EU Green Deal Plenary Session on Sustainable Mobility with Deputy State Secretary Botos

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We kindly invite you to the third plenary session of the AmCham EU Green Deal Working Group. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Barbara Botos, Deputy Secretary of State for Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology and Khurram Gaba, Policy Planning Executive, Exxonmobil.

Following their remarks, we will have a roundtable discussion and will also give floor to corporate best practices in mobility with MOL and Siemens.


The below is a draft program, subject to change:

  • Opening remarks by Péter Csucska, member of the AmCham Board, managing director of Lexmark Hungary and Thomas Narbeshuber, Lead of the AmCham EU Green Deal Working Group
  • Policy update on the Hungarian government’s plans re. Sustainable Mobility in the EU Green Deal framework with Dr. Barbara Botos, Deputy Secretary of State for Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology (15’) confirmed
  • EU Perspective on Mobility with Khurram Gaba, Policy Planning Executive, Exxonmobil (10’) confirmed
  • Moderated Roundtable + Q&A (20’)
    • State Secretary Barbara Botos
    • Khurram Gaba, Exxonmobil
  • Corporate Best practices (5’ each)
    • László Ludvig, CEO, Siemens Mobility - confirmed
    • Tamás Czikora, Head of Mobility, MOL Group - confirmed
    • Continental – invited
    • Budapest Airport - invited
    • Q&A


The session will be moderated by Mr. Thomas Narbeshuber, Managing Director of BASF Hungary and Lead of the AmCham EU Green Deal Working Group.

The event will be held in English, without translation. Registered participants will receive the login details in a separate email after registration ends. Participation is free for AmCham members.

Speakers
Dr. Barbara Botos, Deputy Secretary of State for Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology
Dr. Barbara Botos is Deputy Secretary of State for Climate Policy at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary. Previously, she was Head of Department of Climate Policy at the Ministry of National Development. Currently, she is in charge of international and EU and national climate change, renewable and energy efficiency policy making and programs, and the supervision of the National Climate Protection Authority responsible for national F gas regulation and the supervision of Hungarian emission trading installations. She has been actively involved in the UNFCCC and EU climate negotiations for the last 8 years as head of the Hungarian delegation and UNFCCC and IPCC focal point of Hungary. She also coordinates international and bilateral climate finance programmes within her Ministry, Previously, Barbara was teaching at universities and worked for local governments in the field of environmental protection and climate policy. She is a Hubert H. Humphrey fellow of Cornell University, has a PhD degree in Earth Science, is a CEU graduate with an MSc in Environmental Policy and Science, and has a MSc degree as a biologist.
Khurram Gaba, Policy Planning Executive, ExxonMobil
Khurram Gaba is Policy Planning Executive for ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company. His responsibilities include fuels policy planning for Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.
Khurram has over 30 years of experience in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Industry. He joined Halliburton in 1983, engaged in North Sea oil and gas field development. In 1990 he joined Exxon, supporting European oil refining operations. Subsequently, he has held technical, managerial, leadership and advisory positions with ExxonMobil, in Research & Engineering, Safety & Operations Integrity, and in Oil Refining and Chemicals Manufacturing. This has involved several international assignments, in support of ExxonMobil’s global operations. In 2014 he assumed his current role in Strategy and Planning, based in Brussels.
Khurram is a graduate of Oxford University, where he gained a MA degree in Engineering Science. He also holds an MSc degree in Fluid and Structural Mechanics from Imperial College, London.
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