Global energy demand is rising
1,8 billion more people worldwide by 2040
How will technologies and policies lead to new energy paths?
What does the future energy mix look like?

SSV Conference proudly presents Energy Outlook

Eirik Wærness 
Senior Vice President and
Chief Economist, Statoil.

Eirik has broad experience from government, academics and private sector companies. In the period 2010-2013 he served as member of the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Norway. From 2016 he is a member of the Board of the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority.

He is also a member of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Council on the Future of Energy and serves as special advisor for WEF’s work on the Energy Architecture Performance Index. His experience includes different positions in the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, Total E&P Norway, Pöyry Management Consulting/Econ Centre for Economic Analysis, in addition to Statoil. He has also served as member of two public commissions/expert groups on tax reforms.

Elena Giannakopoulou
Head of New Energy Outlook (NEO) Modelling and Scenario Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, London, UK.

Elena is the Head of New Energy Outlook modelling and scenario analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In this role, Elena leads BNEF’s long-term analysis of global power markets focusing on the economics of power generation and power system characteristics. Prior to joining BNEF, Elena was an energy consultant for Parsons Brinkerhoff where she worked on international energy projects providing integrated financial and legislative solutions to a range of energy challenges. Elena is a mechanical engineer graduated from National Technical University of Athens. She also holds a masters degree in Applied Economics and Finance from Athens University of Economics and Business, and one in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London.

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