Date/Time: 1 September 2020, 3pm – 4:15pm UAE Time
Format – moderated panel session
Session attendees will come away with insights into:
Jonathan Wood, VP Europe/Aspac for Neste’s Renewable Aviation Fuel business, has 25 years senior level experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining Neste, Jonathan led Air BP’s global growth and business development strategy. Jonathan has extensive commercial experience in building and leading customer facing businesses, developing supply chains, new product and service value propositions, mergers and acquisitions, JVs and commercial partnerships, as well as investments in biofuels and digital ventures. Jonathan graduated in Economics from London University, and completed an Executive MBA programme at Harvard Business School.
Stephane Thion is Head of Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Total since the end of 2018. He has over 20-year extensive international experience developing sustainable and innovative renewable energy and chemical solutions for both startups and multinational companies. Prior to his current role, Stéphane was Managing Director Asia Pacific at Ingevity, a leading global manufacturer of renewable specialty chemicals and materials. Previously, he worked for Cool Planet, a startup company dedicated to establishing sustainable products for the energy, food, and water markets, where he oversaw the largest private equity raise in cleantech globally in 2013/2014. Before that, Stéphane held various positions in the fields of sales and marketing, business and corporate development as well as strategy. Stéphane graduated in International Business and holds an Executive MBA from Temple University.
Murfin joined Shell Alternative Energies in 2009 and was appointed GM Advanced Biofuels at the beginning of 2013. In his current role, he has global accountability for the delivery of an advanced biofuels manufacturing business. He has over 25 years’ commercial, project and technology implementation experience. Prior to his current role, Murfin was in Canada, developing a proposed project to deliver a cellulosic ethanol facility in conjunction with government funding and technology providers. Previously, he was project director of the now operational $3bn London Array offshore wind project in the UK. Murfin has worked in the renewable energy field since 2001 and joined Shell in 2003. Prior to joining Shell, he held a number of senior positions in UK electricity and gas utilities. He spent much of his early career in a range of commercial, mergers and acquisitions, new business development and trading roles in the UK utility industry. Murfin has a first degree in Electro Mechanical Engineering, is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and a Chartered Engineer.