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Dr Cho-Oon Khong (Chief Political Analyst at Shell International)

Dr Cho-Oon Khong

Chief Political Analyst at Shell International

Cho advises on political trends and political risk, and leads the external environment assessments for Shell’s country reviews.

He joined the Shell Scenarios team in 1994, and since then has led a wide range of country scenario projects, actively helping to develop sets of Shell Scenarios right up to the present.

Cho has worked on scenario projects with international organisations, governments, universities and businesses across the world. He is an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School, where he teaches on the Oxford Scenarios Programme. He is also an Academy Adjunct Faculty member at Chatham House, and is a member of the Brains Trust, Evian Group in Lausanne.

Cho was previously an academic at Bath University and National University Singapore. After graduating from Singapore University, he received his MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics under a Ford Foundation scholarship, and did post-doctoral research at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Tias van Moorsel (Director of Steward Redqueen, Singapore)

Tias van Moorsel

Director of Steward Redqueen, Singapore

Tias is a development economist with a strong track record in sustainability management and in impact modelling, measurement and reporting. Working for Steward Redqueen, he has been involved in research and strategy projects for development finance institutions, multinationals and non-profits in developing and emerging markets. Clients he worked for include development-focused banks (IFC, CDC), commercial banks (Standard Chartered), investors (Temasek), network organizations (ICMM), multinational companies in FMGC (Heineken) and extractives (Newmont). Tias is the author of various publications on impact measurement and development economics. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Tilburg University (Netherlands) with a focus on Resource, Development & Growth economics.
As Director Asian Markets, Tias works with Steward Redqueen’s Asian based clients, explores opportunities for further growth and develops new products and services. He operates out of Singapore and is the main contact and spokesperson for Steward Redqueen in the region.

Peter Godfrey (Managing Director of The Energy Institute)

Peter Godfrey

Managing Director of The Energy Institute

Peter is the Managing Director of the UK Energy Institute (EI) here in Singapore. The EI is the UK’s professional body responsible for developing and sharing knowledge, skills and good practice towards achieving a safe, secure and sustainable future for the energy sector as a whole. Peter is well known in the energy industry having spent most of his career working within the international Oil and Gas industry most recently as an independent consultant through his own company Merlenergy Pte Ltd. He has held a number of senior executive posts in companies such as BP, Arrow Energy and Standard Chartered Bank as well as having built up an international reputation as a strategy and business development consultant to many of the world’s leading national and international energy development companies as well as a number of governments and regulatory agencies. Peter is also actively involved in the performing arts as Chairman of the Teng Ensemble, a highly talented and innovative group of Singaporean Chinese classical instrumentalists and as a member of the board and Treasurer of Wild Rice, one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies.

Tim Rockell (Director, Energy & Natural Resources Sector, Global Energy Institute of KPMG LLP)

Tim Rockell

Director, Energy & Natural Resources Sector, Global Energy Institute of KPMG LLP

Tim has worked at KPMG for 21 years; the past 6 years in Singapore leading the KPMG Global Energy Institute Asia Pacific. Timleads and directs KPMG’s relationship with energy organisations in Asia Pacific. In 2005-2012 he operated out of KPMG’s office in Al Khobar, heading KPMG’s relationship with Saudi Aramco and based in Bahrain as Director of KPMG’s Sales & Markets division in the Middle East and South Asia region. From 2000-2009 he was the Global Executive Director of KPMG’s Energy & Natural Resources practice under rapid growth phase, initially based in London.
Tim joined KPMG in Singapore in November 2012 to build the KPMG Global Energy Institute for Asia Pacific. He led KPMG’s firstGlobal Energy Conference in Asia Pacific in April 2013. He develops thought leadership such as KPMG’s Study of Singapore’s role in the Oil & Gas Value Chain in Asia Pacific (mid-downstream) and the LNG and Trading series.
He is a Board Member since 2018 of the Energy Studies Institute at National University of Singapore. Chairman of the BritishChamber of Commerce’s Energy & Utilities Committee since 2016 and member of the External Affairs Committee. He is a committee member of Women in Energy, Asia network and Vice Chairman of the Energy Institute (UK) Singapore.
In his role with KPMG International he coordinated KPMG’s relationships with leading industry bodies such as the World PetroleumCouncil and KPMG’s patron’s program with the World Energy Council and led KPMG’s participation at their Congresses. He also has close relationships with the International Energy Agency, moderating three events as part of an Asian dialogue series at theSingapore International Energy Week and at the Gas Asia Summit. In Saudi, he coordinated KPMG’s participation with the organisers of the inaugural Saudi Economic Forum in Riyadh and led workshops with Ministry of Petroleum, Health, Tourism and leading companies including Saudi Telecom, Saudi Aramco and SABIC.