Paul Bogers was recently appointed as the VP for Hydrogen, looking after all aspects of Shell’s growing hydrogen business. In this role Paul will oversee Shell’s work in hydrogen as a fuel for transport and the growing business in industrial hydrogen.
Prior to taking this role, Paul was Shell’s VP for Fuel Technologies, leading a team of 200+ scientists and engineers looking after all fuels development, including actively shaping future fuels and alternatives.
Previous assignments in Shell included a range of commercial, technical and strategy roles in Shell’s aviation business and overseeing differentiated fuels and lubricants product development in the UK and US leading to a world’s first commercial flights on GTL Jet fuel as well as spearheading development of Pennzoil Pureplus – the first Motoroil born from Natural Gas.
Paul holds an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, and a post-graduate degree in fluid dynamics from the Von Karman Institute in Brussels.
Andrew Horvath is Global Group Chairman of private research and development company Star Scientific Limited, where he oversees the business strategy and development behind the company’s breakthrough technology, HERO®. Mr Horvath founded Star Scientific in 1998 and his vision has been instrumental in transforming it to an international business. The company and its subsidiaries across Australasia, Europe and the United States are currently undergoing a rapid-scale up across its science, engineering, corporate and finance divisions.
Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP is South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining.
Minister van Holst Pellekaan was elected to Parliament as the Member for Stuart in 2010. He was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet in 2011 and has held the Energy and Mining portfolios since June 2014.
After his re-election at the 2018 State Election, he was sworn in as Minister for Energy and Mining in the Marshall Liberal Government.
Minister van Holst Pellekaan started his working life as a labourer before playing four seasons in the National Basketball League and at the same time gaining a Bachelor of Economics. He then spent ten years with BP Australia before entering the small business sector as a shareholder and operator of Outback roadhouses for seven years. This was followed by three years developing cycle tourism in the Southern Flinders Ranges immediately before entering Parliament.
Minister van Holst Pellekaan’s electorate extends from Kapunda at its southern end, all the way up to the NT border. It heads east to the NSW border. It includes the Mid North agricultural region, all of the Flinders Ranges and the vast north-east pastoral region surrounded by the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales. The regional city of Port Augusta is its main population centre.
Bruce Gosper was previously CEO of Austrade, the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting trade, investment and international education, and tourism policy, programs and research.
Prior to Austrade, Mr Gosper was Deputy Secretary with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australia’s senior trade policy official, responsible for all trade negotiations.
His career includes serving as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. During that time Mr Gosper chaired the WTO General Council and the WTO Dispute Settlement Body.
Mr Gosper was previously Minister (Commercial) in the Australian Embassy in Washington, and Minister-Counsellor (Agriculture) in the Tokyo Embassy.
Mr Gosper is a current member of the Asia Society Advisory Council. He has previously held positions on the Australia Japan Business Co-Operation Committee (AJBCC), the European Australian Business Council (EABC), the Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF), Australia Korea Foundation (AKF), Australian Pork Corporation and the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) Board.
Kentaro Hosomi is the Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), President & CEO of Energy Systems. Mr. Hosomi serves as a member of the Mitsubishi Power Ltd. and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S (MVOW) board.
Mr. Hosomi was appointed current position on April, 2019, and he brings around 40 years of experience to MHI, and has a proven track record as a leader.
In 2011, Mr. Hosomi was appointed as a General Manager of Business Development & Strategic Planning Department of Power Systems and responsible for business development, strategic planning, alliances for overall power systems business. There he made achievements such as the acquisition of PW Power Systems (PWPS) and the launch of the Savannah factory in Georgia, USA.
Mr. Hosomi’s expertise in sales, marketing and commercial administration of various types of power plant projects, contributed to branding the company’s global presence in the power plant market. His sales career for power plant began with sales for Middle East Area and has reached nearly 30 years, including a five-year stay in London UK, and he left so many track records in receiving orders and executing projects.
Mr. Hosomi earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Tokyo.
Name: Setsuo IUCHI
Date of Birth: May 10, 1960
Place of Birth: Hyogo, Japan
– Bachelor of Laws, University of Tokyo（1983）
– Graduate School of Business Columbia University (MBA:Beta Gamma Sigma)（1990）
April 1983: Official, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan (MITI)
June 1998: Director, Middle East and Africa Office, International Trade Policy Bureau, MITI
January 2001: Director General, Planning & Coordination Group, Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition
July 2003: Director, Recycling Promotion Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
July 2006: Director, Policy Planning Division, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI
July 2007: Director of Manufacturing Industries Policy, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI
July 2008: Director, Trade Policy Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
July 2009: Vice-President, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
July 2010: Deputy Director-General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI
July 2011: President of Bangkok Office and Representative for ASEAN and Southwest Asia, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
August 2014: Director-General, Chubu (Central Japan) Bureau, METI
July 2015: Director-General for Regional Economic and Industrial Policy, METI
June 2016: Secretary-General, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Office
January 2018:Senior Advisor, Chiyoda Corporation
April 2018: Senior Vice President, Executive Assistant to President
April 2020: (addition) Executive Director for Hydrogen Business
Language: Japanese (Native) English
Alex has been a pioneer in the global renewables industry over the last twenty years. He has been involved in the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy projects – both onshore and offshore – in Europe and across the Asia Pacific region. After working for E.ON Renewables in the UK and CWP in Australia, Alex founded Wind Prospect in Hong Kong to address the growing Chinese renewables market. After an asset buyout by CLP Group, one of the largest utilities in Asia, he co-founded InterContinental Energy in 2014. With a successful track record as a Project Manager, Alex has been the Project Director of the Asian RE Hub since launch in 2014. Alex holds a B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College, a Diploma in Financial Management from the ACCA, and qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst with the CFA Institute.
Erwin Penfornis joined Air Liquide in 2000.
He started in R&D in the field of clean energy developments.
He worked from 2005 to 2010 on the structuring of Air Liquide H2 Energy activities in Europe and the development of early markets.
Between 2010 and 2015, he has been Business Development Director in the Large Industry business, in particular for the supply of hydrogen to Energy and Petrochemical markets (Korea, Middle East).
He returned in the field of Hydrogen Energy since 2015, first in charge of Marketing & Strategy for Air Liquide Group.
Over this period, he has led the creation and development of the Hydrogen Council in 2017, with a few other industry leaders, as well as several structuring consortiums in Europe, California, Korea and Japan.
He then took the responsibility of COO of the Air Liquide H2 Energy World Business Unit.
He is now VP H2 Energy, based in Tokyo, overseeing the development of Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy activities for the Asia-Pacific region.
Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli is a Partner in the Project Development & Finance practice based in Singapore. His practice covers all aspects of international project development and financing across the power (including conventional and renewable), infrastructure and oil & gas sectors. He has extensive experience doing business across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South America.
Jean-Louis regularly advises on first-in-country and first-in-kind transactions, representing both leading sponsors and lenders (including multilaterals, development finance institutions (DFIs) and export credit agencies (ECAs) on these. He is also part of the firm’s Global Hydrogen Industry Legal Team, and is fluent in English, Italian, Portuguese and French.