Kamel Ben Naceur is the Chairman and an Executive Director of DAMORPHE, its affiliates and its SBUs. He is also the 2022 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Ben Naceur has more than 40 years of experience in the global energy sector. He was previously the Chief Economist for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC); the Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks at the International Energy Agency (IEA), where his teams led the Agency’s Energy Technology Perspectives and the World Energy Outlook, as well as roadmaps for sustainable energy systems, ahead of the Paris Conference of Parties, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In 2014, Ben Naceur was appointed as the honorable Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines of Tunisia, where he launched several initiatives to transform the sectors, including a long-term strategy, the reform of energy subsidies, and a new law for the country’s renewable energy sector. From 1981 to 2013, he held key positions with Schlumberger, including Chief Economist and Technology President.
Ben Naceur has served on several boards of international businesses and organizations, and he has received numerous medals and recognitions. He is the co-author of 19 books and more than 160 articles.
Message from the Chairman
Energy, and in particular oil and gas, has been fueling the world’s development for the past several decades, supporting the growth in transportation, industrial and personal consumption, and heating/cooling requirements. However, the rise in greenhouse gas emissions, mostly associated with some forms of energy production and consumption, is unsustainable, leading potentially to global warming at levels that may cause irreversible damage to the world’s ecosystems.
The oil and gas industry is making significant progress in reducing its Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and is also investing in key energy decarbonization technologies such as CCUS, hydrogen, renewables, and reforestation. Oil and gas will production will be key to ensure a smooth and affordable energy transition to a long-term sustainable path. At Damorphe, we have a commitment to support the world’s sustainability drive, by providing innovative solutions that address those energy challenges.
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