FUTURE LEADERS FORUM
Based on the results of the World Petroleum Council’s meeting that took place at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress on July 9, 2017 in Istanbul (Turkey Republic), Saint Petersburg was unanimously chosen as a city that will host for the 6th WPC Future Leaders Forum.
Forum is one of the main events in the petroleum industry and usually organized in one of 70 member-countries of the World Petroleum Council.
The Forum is the second most important and big event (after the triennial World Petroleum Congress) organized by the World Petroleum Council. It represents a unique platform for experience and ideas sharing, deepening knowledge in advanced technologies and achievements of the industry, developing new skills, becoming part of the international network of young energy professionals.
The Forum targets to host about 2000 young specialists, students and post-graduate students.
This event gives participants an opportunity to address the challenges the industry is facing now, to strengthen collaboration with the world energy leaders and experts.
The 6th WPC Future Leaders Forum will be held from 23 to 28 June 2019 at the multifunctional international student campus “Gorny” of the St. Petersburg Mining University.
The organizer of the event in St. Petersburg is the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council (RNC WPC) that has rich experience in organization of international high-level events. In particular the 21st World Petroleum Congress held in 2014 in Moscow that gathered more than 16,000 participants from 119 countries, 30 ministers and about 700 speakers. The volunteer program of the 21st World Petroleum Congress, according to the WPC Executive Committee members, was recognized as the best in the history of the event.
The main events of the technical programs of the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council – VI WPC Youth Forum are held in the Multifunctional complex «Gornyi» which belongs to the “Saint-Petersburg Mining University».
The Multifunctional complex «Gornyi» is a modern building which has a perfect capability of hosting guests and holding different events. The Complex includes a Congress Hall, several Lecture Halls, and a comfortable Hotel.
The Multifunctional complex «Gornyi» is situated at the junction of Nalichnaya street and Nakhimovskaya street, a 10 minutes walk from «Primorskaya» metro station. Many significant historical sites are located near the Complex. The road from Vasilyevsky Island to the Airport takes not more than 30 minutes. (Address: Multifunctional complex «GORNYI», 199406, Russia,
The Federal State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Education “Saint-Petersburg Mining University” is the first in Russia and the second in the world higher mining technical educational institution founded by the Decree of Empress Catherine II 245 years ago. Currently, Saint-Petersburg Mining University is one of the leading scientific and educational center in Russia, which trains 16.5 thousand students, trains bachelors, masters and specialists (engineers) in 97 majors and specialties.
Minister of Energy of Russia
Advisor to Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office
Director IPCP RAS
General Director of the PJSC «SURGUTNEFTEGAS»
First Vice-President Chairman of the Management Board ARETI International Group
Scientific director of the Institute of Oil and Gas Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences
General Director of the PJSC «GAZPROMNEFT»
President Institute for Energy and Finance
CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of the PJSC «Sberbank»
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the PJSC Oil and Gas Company «RussNeft»
Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Tourism Development of St. Petersburg
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Vice-President for Personnel and Social Issues of PJSC NK «Rosneft»
President of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry
MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT OF RUSSIA
General Director of Association of Small and Medium Oil and Gas Producing Organizations «AssoNeft»
General Director of JSC «ZARUBEZHNEFT»
Rector of The National Saint Petersburg Mining University
General Director of PJSC «TATNEFT» named after V.D. Shashin
Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg
Rector of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University)
Director of the Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis. A. V. Topchiev RAS
Chairman of the committee of the council of the federation on economic policy
Chairman of the Board of PJSC «NOVATEK»
Head of Department for Organizational Development and Career Management of pjsc «lukoil»
Rector of Moscow State University
Director - scientific leader of international institute for energy policy and diplomacy of MGIMO MFA of Russia
Chairman of the Council of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia
President of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs
Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Director of the Non-commercial Partnership «Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council for the Organization and Holding of World Oil Congresses»
President of the PJSC «Transneft»
Head of the Main Directorate of Federal Customs Revenues and Tariff Regulation of the FCS of Russia
Co-chairman of the supervisory board of the Russian Association of Employers of the Oil and Gas Industry
Chairman of the State Duma Energy Committee
Adviser on International Issues of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University)
RUSSIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
The «RNC WPC» association was founded in 1958.
Mission of the RNC WPC:
- Promoting the interests of the Russian Federation oil and gas industry in the international organization «World Petroleum Council» by active participation in line with the WPC regulations and by taking into account the interests of other WPC member countries;
- Promotion of the Russian oil and gas, oil refining and petrochemical science development, capacity building and skill development of the Russian industry professionals;
- Every possible contribution to the achievement of noble goals stipulated by the Constitution of the WPC.
