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Plenary Session Themes at CleanEquity 2019

  • Plenary 1 - SDGs - Matching and Scaling Technology Innovation
  • Plenary 2 - Innovation in Infrastructure Delivery
  • Plenary 3 - Mobility Moving Fowards - What is the Biggest Challenge? 
  • Plenary 4 - Future of Plastics!

Workshop Titles at CleanEquity 2019 

  • Workshop 1 - Covington CleanEquity Conversations - Presented by Covington & Burling

CleanEquity 2019 Speakers

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco created his foundation for the purpose of protecting the environment & encouraging sustainable development. The Foundation strives to act as an accelerator of innovative cleantech projects and solutions targeting three major envrionmental issues; climate change, biodiversity & water.

Mungo Park - Innovator Capital
Mungo Park - Chairman

Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital, has been an investment banker, on both sides of the Atlantic, for 30 years focussing exclusively on emerging technologies. He was previously at Cowen & Co., Alex. Brown and Head of Corporate Finance at Nomura International.

Ban Ki-moon - Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon

Mr. Ban Ki-moon was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving two consecutive terms from January 2007 to December 2016. During this time he successfully initiated global action to combat climate change that culminated in the adoption and rapid entry into force, the landmark Paris Agreement in 2016.

Prior to leading the UN, Mr. Ban was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea (ROK). His 37-year career with the ROK Ministry included postings in New Delhi, Washington D.C., and Vienna, as well as key responsibilities for a variety of portfolios, including as the Foreign Policy Advisor to the President, the Chief National Security Adviser to the President, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Deputy Minister for Policy Planning, and the Director-General for American Affairs.

On February 20, 2018, Mr. Ban Ki-moon was elected as the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). His leadership enables the Institute to help its Members to successfully adopt the green growth model of development, which is in line with the work he spearheaded at the United Nations.

Jaimie Johnston - Bryden Wood
Jaimie Johnston - Board Director & Head of Global Systems

Having joined Bryden Wood shortly after the practice's formation in 1995, Jaimie has a particular interest in the processes used to organise projects; controlling the flow of information and delivery to dramatically improve efficiency in design and construction.

These techniques have been implemented on a number of large projects such as London Heathrow Terminal 5, Terminal 2 and major frameworks for clients including GlaxoSmithKline, the Metropolitan Police Authority, the Ministry of Justice, London 2012 Olympics Athletes' Village and on the Circle rollout of private hospitals.

Jaimie is a member of the UK Government Cabinet Office BIM Core Team, coordinating work packages relating to productivity and delivery, and was instrumental in delivering implementation strategies and early adopter projects in the public sector.

Jaimie is the Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood - this includes both physical systems (design for manufacture and component build solutions for healthcare, education, aviation, pharmaceutical and infrastructure projects) and information systems (data analysis, digital delivery and BIM) for projects in the UK, Europe, Russia and Singapore.

Mafalda Duarte - Climate Investment Funds
Mafalda Duarte

Mafalda Duarte has spent most of her career living and working in more than 30 developing countries, where in partnership with Governments and other stakeholders she has led the design and implementation of policies, programs and projects that can make a real difference in people's lives. Under her leadership the $8.3 billion Climate Investment Funds has doubled down on work to accelerate global action on climate change, from first of its kind investments and innovative, pilot approaches to a strong emphasis on learning and sharing of knowledge and technical expertise. She is currently leading the strategic and policy efforts to take the tried and tested CIF model to the next level, including through new mechanisms to mobilize finance from capital markets. Prior to taking the helm at the CIF in 2014, Mafalda led policy and corporate work and managed climate-related portfolios at the African Development Bank and the World Bank.

Andrew Jack - Covington & Burling
Andrew Jack - Partner

Andrew Jack chairs the firm's Clean Energy and Climate industry group and has a diverse corporate and securities practice with clients principally in the solar, advanced vehicles, industrial manufacturing, and sports and entertainment industries. He is ranked as a leading corporate lawyer by Chambers USA and he regularly advises corporations, board committees, and other forms of enterprises in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, financing activities, Sarbanes-Oxley and 1934 Act compliance, corporate governance counseling, and executive compensation arrangements.

Mr. Jack is a frequent speaker at clean energy conferences and he works closely as the firm's membership liaison to SEIA and ACORE on a variety of matters to advance opportunities in clean energy, including as a founding member of the planning committee for SEIA's Solar Finance Conferences and as a co-chair of ACORE's Transportation Advisory Committee.    

Nicola McCheyne - Centrica
Nicola McCheyne

Nicola is responsible for internal innovation at Centrica, where she scouts and incubates start-up ventures and was instrumental in developing the pioneering Cornwall Local Energy Market project. Nicola has a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and Business from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter where she now holds an honorary research fellow appointment.

