“It is great to see Egypt taking positive and progressive steps in positioning itself on the global energy map again. Hosting an event like the EGYPS, which brings all key international energy players under one roof, is strong proof of that.

This would eventually encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and promote economic growth, and Shell is pleased to be witnessing such progress,” says Eng. Gasser Hanter, Vice President and Country Chairman, Shell Egypt.

Eng. Gasser Hanter, will join H.E. Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, in a panel discussion with other policymakers and members of international institutions to discuss means of progress and opportunities to foster the Egypt 2021 vision through the oil and gas modernization program.

Among Shell speakers at the event, Wim Thomas, Chief Energy Adviser, Shell is set to participate in a panel discussion around the crucial role that scenario planning plays in today’s world and the importance of addressing the global demand on energy, while securing supply and meeting such needs.  

On the final day of EGYPS, Shell is also taking part in the Young Professionals Roundtable, which sheds light on youth in the oil and gas sector.

In addition, there will also be three speakers from Shell at the Women in Energy Conference. Sana Bardawil, Middle East & North Africa External Relations Manager, Shell will demonstrate, in a panel discussion, that women can excel in c-suite positions.  Heba Ayyad, Managing Director & General Manager, Rashid Petroleum Company (Rashpetco), one of Shell’s joint-venture with the Egyptian government will talk about the challenges faced when dealing with operations, being the only female in the country to hold this position. Dalia Elgabry, Finance Manager at the Badr El Din Petroleum Company, Bapetco, another joint-venture for Shell with the Egyptian government, will tackle how emotional intelligence is essential for leadership in the oil and gas industry.

At the exhibition, Shell will be displaying an energy-efficient car designed and built by Egyptian students, who are competing on 16 March in Singapore among 120 university teams at the global Shell Eco-Marathon Asia competition.  Speaking on this, Eng. Hanter said, “the Shell Eco-marathon competition is one that combines human capital development with energy efficiency; providing our youth with better planning tools in addition to skills. I encourage visitors to come and interact with the students, who will be showcasing their vehicle, at the Shell stand.” 

Notes to Editor

About Shell:

Shell companies in Egypt are wholly owned by the Royal Dutch Shell plc. Actively contributing to the development of Egypt’s natural resources and its people since 1911, Shell Egypt business today spans upstream oil and gas exploration & production, with operations located in the Western Desert and the Mediterranean Sea.

Shell is also now a leading player with investments spanning the value chain including LNG, through our Egyptian LNG (ELNG) joint-venture, and the lubricants business through Shell Lubricants Egypt (SLE).

Shell also prides itself in having an extensive social investment agenda that focuses on enterprise development (through the Shell Intilaaqah Programme), human capital development, road safety, and energy efficiency.

Shell speaker at the EGYPS

EGYPS Day II (15 February 2017) – Strategic Conference :

  • 10.00 – 11.00 Wim Thomas, Chief Energy Advisor [On Stage Interview: Oil & Gas Outlook and Future Energy Scenarios]
  • 15.30 – 16.30 Gasser Hanter, VP Egypt  [Panel Discussion: Egypt’s 2021 Modernization Program – encouraging oil and gas development]

EGYPS Day III (16 February 2017) – Women in Energy Conference:

  • 10.30 – 11.15 Sana Bardawil, MENA External Relations Manager [Panel Discussion: Women in C-suite & Executive Leadership Positions: Today’s Reality or a Distant Dream]
  • 11.15 – 12.00 Heba Ayyad, Managing Director & General Manager, Rashid Petroleum Company, Rashpetco [Panel Discussion: Female Leaders in the Oil & Gas Industry]
  • 14.45 – 15.30 Dalia Elgabry, Finance Manager, Badr El Din Petroleum Company, Bapetco  [Panel Discussion: Emotional Intelligence in Oil & Gas Leadership]

About Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) an annual global Shell competition held for university students, who design and build a fuel efficient car. The car which travels the furthest distance on one litre of fuel is the winner.

2017 marks the fourth year with Egyptian participation in the global Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) Asia competition, with seven teams flying to Singapore on 16-19 March to compete with over 120 university student teams coming from across the Middle East, North Africa, and Asian regions.  Egyptian teams competing this year are from Cairo, Ain Shams, Alexandria, and Helwan universities, in addition to the German University in Cairo.

In earlier years, Egyptian teams have made it to top ranks in the SEM Asia global competition. Key achievements include Cairo University Team (CUT) ranking fourth place after achieving a record of driving 49 kilometers using one litre of fuel.

For more information on all Shell Eco-marathon events, please visit: www.shell.com/ecomarathon

For media enquiries contact:

Mr. Nureddin Wefati
Head of Media Relations for Middle East & North Africa
Shell EP International
Tel: +97147055347
Cell: +971562162409

Mr. Hassan Almarashi
Spokesperson Middle East & North Africa
Shell EP International Ltd
Tel:   +971 4 705 5783
Cell: +971 56 226 0924

Ms. Sherine Nehad
External Communications Manager
Shell Egypt

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