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
Head of Future Energy Analytics
S&P Global Platts
Roman Kramarchuk leads efforts at Platts to analyze the impacts of the energy transition – driven by policy changes and technology advancements – on energy sector and market short medium and longer term outlooks, with a special focus on clean energy technologies (i.e. hydrogen, stationary storage, electric vehicles/alternative transport, renewables, etc.). He oversees the Platts Analytics Future Energy Outlooks Service – advising clients on energy transition and long term energy market views (including 2 degree scenarios) – as well as the GHG and North American Environmental Markets Services – offering insights into environmental markets & policies.
Prior to joining PIRA, now part of S&P Global Platts, he was at the U.S. EPA, developing key power plant and industrial emissions regulations at the Clean Air Markets Division. With both PG&E NEG and PA Consulting / PHB Hagler Bailly, he evaluated strategies regarding fuel choice, capital investments and trading. Roman also worked on international projects to develop power markets and regulatory capacity in the former Soviet Union and India. At the Federal Reserve Board, Roman analyzed trends in industrial production.
He has an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in economics and B.S.E. in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
President, Europe and Africa
Ivo Bols is president, Europe and Africa, at Air Products. He is responsible for driving the strategy and profitability of the company’s Industrial Gases business in these regions.
Joining Air Products in 1988 as a financial analyst Ivo has held a number of senior executive roles in France, Germany and Singapore. In 2011 he relocated to the U.S. where he was appointed vice president and general manager, Global Liquid Bulk, Generated Gases and Helium. He held the position of vice president and general manager, Merchant Gases–Europe, in 2012, prior to assuming his current position.
Ivo holds a degree as a bio-engineer from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, as well as an MBA specializing in operations research, finance, and marketing.
Dow Senior Business Director of Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure
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.
Head of External Affairs
With over 25 years experience in the Building Services sector, including consultancy, design and contracting, Jeff plays a key role in the development of company strategy within Baxi. Jeff has a wealth of technical, commercial and legislative knowledge relating the residential and commercial building services sector including low and zero carbon technologies
In his current role Jeff is widely involved in setting the agenda regarding legislation and policy for the heating sector, regularly representing both Baxi and the wider industry at Government and trade body meetings to offer advice and analysis.
Founder and CEO
New Energy Coalition
Marieke Abbink is the CEO of New Energy Coalition and organisation that brings organisations together to create partnerships that accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy economy. New Energy Coalition specialises in connecting companies, government authorities and knowledge institutions and sharing the insights from these collaborations with the wider world.
She’s also been a director and board member of the RBO Foundation, an organization dealing with issues around education and the labour market. Previously she trained as a professional teacher and lecturer.
Abbink is married with two daughters and lives with her family in Grijpskerk near Groningen.