Atul Arya

IHS Markit

Senior Vice President & Chief Energy Strategist

Atul Arya, Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist, IHS Markit, is responsible for integrating energy content, analysis, and insights across the entire energy value chain and for c-suite client engagements. The Energy division has an international presence, with over 500 colleagues and office locations on five continents. Legacy product brands including CERA, Herold, Purvin & Gertz, McCloskey, and EER are now part of the Energy business. Dr. Arya’s areas of expertise include business strategy, commercial analysis, oil markets, energy technologies, climate change, and renewables. He has previously led Energy Insight, Research and Analysis and Energy Research teams at IHS. Dr. Arya has over 30 years of leadership experience in the energy industry, including senior posts with BP. His international career spans a diverse array of energy fields from strategy development and business planning to field operations and technology commercialization. His experience includes leadership in solar energy development as well as oil and gas sector. Dr. Arya has previously served on boards of several companies and institutions including Tata BP Solar, Green Mountain Energy, and National Council for Atmospheric Research. He was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Agenda Council on the Future of Oil and Gas and Adjunct Senior Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations in the United States. He is a regular speaker and moderator at public conferences, company boards, and at CERAWeek. Dr. Arya holds doctorate in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

SESSIONS WITH Atul Arya

Monday, October 26

  • 03:00pm - 03:10pm

    Executive Conference

  • 03:45pm - 04:10pm

    Executive Conference

  • 06:30pm - 07:05pm

    Executive Conference

    More Energy, Fewer Emissions: The dual challenge

    In the next 30 years, it is expected that up to 2 billion additional people will be added to the global population including millions more in India. Continuing economic growth will require more energy; at the same time, there is broad consensus that GHG emissions are leading to warming of the planet. In India, 68% of emissions come from energy sector and about 20% from industry. While emissions in India continue to grow with economic growth, the country has pledged a 33%–35% reduction in the “emissions intensity” of its economy by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. Therein lies the dual challenge: How to fuel the future economic growth and bring people out of poverty and do so while reducing GHG emissions?

    What are the most practical and tangible ways for India to meet the emission intensity targets?
    What is the future of coal in India’s power generation mix?
    How can emissions from coal be reduced?
    What are some ways to accelerate the share of renewables in the power generation mix?
    How can energy waste be reduced?
    What policy measures can central and state governments take to reduce emissions?
    Should there be specific emission reduction targets for public sector companies?

Tuesday, October 27

Wednesday, October 28