Promoting Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy in Industry – Featuring the Energy management leadership awards

15th of September 2020 | 14:00 – 15:30

Event Overview

This event combines an introduction to the global energy management leadership and impact, followed by a high-level dialogue among energy ministers and high-level private sector representatives on advancing clean energy in industry. The introduction will feature accomplishments and the successes of the CEM Energy Management Working Group and present awards to four high-achieving businesses. The moderated panel among ministers and CEOs will address opportunities and strategies to promote clean energy and improve energy productivity in industry. Unlocking the opportunities that the hard to abate industrial sector has to reduce its intensity would urgently require collective action. This high-level dialogue aims to understand approaches that governments and industry are taking to address these issues, and identify actions that the CEM community together with public and private sector can take to position industry on a clean and sustainable trajectory.


Ms. Mollie Johnson
Assistant Deputy Minister, NRCAN, Canada

Ms. Mollie Johnson

As Assistant Deputy Minister of Natural Resource Canada’s Low Carbon Energy Sector, Mollie Johnson leads the Government of Canada’s efforts to advance Canada’s national energy priorities, including leadership in the global energy transition. In addition to providing strategic advice on domestic and international energy matters, her team delivers energy efficiency and low-carbon power programs to help mitigate climate change, advance the competitiveness of Canada’s energy sector, and promote access to reliable, clean and affordable energy for all Canadians.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Johnson served in two positions at Natural Resources Canada: as Assistant Deputy Minister, Communications and Portfolio Sector; and, Director General, Policy, Major Projects Management Office. She has also held executive positions at Environment and Climate Change Canada; the Competition Bureau; and served as a senior officer in Legislation and House Planning
at the Privy Council Office.

Mollie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from
the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s Degree
in International Affairs from Carleton University’s Norman
Paterson School.

Mr. Alex Fitzsimmons
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, DOE, USA

Alex Fitzsimmons

Alex Fitzsimmons is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In this role, Alex leads a diverse energy efficiency program and R&D
portfolio that includes advanced manufacturing, building technologies, federal energy management,low-income weatherization, and intergovernmental partnerships.

As part of senior leadership, Alex advances administration priorities and initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of America’s homes and businesses and to strengthen the energy competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector. In his capacity as DAS-EE, Alex is advancing key initiatives on energy storage, plastics recycling, critical minerals, water security, and field validation.

Prior to becoming Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Alex served as the Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Before joining the Department of Energy, Alex worked on energy policy for a variety of D.C.-based organizations, including the Institute for Energy Research, where he served as the Policy Director managing energy and environmental issues at the state and federal level.

Alex is a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Naif Alragass
Assistant director for Technical affair, SEEC, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Naif Alragass

Mr. Naif Alragass is Experienced Assistant Technical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Program management, Analytical Skills, Government, and benchmark study. Strong professional with a Master focused in Master of Science in Engineering Management from University of South Florida.

H.E. Mr. Shri Raj Kumar Singh
Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, India

Mr. Daniel I. Wu
President, CTBC Holding Co. Ltd.

Mr. Daniel I. Wu

Daniel Wu is President and CEO of Taiwan CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd. (“CTBC Holding”), which has an asset base of US$160BN and over 26,000 employees worldwide. CTBC Holding has eight subsidiaries including CTBC Bank, Taiwan Life Insurance, CTBC Securities, CTBC Venture Capital, CTBC Asset Management, CTBC Investments, CTBC Security and Taiwan Lottery. Daniel also chairs CTBC Holding’s Executive Committee.

Prior to joining CTBC, Daniel held senior management roles with Bankers Trust, Goldman Sachs Asia and CIBC. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester.

Daniel has been awarded Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations) of Asian Excellence Recognition Awards for five consecutive years since 2012 and was among the Harvard Business Review’s Taiwan Top 50 CEO in 2016. Daniel has served since 2014 the Chairman of Asian Bankers Association(“ABA”) from 2014 to 2018,which is a non-profit organization comprised of 100 banks in Asia pacific to promote regional economic and financial collaboration.

Mr. Vuppu Eswara Rao
Vice President, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, Vikrant Tyre Plant


a. Working as Vice President (Works) – Location Head of Three Manufacturing Plants of
JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., Vikrant Tyre Plant, Mysuru with Annual Turnover of more
than Rs. 3000 Crores, 410 MT/day capacity with 4000 people – since August – 2018
b. Vast work experience in different Tyre Manufacturers companies.

