Luis Cabra is currently Executive Managing Director of Energy Transition, Technology, Institutional Affairs, and Deputy CEO. He has also been member of Repsol's Executive Committee since 2012. His responsibilities include core areas for the development and implementation of the Company's energy transition strategy such as Technology, Engineering, and Sustainability. He also leads other corporate areas, as well as several company cross-cutting projects.
He was previously Executive Managing Director of Technology Development, Resources, and Sustainability from 2018 to 2020. He participated in the materialization of Repsol's decarbonization strategy. Also, he led the Company's Digitalization Program and the consolidation of the Shared Services organization, among other responsibilities.
From 2012 to July 2018, Cabra served as the Executive Managing Director of Exploration and Production. Under his stewardship, the Company doubled its production and executed a wide-ranging efficiency program from 2015 to 2017 that turned the Company's exploration and production business into a net cash generator.
He joined Repsol in 1984 as a process engineer at the A Coruña refinery in Spain. Since then, he has held management positions in Refining, E&P and corporate units.
Luis Cabra holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Complutense University of Madrid and has completed business management studies at INSEAD and IMD. He has worked as a lecturer at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Castilla-La Mancha.
He has represented Repsol in various international associations, serving as Chairman of the Automotive Fuels Group of the European Petroleum Industry Association, Chairman of the European Biofuels Technology Platform, and member of the European Research Advisory Board. In June 2021, he was appointed President of FuelsEurope and Concawe, associations that represent the European refining industry.
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des mines de Paris and an engineer of the Corps des mines. He began his career within the French Administration, particularly working for the Ministry of Industry and as technical advisor to the Minister of Labor. In 1993, he joined the Rhône-Poulenc group where he held several management positions. In 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Rhodia group, and then Chairman-CEO in 2008. In September 2011, following the merger of the Rhodia and Solvay groups, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu was named Vice Chairman of the Solvay Executive Committee. From May 2012 to the end of February 2019, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO of Solvay. On May 18, 2018, he was named Director and Chairman of the Board of ENGIE.
Patrick Decker was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Xylem in March 2014, and he also serves on the Xylem Board of Directors. Xylem is a leading global water technology provider, serving customers in more than 150 countries with innovative solutions to their most complex water challenges. Under Mr. Decker’s leadership, Xylem has completed multiple acquisitions that collectively have expanded the company’s portfolio of smart water infrastructure solutions and advanced data analytics capabilities that are applied in water and critical energy services.
Mr. Decker has also overseen an expansion of Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative. In addition to continuing its work to provide safe water resources for many of the world’s most vulnerable communities, Watermark now encompasses an ambitious employee volunteerism component that extends to all of Xylem’s nearly 17,000 colleagues. The company pledged to record 100,000 employee volunteer hours in water-related activities over a three-year period in Xylem communities around the globe.
Seifi Ghasemi became chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products in July 2014. In this role, he is focused on setting the strategy and policies of the company, developing leadership, and meeting shareholder commitments.
Mr. Ghasemi is a member of The Business Council, an association of the chief executive officers of the world’s most important business enterprises. In 2020, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. In 2019, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the US-China Business Council. Mr. Ghasemi also was the recipient of the 2017 biennial International Palladium Medal from the Société de Chimie Industrielle for his distinguished contributions to the chemical industry.
Prior to joining Air Products, from 2001-2014, Mr. Ghasemi served as chairman and chief executive officer of Rockwood Holdings, a global leader in lithium and advanced materials. From 1997-2001, he held leadership roles at GKN, a global industrial company, including positions as director of the Main Board of GKN, plc, and chairman and chief executive officer of GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. and Hoeganes Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ghasemi spent nearly 20 years with The BOC Group in positions including director of the Main Board of BOC Group, plc; president of BOC Gases Americas; and chairman and chief executive officer of BOC Process Plants, Ltd. and Cryostar.
Mr. Ghasemi earned his undergraduate degree from Abadan Institute of Technology and holds an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He also was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Lafayette College in 2017 and an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2018.
Tim Haney (He/Him/His) is the CEO of Dentons Canada and a member of the Dentons Global Management Committee and Global Board.
Tim leads the strategic direction of the firm in Canada, with a focus on providing exceptional client service, and a commitment of fostering a high-performing culture that supports innovation, well-being, community involvement, and inclusion, diversity and equity. Under his leadership, Dentons Canada provides clients with trusted legal and strategic business advice, leveraging innovative solutions to meet the rapidly evolving needs of clients.
Recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in corporate finance, M&A and private equity, Tim has extensive experience advising clients on all matters pertaining to mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance and corporate/commercial transactions, representing public companies, underwriters and private issuers.
Prior to assuming the CEO role, Tim held numerous national leadership positions at the firm, including Managing Partner of the Calgary office, Chair of the Dentons Canada Audit Committee, two terms on the Dentons Canada Board, and Head of the Calgary Securities Corporate Finance and M&A Group.
Outside of his work at Dentons, Tim is involved in numerous local, provincial and national community initiatives. He is an active board member with Right to Play, a global non-profit that empowers children with opportunities to rise above adversity using the power of play, and Catalyst Canada, a global non-profit that works with organizations around the world to accelerate women into leadership. Tim is committed to making an impact in communities around the country.
Goldy Hyder is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada. Founded in 1976, the Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization composed of the chief executives and entrepreneurs of Canada’s leading companies. Members collectively employ 1.7 million Canadians across the country in every major industry.
From July 2014 to October 2018, Mr. Hyder was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Canada), providing strategic communications counsel to the firm’s extensive and diverse client base. Prior to joining Hill+Knowlton in 2001, he served as Director of Policy and Chief of Staff to The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former prime minister and former leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party.
