regularly involved in projects to support policy implementation by state and federal agencies in Germany, covering topics such as the coal phase-out, power market design and EU emissions trading system (ETS) reform. He recently co-authored a study on carbon pricing in reform options commissioned by the German Council of Economic Experts on behalf of the federal government, in which he was lead author of the EU ETS chapter.
Linde Zuidema
Forest and Climate Campaigner, Fern
Linde Zuidema is a lawyer with experience advocating for the climate and environment and coordinating NGO positions. Her present focus is on EU bioenergy policies.
Linde Zuidema is a lawyer with experience advocating for the climate and environment and coordinating NGO positions. Her present focus is on EU bioenergy policies.
Antonio Carrillo
Head of Climate and Energy, LafargeHolcim
Antonio Carrillo is Head of Climate and Energy at Switzerland-based building materials manufacturer LafargeHolcim. As well as overseeing the group’s climate and energy strategy, he is responsible for monitoring its CO2 performance and managing its public disclosure of climate-related information. Antonio also acts as alternate Liaison Delegate to the World Business Counci...
Antonio Carrillo is Head of Climate and Energy at Switzerland-based building materials manufacturer LafargeHolcim. As well as overseeing the group’s climate and energy strategy, he is responsible for monitoring its CO2 performance and managing its public disclosure of climate-related information. Antonio also acts as alternate Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and represents LafargeHolcim in the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures preparer forum for the construction value chain. His experience includes operational roles in the cement industry covering maintenance, production, project management and health and safety. Antonio holds a master’s degree in industrial organisation and management engineering and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical industrial engineering from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain. He also has a master’s degree in health and safety from the IMF in Madrid and an executive diploma in sustainable business from Business School Lausanne and the Institute for Economy and the Environment of University of St Gallen.
Faig Abbasov
Shipping Programme Manager, Transport & Environment
After a brief career in the natural gas industry, Faig joined Transport & Environment — a Brussels-based group advocating for sustainable transport policies in the EU and internationally — in 2016. He has specialised technical training in ship energy efficiency and EU energy market regulation. His main areas of expertise are zero-emission maritime technologies/fuels, air ...
After a brief career in the natural gas industry, Faig joined Transport & Environment — a Brussels-based group advocating for sustainable transport policies in the EU and internationally — in 2016. He has specialised technical training in ship energy efficiency and EU energy market regulation. His main areas of expertise are zero-emission maritime technologies/fuels, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, new ship design standards, regulation, and environmental challenges surrounding Arctic shipping. He holds a PhD in European energy policy.
Ross McKenzie
Head of Public Affairs, Drax
Ross is Head of Public Affairs for Drax Group. Before joining Drax, Ross worked as a policy adviser in the European Parliament to the current UK Minister for Climate Change, Ian Duncan. As part of Drax’s wide portfolio of assets and businesses, Drax operates the UK’s largest single site renewable electricity producer and Europe’s largest decarbonisation project – Drax Powe...
Ross is Head of Public Affairs for Drax Group. Before joining Drax, Ross worked as a policy adviser in the European Parliament to the current UK Minister for Climate Change, Ian Duncan. As part of Drax’s wide portfolio of assets and businesses, Drax operates the UK’s largest single site renewable electricity producer and Europe’s largest decarbonisation project – Drax Power Station. Having upgraded half of the power station from coal to sustainably sourced biomass, in 2018, Drax Power Station generated 6pc of the UK’s electricity and 12pc of its renewable electricity. In December 2018, Drax expanded its portfolio to include flexible, renewable and low carbon generating assets from pumped storage, run-of-river hydro and gas. As a result, Drax can supply power to 8.3mn UK homes as well as an increased range of system services such as flexibility and inertia. Furthermore, Drax is trialling world leading carbon capture technology with bioenergy, which if successful could enable Drax to become carbon negative.
Ariel Perez
Head of Emissions Trading, Hartree Partners
Ariel Perez has worked in the carbon markets since 2009. After starting his career in foreign exchange for Citi in New York, he founded its North America CO2 business and two years later was appointed head of trading for environmental markets in London. In 2012, he was hired by Mercuria UK as a senior cross-commodity trader and managing partner, where he ran a cross-commod...
