Mr. de Regules is an expert in regulation, strategic planning, safety and environmental risk management and climate change, with particular experience in the oil and gas sector. He is a partner at Deloitte, focusing on risk management in the energy sector across Latin America
As a consultant, he recently helped the Government of Guyana build new institutional capacities for the oversight of petroleum operations and advised the Water Industry Commission of Scotland in the implementation of new collaborative approaches in the regulatory process. He also participated as a peer reviewer in regulatory assessments in the transportation sector in Peru and the energy sector in Ireland.
In 2014-18, Mr. de Regules led the creation of Mexico´s ASEA, the national agency for safety and environmental protection in the hydrocarbon sector, responsible for regulating, permitting and supervising a 22 thousand regulated entities industry. In this capacity, he was responsible for the establishment of a comprehensive risk-based, performance-oriented regulatory model, and issued, among other regulations, the first methane emissions regulations for the oil and gas industry at the national level in Latin America.
Prior to that, during his 18 years career at Petróleos Mexicanos he held different responsibilities, namely as Deputy Director for Strategic and Operational Planning, responsible for the development of the strategic planning process and the integration of the business plan, and as Environmental Protection Manager, responsible for the development of the sustainability portfolio of initiatives.
Mr. de Regules holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and an MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris.
He is a fellow of the Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) International Network, and a frequent participant at OECD’s Network of Economic Regulators, Chatham House´s New Petroleum Producers Group and the International Energy Agency´s Methane Guiding Principles Network.
Clarissa is the founding partner of Catavento, a consultancy on strategy and sustainability, and Senior Fellow at CEBRI’s Infrastructure and Energy Program. Since November 2019, Clarissa is the President of the Brazilian Petroleum Institute (IBP).
Clarissa is also a member of Suzano’s Sustainability Committee and the Global Future Council on the Future of Energy at the World Economic Forum. She served on Petrobras’ Board of Directors (2018 to 2019), chaired the HSE Committee and was a member of the Audit Committee. She also served on the Sustainability Committee of Vale’s Board of Directors (2017 to 2019) and on Shell’s External Review Committee (2012 to 2015).
Clarissa is an economist by training and holds her bachelor and master’s degrees from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).
Beth Urbanas is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas at the Office of International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy. Ms. Urbanas is responsible for managing DOE’s bilateral and multilateral engagement with Asian and American countries. Ms. Urbanas is also responsible for DOE’s work in several multilateral fora including the North Amerian Leaders’ Summit, APEC and ECPA. Prior to her current position, she was the Director for European and Eurasian Affairs at the Office of International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy. In this role she was also responsible for DOE’s work in the G20 and G7. Prior to working at DOE, Ms. Urbanas spent 14 years at the U.S. Treasury Department where she created and directed the Office of Environment and Energy and represented the United States on the boards of several international organizations including the Global Environment Facility, the Clean Technology Fund, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the World Bank. Ms. Urbanas started her career in investment management on Wall Street and has also held a staff position at the World Bank. Ms. Urbanas has a B.A. from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Albany, and an M.B.A from George Mason University.
Francis R. Fannon serves as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) at the U.S Department of State. He oversees U.S. foreign policy in the critical intersection of energy and national security and promotes U.S. interests to ensure energy resources are used to increase economic opportunity, stability, and prosperity around the world. Assistant Secretary Fannon advises the Secretary on strategies to promote universal access to affordable and reliable energy resources and to strengthen energy security through policies that advance diverse, transparent, and secure global markets for all energy types.
Prior to this role, Mr. Fannon was the managing director of BHP’s Washington, DC Corporate Affairs office, where he developed a comprehensive U.S. strategy for the world’s largest diversified resources company. Before BHP, Mr. Fannon was a senior director at Murphy Oil Corporation in Washington, DC.
Mr. Fannon previously served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. In that capacity, he drafted, negotiated, and helped pass into law key provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. He also served as counsel to Senators Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO) and Pete V. Domenici (R-NM).
Mr. Fannon earned a J.D. from the University of Denver (DU) Sturm College of Law, a M.A. in International Affairs (Economics & Trade) from DU’s Korbel School of International Studies, and a B.A. from Radford University.
Montserrat Ramiro served as a Commissioner at Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission, or CRE, beginning from September 2014 for a period of five years. From 2013 to 2014, she served as Director of Energy at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO). She began her career work in the public sector within the Undersecretariat for Planning and Environmental Policy of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources. Later in the private sector as a consultant on energy and environmental issues in both Mexico and the United States. Between 2005 and 2013, she worked in different areas of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), such as Planning and Evaluation of Economic Performance of the Corporate Finance Directorate, the Coordination of Advisors of the Corporate Finance Directorate and the Finance Subdirectorate of the subsidiary PMI Comercio Internacional. She is an economist with a degree from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM). She holds a Master’s in Economics from University College London, where she also earned a specialty in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources. She also holds degrees in Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility from Harvard University.