Rajat Katyal


Managing Director, Head of EMEA Oil & Gas IB

Rajat Katyal is Head of EMEA Oil and Gas for HSBC Global Banking & Markets division with over 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining HSBC, Rajat has worked at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Schlumberger. Rajat has led numerous global transactions (M&A, equity and debt financings, risk management) for both corporate and financial clients (Private Equity, Infrastructure Funds and Sovereign Wealth Funds) across the entire oil and gas value chain. Selected strategic transactions include advisory on midstream oil and gas asset transactions (Saudi Aramco, ADNOC, Wintershalldea), advisory on downstream oil and gas transactions (Cepsa, Equinor, Vivo Energy), equity capital raisings for National Oil Companies (Saudi Aramco IPO, ADNOC Distribution IPO) and numerous large-scale debt capital market transactions in EMEA region. In a world, where Net Zero / Sustainable financings are a dominant theme for the energy industry, Rajat is also playing an important role in financial solutions for the new world order and associated investment opportunities (Biofuels, CCS, E-mobility, hydrogen etc). Rajat holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and an M.B.A. from Insead / Wharton Business School.

Sessions With Rajat Katyal

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Aftershock: Financing the European Energy Transition

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    In Europe, the energy price shock has sent policymakers scrambling for solutions, but it has not changed the European Union’s fundamental commitment to meet its decarbonization targets on the path toward net-zero emissions with an emphasis on early emissions reductions. Investment banks, fund managers, and private equity are firmly on board with the energy transition and set to play a leading role—not only to live up to the ESG commitments that are becoming fundamental to the mission of many institutions, but also because of the returns that they hope will be available. This discussion will consider key issues in this fast-changing space. What role does the booming market in green bonds play in the transition process? What is the impact of the emerging EU taxonomy for sustainability disclosure? How will the deployment of public funding for emerging areas such as hydrogen influence the transition process?