Ariel Perez has worked in the carbon markets since 2009. After starting his career in foreign exchange for Citi in New York, he founded its North America CO2 business and two years later was appointed head of trading for environmental markets in London. In 2012, he was hired by Mercuria UK as a senior cross-commodity trader and managing partner, where he ran a cross-commodity trading business and was responsible for risk managing the second largest carbon offset portfolio in the world. In 2015, he joined Hartree to found its environmental markets business with responsibility for global sales and trading. Ariel has spoken at conferences in Europe, Asia and the US and is one of the most experienced emissions traders in the market. He holds a BSc in applied economics and management from Cornell University.
Giulia Cancian
Policy Advisor, Bioenergy Europe
Giulia joined Bioenergy Europe in 2018 and has been working on energy and trade policy since 2012 in other Brussels-based trade associations. She co-ordinates the association’s outreach to contribute to a supportive business environment for bioenergy industries to thrive in. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Rome and an MSc in Eu...
Giulia joined Bioenergy Europe in 2018 and has been working on energy and trade policy since 2012 in other Brussels-based trade associations. She co-ordinates the association’s outreach to contribute to a supportive business environment for bioenergy industries to thrive in. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Rome and an MSc in European economic integration from Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Nicola Rega
Climate Change and Energy Director, CEPI
Since February 2003 Nicola has been working in Brussels on EU-related policies for a wide range of stakeholders, including industry associations, the European Commission, NGOs, governmental institutes and consultancies. His main area of expertise is energy and environmental policies. In January 2013 he joined CEPI, where his role is to represent the industry’s interests to...
Since February 2003 Nicola has been working in Brussels on EU-related policies for a wide range of stakeholders, including industry associations, the European Commission, NGOs, governmental institutes and consultancies. His main area of expertise is energy and environmental policies. In January 2013 he joined CEPI, where his role is to represent the industry’s interests to European institutions, international organisations and relevant stakeholders. Nicola has a master’s degree in law from the University of Turin, an advanced master’s in political and social European integration from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and a master of laws in energy and environmental law from KU Leuven.
Alexandre Affre
Director of Industrial Affairs, Business Europe
Alexandre Affre is Deputy Director-General in charge of industrial affairs, entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at European lobby group BusinessEurope. He took up this role in 2020, and is also responsible for co-ordinating the organisation’s positions on energy, climate, the environment, research and innovation. He also manages the corporate Adv...
Alexandre Affre is Deputy Director-General in charge of industrial affairs, entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at European lobby group BusinessEurope. He took up this role in 2020, and is also responsible for co-ordinating the organisation’s positions on energy, climate, the environment, research and innovation. He also manages the corporate Advisory and Support Group (ASG) of BusinessEurope, which works with companies across all sectors. Alexandre joined BusinessEurope in 2007, having previously worked at wildlife trade monitoring bodies WWF and IUCN. He is a trained scientist and has a master’s degree in ecology.
Jim Rushworth
Industrial Policy Director, Cembureau
Jim started his career in the gold mining industry in South Africa in 1981 and has over 37 years’ experience in the cement, lime and aggregates industries in both technical and operational roles. Past positions have included Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, Global Vice-President of Sustainable Development and Public Affairs, Head of Sustainability in the UK, Head of E...
Jim started his career in the gold mining industry in South Africa in 1981 and has over 37 years’ experience in the cement, lime and aggregates industries in both technical and operational roles. Past positions have included Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, Global Vice-President of Sustainable Development and Public Affairs, Head of Sustainability in the UK, Head of Emissions Trading and leading the waste fuels programme in the UK, all for LafargeHolcim. Internationally he has co-chaired taskforces for WBCSD-CSI, CEMBUREAU and the EU Aggregates Association. In the UK Jim was also on the board of BCSD-UK and the Emissions Trading Group (ETG), and chairman of working groups for the Minerals Products Association and the ETG. He also represented LafargeHolcim at the UN’s global leaders assembly in New York. Jim has an honours degree in minerals processing from Birmingham University and an MBA from Warwick Business School.
Nicolas Jensen
Policy Manager - Distribution, Eurogas
Following studies focused on international relations and decision-making processes as well as the institutional set-up of the EU, Nicolas went on to specialise in energy. After working with the largest French gas distribution system operator on topics ranging from renewable gas development to gas mobility, Nicolas joined Eurogas in May 2017. He manages the distribution com...
Following studies focused on international relations and decision-making processes as well as the institutional set-up of the EU, Nicolas went on to specialise in energy. After working with the largest French gas distribution system operator on topics ranging from renewable gas development to gas mobility, Nicolas joined Eurogas in May 2017. He manages the distribution committee within Eurogas with a specific focus on renewable gas developments and sustainable finance.
