Session Five

Petroleum and Sustainable Development

Session Five discusses the important role energy & petroleum play in sustainable development, especially with regard to the Millennium Development Goals, & highlights the role of development funds. The Seminar takes place in the 30th anniversary year of the OPEC Fund for International Development, whose financial commitments to date total US $8.1 billion.

Chairman: Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic & Social Affairs, United Nations

Petroleum & Sustainable Development
Keynote Speaker:
HE Shri Murli Deora, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, India

The Role of OFID in Supporting Sustainable Development
Mr. Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director General & CEO, The OPEC Fund for International Development

The Contribution of Petroleum to Sustainable Development: The View of an International Oil Company
Mr. David J. O'Reilly, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Chevron Corporation

Oil for Development: The Experience of Malaysia
Mr. Nasarudin Md Idris, Vice President, Corporate Planning & Development Division, Petronas