The CSIS Energy & National Security Program is pleased to host Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), for a presentation and discussion on the forces impacting the security of global oil and gas supplies. Adam Sieminski will moderate the session that will focus on two key aspects of current markets: (1) why the volatile nature of the energy markets continues to pose many challenges for producers and consumers and (2) how, despite policy shifts in Washington, tightening greenhouse gas emission thresholds around the world could continue to shape many long-term decisions made by policy makers.
Dr. Sun has over 30 years of practical industry experience in oil & gas production, trading, and pipeline construction. He was elected Secretary General of the IEF in August 2016. Prior to joining the IEF Dr Sun was the President of China National Petroleum Corporation’s (CNPC) in-house think-tank Economics and Technology Research Institute (ETRI). In previous roles, he served as Director of the Legal & Contract Department of CNPC, Vice President of CNODC (China National Exploration and Development Company), Chairman of JOC and President of CNPC’s Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company, and President of PetroDar. Dr. Sun also served as Chairman of the CNPC subsidiary companies in Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, and as Chairman and Chief Negotiator of China Kazakhstan Oil Pipeline Co.