• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Ken Gilmartin


Chief Executive Officer

Ken Gilmartin is chief executive officer (CEO) of Wood and an executive member of its Board of Directors. He was appointed as CEO of Wood in July 2022, having joined the company in September 2021 to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer. Ken is focused on building on the company’s strong foundations to capture growth opportunities in energy security and sustainability, and deliver value for shareholders over the medium term. Before joining Wood, Ken spent 15 years at Jacobs where he held a variety of operational and project leadership roles including Executive Vice President of the People & Places solutions business where he held operational responsibility for more than half of Jacobs’ overall business portfolio. Ken has worked internationally throughout his 25-year career including leading the delivery of major programmes across multiple sectors in Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East region. Originally from Ireland, Ken has lived and worked in Germany, Indonesia, Qatar, Egypt and the US. He is married and has three daughters.

Sessions With Ken Gilmartin

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 04:55pm - 05:35pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 10:55 pm - 07/mar/2023 11:35 pm

    Emerging Technologies for Net Zero

    Innovation & Technology
    As the full range of industrial sectors pursue net-zero strategies, multiple technology pathways are emerging (e.g., electrification, hydrogen, CCUS). Progress along these pathways is occurring at a slower than expected pace, however, stymied in many cases by high costs and regulatory uncertainty. This session explores the most promising technologies for achieving net zero, cost-reduction levers that can improve their economic viability and thus accelerate deployment, and potential synergies between them that can enable new commercial models.