Session Six

The Role of OPEC in a New Energy Era

Session Six takes the form of a high-level panel discussion & seeks to define how OPEC can best position itself to handle the unfolding challenges & opportunities of the coming years.

Chairman: HE Dr. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources, Indonesia


  • HE Sayed Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh, Minister of Petroleum, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • HE Dr. Hussain Al-Shahristani, Minister of Oil, Iraq
  • HE Mohamed Bin Dhaen Al Hamli, Minister of Energy, United Arab Emirates
  • HE Dr. Ali Rodriguez Araque, Former OPEC Secretary General, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Venezuela
  • HE Sadek Boussena, Former Algerian Minister of Energy & Mines, Professor of Economics, University of Grenoble; Special Adviser, Société Générale
  • Mr. Martin Marmy, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  • Mr. Paolo Scaroni, CEO, Eni S.p.A
  • Mr. Ian Taylor, President, Vitol Group of Companies, UK
  • Professor Emeritus Peter Odell - 2006 OPEC Award Recipient

Closing Remarks: HE Dr. Edmund M. Daukoru, President of the Conference, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria