Thursday, 18 May 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Conference Manager & Chief Editor; Offshore
Hon. George Papanastasiou
Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry
Cyprus Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Acting General Director
Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company
HON. OSAMA MOBAREZ
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GAS FORUM (EMGF)
Hon. Osama Mobarez has 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He is currently the Secretary General of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF).
In his previous role at the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources as the Undersecretary for Technical office, he was responsible for the Realization Office to drive Egypt’s Modernization Program across the Oil & Gas sector. Over his career he supported the development of policies and reforms within the petroleum sector in Egypt including a comprehensive energy subsidy reform strategy, initiation of gas market reforms, modification and update of upstream agreements, and feasibility studies of infrastructure development projects.
Hon. Mobarez holds an MBA with Distinction from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University UK, and completed Post- Graduate Studies in Economics of Energy at Reading University UK.
COUNTRY MANAGER, EGYPT AND CYPRUS
Kristian Svendsen is country manager for Chevron in Egypt and in Cyprus, a position he assumed in October 2020. He is responsible for Chevron’s upstream business in both countries. Svendsen joined Chevron in 2004 as a Facilities engineer in Norway and since then, he has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within Operations, Major Capital Projects, and Asset Development. Most recently, he was Senior Delivery Lead for Chevron in Norway during Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) on the Jansz lo Compression (JIC) project. Prior to that, he served as the country manager for Chevron in Denmark followed by advisor to the Executive Vice President Upstream in San Ramon, USA.Kristian Svendsen is country manager for Chevron in Egypt and in Cyprus, a position he assumed in October 2020. He is responsible for Chevron’s upstream business in both countries.