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1–3 March 2023
Bangkok, Thailand

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Panel Session 3: The Energy Workforce of Tomorrow

Thursday, 2 March
Lotus Suite 1-2, Level 22

As the world is moving towards lower carbon energy, the oil and gas industry plays a vital role in this energy transition. It will change how the industry operates and bring new types of energy and technologies to support business demand. At the same time, our industry needs to attract and retain both the traditional and a new energy workforce for the future.

This energy transition is underpinned by an industry-wide adoption of new, lower-carbon technologies, evolving societal expectations for businesses, the changing demographic profile of future talent, and the importance of reliable and affordable energy for all. These aspects create a fundamental disruption, not just a matter of doing things differently, but one that will also demand new ways of thinking and operating. The mindset is not either-or but a balanced mix of energy that will sustainably provide the world with lower-carbon, reliable and affordable energy.

The challenge for oil and gas companies is defining the right ways to embrace the energy transition and having the right workforce to support it. This panel discussion will explore several topics such as:

•The role of oil and gas companies in the future and how does that redefine our workforce of tomorrow?

•What are some of the most important traits we expect from the future workforce?

•How can we develop a diverse organisation that can effectively navigate energy transition by reducing the knowledge gap between traditional wisdom and the next generation of talents?  

•What are the industry's priorities to prepare, develop and maintain our attractiveness for the future workforce?

•How can we continue to pursue and champion diversity and inclusion in the transition and the future?

A diverse and highly talented workforce has powered our industry, but the future landscape is now changing, and so must we.

Siwanath Wetchasart, HR Business Partner, Asia Pacific - Baker Hughes
Ronnarong Chanleka, Vice President, Assets - Chevron Thailand
Maria Teo, Global HR Business Partner, Project Delivery and Technology - PETRONAS
Chayong Borisuitsawat, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs, and Assurance Group - PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited
Henricus Herwin, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Investment - PT Pertamina Hulu Energi
Halah T. Albetairi, Administrator, Strategic Workforce Planning Division - Saudi Aramco
Asheesh Sastry, Managing Director and Senior Partner - Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Maylada Chayavadhanangkur, Acting Senior Vice President, Carbon and Energy Solutions Division - PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited

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