- Analysis of the Russian short-term and long-term industry priorities and application of the advanced scientific solutions for the rational use of Russia’s oil and gas resources;
- Addressing these priorities through participation in the World Petroleum Congresses and other WPC events, as well as through the organization of the international and Russian scientific and technical events.
- Analysis and definition of the oil and gas agenda important for the Government of the Russian Federation, with further discussions and search for solutions via communicative platforms of different levels and types;
- Support in development of innovative activities in the Russian energy sector.
- Analysis of the petroleum industry priorities and criticalities, promoting the inclusion of these topics in the programme of WPC Congresses, forums and workshops, including direct participation in the Congress Programme Committee;
- Analysis of publications and reports by the Russian scientists and specialists, inductions for representatives of the Russian delegations;
- Nomination of the Russian representatives to the leading positions in the World Petroleum Council.
RNC WPC has successfully organized the World Petroleum Congress twice in its history: the 8th WPC in 1971 and the 21st WPC in 2014. During the meeting of the World Petroleum Council (July 09, 2017, Istanbul), St. Petersburg was chosen as the venue for the 6th Forum of Future Leaders of the World Petroleum Council.
As a result of the successful 21st World Petroleum Congress, a special legacy fund was established to support socially important programs. In this regard, in 2015 the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council (RNC WPC) established a scholarship programme “Golden Legacy of the WPC”, which aims at identifying the most talented and successful students from all over Russia. The competition is held twice a year and engages students of the Russian universities as well as major petroleum experts and industry leaders.
Petroleum Engineer / Focus Area Champion EXPEC Advanced Research Center Saudi Aramco
Laura García Chiquero
Vice-Chairman WPC Young Professionals Committee Corporate Strategy & M&A at Cepsa
Secretary-General of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists of Turkey
WPC Vice President Diversity, Inclusion and Youth
Alternate Representative of Russia in WPC Young Professionals Committee
Official Representative of Russia in WPC Young Professionals Committee. Master student of Gubkin University
Specialist, LLC Gazprom Neft Shelf
PhD Student: Geosciences Institute of Tectonic Studies, The University of Texas at El Paso
Deputy vice-rector for international activities, PhD, Saint-Petersburg Mining University
PhD, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), Researcher Joint Institute for High Temperatures of RAS (Moscow, Russia)
Senior Analyst Foreign Purchasing in Commercial Affair, Borzouyeh Petrochemical Complex, Representative of Iran in WPC Young Professionals Committee
Associate Technical Professional Halliburton
Chairman of WPC Young Professionals Committee
Leading Specialist, Production and Technical Department, Gazprom International
Director of the Association «Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council». Assistant to the rector of Gubkin University
Deputy head of the subdivision “Development and operation of oil and gas fields”,PhD, Saint-Petersburg mining university
Trading Manager, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc.
WORLD PETROLEUM COUNCIL
The World Petroleum Council (WPC) is a non-advocacy, non-political organisation established in 1933 and headquartered in London. The WPC is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable management and use of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of all. Among its key objectives, the WPC facilitates an open dialogue and practice sharing, covering all aspects of the industry including management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact.
The World Petroleum Council includes 70 member countries from around the world representing over 96% of global oil and gas production and consumption. Governing body is the Council consisting of representation from each of the country national committees. Every three years the Council organises the World Petroleum Congress hosted by one of its member countries. The triennial Congress is also known as the “Olympics” of the petroleum industry and represents a platform for engaging different stakeholders.
In 2014 Russia hosted the 21st World Petroleum Congress that engaged over 10,000 delegates and 650 speakers from 119 countries. The programme included 700 students, graduate students, young professionals and also 550 volunteers – the biggest number in the history of the WPC Congresses. In 2017 Russia was chosen as a host country of the 6th WPC Future Leaders Forum that will take place in Saint Petersburg in 2019.
The WPC Executive Committee consists of the following representatives.
Current members of the WPC Executive Committee (from July 2017 to 2020):
Mr Tor Fjaeran – Norway
Senior Vice President:
Prof. Anatoly Zolotukhin – Russia
Vice President Membership:
Mr Zhou Jiping – China
Vice President Marketing:
Mr Jambulat Sarsenov – Kazakhstan
Vice President Diversity, Inclusion and Youth:
Ms Joanna Desjardins – Canada
Vice President Finance:
Mr Milton Costa Filho – Brazil
Vice President Programme:
Mr Pedro Miras Salamanca – Spain
Current Host Representative:
Dr Pinar Yilmaz – USA
Past Host Representative:
Mrs Burcu Gunal – Turkey
Dr Pierce Riemer – WPC
Director of Communication
Ms Ulrike von Lonski – WPC