Kamel Ben Naceur

Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks

Kamel Ben-Naceur is the IEA Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, overseeing the Energy and Environment, Energy Technology Policy and Energy Supply and Demand Outlook divisions. His Directorate oversees the production of the World Energy Outlook and the Energy Technology Perspectives, and energy/climate-related policies.
Mr. Ben-Naceur has more than 35 years of experience and knowledge in the energy and industry sectors around the world in both public and private service.

He started his career in Schlumberger R&D in 1980 before moving to management roles in Africa, North and South America, Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East and North Africa regions in the oil and gas sectors. In 2004, he started the Oilfield Services Business Unit developing carbon capture and storage (CCS) prospects, working extensively with regulators and policy makers.

In 2009, he became the Chief Economist at Schlumberger in Paris, responsible for the strategic outlook for the company, and in 2011, he became the President of the Schlumberger technology organisation in Rio de Janeiro, handling challenging technology and solutions development for the offshore sectors (especially deepwater/pre-salt exploration) as well as South America-specific issues.

In 2014, he became Tunisia’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines in a government tasked to lead the country’s first fully democratic elections and to restore the country’s economic fundamentals. During his tenure, he implemented new policies for energy subsidies rationalisation, as well as having won approval of a law on renewable energy implementation.
Mr. Ben-Naceur has served on the International Board of the SPE as technical Director for Management & Information.

He is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Normale Supérieure of France, with an Agrégation de Mathématiques.

Kamel Ben Naceur will be speaking at:

What role can E&P companies have in the energy transition?

2016/10/21 09:40 - 10:00

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