• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Osama Mobarez


Secretary General

Osama Mobarez has 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He is currently the Secretary General of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum; Osama had a key role in the establishment and activities of the East Mediterranean Gas Form (EMGF), In his previous role at the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources as the Undersecretary for Technical office, he was responsible for the Realization Office to drive Egypt’s Modernization Program across the Oil & Gas sector. Over his career he supported the development of policies and reforms within the petroleum sector in Egypt including; a comprehensive energy subsidy reform strategy, initiation of gas market reforms, modification and update of upstream agreements, and feasibility studies of infrastructure development projects. Osama led bi-lateral cooperation with other countries on oil and gas topics, as well as communication with financial institutions and oil and gas organizations. He was Egypt’s representative in the Executive Board of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), and the International Energy Forum (IEF). He was also the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Egypt Petroleum Show EGYPS, the biggest oil and gas show in Africa and Southern Mediterranean. Osama holds an MBA with Distinction from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University UK, and completed Post- Graduate Studies in Economics of Energy at Reading University UK.

Sessions With Osama Mobarez

Tuesday, 7 March

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 11:55am - 12:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 05:55 pm - 08/mar/2023 06:45 pm

    Spotlight | What Is the Role of Gas in Transition & Security?

    Gas & LNG
    Natural gas is the least carbon-intensive of fossil fuels, but ever-growing demands on reducing greenhouse gas emissions are changing the competitive landscape beyond the power sector. There are multiple pathways for natural gas in a low-carbon future and different trajectories and timelines will develop in different regional markets. Gas has already partly displaced more carbon-intensive coal in the United States and Europe, with markets in Asia set for coal-to-gas switching in the coming years. Can natural gas act as a stepping stone to lower-carbon energy systems, delivering low-carbon energy also in the industrial, residential and commercial sectors? What steps should companies take today to keep natural gas a viable fuel in the future? What is the role of blue hydrogen and renewable natural gas?