John Battaglia
Head of Carbon Trading, BGC Partners
Based in New York City, John is responsible for managing and expanding BGC’s coverage of global carbon markets. For the past 10 years he has facilitated trades in a variety of North American carbon products, including liquid, regulated derivative carbon products such as California Carbon Allowances and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) allowances, but also OTC ...
Based in New York City, John is responsible for managing and expanding BGC’s coverage of global carbon markets. For the past 10 years he has facilitated trades in a variety of North American carbon products, including liquid, regulated derivative carbon products such as California Carbon Allowances and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) allowances, but also OTC structured products such as LT offtake agreements for carbon offsets. John assists a broad customer base in North America, including power, utilities, project developers, banks, funds, industrials, oil and gas, and corporates to effectively hedge their carbon price risk.
Alexandra Tudoroiu Lakavice
Senior Policy Manager, Cogen
Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavice leads the development of Cogen Europe’s energy and climate policy and work. She works closely with members and policymakers to promote energy efficiency and the further uptake of cogeneration in Europe. Alexandra has extensive experience with EU projects, including PACE, Heat Roadmap Europe, CODE2, ene.field and CHP Goes Green. In addition to ad...
Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavice leads the development of Cogen Europe’s energy and climate policy and work. She works closely with members and policymakers to promote energy efficiency and the further uptake of cogeneration in Europe. Alexandra has extensive experience with EU projects, including PACE, Heat Roadmap Europe, CODE2, ene.field and CHP Goes Green. In addition to advocacy and project work, Alexandra co-ordinates Cogen Europe’s National Snapshot Survey on national cogeneration market trends and policy implementation. Alexandra joined Cogen Europe in 2012 as a policy officer, having previously worked for the European SME Association and DG Climate Action at the European Commission in Brussels. Alexandra holds a MA degree in international political economy with a specialisation in energy and climate policy from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.
Jeremy Nicholson
Vice-President, International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (IFIEC Europe)
Jeremy was previously Director of the Energy Intensive Users Group, which campaigns on behalf of industrial energy users in the UK. He is a former member of Ofgem’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group and BEIS’ CCUS Council, and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. As well as his role at IFIEC, which represents European energy-intensive industries, Jeremy is Corporate Offi...
Jeremy was previously Director of the Energy Intensive Users Group, which campaigns on behalf of industrial energy users in the UK. He is a former member of Ofgem’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group and BEIS’ CCUS Council, and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. As well as his role at IFIEC, which represents European energy-intensive industries, Jeremy is Corporate Officer at Alfa Energy, a business energy user consultant, and an adviser to a battery storage investor.
Nanne Visser 't Hooft
Director Cross Commodity, Vattenfall Energy Trading GmbH
After being responsible for Vattenfall’s carbon sourcing and prop trading activities for several years, Mr. Visser ‘t Hooft got promoted to become Director Cross Commodity roughly 1.5 year ago. His team trades European Carbon, Green Certicates, Generation Margins and Algos. A diverse set of activities that require him to have a broad focus on the different markets that Va...
After being responsible for Vattenfall’s carbon sourcing and prop trading activities for several years, Mr. Visser ‘t Hooft got promoted to become Director Cross Commodity roughly 1.5 year ago. His team trades European Carbon, Green Certicates, Generation Margins and Algos. A diverse set of activities that require him to have a broad focus on the different markets that Vattenfall is active in. I have a University degree in Business
Guido Pasternack
Senior Energy Policy Advisor, Uniper
Guido Pasternack is the Senior Energy Policy Advisor for Governmental Affairs at Uniper. Guido analyses political and regulatory affairs concerning the European power sector, especially in the areas of renewable energy, CHP and emissions trading. He has worked for both Uniper and E.ON for 20 years. During his time with Uniper he has worked for several of its subsidiaries,...
Guido Pasternack is the Senior Energy Policy Advisor for Governmental Affairs at Uniper. Guido analyses political and regulatory affairs concerning the European power sector, especially in the areas of renewable energy, CHP and emissions trading. He has worked for both Uniper and E.ON for 20 years. During his time with Uniper he has worked for several of its subsidiaries, mostly as a political and regulatory analyst or as a strategist. Before joining E.ON and Uniper, Guido was an Economic Advisor to a Member of the German Parliament. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cologne and a PhD from the University of Leipzig. He is also head of the EFET Working Group on Emissions Trading.
