Energy Risk USA

Where senior industry leaders connect, exchange ideas and make vital steps towards the new future of energy.​ Energy Risk USA will return on May 10-11, 2023 with an agenda highlighting the biggest trends in the industry.

Where energy risk leaders connect, exchange ideas and make vital steps towards the new future of energy.​

Energy Risk USA returns to Houston in April 2023, reuniting 200+ leaders of the energy risk community representing top energy firms and investment banks and covering the most pressing issues facing energy risk professionals, from financing the energy transition to price volatility in the energy sector to cyber risk.

Our interactive agenda has been steered by the editorial team and Energy Risk global advisory board and takes place in person and online, giving you the opportunity to be inspired, learn, connect with your industry peers, ask questions and play a part in influencing discussions that will shape the future of the energy sector.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Be part of the industry's most credible event led by the editorial team at

  • Connect with industry peers and create meaningful business relationships

  • Stay up-to-date with key trends and latest innovations

  • Understand technical challenges in more depth thanks to Q&A time with expert speakers

  • Review the latest solutions to current industry challenges

10 May 2023
2023-05-10 12:56:16 +0100

2022 Key topics included:​

  • Financing the energy transition
  • Carbon trading
  • Price volatility in the energy sector
  • Climate risk and counterparty credit
  • The hydrogen markets
  • Fossil fuels
  • Next generation cyber risk for the energy industry


Sponsorship opportunities:

  • Re-connect in-person through breakfast briefings, meetings, networking drinks and more at our exclusive venue, the Westin Galleria Houston

  • Generate leads from 200 senior decision makers and influencers within energy risk management and commodity trading online and in person

  • Raise your organization's profile and showcase latest innovations at the industry’s most credible event​

  • Reach a large, senior audience through a presence on our event websites, social media channels and marketing campaigns


Cetin Karakus

Global head of quantitative and analytical solutions


Cetin Karakus has two decades of experience in designing and building large scale software systems. Over the last decade, he has worked on design and development of complex derivatives pricing and risk management systems in leading global investment banks and commodity trading houses. Prior to that, he has worked on various large scale systems ranging from VOIP stacks to ERP systems. 

In his current role, he has been running a global portfolio of six solutions engineering teams focused on building cutting-edge
derivatives pricing & risk analytics, exotics trading systems for energy commodities, cloud-based computational grid services, data analytics platform & services for North American energy markets (oil, gas, power, NGLs, emissions), a weather analytics & forecasting platform and Big Data visualization & reporting services.  He works at an intersection of data, analytics and trading with the constantly shifting ground that is global energy markets.

Cetin has a degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and enjoys thinking and reading on various fields of humanities 

Monika Mangla

Director, Global Finance Digital Transformation

Former Chevron

Monika Mangla is leading global finance transformation program at Chevron that aims to transform finance globally, leveraging SAP S/4HANA and Central Finance.  Monika received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland - College Park and is a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA). She started her career with KPMG in economics and statistical advisory and moved to Accenture as Senior Manager supporting both outsourcing and strategic business consulting.  Monika joined Chevon in 2008 as senior advisor in Upstream Finance and has since held a variety of roles in corporate functions and in operations, with time in the Gulf of Mexico, US Deepwater and Thailand. She enjoys reading and traveling in her free time, often collecting meaningful souvenirs along the way. One can even determine which years Monika lived in Thailand based the collection of animals in her office from the Chinese lunar calendar.

Haibin Sun

Director Transmission Strategy Analysis


Haibin Sun is the Director of Exelon Corporation’s Transmission Strategy Analytics team. He oversees economic studies, technical modeling and reliability planning for Exelon’s transmission investment business and related policy advocacy initiatives.  

Prior to his current role, Haibin was the Director & Chief of Staff of Exelon’s Commercial & Industry Power business and, prior to that, the Director of the Quantitative Modeling & Deal Review for company’s commodities business, corporate capital projects and risk management initiatives.  Before joining Exelon, Haibin was VP & Head of Constellation’s Risk Analytics team. 

Haibin holds a PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering specialized in Economic Decision Analysis and a MS in Financial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, a MEng and a BEng in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University in China.

Luc Steuns

Global Finance Director

Shell Renewables

Merill Marc

President & CEO

Uniper Energy

Anne Petrarque

Head of Finance and Insurance


Christian De Santis

Chief Financial Officer

Vårgrønn AS

Since 2015, he is VP Accounting, Finance and Control of Eni Trading and shipping Inc. (ETS US), an oil & gas trading company based in Houston; during 2019, he also has the same role with Eni Transporte y Suministro México, S. de R.L. de C.V..

He spent most part of his 15+ years career within the oil & gas trading business.

From 2018 until June 2015, he had various roles within the new Eni Trading and Shipping SpA (holding company of ETS US), the primary energy trading Company of Eni based in Italy with branches in London, Brussels and Singapore; he primarily supported the Company to implement and streamline the Accounting and Back Office processes.

During the above period, he was also the Chief Financial Officer of an Italian upstream  Company providing on shore and off shore engineering services.

At the earliest stage if his career (2003), he joined the Eni Advisory Team managing the Eni Group transition from Italian Gaap to IFRS so to became an IFRS and US Gaap subject expert.

Dean Foreman

Chief economist

American Petroleum Institute (API)

Dr. Dean Foreman is Chief Economist for the American Petroleum Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Florida and brings more than 20 years of industry experience in corporate strategic planning, forecasting, risk management, and finance. Before joining API, Dr. Foreman was the lead economist for ExxonMobil Corporate Planning between 2002 and 2008. From 2009 to 2013, he was a member of the executive team at Canadian-based exploration and production company Talisman Energy, where he focused on corporate planning, hedging/marketing, and business development. In 2013 to 2015, he directed the risk management function in North America for South African energy and petrochemical conglomerate Sasol, where he helped drive business cases for $25 billion in U.S. mega projects, including the $11 billion ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Most recently, he was with Saudi Aramco Strategy & Market Analysis in Dhahran, where he managed short-term market monitoring and the long-term oil demand outlook.

Philipp Kania

General Manager, Commercial Risk & Pricing


Philipp Kania is a Global risk professional with extensive experience in driving risk management, trade compliance, and credit operations for international manufacturing and energy corporations. He served as the Chief Risk Officer for Motiva Enterprises and brings over 15 years of experience in several other energy leadership and risk roles at Vitol, Lyondellbasell, and Petroplus Refining. Philipp graduated from University of Miami and earned an Executive MBA from University of Houston. Philipp speaks 5 languages.

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