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  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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Astrid Poupart-Lafarge

Schneider Electric

Segment President Energies & Chemicals

Astrid Poupart-Lafarge is the Schneider Electric Global Segment President of Energies and Chemicals. Prior to this Astrid served as Strategic Account Manager as well as Oil & Gas segment leader in French speaking Africa. Astrid has also had experience in Strategy and Marketing with Schneider Electric in Nigeria. She was head of business development and M&A in a renewable energy company headquartered in Paris, France. With almost 20 years of professional experience in all kind of business development : strategy, marketing, sales, M&A, in Oil & Gas but also in utilities and renewable power plants and a Master's degree in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris, Astrid Poupart-Lafarge will drive Schneider Electric Energies and Chemicals Segment towards better growth while helping customers in their digital transformation and energy transition. She lives in France with her family.

Sessions With Astrid Poupart-Lafarge

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 09:30am - 10:00am (CST) / 07/mar/2023 03:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 04:00 pm

    Decarbonization: Learnings from across the energy value chain

    All eyes are on the Oil & Gas sector to ensure it delivers reductions in its carbon footprint. Carbon-reduction opportunities span operational efficiency and digital solutions, electrification, CCS, methane abatement and more. What are the learnings from across the energy chain (upstream to downstream and gas & power) for successful abatement strategies?
  • 04:05pm - 04:45pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 10:05 pm - 07/mar/2023 10:45 pm

    Company Strategies to Lower Emissions

    Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    In 2020/21, the pandemic brought accelerated investor interest in climate and ESG and fueled the narrative around the decline of fossil fuels (and fossil fuel producers). In 2022, these trends seemed to slow and—in some quarters—even reverse. The war in Ukraine revived the specters of inadequate energy supplies and high prices. There was more acceptance that conventional fuels will play a key role in the energy mix for years to come and this in turn raised concerns about underinvestment in existing energy systems. After several years of poor returns and share price underperformance, oil and gas companies—by a wide margin—led the market. While the direction of travel appears to be clear—increasing focus on climate and sustainability—the pace seems less certain. The focus has returned to the trilemma of energy security, affordability and sustainability, and the need to balance the energy transition with sustained investment in conventional fuels. Climate-focused policies remain uneven globally. COP27 responded to some longstanding demands but prompted new questions on how the promises will be implemented. For investors, the correlation between sustainability and market performance is much less evident, raising concerns around how to generate returns while meeting demands for sustainable portfolios. How should companies allocate capital between conventional and newer technologies? What role should conventional energy producers play in delivering the new energy technologies that are needed for the energy transition? How far can electrification realistically go to achieve net-zero goals? Are digital technologies delivering their promise to support sustainability goals? Is diversification the right approach, and will investors reward it?