Dev Sanyal

bp p.l.c.

Executive vice president, gas and low carbon energy

Dev Sanyal is Executive vice president of bp’s global alternative energy business and for the group’s interests in the Europe and Asia regions. He was appointed a member of the bp Group Executive Committee in 2011. In February his appointment as Executive Vice President for Gas and Low Carbon Energy was announced, as part of bp’s upcoming reorganization and net zero ambition. Mr. Sanyal joined bp in 1989 and has held a variety of international roles. In 2003 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Air bp and in 2006 became head of the Group Chief Executive’s office. He was appointed Group Treasurer in 2007. From 2012 until April 2016, Mr. Sanyal was Executive Vice President, Strategy and Regions. Mr. Sanyal is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the board of Man Group plc; a member of the international advisory board of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India; advisory board of the Centre for European Reform; and the board of advisors of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he obtained a master’s degree in economics and politics. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

SESSIONS WITH Dev Sanyal

Monday, October 26

  • 07:50pm - 08:25pm

    Executive Conference

    Scaling Energy Choices: From pilot to commerciality

    There is widespread and growing consensus today that that the transition to zero carbon energy sources should be accelerated to mitigate the impact of global warming and the associated changes in our climate. India’s growing energy needs will require rapid scaling of a wide spectrum of energy sources and technological solutions.

    What are the most scalable options to meet growing energy demand in India?
    How can gas in combination with renewables provide reliable and affordable power supply?
    What is needed for EVs to leapfrog internal combustion engine cars and two- and three-wheelers?
    How could domestic bioenergy and biofuels sources be scaled rapidly to meet growing demands in the transportation sector?
    How far and how fast can traditional energy companies shift their portfolios toward new forms of energy?
    What role can financial institutions play to accelerate commercialization of new technologies?
    What are some policy and regulatory interventions required to accelerate the commerciality of pilots and achieve scale and materiality?