João Pedro Matos Fernandes was born in Águeda, in 1967.
He graduated in Civil Engineering in Faculdade de Engenharia of Universidade do Porto, in 1991, and concluded his Master in Transport, in Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon (1995).
Between 1990 and 1995, he worked in the Northern Region Coordination Commission (Territory Planning), in the transport department.
He was advisor to the Secretary of State of Natural Resources between 1995 and 1997, and he was Head of Office of the Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister of Environment between 1997 and 1999.
He was Director of the company Quarternaire Portugal, Development Consultants between 1999 and 2005.
He was member of the board of Douro and Leixões Port Authority between April 2005 and May 2008, and Chairman of Douro and Leixões Port Authority between April 2008 and May 2012.
He was Chairman of Viana do Castelo Port Authority since its inception, in January 2009, until May 2012.
He was President of the Portuguese Port Authorities’ Association between April 2008 and April 2010.
He was Professor in Instituto Superior Técnico (Infrastructures) and in Instituto Superior de Transportes (Energy and Environmental Consequences of Transport) and lectured in several Masters in Universidade do Porto, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Napoles University.
He also participated in many conferences related to Transport, Infrastructures and Territory.
Between June 2012 and December 2013, he was advisor of the board in the company Terminals of North and Ports of North (Manica group), and was manager of Nacala Port, in Mozambique.
Since January 2014, he was President of the board of Águas do Porto.
H.E. Dan Joergensen
H.E. Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński
Graduate of HEC Paris and the history faculties of the Paris IV-Sorbonne University and the University of Warsaw.
In 2013, he began working at the Ministry of Environment as part of the Climate Negotiators Team at the United Nations COP19 Climate Summit in Warsaw. Previously, he had gained experience in the field of finance in the private sector.
In 2015–2018, he headed the Environmental Department at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels, where he negotiated draft legislation on the environment and climate in Council working groups. In 2018, he served as the chief negotiator of the Polish Presidency of COP24 in Katowice, preparing a package of decisions implementing the Paris Agreement, the so-called Katowice Rulebook. In 2019, he once again became the head of the Environmental Department at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU.
The Rt Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed as Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth) at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 8 January 2021.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed as the UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency on 7 November 2020.
Previously Anne-Marie was the Secretary of State for International Development from February to September 2020. She was Minister of State for the Armed Forces from 17 December 2019 to 13 February 2020, and Minister for Defence Procurement from 27 July 2019 to 16 December 2019.
Anne-Marie was first elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency at the 2015 general election.
A chartered accountant by trade, Anne-Marie sat on the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee from July 2015 to May 2017 and December 2018 to July 2019. She has previously served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence. As an MP, she has campaigned with colleagues for greater autism awareness and has focused on the Armed Forces Covenant.
Her wider interests involve spending time with her family, making the most of the incredible landscape her vast and varied constituency affords and putting her passion for singing to good use by taking part in Singing for Syrians concerts in Westminster.
H.E. Arno Bonte
The Hon. Mick de Brenni
Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement: 12 Nov 2020
Minister for Housing and Public Works; Minister for Digital Technology; Minister for Sport: 12 Dec 2017 – 11 Nov 2020
Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport: 10 Feb 2017 – 11 Dec 2017
Minister for Housing and Public Works: 8 Dec 2015 – 10 Feb 2017
Chief Government Whip: 19 Feb 2015 – 16 Feb 2016
Campaign Director Queensland Council of Unions (QCU), Assistant Secretary United Voice, Industrial Officer TCFUA, Retail, Cleaning.
Community Activity: Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association, Trail Care, Vice Patron Surf Life Saving Queensland, Mountain Bike Australia, RATS Cycling Club, Bicycle Qld, Patron Springwood Puma F.C.
The Hon. Stephen Patterson MP
Stephen Patterson was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly as the Member for Morphett in 2018, along with Premier Steven Marshall’s Liberal Government. Stephen brings over 25 years of experience to the Parliament, with a wide-ranging professional background including business, local government and professional sport. Stephen was appointed Minister for Trade and Investment in July 2020. In this role, Stephen is focused on delivering the Marshall Liberal Government’s strong plan to recover the South Australian economy from the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In Parliament, Stephen has served as the Presiding Member of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee and has also served on several other committees, including the Economics and Finance Committee. Directly prior to entering politics, Stephen worked with businesses in South Australia’s key growth sectors of space, defence and hi-tech, through the company he co-founded, Expeed Technology. Stephen represented his local community as the Mayor of Holdfast Bay Council from 2014 to 2018 and was a professional Australian rules footballer with Collingwood Football Club from 1995 to 2000. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science (physics) and a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering with 1st Class Honours from the University of Adelaide. Stephen is married to Tammy and together they have four children. Outside of his work as the Minister for Trade and Investment as well as the Member for Morphett, Stephen is an active member of the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club and enjoys volunteering in a range of community groups with his family.
Eiji Ohira is the Director General of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)’s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Group within the Advanced Battery and Hydrogen Technology Department. In this capacity, he is responsible the overall strategy, execution and coordination of NEDO’s research, development and demonstration project on fuel cell and hydrogen.
He has also coordinated fuel cell and hydrogen activities with international stakeholders, through International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Program (IEA TCP: Advanced Fuel Cell & Hydrogen), and International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE).
He joined the NEDO in 1992, just after graduation from the Tokyo University of Science. He served as a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997-1998.
Before taking up the current position in April 2013, he served in several positions, including Representative at NEDO Asian Representative Office, Director of the Energy Storage Technology Division.
Allard Castelein is Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority since 1 January 2014.
Born in Rotterdam in 1958, Allard graduated in medicine at Erasmus University.
He started working with Shell in The Netherlands in 1987. For the first couple of years he held positions in Trading, Sales and Marketing. From 1992 he lived and worked in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom in various positions in Marketing, Strategy, Business Development and General Management. Allard returned to The Netherlands in 2002 to join the Executive Board of the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij, a Shell-Exxon JV. In 2003 he became Commercial Manager for Shell’s European Upstream business. In this capacity he led a major re-organisation and change management programme. In 2009 Allard was appointed Vice President Environment for Shell. He led the global Environment cluster and was accountable for strategy, standards, controls and strategic partnerships worldwide.
In addition to his position as CEO with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Allard Castelein is
Vice president and member of the Supervisory Board of Sohar Industrial Port Company SAOC (SIPC);
Vice president and member of the Supervisory Board of Sohar International Development Company (SIDC);
Member of the Supervisory Board of Rotterdam Partners;
Member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW);
Member of the Supervisory Board of Isala Hospitals;
Chairman Board Ronald McDonald Huis Sophia Rotterdam;
Member Economic Board Zuid-Holland;
Non-executive director Renewi plc.
Paul Bogers was recently appointed as the VP for Hydrogen, looking after all aspects of Shell’s growing hydrogen business. In this role Paul will oversee Shell’s work in hydrogen as a fuel for transport and the growing business in industrial hydrogen.
Prior to taking this role, Paul was Shell’s VP for Fuel Technologies, leading a team of 200+ scientists and engineers looking after all fuels development, including actively shaping future fuels and alternatives.
Previous assignments in Shell included a range of commercial, technical and strategy roles in Shell’s aviation business and overseeing differentiated fuels and lubricants product development in the UK and US leading to a world’s first commercial flights on GTL Jet fuel as well as spearheading development of Pennzoil Pureplus – the first Motoroil born from Natural Gas.
Paul holds an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, and a post-graduate degree in fluid dynamics from the Von Karman Institute in Brussels.