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  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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Nirmal Shani

S&P Global Commodity Insights

Head of Asia Pacific - CERAWeek

Nirmal Shani is responsible for the Asia Pacific region at CERAWeek by S&P Global. He joined the firm (then IHS) in 2011 as its first Country Manager in India, covering the South Asian region for all business lines and moved across various teams before assuming the current role in Dubai. Prior to joining S&P Global in 2011, Nirmal was the Business Head with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) India. He spent nine years at D&B across sales, operations, data architecture, and general management, setting up and growing the business for multiple product lines. Nirmal holds an MBA in marketing and is a meditator, actively involved with charitable organizations.

Sessions With Nirmal Shani

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 01:00pm - 01:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 07:00 pm - 08/mar/2023 07:30 pm

    Hydrogen in Asia-Pacific: Setting the visions

    Can hydrogen be Asia Pacific’s key to the energy transition? Countries in Asia are announcing ambitious hydrogen plans. Still, there are differences - Japan’s vision emphasizes blue hydrogen/ammonia with support for regional infrastructure development, while India’s vision is around green hydrogen/ammonia and becoming a major global supplier. Companies are following suit and investing millions. Join this panel to discuss: how developers, off-takers, and financiers view the future of hydrogen in Asia. Will technology blur cost differentials between green and blue hydrogen? What are these governments doing to accelerate their hydrogen vision?
  • 04:55pm - 05:35pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 10:55 pm - 08/mar/2023 11:35 pm

    Asia: Energy transition partnerships

    Gas & LNG Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Asia Pacific is central to the global energy transition, with the region accounting for half of worldwide carbon emissions. In the S&P Global base-case outlook, the region’s share of fossil fuels in the primary energy mix is expected to fall from 84% in 2021 to 58% in 2050, contributing to a 21% decline in carbon emissions, despite a 27% growth in the overall primary energy demand in the same period. There is no doubt that Asian national energy companies will continue to play an increasingly significant role in the energy transition. The oil & gas industry has managed the risks/rewards of partnerships over the last 100 years. Can this experience help reimagine future energy transition partnerships? What’s required to accelerate green project collaboration and development of carbon management hubs? How will the upfront investments in decarbonization get the required capital and technology support to scale? Other concerns include costs, drivers for local and regional policy, and providing affordable energy access in a region with increasing energy imports and significant cultural and geographical diversity. How will Asian companies embrace the transition while balancing national mandates and corporate goals?