WIEA upcoming events

6 April 2018 – A Digital Immersive Experience

An exceptional site visit into the digital future hosted by Emerson Solutions Centre

26 April 2018 – LNG power play

An ExxonMobil event for WIEA Members

More information coming soon!

WIEA past events

1 March 2018 – #Press for Progress in Energy – An International Perspective

We just had a fantastic early celebration of International Women’s Day with

  •  Emma Cochrane, Vice President, LNG, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing
  •  Goh Swee Chen, Chairman, Shell Companies in SIngapore and Vice President, City Solutions – New Energies
  • Sheila Hollis, Partner and Chair, Duane Morris LLP, Washington DC office

March is that special month of the year that celebrates women and their accomplishments. As the month of March kicked off, we hosted an early celebration of International Women’s Day and its theme for 2018: #PressForProgress. To meaningfully Press for Progress in Energy, it will be an honor for us to welcome three eminent leading women in energy worldwide: Emma Cochrane, Goh Swee Chen and Sheila Hollis.

Emma, Swee Chen and Sheila respectively have received many accolades and recognitions for their many professional accomplishments in their respective fields of energy. Together, they bring over 85 years’ experience in the industry and, in this enlightening breakfast event, they will share with us about their personal career paths but also their views on the industry’s opportunities for women today and their perspectives on the global changes occurring today in energy.

It was a rare opportunity to listen to three highly inspirational and influential leading women in energy who have made a name for themselves in energy worldwide.

This event was jointly sponsored by ExxonMobil, Duane Morris & Selvam and Shell. We are very grateful for their generous support to WIEA.


23 January 2018 – Leading with Energy – Perspectives from an Influential Woman in Energy

An inspirational New Year celebration with Melody Meyer


This first event of 2018 was a very special event for us. Melody Meyer is WIEA’s mentor and we are sincerely honored for her trust and unwavering support since WIEA was created. It was truly a privilege for us to, once again, welcome Melody to share her remarkable personal and professional experience.

Melody Meyer is an eminent expert in global energy matters and a highly influential energy leader. She has headed global energy streams and overseen some of the largest and most sophisticated energy projects in the world. Melody is also very dedicated to empowering women and she inspired us with invaluable advice for a successful, meaningful and fulfilling career.

We are grateful for the extraordinary evening of networking and the rare opportunity to listen to a highly inspirational and influential woman in energy who leads with energy.

This event was organized in partnership with the Energy Council.

For more information: Leading with Energy – An exclusive New Year celebration with Melody Meyer – 23 January 2018


16 November 2017 –  Perspectives from a Serendipitous Career – An Intercontinental Journey for Sustainability

We were thrilled to listen to Kathryn McPhail, a recognized international expert on sustainable development, who discussed global frameworks and actions to support sustainability as well as her personal initiatives for South East Asia. Kathryn also shared her perspectives from her impressive “serendipitous” journey around the world. WIEA would like to thank international law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (Singapore) LLP for hosting this fascinating breakfast talk..

For more information: WIEA – EnergyCC – 16 Nov 2017



10 October 2017 – Building a Career in Shipping: A Woman’s Journey

We were privileged to welcome Yngvil Eriksson Asheim, Managing Director of BW LNG, who kindly accepted our invitation to share her personal experience in building a career in shipping. Yngvil also discussed the future of LNG shipping worldwide. We are thankful to international law firm King & Spalding LLP for generously sponsoring this exclusive breakfast talk.

For more information: WIEA – BW LNG Talk- 10 October 2017



27 September 2017 –  An exclusive invitation from BP to WIEA members to attend BP Supply & Trading’s Women in Commodities Networking Reception

Women in Energy, Asia (WIEA) would like to express its sincere thanks to BP and Dr Janet Kong, CEO of BP Supply & Trading, Eastern Hemisphere for inviting WIEA Members to an exclusive Women in Commodities Networking Reception on 27 September 2017. It was a truly enjoyable evening!

BP has been a core supporter of WIEA since the WIEA project started in 2014 and has been instrumental in helping WIEA become a reality. We are grateful to BP for BP’s unwavering support throughout the past few years. Thank you!

22 June 2017 –  SLNG’s Role in the Energy Transition in Singapore

For this member-only event, WIEA was honoured to invite John Ng, CEO of Singapore LNG (SLNG) to give an overview on the role of SLNG in Singapore’s energy transition. SLNG is a company that was incorporated in June 2009 to develop, build, own and operate Singapore’s first LNG terminal. SLNG began imports of LNG to Singapore in 2013.