Education :

a. Bachelor of Engg. BE- Mech. (First Division)
b. MBA (Masters in Business Management)
3. Professional / Training:
Certified by JIPM on TPM facilitation
Trained in managerial grid.


Technical expertise over 23 years in Operation Management of Industries ie., Petro Chemicals, Plastics, Rubber, Belts, Tyres & Sugar. As Unit Head/ Business Head/ CEO – with reputed Groups of India (Petro Plastics, Rubber Belts, Tyres, Sugar & Chemical). Worked in various states of India in a diversified domains of Manufacturing Sector.

Widely travelled and worked with people in different countries across the world for Technical & Business development initiatives.

Professional Membership Certification with various Organizations / Institutions:

a) Chairman, Industry Management Committees (IMC), Govt ITI, Maddur & ITI Mysurru Karnataka Since August – 2018 – under PPP Model of 1396 ITIs
b) Member, Mgmt. Committee (2018) , Indian Rubber Institute (IRI) Karnataka Branch,
c) Convener -Mfg & Innovation Panel, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysuru sub Center.
d) Life Membership with Bengaluru Chamber of Commerce.
e) Vice President , Mysuru Industries Association (MIA) since Aug 2018

Mr. Stefanus Indrayana
Head of Corporate Communication Division, PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk

Mr. Stefanus Indrayana

Mr. Stefanus Indrayana, is a Head of Corporate Communications Division at PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk (2011 – present). He also currently appointed as Director of PT Nippon Indosari Corporindo the owner of the Sariroti brand. Amid his busy life, Mr Indrayana is also actively serve and support the Indonesian food and beverage industry as Secretary General of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs Association (GAPMMI).

Mr. Indrayana Graduated from Bogor Agricultural University, Majoring in Food Technology and Nutrition in 1985 and MBA from Central Institute of Management Jakarta in 1989.

Prior to Indofood, Mr Indrayana had worked in a number of FMCG and electronic companies, including PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia, Electrolux Asia, PT Philips Electronics Indonesia, PT Topjaya Sarana Utama, PT Tootal Thread Indonesia, PT Tempo Scan Pacific and PT Makindo Perdana Jakarta Indonesia.

Mr. John Daly
Chief Executive, Tipperary Co-operative Society Ltd

Mr. John Daly

John Daly has been Chief Executive of Tipperary Co-op since 2017. Prior to joining Tipperary, John spent eight years with Aurivo Co-Op in Sligo as General Manager Dairy Ingredients and Agribusiness Divisions respectively. Prior to John’s career with Aurivo (formerly Connacht Gold), he spent twelve
years in the USA in private business and as VP Marketing and Sales in the Dairy Industry prior to which John was General Manager, Dairy Division, Lakeland Dairies in Cavan.

Since joining Tipperary Co-op, John has been leading the strategic transformation of the business. Since 2018, €30m has been invested by the Co-op in their Infant Formula and Food Ingredients production capability as well as a state-of-the-art environmental compliance programme. The combined investment has been made to ensure the Co-op retains its best-in-class position among some of the most sought-after and energy and environmentally-conscious customers in the world. John, his Board of Directors and leadership team have identified energy savings, carbon reduction and best-in-class technology as key elements of securing the future for the Tipperary Co-op businesses.

Ms. Rana Ghoneim
Unit Chief, Energy Systems & Infrastructure Division, UNIDO

Ms. Rana Ghoneim

Rana has over 15 years of experience at UNIDO in the design and implementation of projects advancing the use of clean energy
technologies in developing countries. Her work focused mostly in the MENA region and Africa. Since June 2018, she serves as the Chief of the Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division, where she is responsible for developing the organization’s strategy for promoting a carbon neutral energy infrastructure and the decarbonization of industry.

She leads on behalf of UNIDO global initiatives and engagement with global actors such as SEforALL and the Clean Energy Ministerial.

Rana holds a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science and a Master Degree in Environmental Economicsfrom Imperial College.

Mr. Abhay Bakre
Director General, BEE, India

Shri Abhay Bakre

Shri Abhay Bakre is a Post Graduate (M. Tech.) in Elect. Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. He belongs to 1988 Batch of Indian Railways Electrical Engineering Services, Ministry of Railways. He has worked in several Railway projects including Delhi Metro & Kolkata Metro extension projects.

He has also worked as Joint Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and was Nodal officer for National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme.

As the Head of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas he was responsible for initiating fuel conservation policy in transport sector and appliance sector.

