Andy Barrett, Senior Advisor, Global Gas & Power, Energy, IHS Markit, has an extensive background in the international energy business, previously with broad senior careers in Shell and BG. As a founding Executive Vice President with the BG Group, he had responsibility for multiple regional operations upstream and downstream, together with leadership for the strategy, business development, electric power, and regulatory functions, and he led BG’s major entry into Brazil. Since 2001 Dr. Barrett has led a wide range of IHS Markit energy consulting studies for governments and for major upstream and downstream gas, independent power producers, and utilities in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He has led multiple national energy master-plan and policy studies. He co-headed the IHS Energy Policy Dialogue with the EU and key European stakeholders/NGOs and has coauthored major reports on the future of global and European gas and LNG, the future of Middle East energy, financing European renewables, new business models for the electricity sector, and three updates on “Sound European Energy Policy” focused around the EU initiatives. Dr. Barrett co-wrote the chapter “Alleviating Energy Poverty in Africa” for the 2014 book Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Haskayne Business School (University of Calgary), contributing to their energy executive MBA program. He holds a number of directorships of midsize European energy and service companies and acts as an operating partner for a large private equity firm. Dr. Barrett is qualified with the Institute of Chemical Engineers, is an alumnus of Wharton Business School, and holds a PhD from Oxford University.