The Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI) in association with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as knowledge partner organized the Young Professionals Forum between 20-21 August, 2020. The Forum, which was earlier scheduled for March 2020, marked the biggest event of the Young Professionals in the energy sector taking place over a virtual platform. The two-day program provided the young professionals with a range of engaging sessions and activities to stimulate their mind to look for future business solutions. The Forum witnessed participation of more than 500 young professionals working across the globe in oil and gas value chain. The Forum was attended by Mr Tarun Kapoor, Secretary, MoP&NG; Mr. Prabhat Singh, Managing Director & CEO, Petronet LNG; Mr. Sashi Mukundan, Regional President and Head of Country, India, BP Group; Mr. Vipul Tuli, MD, Sembcorp; Mr. Mahesh Kolli, CEO, Greenko; Mr. Maheep Jain, Executive Director, EverSource Capital and Mr. Gautam Reddy, MD, India and Bangladesh, Schlumberger among other industry professionals.
The Young Professionals forum was basically designed for our leaders of tomorrow and had a participation not only from industry professionals from India but also from overseas from countries like USA, UK, France, Angola, Oman, Algeria, New Zealand etc. The programme focused on themes like Digitalization, Energy Transition, Looking Beyond COVID 19, Leadership in post Covid world and career progression which were very relevant in today’s context. The discussions in each session were moderated by experts from BCG.
An important highlight of the programme was an online poll survey conducted live with the participants which revealed interesting results on several questions of vital importance concerning the industry.
Over the two days, the Young Professionals Forum proved hugely successful in providing forward looking and engaging sessions for the young executives in the oil and gas industry. To keep the audience invested in the panel discussions, the moderators frequently asked questions raised by the audience to the esteemed speakers. The Forum was accessible live through both Facebook and Zoom and witnessed an overwhelming participation through both the channels.