Cillian O'Donoghue
Energy and Climate Change Director, Eurometaux
Cillian O’Donoghue has led European non-ferrous metals association Eurometaux's climate and energy advocacy since 2016, mainly dealing with the EU emissions trading system, power market regulations and the EU’s 2050 Industrial Transformation agenda. Before this, he spent five years at public relations and marketing agency FleishmanHillard, where he specialised in EU clima...
Cillian O’Donoghue has led European non-ferrous metals association Eurometaux's climate and energy advocacy since 2016, mainly dealing with the EU emissions trading system, power market regulations and the EU’s 2050 Industrial Transformation agenda. Before this, he spent five years at public relations and marketing agency FleishmanHillard, where he specialised in EU climate and energy legislation. He has also spent time at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, where he focused on gas security of supply in central Europe. He holds master’s degrees in economics and in international relations and European studies.
Robert Paulnsteiner
Hydrogen Technologist, Verbund
Robert is project coordinator and innovation technologist at Verbund. He has more than 22 years’ experience in leading positions in various fields of the energy industry. Robert holds an MSc in process engineering from Vienna University of Technology, as well as an MSc and an MBA in management from Johannes Kepler University Business School in Linz, Austria.
Robert is project coordinator and innovation technologist at Verbund. He has more than 22 years’ experience in leading positions in various fields of the energy industry. Robert holds an MSc in process engineering from Vienna University of Technology, as well as an MSc and an MBA in management from Johannes Kepler University Business School in Linz, Austria.
Yue Huang
Manager - Aviation Environment, International Air Transport Association
Yue Huang currently works with IATA as an aviation environment manager. She is mainly responsible for aviation environmental policies, especially representing airlines to advocate policies in their favour. Yue was involved in a series of CORSIA workshops delivered by IATA to airlines and other stakeholders, aiming to facilitate the implementation of CORSIA. In addition, Yu...
Yue Huang currently works with IATA as an aviation environment manager. She is mainly responsible for aviation environmental policies, especially representing airlines to advocate policies in their favour. Yue was involved in a series of CORSIA workshops delivered by IATA to airlines and other stakeholders, aiming to facilitate the implementation of CORSIA. In addition, Yue engages in advocacy campaigns for galvanising support and removing barriers to the commercialisation of sustainable aviation fuel project. Before joining IATA, Yue worked with the legal department of the Civil Aviation Administration of China and in the environment team of the US State Department, Mission China. Yue holds two degrees, from the University of Glasgow and McGill University. She is a lawyer, qualified to practice in China.
Daria Nochevnik
Task Force Emissions Trading, EFET
Daria is responsible for the Task Force Emissions Trading, as well as Communication and EU Institutional Relations at the European Federation of Energy Traders. Daria has more than eight years’ experience in the energy sector, specialising in EU energy and climate policy, and regulatory analysis, as well as strategic communication and EU affairs.
Daria is responsible for the Task Force Emissions Trading, as well as Communication and EU Institutional Relations at the European Federation of Energy Traders. Daria has more than eight years’ experience in the energy sector, specialising in EU energy and climate policy, and regulatory analysis, as well as strategic communication and EU affairs.
Christian Baer
Secretary General, Europex
Previously, Christian has worked with the European Energy Exchange (2011-15) and AREVA (2009-10). He has been in his current role at Europex since August 2015. He represents 28 member companies on EU-related energy, climate and financial services policy matters vis-a-vis the European institutions and other relevant stakeholders. He is a member of various stakeholder commit...
Previously, Christian has worked with the European Energy Exchange (2011-15) and AREVA (2009-10). He has been in his current role at Europex since August 2015. He represents 28 member companies on EU-related energy, climate and financial services policy matters vis-a-vis the European institutions and other relevant stakeholders. He is a member of various stakeholder committees and advisory boards. Christian holds a master’s degree in international relations/international security from the Paris Institute of Political Studies.
Christoph Riechmann
Director, Energy Practice, Frontier Economics
Christoph has 25 years of consulting experience in the energy sector, and has advised the European Commission, national authorities and regulators, energy companies, investment funds and industry associations. In his current role at Frontier Economics, he provides market design, regulation, competition, valuation, strategy and dispute support advice to clients in Europe. F...
