Felipe Bayón

Ecopetrol S.A.

Chief Executive Officer

CEO of Ecopetrol Group, Colombia's leading energy company and one of the most important in the Americas. Over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. Felipe has led Ecopetrol’s transformation and energy transition processes, with a robust plan to diversify the business and decarbonize the operations through, amongst other, renewables, electrification, natural climate solutions, and hydrogen. All these underpinned by innovation and technology as catalyzers of sustainability, what Ecopetrol calls T-ESG (Technology, Environmental, Social and Governance). This strategy has allowed the company to successfully address and overcome the complex global context resulting from the pandemic and the drop in oil prices, achieving solid operational and financial performance, key to strengthening Ecopetrol as the company faces the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition. Before being appointed as CEO in 2017, Felipe was COO of Ecopetrol and worked at BP plc for 20 years.

Sessions With Felipe Bayón

Wednesday, 20 October

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

    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?