As Egypt is rapidly paving its way towards becoming a regional energy trading hub, its petroleum sector is booming. With multiple projects sanctioned and active developments within upstream, midstream and downstream parts of the oil and gas value chain, adherence to high HSE standards is becoming ever more important, helping to increase global confidence in Egypt’s energy industry.

It is against this backdrop that we have developed the EGYPS 2021 HSE in Energy Conference, addressed the most pressing and relevant issues for Egypt, North Africa and the Mediterranean. With topics ranging from safety culture, the role of leadership in HSE, raising employees’ awareness to the applications of digitalisation in HSE, process safety and environmental sustainability, the conference offers a range of strategic keynotes, interactive panel discussions and a speed-networking experience that altogether will help to not only learn from top senior regional and international HSE professionals but also gain new valuable contacts within the industry.

EGYPS 2021 HSE in Energy Conference will culminate with the HSE Excellence in Energy Awards ceremony that will acknowledge the best environmental and health & safety projects, as well as the best leader within health, safety and the environment.






 Discuss and exchange ideas with senior regional and international HSE experts and oil and gas business leaders

 Hear about methods and techniques to raise employees’ awareness and practical ways to stimulate the adoption of an effective safety culture

 Gain insights into global best practises, effective solutions to HSE challenges and ways to make oil and gas operations more environmentally friendly

 Find new ways to adhere to high HSE standards that will help minimise risks and ensure cost savings

 Network with speakers and delegates, and gain new contacts of senior HSE professionals and decision makers from national and international oil and gas operators, government, EPC contractors, service companies, as well as HSE  equipment and technology providers


Conference Agenda

Conference chair:

Linda Abdellatif Linda Abdellatif TV Presenter at the News Sector and Nile TV’s Certified Reporter to the Presidential Institution

09:30 - 10:30
Coffee and speed-networking
  • Making networking more fun and more efficient! We’ll prepare some fun questions to break the ice and structure our coffee and speed-networking event in a way that will allow you to meet more people than at the standard usual networking events. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity that will open the door to meeting new industry colleagues and gaining new contacts.

10:30 - 10:40
Keynote from the Ministry of Environment

    Her Excellency Dr Yasmine Fouad Her Excellency Dr Yasmine Fouad Minister of Environment
    Arab Republic of Egypt
10:40 - 10:45
Opening remarks

    Colby Fuser Colby Fuser Vice President - Egypt and Libya
10:45 - 11:45
Panel discussion. The importance of raising personnel awareness within your organisation

    Lucien Bianchi Lucien Bianchi Global Director of HSE and Service Quality
    Ehab Ali Ehab Ali Chairman Assistant for HSE
    Khalda Petroleum
    Leigh-Ann Russell Leigh-Ann Russell Head of Procurement & SCM (Upstream)
    Sergey Peresypkin Sergey Peresypkin Director of HSE, MENAT & India
    Baker Hughes
    Iman Hill Iman Hill COO


    Olav Magnus Skår Olav Magnus Skår Director of Health, Safety, Security, Subsea and Wells,
    International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP)
    • People have a tendency to accept and “normalise” unnecessary risks. What leadership and management approaches can help eliminate “risk normalisation” and increase HSE standards?
    • How can HSE managers and team leaders incorporate broader factors such as human behaviour and cultural aspects to achieve and preserve good HSE performance? What are the main inhibiting factors that are slowing down the safety culture adoption and how can the oil and gas industry address them?
    • How can increased employees’ awareness help make oil and gas operations “greener” and more environmentally friendly?
11:45 - 12:00
Coffee break and networking
12:00 - 13:00
Rapid fire session: Tackling HSE challenges
  • 12:00 – 12:15 Utmost process safety – how to avoid disasters?

    This case study will focus on development and implementation of successful Process Safety Management, and will discuss how to tackle the challenges associated with it

    Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim Roustom Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim Roustom Risk Assessment and OHS Technical Studies Assistant General Manager
    Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO)

    12:15 – 12:30 Improving refineries’ HSE performance: A holistic safety management mode
    This presentation will elaborate on the successful delivery of the HSE performance improvement programme encompassing three refinery sites with more than 2,000 employees - both permanent and contractors.

     John Fotopoulos John Fotopoulos Refinery HSE Director
    Hellenic Petroleum Group

    12:30 – 12:45 Developing strategies to improve road safety and decrease the number of accidents
    This presentation will talk about road safety in Egypt, elaborate on potential strategies and share real-life case studies that will help oil and companies to reduce the number of road related incidents.

    Yasser Nashaat Yasser Nashaat Deputy Managing Director for Operations & Engineering
    TAQA Arabia

    12:45 – 13:00 What can we learn from international companies and neighbouring countries? 
    This presentation will discuss international best practises that can be transferred regionally or globally and improve existing HSE industry standards or processes

    Andreas Charalampides Captain Andreas Zacharia Operations Officer NAVY
    Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Center
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and networking
14:00 - 15:00
Panel discussion. The role of leadership when pursuing high HSE standards – sharing experiences and lessons learnt

    Wolfgang Faist Wolfgang Faist Senior Vice President HSEQ
    Wintershall Dea GmbH
    Chee Tsong Chok Chee Tsong Chok GM Safety and Environment
    Conventional O&G, Shell
    Mohamed Kermoud Mohamed Kermoud Global Vice President HSE
    Ahmed Soltan Ahmed Soltan Managing Director
    Luciano Scataglini Luciano Scataglini Global Senior Knowledge Owner


    Martin Rodriguez-Villa Foerster Martin Rodriguez-Villa Foerster Country Director
    The Oil & Gas Year
    • How important is leadership commitment for ensuring utmost safety of oil and gas operations and employees? Definition of safety leadership
    • What makes a good leader? What does it take to trigger positive health, safety and environmental transformations?
    • What leadership style works best when it comes to promotion of safety culture and ensuring high HSE standards?
    • Using leadership to tackle HSE challenges – practical hints and advices
15:00 - 16:00
Panel discussion. Driving sustainable environmental performance within the oil and gas sector

    Sarimah Talib Sarimah Talib Head of Sustainable Development
    Ahmed Abdrabo Ahmed Abdrabo Assistant Chief of Petroleum Central Department
    Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
    Mohamed A. Hassan Mohamed A. Hassan Managing Director - Environment, Sustainability, & CSR
    Carbon Holdings Ltd.
    Ashraf Ramadan Ashraf Ramadan Assistant Chairman for Environment
    Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS)


    Irene Eleftheriou Irene Eleftheriou Project Engineer/HSSE Officer
    Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company
    • Minimising waste from oil and gas operations – identifying and tackling the challenges. What is the role of recycling, how can it help reduce waste?
    • Developing efficient strategies to achieve good management of produced waters – what works and what doesn’t?
    • There is an increasing pressure to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Which oil and gas processes are the biggest contributors? Is it viable for oil and gas companies to simultaneously grow and reduce emissions?
    • What steps is the oil and gas industry taking to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
  • 16:00 - 16:10 Awards opening keynote mode

     His Excellency Tarek El Molla His Excellency Tarek El Molla Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
    Arab Republic of Egypt

    16:10 - 16:35 Best Health and Safety Project of the Year presentations and winner announcement

    16:35 - 17:00 Best Environmental Project of the Year presentations and winner announcement

    17:00 - 17:10 HSE Leader of the Year winner announcement

    17:10 - 17:20 Acknowledgement of the Regional Select Jury members

    17:20 - 17:30 Closing remarks