Before joining BEE, he worked as Executive Director in the Ministry of Railways and he was nodal officer for GHG reduction in Indian Railways.

As DG, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, he is currently Sherpa for Clean Energy
Ministerial (CEM) platform of 26 Government members. He represented Ministry of Power in G-20 Energy Ministerial meetings at Argentina in 2018 and at Japan in 2019. As DG his priority is to initiate new policies and programmes to facilitate climate change mitigation and
Energy Transition in the country.

H.E. Rt Hon Alok Sharma
Secretary of State, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK

Mr. Ajay Mathur
Director General, TERI

Mr. Ajay Mathur

Ajay Mathur is Director General of TERI – The Energy & Resources Institute, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change.

He was Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the Government of India from 2006 till February, 2016, and responsible for bringing energy efficiency into our homes, offices, and factories, through initiatives such as the star labelling programme for appliances, the Energy Conservation Building Code, and the Perform, Achieve and Trade programme for energy-intensive industries.

Dr Mathur was earlier with TERI from 1986 to 2000, and then headed the Climate Change Team of World Bank in Washington DC. He was President of Suzlon Energy Limited, also headed the interim Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund.

He has been a key Indian climate-change negotiator, and was also the Indian spokesperson at the 2015 climate negotiations at Paris. He is a global leader on technological approaches to address climate change; and is co-chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, a global group of industrial, financial and think-tank leaders focusing on strategies for companies and
countries to move towards climate-friendly energy futures.

H.E. Mr. Arifin Tasrif
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

Mr. T V Narendran
CEO, Tata Steel, India

Mr. T V Narendran

Mr. T V Narendran is the CEO & Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited. As the CEO & MD, he has overseen the acquisitions of Bhushan Steel Limited (now known as Tata Steel BSL Limited) and the steel business of Usha Martin Limited (now part of Tata Steel Long Products Limited). Earlier, as the Managing Director, he successfully executed Tata Steel’s Greenfield expansion at Kalinganagar. He has over 32 years of experience in the Mining and Metals industry.

Mr. Narendran is currently on the Board of Tata Steel Limited. He is the Chairman of Tata Steel Europe, Tata Steel BSL Limited, Tata Steel Long Products Limited, and the Board of Governors of XLRI Jamshedpur. He was a member on the Board of the World Steel Association and is a member of its Executive Committee. He was the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governors Council of the World Economic Forum from 2016 to 2018. He is the President Designate of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and is the Vice President of the Indian Institute of Metals.

Mr. Narendran is a Mechanical Engineer from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy, and completed MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. He is a recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Awards from both NIT Trichy and IIM Calcutta. He is a Chevening Scholar and has also attended the Advanced Management Programme in CEDEP-INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Mr. Martin Pei
EVP Chief Technical Officer SSAB/Chairman Hybrit Development AB, CTI SSAB, Sweden

Mr. Martin Pei

Martin Pei is Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of SSAB and member of the board of Hybrit Development AB (the joint venture company between SSAB, LKAB, Vattenfall).

Martin has been employed at SSAB since 2001 and has previously held positions as Head of business area SSAB APAC and Chief Technical Officer
of SSAB and General Manager Slab Production at SSAB Special Steel Division.

He is also a board member of the Swedish Jernkontoret, board member of Swedish Research Institute SWERIM and member of the TECO committee within the Worldsteel association.

Martin has a Doctors degree PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

Mr. Pramod Rajgaria
CEO, Star Cement, UAE

Mr. Stephan Sicars
Managing director, Environment and Energy Directorate, UNIDO

Stephan Sicars

After a year at the National Research Council Canada he worked for, and then managed, the Research Centre for Refrigeration and Heat Pumps in Germany. Later, he headed his own consultancy undertaking research for international industries, NGOs and governments. He has implemented projects in India and China, and was part of delegations to the Montreal Protocol and its Multilateral Fund. He served as a technical expert on several international panels.

2004 he started work in the UN as Senior Programme Officer with the Multilateral Fund. Joining UNIDO in 2014, he became Director of the Department of Environment in 2015. In that role he focused the department on reduction of emissions of Greenhouse Gases and of industrial pollution, and on circular economy. Since June 2020 he is Managing Director of the Directorate for Environment and Energy in UNIDO.

He has been recognized for his contribution, as coordinating lead author for IPCC, to the Nobel Peace Prize 2007, and has received an US-EPA Ozone Award.
Mr. Sicars holds the equivalent of Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hanover, Germany.