Emma Delaney

bp p.l.c.

Executive vice president, customers & products

Emma was appointed as EVP, customers and products in bp from July 1, 2020. She has spent 26 years working in bp, both in the Upstream and the Downstream. Prior to joining bp’s executive team on 1 April 2020, she was Regional President for West Africa. She has held a variety of senior roles including Upstream Chief Financial Officer for Asia Pacific and Head of Business Development for gas value chains. In Downstream she held roles in retail and commercial fuels and planning. Emma studied Economics and Business at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland before completing a Masters in Management at ESCP Europe, graduating in 1995. She was a member of the Board of Directors for BP Pension Trustees Limited for 4 years until August 2020. Emma is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

Sessions With Emma Delaney

Thursday, 21 October

  • 03:50pm - 04:20pm (IST) / 21/oct/2021 10:20 am - 21/oct/2021 10:50 am

    Energy Transition in the Era of Climate Change

    Live Stream

    Historically, energy transitions have taken decades. It took ~40 years for coal, oil, and gas to reach 15-20% share of the world’s primary energy consumption. Prior transitions were driven by fuels with higher functionality and lower cost and were technologically and economically driven. The current transition is being driven by a plethora of local, national, and regional policies and regulations which are not well coordinated. Are the recent disruptions in energy supplies around the world an indicator of how this transition will progress? How can policy makers and companies collaborate better to make this transition more orderly? Consumers around the world are generally not willing to pay higher costs to reduce emissions. How will this transition be financed? What is necessary to make this a “just transition” for communities most impacted? Where are the large-scale opportunities for emerging and developing economies to leapfrog to the future energy system?