Corporate Strategy and Planning,
Colin Davies is vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning for Hess Corporation, a global, integrated energy company based in New York City.
He works with the company’s executive management to evaluate new opportunities and examine strategic trends affecting the performance and future direction of the company.
Prior to joining Hess in 2006, Mr. Davies was a leader with Schlumberger’s business consulting group and a partner with the energy consulting practices of Charles River Associates and Arthur D. Little. He has worked worldwide as an adviser to most of the leading national and international oil companies on a broad range of strategic and commercial issues.
Davies holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College in London.
President and Chief Operating Officer,
Southwestern Electric Power Company
Venita McCellon-Allen is president and chief operating officer of Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), serving approximately 439,000 customers in Louisiana, Arkansas and northeast Texas. She has authority for distribution operations and a wide range of customer and regulatory relationships. Previously, she was executive vice president of AEP Utilities West, responsible for distribution and customer service operations in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
In addition, Venita has served as senior vice president for human resources for Baylor Health Care System, as well as leadership roles in operations, customer service, strategic planning and human resources at Central and South West Corp. Venita has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University, and is also a graduate of the University of Chicago’s Executive Development Program and the Young Managers Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
JETRO New York
Kiichiro Sato assumed the post of President of JETRO New York, head office in North America of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), in August 2010.
After receiving a Bachelor of Economics degree from Tokyo University in 1980, he entered the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) - now the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
He held a variety of key positions at MITI/METI and related governmental organization including Director-General, Chubu Bureau of Economy Trade and Industry; Vice President, Research Institute of Economy Trade and Industry (RIETI); and Director-General for Small and Medium Enterprise Policy, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI.
The eighth annual Columbia University Energy Symposium will be held in Lerner Hall, the premier venue of Columbia's beautiful Morningside Heights campus in the heart of New York City. This iconic venue brings together leaders in energy today with the leaders of tomorrow for a day of learning, networking, and discussion.
How is shale gas impacting existing coal and nuclear power generation? Is it hindering renewable energy development? What impact does the new abundance of natural gas have on energy and environmental policy in the United States?
Long-term energy infrastructure investments are often at odds with short-term political cycles. How are projects and project financing affected by changing environmental policies? How can projects adapt to changes in subsidies and political support?
Increasing energy demand. Climate change. Energy Security. Given these concerns, what are the technological innovations that have the potential to transform the energy industry? What kind of support is needed from industry and the government?
China has experienced dramatic growth led by energy-intensive industries. Can this growth be sustained with adequate energy resources? Will reducing energy intensity be enough? What is the effect on OECD countries regarding GHG mitigation and securing energy supplies?
We are pleased to announce that the next Columbia Energy Symposium
will take place on November 30, 2012 in Lerner Hall at
Columbia University. The Symposium highlights the topics capturing the
attention of the energy industry today and offers the varied
perspectives of leaders from the policy, business and legal sectors,
The panels this November will be:
UNDER SECRETARY OF ENERGY (ACTING) AND
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLICY &
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, United States Department of Energy
Former Chairman, U.S., National Grid, Former Chairman and CEO, KeySpan Corporation
Global Head of Commodities Research, Citigroup