Catharina Min - Covington & Burling
Catharina Min

Catharina Min represents both U.S. and international clients in mergers and acquisitions, private financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate partnering, securities offerings, and other corporate transactions. She also represents emerging companies in general corporate matters and venture capital financings. In addition, Ms. Min has extensive experience representing Asian clients doing business in the United States.
Ms. Min is a frequent speaker at many organizations, including the Practising Law Institute, Association of Corporate Counsel, SV Forum, the Korean IT Network, and a number of Korean incubators covering topics related to cross-border transactions and venture capital financings. She also regularly shares her insights at events for California Women Lawyers, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian Business League, and others on mentoring and advancement of women and minority lawyers.

Martin Sellers - BP Ventures
Martin Sellers

Martin is a chartered chemical engineer and has a PhD in pharmaceutical production. Martin has more than 17 years' experience in various technology and technology commercialization roles across BP. Martin leads engagement with BP's Downstream business (Petchems, Lubricants, AirBP, Advanced Bioproducts and Advanced Mobility) and technology teams to identify promising areas, drive value from portfolio investments and support deployment of these technologies into BP assets. Martin sits on the board of Tricoya Technologies Limited.

Professor Tom Stephenson - Cranfield University
Tom Stephenson - Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Cranfield University & Chairman, Water Innovate Ltd

Professor Tom Stephenson is internationally known and respected as one of the UK's foremost academic experts in the water and wastewater industry. 

Tom as appointed in 2014 as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation of Cranfield University (, the UK's only exclusively postgraduate university specialising in technology and management.  Previously, he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the School of Applied Sciences at Cranfield.  Tom has a PhD from Imperial College, London, is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng).

He was Chairman of British Water from 2010 until 2012, the UK's trade body representing the water industry supply chain with over 200 members and an annual turnover in water related business of £1.2 billion.

Tom is also Chairman of Water Innovate, a commercial spin-out of Cranfield's Water Science Institute, which was acquired by Bluewater Bio ( in 2010.

Dirk Noordegraaf - SABIC Ventures
Dirk Noordegraaf

Dirk is Senior Manager Technology in the Technology Identification & Acquisition (TI&A) within SABIC responsible for the identification of non-proven technology assets. Within SABIC Innovative Plastics he has fulfilled various technical roles in the Application Technology department and commercial roles in the Automotive Marketing department. Dirk Noordegraaf is based in SABIC's Innovative Plastics BU Europe headquarters in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands

Dirk Noordegraaf graduated in 1978 from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) with a degree in Polymer Science. He has held positions as researcher at University of Twente, at Wavin and at Nijverdal ten Cate. He joined SABIC Innovative Plastics Europe in 1989.

Uday Khemka - SUN Group
Uday Khemka

Uday Khemka is the Vice Chairman of the SUN Group of companies and an ardent advocate of "New" and Renewable energy. He has almost 30 years of entrepreneurial and investment experience in varied emerging markets, including India. His passion for New energy (including distributed renewable energy, energy storage and electric mobility) led him to set up SUN New Energy Holdings, partnered with Virya Mobility 5.0 (led by Chetan Maini, founder of India's first electric car Reva) to form SUN Mobility. 

Uday is on the Board of Governors of the Indian School Of Business (ISB), the Board of The Synergos Institute in New York and has been elected a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Educated at Eton College, he received his undergraduate and Masters degrees at Cambridge University and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar). He has been chairman of the CEFF, engaging in policy formulation to attract Japanese investment into the Indian energy sector.

Scott A. Anthony - Covington & Burling
Scott A. Anthony - Partner

Scott Anthony advises public and private companies and entrepreneurs on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, strategic investments, joint ventures and other transactional matters. His clients include internet, social networking, online gaming, clean technology, software, networking and communications, semiconductor, energy storage and life sciences companies.

His practice focuses on companies with connections between China and the US. It includes inbound and outbound cross-border acquisitions and strategic investments between US and China based companies, financing of venture backed companies based in China and the US and joint ventures with China based partners.    

Simon Amies - Covington & Burling
Simon Amies - Partner

Simon Amies is a corporate partner based in Covington's London office and a member of the firm's Clean Energy and Climate industry group. He has considerable experience advising emerging and growth companies, investment banks and investors on acquisitions and disposals, IPOs and other securities offerings, venture capital investments, and joint ventures and other strategic transactions.    

Kate Wolfenden - Project X Global
Kate Wolfenden

Kate is a Co-Founder and Non Executive Director, Project X.
Fuelled by an ever-increasing urgency to bring humans back into harmony with the fragile ecosystem that sustains our life, Kate sees herself one of a collection of individuals required to become the glue and the grease on the wheels of collective climate action. In order to achieve this, she has brought together a select portfolio of systems change or systems optimisation initiatives that she is working with as a board member, advisor or special relationship. The portfolio includes Project X, Landscape Finance Labs, Estari Group, Tomorrow's Capitalism Enquiry and Future Planet. Prior to this, Kate Co-Founded Project X whose goal is to shift $1.3 trillion in purchasing power from unsustainable sources to sustainable sources by 2030. Kate's background is as a serial creative entrepreneur running several small businesses before moving into the NGO sector in 2008.

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