Christoph has 25 years of consulting experience in the energy sector, and has advised the European Commission, national authorities and regulators, energy companies, investment funds and industry associations. In his current role at Frontier Economics, he provides market design, regulation, competition, valuation, strategy and dispute support advice to clients in Europe. For the European Commission, he has recently worked on regulatory and market design for a decarbonised power and gas sector, while for European Federation of Energy Traders (Efet) he has worked on market and climate policy design for sector coupling, and a review of long-term supply, storage and transport contracts, efficiency analysis and stranded cost recovery in the gas sector. Before joining Frontier in 1999, Christoph worked at the Institute of Energy Economics (EWI) in Cologne, where he was involved in consultancy and research on reform and restructuring in network industries. He has published numerous articles on regulatory and market design in the energy sector, and has a PhD in economics from Cologne University.
Paul Sammon
Engagement Manager, Climate Strategy, Vivid Economics
Paul is an expert in industrial decarbonisation and carbon pricing who has led analyses across Vivid’s practice areas, with a focus on energy transitions and the competitiveness impact of climate policies. He is a trusted adviser to private clients, including industry representative groups and energy companies, helping them understand the implications of environmental regu...
Paul is an expert in industrial decarbonisation and carbon pricing who has led analyses across Vivid’s practice areas, with a focus on energy transitions and the competitiveness impact of climate policies. He is a trusted adviser to private clients, including industry representative groups and energy companies, helping them understand the implications of environmental regulations. He has also worked with emerging market governments, the European Commission and the World Bank, drawing on his expertise in energy transitions and comparative policy analysis to develop long-term solutions to industrial abatement. He is a co-author of the World Bank’s ETS Handbook and technical paper, Carbon Leakage: Theory, Evidence and Policy Design. He has also written extensively on border carbon adjustments. Paul previously worked as a senior-level political and policy adviser.
Simon Armstrong
Chief Technical Officer, Sustainable Biomass Program
A forester by profession, Simon has worked in Europe, South America and southeast Asia on public sector research and development projects, in commercial operations and with investors. He completed his first accreditation audit in 2000, and since then has worked in assurance and standards development covering forestry, palm oil, social accountability and biomass sustainabil...
A forester by profession, Simon has worked in Europe, South America and southeast Asia on public sector research and development projects, in commercial operations and with investors. He completed his first accreditation audit in 2000, and since then has worked in assurance and standards development covering forestry, palm oil, social accountability and biomass sustainability. He has developed the standards and processes of a number of schemes, and evaluated sustainability programmes for NGOs, companies and government agencies. Simon has also been instrumental in the development of the Sustainable Biomass Program, from conceptualisation of its standards and processes, through consultation, piloting, rollout and to full operational implementation.
Matthew Monteverde
Vice President - Commodity Markets, Argus
Matthew Monteverde has more than fifteen years of experience analysing global energy markets. His career began in New York where he focused on the rapidly changing US wholesale gas and power markets before shifting attention to Europe. Matthew was a long serving editor of Argus European Natural Gas, a leading source of analysis, news and prices for the European market and ...
Matthew Monteverde has more than fifteen years of experience analysing global energy markets. His career began in New York where he focused on the rapidly changing US wholesale gas and power markets before shifting attention to Europe. Matthew was a long serving editor of Argus European Natural Gas, a leading source of analysis, news and prices for the European market and launched Argus LNG Daily. He has also served as Argus' senior analyst and vice president for generating fuels and now works as its vice president for commodities markets.
Nima Neelakandan
Head of EMEA and Asia Non-Japan Environmental Products, Morgan Stanley
Nima has more than a decade of experience in trading global carbon credits. He previously ran the carbon trading business at Barclays Capital, which became one the biggest market participants under his guidance. And as the former Cross Energy Portfolio Manager at BTG Asset Management, Vitol and ENI, Nima has a wealth of experience. He also has extensive knowledge in th...
Nima has more than a decade of experience in trading global carbon credits. He previously ran the carbon trading business at Barclays Capital, which became one the biggest market participants under his guidance. And as the former Cross Energy Portfolio Manager at BTG Asset Management, Vitol and ENI, Nima has a wealth of experience. He also has extensive knowledge in the carbon offset space, successfully creating an in-house offset model in 2007-2008 that successfully predicted the oversupply in the offset market.
Alexander Child
Carbon Markets Research Manager, Carbon Cap Management LLP
Alex leads Carbon Cap Management’s carbon markets research and economic analysis. He has five years’ experience of the design and impact of carbon pricing instruments and a deep understanding of carbon markets, including the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, the US-based Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, North America’s Western Climate Initiative, and South Korea’s emissions ...