The past few years have brought many changes in the industry and John spoke to us extensively about the transition he is seeing in Singapore and the role that LNG and the LNG terminal in Singapore are playing in this. A fascinating presentation! We are grateful to John for so kindly accepting our invitation and to Shell for hosting this event.

For more information: WIEA – SLNG and role in the energy transition in Singapore – 22 June 2017



14 June 2017 –  Climate Change Policies – Are They Conducive to Investments? The challenges for investors and governments

Carbon exchanges, taxes and tariff subsidies have been used the world over to incentivize investment in renewables and other greenhouse gas abatement projects. Yet, pricing in the cost of greenhouse gas emissions has led to regulatory uncertainty in developing and developed countries alike, as the politics overtake the policy imperatives. The changing regulations impacting solar tariffs in Indonesia over the past year affirm the inherent risk in relying on subsidies for the commercial viability of these projects. Disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty, as a consequence of European countries’ retrospective reduction of renewables tariffs, are ongoing. The Australian carbon tax was a debacle that contributed to the downfall of a government. In this region however, China and Singapore are pushing ahead with carbon exchanges and taxes and various governments have and continue to implement feed-in-tariff schemes.
WIEA brought together an outstanding panel of industry representatives and experts to lead us in a discussion on policy frameworks and how the challenges confronting investors and governments may be managed and overcome.

– Emily Spears, Environmental Products Originator, BP
– Gilles Beau, CDO & Senior Wind Engineer, Blue Circle
– Andrew Koscharsky, Director, Energy, RCMA
– Amanda Lees, Arbitration Lawyer and Of Counsel, Simmons & Simmons JWS
– Cherine Fok, Senior Manager Sustainability Advisory & Assurance, KPMG
The session was moderated by Bree Miechel, Of Counsel at Simmons & Simmons JWS

We are very thankful to all panel speakers for sharing their deep insights on this important topic and to Simmons & Simmons JWS for kindly sponsoring this event.

For more information: WIEA – Climate Change Policies – 14 June 2017




19 April 2017 – Beautiful Minerals and Remarkable Jewels

Women in Energy, Asia organised an exclusive jewellery appreciation presentation by Tanja Sadow, Dean and Founder of the Jewellery Design & Management International School (“JDMIS”).

During this enlightening session, Tanja presented both the well-known and the more unusual gemstones, their origins and lore. She shared her outstanding collection of remarkable genuine gemstones and convincing imitations, allowing us to now make more informed decisions when purchasing gemstones. It was an invaluable session for gem enthusiasts!

For more information: WIEA – JDMIS gemstone talk- 19 april 2017

29 March 2017 – Celebrating International Women’s Day. #BeBoldForChange.

Women in Energy, Asia celebrated International Women’s Day (“IWD”) with Vandana Hari, an oil markets expert and founder of Vanda Insights. In a very inspiring evening, Vandana shared with us her experience of overcoming the challenges of making a fresh start as an entrepreneur after a 25-year career in the corporate world.  We wish Vandana great success as she starts on her new journey!

We all enjoyed a splendid evening of networking at the beautiful ArtBlue Studio and we thank our sponsor K&L Gates.

For more information: WIEA – IWD celebration- 29 March 2017

14 March 2017 – “What’s happening to oil?

For the third year in a row, WIEA hosted its widely acclaimed discussion on what’s happening in the oil market. This popular breakfast talk was jointly sponsored by BP and Societe Generale. Our guest speakers, recognized experts Elise Peng from BP and Mark Keenan from Societe Generale shared the podium for another insightful update to a large audience of energy professionals.

We are thankful to Elise and Mark for enlightening us on such an important topic and we are also grateful to BP and Societe Generale for their respective unwavering support to WIEA since its humble beginnings.

WIEA – whats happening to oil – 14 March 2017

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12 January 2017 –  Happy New Year and Thank you! An Invitation to celebrate!

WIEA was officially formed 2 years ago and the past two years have just been fantastic. So we want to celebrate. We also want to celebrate the welcoming of the New Year which we hope will be a great year for everyone. And we want to say “Thank you”. Thank you for supporting WIEA for the past few years. Thank you for your trust. Thank you for sharing our enthusiasm in supporting one another.

Happy New Year and Thank you – 12 January 2016


8 November 2016 – Myanmar, An Energy frontier – An insider’s view of how to navigate this exciting new market

An exclusive breakfast talk hosted and sponsored by Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, an international law firm with an office in Yangon.

This interactive and engaging panel discussion brought together key players in Myanmar’s energy and infrastructure market and Myanmar experts who discussed some of the challenges and opportunities they have experienced operating in this frontier market.

