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22 Jun 2023

Clean Growth, Dinner with Influencers, Energy

Influencer’s Dinner with Energy Industry Veteran Benj Sykes, Orsted


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Benj Sykes leads Ørsted’s UK team responsible for business growth, setting and delivering sustainability and environmental agendas and securing consents for their project pipeline, and managing the company’s relationships across government, authorities, and NGOs.

Until December 2020, Benj co-chaired the Offshore Wind Industry Council alongside the UK Government’s Energy Minister and led the work to agree the programme of activities and commitments between industry and government through the Offshore Wind Sector Deal.

He continues to work with OWIC, chairing the Pathways to Growth programme to address the barriers to the offshore wind sector delivering its full contribution to net zero. Benj led the global offshore renewable sector’s work in support of the High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economies, forming the Offshore Renewable Energy Action Coalition and publishing their ground-breaking report on unlocking the full potential of ocean renewable energy.

Before moving into the low carbon sector, Benj worked in the upstream oil and gas industry, most recently at Hess Corporation, a Fortune 100 Oil and Gas company, where he led the company’s European production business. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and an Honorary Fellow of the Energy Institute.

We’ll hear from Benj, and you’ll have the chance to informally discuss his remarks over a two-course dinner, before regrouping for Q&A .