Felipe Bayón

Ecopetrol S.A.

Chief Executive Officer

Felipe Bayón is Chief Executive Officer of Ecopetrol, the largest company in Colombia and one of the leading integrated oil and gas conglomerates in Latin America. With over 29 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Bayon has led a transformation process that allowed the company to successfully face the complex global environment originated by the drop in oil prices and Covid-19. Likewise, he has managed to position the company in the American continent focused on strategic basins in the U.S., Brazil and Mexico. Mr. Bayon is leading Ecopetrol’s TESG strategy (Technology, Environmental, Social and Governance) with several initiatives in key areas such as decarbonization, renewable energy, water management, sustainable territory development and digital transformation, while promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives recognized and awarded by international organizations. One of his main achievements is the unprecedented improvement in the quality of fuels produced in Colombia’s refineries. Before assuming his role as CEO in 2017, he served as Ecopetrol’s COO. Prior to that he held different executive positions at BP, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of BP America and Head of Global Deepwater Response.

Sessions With Felipe Bayón

Wednesday, 20 October

  • 06:15pm - 06:45pm (IST) / 20/oct/2021 12:45 pm - 20/oct/2021 01:15 pm

    Executive Conference

    More Energy, Lower Emissions

    Live Stream

    Although, India is the third largest consumer of energy in the world and the fourth largest emitter, its energy requirements in the coming years are bound to grow as per capita energy consumption is still far below the global average. Thus the dual challenge: how to fuel economic growth and bring people out of poverty with reliable, affordable, and secure energy, while reducing GHG emissions? While India is making good progress on renewable deployment, progress in other sectors is slow. What are some specific actions that can be taken to reduce emissions? What can Indian companies learn from IOCs and NOCs? What role do financial institutions have in accelerating the energy transition? Achieving any significant reduction in future emissions will not be feasible without addressing CO2 emissions from coal. How can India reduce emissions from coal?