• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Sanjiv Lamba


Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

Sanjiv Lamba was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Linde plc in March 2022, when he also joined the Board of Directors. Prior to being appointed CEO, Lamba was Chief Operating Officer after serving as Executive Vice President, APAC. Lamba started his career in 1989 with BOC India in Finance, was appointed Director of Finance and subsequently Managing Director for the India business in 2001. He has worked in a number of geographies for Linde, including India, UK, Singapore, and Germany, where he served as a member of the Executive Board of Linde AG. Lamba is a Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honors) from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University, India.

Sessions With Sanjiv Lamba

Monday, 6 March

  • 09:15am - 09:55am (CST) / 06/mar/2023 03:15 pm - 06/mar/2023 03:55 pm

    Dual Challenge: Accelerating energy transition while ensuring energy security

    Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    The global consensus around the need for an emissions-focused energy transition has become consistently stronger. Yet challenges to achieving it have also become more evident. One challenge is obvious—the uncertain pace of technological development and deployment and the timing required to reach scale. The need for energy security was a concern that had largely faded over the past several years. The energy shock, the economic hardship that ensued, skyrocketing energy prices that could not have been imagined 18 months ago and geopolitical competition and conflicts—have all combined to bring energy security back to the fore. In retrospect, there cannot be energy transition without energy security. In this conversation, the panelists will address the following questions: Is the current energy crisis the first crisis of energy transition? And how should future shocks be avoided? What would a balanced and orderly transition look like? Will the focus on energy security speed up or slow down this energy transition? Is there too much optimism on scale-up and deployment of technologies such as CCUS, hydrogen and long-duration storage? What would you recommend to move this conversation outside the room of the energy cognoscenti—to engage broader public stakeholder groups..