In addition to his achievements in business and public policy, Mr. Hyder has a long track record of service on behalf of several charities and non-profit organizations. He is chair of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council, a board member of the Business + Higher Education Roundtable, an executive committee member of the Century Initiative and co-chair of Canada’s World Trade Organization Business Advisory Council. In addition, he sits on the advisory boards of two leading organizations promoting advancement of women leaders: Catalyst Canada and the 30% Club (Canada). Mr. Hyder is also a member of the selection board for A Seat At The Table, an initiative to encourage greater representation of people with disabilities on corporate boards. He is a past co-chair of the United Way of Ottawa’s Campaign Cabinet.
Mr. Hyder is a regular commentator in the Canadian media on business, politics and leadership. He is also the host of the “Speaking of Business” podcast, which features interviews with Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. In 2013, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada. He holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Calgary.
Josep Oliu holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota (USA). His academic career included teaching economics at the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona as Associate Professor, and serving as Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Oviedo.
Between 1982 and 1983, Josep Oliu was an Advisor to the World Bank and to the Spanish Ministry of Economy. In 1983 he was the Head of Strategy and Studies at the Spanish National Institute of Industry, where he later served as Planning General Manager. He was also a member of the Boards of Directors of Aviaco, Elcano, Enresa and Inisel.
He joined Banco Sabadell in 1986 as Technical General Secretary and was appointed Executive Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors in 1991. Since 1999 he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banco Sabadell.
His other current positions include Chairman of the Board of Exea Empresarial and representative Director of the latter in Puig, S.L..
He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Princess of Asturias Foundation and of the Princess of Girona Foundation and a Member of FEDEA (Foundation for Studies in Applied Economics).
Mr. Perez Fortea joined GLOBALVIA in 2011 and has been serving as Chief Executive Officer since 2013. He is a Member of UNECE PPP Business Advisory Board since April, 2016 and Member of the Advisory Board of Cornell University's Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) since October, 2016.
He is a Civil Engineer with over thirty years’ experience who started his professional career in the world of construction. He worked firstly in Spain and then in the USA, Indonesia, The Philippines and Jamaica as Country General Manager for several Spanish construction companies.
He has worked in the transportation infrastructure PPP world having been involved in the world's largest projects of this nature. He worked for Cintra (1999-2011) as Highways Director for Spain, Europe and South America and handled a total investment of over €8 Billion worldwide having participated in the successful refinancing of H407ETR after award.
Mr. Perez Fortea has been responsible for the financing, construction and operation of infrastructure projects in 14 countries in 3 different continents.
Doug Peterson has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of S&P Global since 2013. He joined the company in 2011 as President of its credit ratings business.
Mr. Peterson has repositioned S&P Global to power the financial markets of the future with data, analytics and benchmarks. Under his leadership, the company has steadily made investments in people, international expansion, cutting-edge technology, innovation and environmental, social and governance, or ESG, solutions.
In February of 2022, S&P Global completed a transformative merger with IHS Markit to create powerful new solutions for customers. The combination and Mr. Peterson’s focus on the customer has enabled S&P Global’s 35,000-plus people to deliver deeper insights, expertise and serve as a trusted source of information for corporate decision makers and world leaders.
Mr. Peterson is a leading voice on ESG issues. He chairs the Bipartisan Policy Center’s ESG Taskforce, and in 2021 he led a workstream of the G7’s Impact Taskforce focused on mobilizing private capital for public good by advocating for globally consistent standards to measure, value and account for sustainability. At S&P Global, Mr. Peterson created a new organization within the company, Sustainable1, to be a single source of intelligence for customers navigating the transition to a low carbon, sustainable and equitable future.
Before joining S&P Global, Mr. Peterson was the Chief Operating Officer of Citibank, N.A., Citigroup’s principal banking entity. Over his 26 years at Citigroup, he served as Chief Auditor, CEO of Citigroup Japan and in leadership roles in Latin America.
Mr. Peterson chairs the U.S.-Japan Business Council and is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Japan Society and the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York Stock Exchange Board Advisory Council. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee and as a Trustee of Claremont McKenna College and the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Born and raised in New Mexico, Mr. Peterson received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College.
François Villeroy de Galhau was born in Strasbourg on 24 February 1959 into a family with roots in Lorraine and Saarland. A former ENA student and Inspector of Finance, he joined the French Treasury in 1988 (Africa desk, then Europe desk) and subsequently became European advisor to the Minister of Finance and then Prime Minister (Pierre Bérégovoy) from 1990 to 1993. He went on to hold various positions at the French Treasury, before becoming financial advisor at the Permanent Representation of France in Brussels. From 1997 to 2000, he was chief of staff of the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry (Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then Christian Sautter). He was head of the French General Tax Directorate from 2000 to 2003. In 2003, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Cetelem, then headed BNP Paribas’ retail banking activities in France (2008). François Villeroy de Galhau served as Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas group, in charge of domestic markets and corporate social responsibility from 1 December 2011 until 1 May 2015, when the French government entrusted him with an assignment on business investment financing. In September 2015, the then President of the French Republic, François Hollande, nominated him for the position of Governor of the Banque de France. After receiving the approval of the Parliament, he was appointed Governor of the Banque de France in the Council of Ministers on 30 September 2015 and took office on 1 November 2015 for a 6-year term. In October 2021, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron proposed that he be reappointed for a second term, a decision approved by the members of Parliament and then ratified by the Council of Ministers on 27 October 2021. François Villeroy de Galhau is a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB), and Chairman of the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR). In 2022, he was also appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). He has notably published L'espérance d'un Européen (Odile Jacob, 2014) and Retrouver confiance en l'économie (Odile Jacob, 2021).