Maroš Šefčovič (born in 1966) is a Slovak career diplomat and since 1 November 2014 Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union. In this capacity, he leads the "Energy Union" Project Team within the Commission which comprises of 14 commissioners.
From 2010 – 2014 he was Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration. In 2009-2010, he was European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth. From 2004-2009, he was the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the European Union. As diplomat by profession he served between 1992 and 2004 in Zimbabwe and Canada and as Ambassador to Israel.
He graduated from the University of Economy in Bratislava and the Moscow State Institute for Foreign Relations. He holds a degree as Doctor of Law and a PhD of European Law from the Comenius University, Faculty of Law, Bratislava. He also studied at Stanford University, USA.
Lynn Good is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, one of America’s largest electric power companies. Under her leadership, Duke Energy has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities well today while leading the way to a safe, secure and responsible energy future.
Before becoming CEO in 2013, she served as Duke Energy’s chief financial officer, and earlier led the company’s commercial energy businesses during its initial development of renewable energy projects. She began her utility career in 2003 with Cincinnati-based Cinergy, which merged with Duke Energy three years later. Prior to 2003, she was a partner at two international accounting firms, including a long career with Arthur Andersen.
Fortune magazine lists Good as 11th among the “Most Powerful Women in Business” and Forbes magazine calls her one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” In 2016, she became the first regulated utility CEO designated as a LinkedIn Influencer – an online thought-leadership program.
Good is a member of board of directors for: Boeing, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, Edison Electric Institute, Nuclear Energy Institute, Foundation for the Carolinas and Bechtler Museum. She is a member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable.
Keisuke Kuroki has spent a significant part of his career in the steel industry― with the largest steel company in Japan, also being one of the leading international companies, as the business leader to take initiative on CO2 reduction, and promoting the utilization of an efficient and diverse source of energy. His notable achievements also include facilitation of a demonstration project of hydrogen production to realize sustainable environment. These up-front activities had undoubtedly contributed to the company’s success and presence in the steel industry.
After Kuroki became the president of JOGMEC in February 2016, he has taken advantage of his former experiences to enhance oil and gas, metal, coal and geothermal projects. Under his direction, JOGMEC has further strengthened its focus on securing natural resources and energy towards a stable and sustainable energy society.
Doug Lawler has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Energy since June 2013. Before joining Chesapeake, Mr. Lawler served as Senior Vice President of International and Deepwater Operations at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and as a member of Anadarko’s Executive Committee from July 2012 to June 2013. Prior to that time, he served as Anadarko’s Vice President of International Operations from December 2011 to July 2012, Vice President of Operations for the Southern and Appalachia Region from March 2009 to July 2012 and Vice President of Corporate Planning from August 2008 to March 2009. Mr. Lawler began his career with Kerr-McGee Corporation in 1988 and joined Anadarko following its acquisition of Kerr-McGee in August 2006.
Mr. Lawler currently serves as an Executive Committee member for America’s Natural Gas Alliance and on the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute, Producers for American Crude Oil Exports, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and State Chamber of Oklahoma. He also serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of Central Oklahoma, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and The Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the University of Oklahoma’s Price College Board of Advisors and Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business Council of Overseers. Mr. Lawler graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1988 and from Rice University in 2002.
Pedro Pizarro is President and Chief Executive Officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and competitive businesses engaged in renewable generation, energy services for commercial and industrial customers, and delivery or use of electricity. He is a member of Edison International’s board of directors.
Most recently, Pizarro served as president of SCE from October 2014 through May 2016. Prior to that, Pizarro was president of Edison Mission Energy (EME) and chaired its board of directors from 2011 until the sale of substantially all of its assets to NRG Energy in April 2014. EME was a subsidiary of Edison International at the time. EME was an independent power producer that owned, leased, operated and sold energy and capacity from electric power generation facilities, and engaged in hedging and energy-trading activities in competitive power markets.
Pizarro progressed through several roles at Edison International and SCE. He joined Edison International in 1999 as director of Strategic Planning, and was elected vice president of Technology Business Development in 2000. He moved to SCE in 2001 as vice president of Strategy and Business Development and general manager of Edison Carrier Solutions (ECS), a division of SCE that provides wholesale broadband services to telecommunications carriers. Pizarro was elected vice president of Power Procurement in 2004, senior vice president of Power Procurement in 2005, and executive vice president of Power Operations in 2008. In that role, he oversaw SCE’s transmission and distribution system, the procurement unit for conventional and renewable power contracts, SCE’s gas-fired and hydroelectric power production facilities, and ECS.
Prior to his work at Edison International and SCE, Pizarro was a senior engagement manager with McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles providing management consulting services to energy, technology, engineering services, and banking clients. There, he developed corporate strategy, handled mergers and acquisitions, and oversaw operational and organizational engagements.
Pizarro earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Caltech and held National Science Foundation and Department of Defense graduate fellowships. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Harvard University.
Pizarro serves on the boards of Argonne National Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute and the management committee of Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation. He also has served on the boards of Caltech, Electric Power Supply Association, California Power Exchange, Colburn School, House Research Institute, Southern California Leadership Council and Western Energy Institute.
Jeffrey L. Ventura, chairman, president & chief executive officer, joined Range in 2003 as chief operating officer and became a director in 2005. Mr. Ventura was named President effective May 2008, Chief Executive Officer effective January 2012 and named chairman of the board on January 1, 2015. Previously, Mr. Ventura served as president and chief operating officer of Matador Petroleum Corporation which he joined in 1997. Prior to his service at Matador, Mr. Ventura spent eight years at Maxus Energy Corporation where he managed various engineering, exploration and development operations and was responsible for coordination of engineering technology. Previously, Mr. Ventura was with Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production, where he held various engineering and operating positions.
Mr. Ventura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Ventura is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.