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RESHAPING OUR ENERGY WORLD THROUGH THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Mr Peter Godfrey
Managing Director Singapore, The Energy Institute (UK)

Friday, 26 May 2017
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
ESI Conference Room
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Block A, #10-01, Singapore 119620

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Synopsis
In the face of significantly increasing economic volatility that we face today across all global economies, as well as proliferating signs of resource depletion and environmental stress, the call for new ways of looking at what constitutes value is getting louder.

Mr Godfrey’s presentation will promote a case for how the energy sector and its related systems could be re-designed, by using the principles of the “Circular Economy”.

Today, our industrial economy has hardly moved beyond one fundamental characteristic
established in the early days of industrialisation some 100 plus years ago: a linear model of resource consumption that follows a “take-make-dispose” pattern with relatively short supply chains. Companies harvest and extract resources and materials, use them to manufacture products, and then sell them to consumers, who then discard it when it no longer serves its purpose.

The circular economy provides a basis upon which we can begin to construct more restorative or regenerative systems that are both more efficient and sustainable by nature, and have the potential to revolutionise the way we live in the future.

About the Speaker

Mr Godfrey is the chief representative of the prestigious UK Energy Institute (EI) here in Singapore. In addition to his work at the EI, Peter provides executive advisory services to institutional investors, fund managers and family offices in the energy and infrastructure sectors to both source new investment opportunities and manage existing ones through his own company, Merlenergy Pte Ltd.

Most of Mr Godfrey’s career has been spent in the Oil and Gas industry. Here in Singapore, he was Head of Oil & Gas in Standard Chartered Bank’s principal finance team, and prior to that, he was a member of Arrow Energy’s executive leadership team responsible for building Arrow’s international CBM (coal bed methane) business, based on the company’s successful development of CBM reserves in Queensland, Australia.

Mr Godfrey’s early oil and gas career was with BP, with him ending up as the country head for Indonesia. After leaving BP, Mr Godfrey gained an international reputation as a leading independent energy strategy and business development consultant with an international executive-level clientele, some of which include the world’s leading national and international energy and mineral resource companies, as well as a number of governments and regulatory agencies.

In addition, Mr Godfrey currently holds a number of non-executive board positions within the energy sector. He is also actively involved in the performing arts scene here in Singapore, as he is a member of the board as well as Treasurer of Wild Rice; one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies, and OperaViva.


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