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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - November 11, 2018: HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member (1st row 6th R), stands with executives during roundtable discussions, held by ADNOC with executives from top international and regional oil and gas companies, at ADNOC Headquarters. Seen with HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, Chairman of Masdar and CEO of ADNOC Group (1st row 4th R). ( Hamad Al Kaabi / Ministry of Presidential Affairs )? ---

Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo, the CEO of UNOC (Left) makes contribution at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) CEO Roundtable on the future of global oil & gas industry held on 12th November 2018 on the eve of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference. Photo credit: ADNOC 

ABU DHABI, 12TH NOVEMBER 2018 – Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), was among the 27 of the world leading oil industry chief executives that gathered, in Abu Dhabi, from 12th – 15th November 2018 to discuss the impact of digitalisation, technology and the Fourth Industrial Age on the future of the global oil and gas industry.

The senior executives, representing many of the world’s major oil, gas and petrochemical companies, were invited to the 3rd Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable by H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, United Arab Emirates Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO.

The roundtable, a unique and exclusive, invitation only, gathering held under the Chatham House Rule to increase openness of discussion, provided a high-level forum for dialogue on the evolving dynamics of energy industry.

The high-level participation by the world’s leading oil, gas and petrochemical chief executives is a demonstration of the convening power of Abu Dhabi as a global hub for the world’s oil and gas industry and its leadership in the conversation around the evolving energy mix.

H.E. Dr Al Jaber said: “As we enter the fourth industrial age, the oil, gas and petrochemical industries have a critical role to play in enabling the step change in global growth, by ensuring economies have the energy and energy-based products they need. Breakthrough technologies, including artificial intelligence, data analytics and blockchain, can increase our potential to meet growing energy needs and deliver greater value to shareholders.”

In addition to CEO of UNOC, Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo, the roundtable was attended by Amin H. Al-Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco; Alfred Stern, CEO Borealis; Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP; Pedro Miro Roig, Vice Chairman and CEO, CEPSA; H.E. Mr. Wang Yilin, Chairman, CNPC; Claudio Descalzi, CEO, ENI; Hunter L. Hunt, President, Hunt Consolidated Energy; Sanjiv Singh, CEO, Indian Oil Company; Takayuki Ueda, President and CEO, INPEX: Tsutomu Sugimori, President, JXTG Holdings (JX-Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration); Nizar Al-Adsani, Deputy Chairman and CEO, KPC; Dr. Vagit U. Alekperov, President, LUKOIL; Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company; Todd Karran, President and CEO, Nova Chemicals; Dr. Rainer Seele, Chairman and CEO, OMV; Vicki A. Hollub, President and CEO, OXY; Dr. Antonio Costa Silva, Chairman of the Management Commission, Partex; Carlos Trevino, CEO, PEMEX; Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, President and Group CEO, Petronas; Patrick Pouyann, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Total; Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell and Raoul Restucci, Managing Director, Petroleum Development Oman: Dr Josephine Wapakabulo, CEO, Uganda National Oil Company; Nassef Sawiris, CEO, OCI: Kim Jun, President and CEO of SK Innovation; Dr Carlos Saturnino Guerra Sousa e Olivera, Chairman and CEO, Sonangol Group and Rovnag Ibrahim Abdullayev, President, SOCAR.

The Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable took place on the eve of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2018, one of the world’s largest and most influential events for the global oil and gas industry. Ends…/