Daniel Berkove

S&P Global

Senior Associate, Energy

Daniel Berkove, Senior Associate, Energy, S&P Global, is a specialist in strategy development and emerging markets with nearly 20 years of experience as an advisor and executive to energy companies, national oil companies, and governments worldwide. Mr. Berkove has led major advisory projects assisting governments in the Former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa on national competitiveness and energy policy. A member of the CERAWeek leadership team, and he has coordinated the events Africa-focused programming and community since 2014, when he served as Co-Chair of the CERAWeek Africa Energy Summit. Prior to S&P Global, Mr. Berkove worked as an oil trader in the Caspian Sea region and as an executive and board member for renewable energy development and technology companies located in the Middle East and Europe. He also previously directed non-profit organizations based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. He presently serves as a board member of Innovation: Africa. Fluent in Russian and Hebrew, Mr. Berkove holds a BA from the University of Michigan.

Sessions With Daniel Berkove

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Africa Upstream: Where will the investment go?

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas

    Pandemic disruption and energy transition pressures on corporate E&P strategies and financing will continue to challenge upstream project development in Sub-Saharan Africa. As international and local investors revise their strategies, the evolution of Africa’s upstream competitive landscape is accelerating. The governments that will be most successful in securing new investment will compete proactively in this dynamic and uncertain environment. How are the shifting dynamics affecting investment decisions in Africa’s upstream by key decision-makers from governments, investors, and finance?

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Unlocking Africa's Oil & Gas Resources

    Panel Gas & LNG
    Sub-Saharan Africa boasts abundant oil and gas resources, a population that is expected to double by 2050, and some of the highest GDP growth rates in the world. While renewables will be an important component of the region’s energy future, more critical for the region, which grapples with endemic energy and economic poverty, will be its ability to monetize natural oil and gas resources to support government revenues, livelihoods, and economic diversification. How do global energy transition considerations affect the major projects that are in the pipeline and new prospects for the region? What local factors and decisions, such as government policies, technology choice, and access to finance can hinder or accelerate their development? What are the prospects for gas, not only for export, but also for domestic markets? 
  • 03:55pm - 04:35pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 09:55 pm - 09/mar/2022 10:35 pm

    Africa’s Energy Future: Transition - How & to what?

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory
    Buffeted by a historic recession in 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy sector experienced a challenging 2021, which COVID-19-related complications only exacerbated. Yet signs of recovery now appear on the horizon—more prominently in some locales than others. What progress was made in the past year, and what does the road ahead look like, with the energy transition looming as uncharted territory? What opportunities and challenges do global trends present, and how do they impact national initiatives and prospects for regional development? What policies should governments adopt to mitigate risks in the face of uncertainty and achieve national objectives?