Alex leads Carbon Cap Management’s carbon markets research and economic analysis. He has five years’ experience of the design and impact of carbon pricing instruments and a deep understanding of carbon markets, including the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, the US-based Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, North America’s Western Climate Initiative, and South Korea’s emissions market. Alex was previously with Vivid Economics, advising on climate policy for a range of clients, including governments, the World Bank, German development agency GIZ, the European Commission, the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, and major international energy companies. Alex holds an MSc in economic development from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Charlie Lewis
Deputy Director - Emissions Trading, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Charlie leads work on emissions trading from EU ETS participation to all scenarios of EU Exit. Most recently, he worked on industrial decarbonisation, initiating the Industrial Strategy’s Industrial Clusters Mission, Industrial 2050 Roadmaps and Industrial Carbon Capture policy. Before this, Charlie worked on various energy and climate policies at BEIS and DECC. Earlier in...
Charlie leads work on emissions trading from EU ETS participation to all scenarios of EU Exit. Most recently, he worked on industrial decarbonisation, initiating the Industrial Strategy’s Industrial Clusters Mission, Industrial 2050 Roadmaps and Industrial Carbon Capture policy. Before this, Charlie worked on various energy and climate policies at BEIS and DECC. Earlier in his career, he worked in treasury covering financial services, dormant bank accounts and a number of EU-facing roles.
Richard Wilson
Managing Director and Head of European Sales, Incubex
Richard Wilson serves as managing director and head of sales at financial products developer IncubEx in Europe. Before this he worked at London-based brokerage Griffin Markets as head of cross commodity options, helping them build their market offering. Richard has almost 27 years of market experience from his time as a broker in London. Richard started as an interest rate...
Richard Wilson serves as managing director and head of sales at financial products developer IncubEx in Europe. Before this he worked at London-based brokerage Griffin Markets as head of cross commodity options, helping them build their market offering. Richard has almost 27 years of market experience from his time as a broker in London. Richard started as an interest rate options broker at Tullett and Tokyo until he transitioned into the commodity space in 2007. His focus there was initially carbon emissions. He was also instrumental in the growth of the options markets in these products. Richard ran teams in other commodity products including coal, iron ore, nuclear fuels, and insurance linked derivatives, in his role as a director of energy at Tullett Prebon. Richard also spent time running his own broking and consulting business, also offering compliance services to small bespoke financial businesses.
Julia Elmgren
Carbon Trader, Gazprom
Julia is a Carbon Trader at Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom Marketing and Trading. She started her career in clean development mechanism (CDM) project development and portfolio management in 2008, and over the next few years was responsible for the development of more than 200 projects around the world. Following a stint in managing the Gazprom gas peaking asset portfoli...
Julia is a Carbon Trader at Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom Marketing and Trading. She started her career in clean development mechanism (CDM) project development and portfolio management in 2008, and over the next few years was responsible for the development of more than 200 projects around the world. Following a stint in managing the Gazprom gas peaking asset portfolio in the UK she has since shifted her focus back on to the EU emissions trading system (ETS) and now manages Gazprom’s emissions trading business. Her focus includes global emissions policy and the global sales business in environmental markets.
Renato Roldao
Senior Consulting Director, ICF
Renato Roldao, Senior Consulting Director – Climate Change and Managing Director, ICF Renato is Senior Consulting Director – Climate Change and Managing Director at consulting services company ICF in Beijing, China. Renato is a Project Team Leader for “Supporting the Design and Implementation of Emissions Trading Systems in China” (EuropeAid). He is an Associate of China...
Renato Roldao, Senior Consulting Director – Climate Change and Managing Director, ICF Renato is Senior Consulting Director – Climate Change and Managing Director at consulting services company ICF in Beijing, China. Renato is a Project Team Leader for “Supporting the Design and Implementation of Emissions Trading Systems in China” (EuropeAid). He is an Associate of China Carbon Forum (CCF) and a Member of the Energy and Carbon Market Working Groups of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC). Renato led two delegations of observers to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (Cop 21 and Cop 22). He is a former member of the Portuguese Delegation to the UNFCCC, and previously worked as an adviser and consultant to the UK Government, Norwegian Government and the World Bank. Renato has more than 16 years of experience in the fields of energy, the environment and climate change.
Peter Styles
Member of the EFET Board, Chairman of the EFET Electricity Committee