About this Summit
Countries across the world are looking to hydrogen to help decarbonise energy systems. There’s already broad agreement that hydrogen has a key role to play in reaching net zero. There’s also technical and engineering understanding and know-how. So what are the next steps that need to be taken to deploy hydrogen with urgency? How can different countries and projects learn from each other without repeating work and research already done? And how can developing nations skip over heavy-carbon energy and move to cost effective hydrogen from renewables?
At the Hydrogen Transition Summit, we focused on: ‘What are the benefits and compromises to be made in making hydrogen economies a reality?’
We heard from influential international speakers working on hydrogen projects and programmes as well as those developing energy and financial policies.
This Hydrogen Transition Summit was a full-day of presentations and discussions on hydrogen: from industry, transport, policy and finance through to energy decarbonisation and carbon capture. Sessions shared innovations, ideas and case studies.
The Summit was an ideal platform for investors, project developers, policymakers and innovators to share insights and expertise and highlight
Director for Policy and Partnerships
Daria is an expert in climate and energy policy and regulation. Over the past decade she has worked with energy companies, industry associations, policymakers and consultancies helping them navigate the policy and regulatory landscape in Europe, as well as building and successfully implementing their advocacy strategies. Daria’s main focus areas have been the development of the enabling policy and legislative framework for hydrogen, carbon pricing and the design of the European wholesale energy markets.
Director of Energy Investor Advisory Team
João Pedro Matos Fernandes
Minister for the Environment and Climate Action
Dr Fiona Simon
Australian Hydrogen Council
Executive Vice President
Rod Christie is Executive Vice President of the Baker Hughes Turbomachinery & Process Solutions (TPS) business, which is headquartered in Florence, Italy. With operations across 120 countries, TPS boasts one of the industry’s most extensive portfolios for rotating equipment, process flow, transmission technology, and lifecycle services serving the entire energy value stream, including onshore-and-offshore production, gas processing, pipeline, liquefied natural gas (LNG), refining, petrochemical, heavy industry and process industries, and new energy frontiers such as hydrogen, CCUS and energy storage.
Rod is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of international experience in the Power & Energy industry. In his current role, he leads the Baker Hughes Technology Leadership Council and is also responsible for overseeing the development of the company’s overall CCUS, Hydrogen and Clean Integrated Power Solutions portfolio and strategy.
Rod is highly engaged in global energy transition initiatives and serves on the Hydrogen Council and the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance. Prior to joining Baker Hughes, Rod spent 15 years with Scottish Hydro Electric (now Scottish & Southern Electric) in a wide range of engineering, project development and management roles. Rod holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Glasgow Caledonian University.
Head of Division, Innovation Finance Advisory
European Investment Bank
Shiva Dustdar has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry working for large private and public institutions in New York, London and Luxembourg. Since joining EIB in 2003, she has worked in risk management, lending and investing in innovative companies and currently heads the Innovation Finance Advisory (IFA) Division in the EIB which she was tasked to set up in 2013. IFA has 2 units covering project advisory and thematic finance providing access to finance advice to public and private entities, performing market studies and developing new financial products to meet the financing needs across the innovation spectrum to support smart, green and healthy growth.
Shiva started her career in 1993 at J.P. Morgan Investment Banking in New York working in M&A, Project Finance and Emerging Markets before joining Fitch Rating Agency in 1999 to set upits European High Yield rating business.
Shiva holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University and an Executive MBA from London Business School (LBS). Shiva co-founded the European High Yield Association (EHYA), which is now part of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) and was nominated to Top 50 Women in Credit by Credit Magazine in 2006. She is a regular speaker on innovation and impact financing, gender smart investing, digital and green financing and actively engaged in networks that promote sustainable and mission oriented financing.
Maria Paz De La Cruz