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Reimagining Energy: Transition and Outlook of International Oil and Gas Enterprise

The Royal Docks School of Business and Law is hosting a discussion about the impact on the decarbonisation agenda on the future of the global enery industry over the next three decades

Moderated by senior lecturer Dr Slawomir Raszewski, the event will take place online on Monday, 16 November at 2pm. Register for the event here.

About the event

Fundamental restructuring of the global energy is under way creating both challenges and opportunities for the oil and gas industry.

Drawing on energy economics data from one of the industry’s key publications, the BP Energy Outlook 2020, our distinguished guest speakers, and advisers to BP’s senior management – UEL Honorary Professor Dr Denison and Dr Tom Wales – will help us get a better understanding of the transition and developments facing the energy sector in the years to come.

This event – which is part of a series of events delivered by distinguished guest lecturers from BP plc over the last few years – is aimed primarily at UEL Royal Docks School of Business and Law (RDSBL) PG students who study on some of the unique programmes offered from the University campuses including MSc Oil and Gas Management, MBA Programmes, MSc International Business Management or LLM Energy and Natural Resources Law

About the speakers

Dr Tom Wales – BP plc Group Political Adviser

Dr Tom Wales is the BP Group International Adviser with responsibility for Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. The International Advisory Team advises the BP Group Management team and Board on political developments relevant to the company’s investment strategy.

Before joining BP, Tom spent 10 years at Oxford Analytica Ltd (OA), an Oxford-based global political risk management firm, ultimately as OA’s Director of Analysis and editor-in-chief of the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief.

Tom co-authored The Politics and Strategy of Clandestine War (Routledge, 2005), and holds PhD and MSc (with distinction) degrees in history from the University of Edinburgh. He earned his first degree in history, magna cum laude, at Harvard College.

He began his career in the City of London as a country risk analyst at the Chase Manhattan Bank and was a researcher and parliamentary aide for the late Air Marshal Tim Garden, Baron Garden, defence spokesman for the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.

In his spare time, Tom is visiting professor at Central European University in Budapest, where he teaches formal scenario analysis techniques at the School of Public Policy.

In addition to English, Tom speaks German and Mandarin Chinese.

Dr Michael Denison – Group Political Adviser at BP

Michael Denison is Group Political Adviser at BP. He formerly worked as Special Adviser to the UK Foreign Secretary and Global Head of Research at Control Risks, an international business risk consultancy. Michael graduated in Modern History at Oxford University and has an MA and PhD from the University of Leeds. Michael is an Honorary Professor at the University of East London.

Monday, 16 November 2020
14:00-15:30