  • Christa Avery, Country Director, ReEx Capital Asia & Project Director, Infra Capital Myanmar (ICM). ICM is a power and infrastructure developer mandated by the donor-funded organisation InfracoAsia.
  • Dr Tin Maung Maung Than, Associate Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore and Vice-Chair, Board of Directors of the Centre for Economic and Social Development, Yangon
  • Romain Caillaud, Senior Director, Global Risks and Investigations, FTI Consulting.
  • Fabrice Chevalier, Vice President, Indonesia and Myanmar, Total Exploration & Production.

The session was moderated by Nomita Nair, a Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.

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5 July 2016 – A cosy conversation with Dr Ang Pei Pei, General Manager at Singapore LNG Corporation

We are grateful to Dr Ang Pei Pei, General Manager at Singapore LNG Corporation for candidly sharing her personal story.

Conversation with Dr Ang Pei Pei


27 May 2016 – Smart cities/Smart projects: What is the future?

Singapore is the frontier in innovation and launched its Smart Nation Program in 2014, harnessing info-comm technology (ICT), networks and data. Other smart grids and smart cities initiatives are being taken all over the world.

WIEA invited 4 recognized experts, namely: Joelle Chen, Singapore Economic Development Board, Roch Drozdowski-Strehl, NTU, Professor Tonio Buonassisi, MIT and Yew Wei Nan, GE Energy to present some of the pilot projects carried out in Singapore and other countries. They shared their visions on the current transformations of the power market and what the future can be.

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Invitation to Smart cities/Smart projects: What is the future?


29 March 2016 – Voyage : An exclusive evening event to celebrate International Women’s Day

Women in Energy, Asia invited its members on a Voyage to celebrate International Women’s Day with our guest of honour and keynote speaker, Melody Meyer, President, Chevron Asia Pacific, Exploration & Production in the enchanting Louis Vuitton Island Mansion on Marina Bay. Melody is one of WIEA’s mentors and role models. As she starts a new journey in her life, we wanted to show our appreciation for all what she has done to support women leadership in the energy industry and beyond.

The evening was an exclusive networking event in style with champagne and a journey through Louis Vuitton’s heritage of refined workmanship and innovation.

Invitation to IWD Event- 2016


18 February 2016 – “What’s happening to oil? A year later”

Women in Energy, Asia organised a very topical discussion on what’s happening in the oil market. A year ago, WIEA hosted its first panel discussion on the same topic with the same speakers. In response to popular demand, we invite Dr Janet Kong and Mark Keenan, two recognised specialists, to return to the podium to share their views on the changes in the market over the past twelve months and the implications of these changes going forward.

Oil Talk Invitation – 18 Feb 16

2 February 2016 – Solar plant site visit at the Singapore Sports Hub

Site visit organised by Lys Energy.

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WIEA – Solar plant site visit – 2 Feb 2016

16 November 2015 – An Exclusive Breakfast Coaching Session by MJ Jennings

Invitation to MJ coaching


29 October 2015 – BG Group Invitation – Member only

All Women in Energy, Asia members were invited to join BG Group for late evening fun at Gastech 2015.


6 October 2015 – Developing Challenging Projects: The Nam Theun 2 Case Study

Women in Energy, Asia presented the story of the Nam Theun 2 (“NT2”) hydro project in Lao PDR, where EDF is the main shareholder.

The challenge was the development and financing of a huge hydro project consisting of 1,070MW of installed capacity, with a 39m high dam able to generate 6,000 GWh of electricity per year in a national protected area. The configuration itself is unique: abundant water on the Nakai Plateau in Central Laos is channeled down via a tunnel drilled through the Karst mountain. The majority of the electricity is exported to neighbouring Thailand and the revenues generated by Laos are dedicated to fund poverty reduction efforts across the country.

For more information : Nam Theun 2 Presentation – 6 October 2015


18 June 2015 – Networking Cocktail at Art Blue Studio

A wine & cheese networking evening at the beautiful Art Blue Studio with our guest of honour Melody Meyer, President, Chevron Asia Pacific, Exploration & Production.


17 April 2015 – Breakfast talk – Diversity at Schlumberger, by Stephanie Cox, President, Asia


8 April 2015 – Breakfast talk – The Solar revolution in Singapore


10 March 2015 – Celebrating International Women’s Day with Katrina Landis, EVP, Corporate Business Activities, BP PLC


23 January 2015 – Breakfast talk – What’s Happening to Oil?





12 November 2014 – Recognising Talent in the Energy Sector


30 September 2014 – Breakfast Talk with Melody Meyer, President, Chevron Asia Pacific, Exploration & Production

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10 July 2014 – Breakfast Talk with Lilian Fandriana, CEO Bumi Hasta Mukti


19 March 2014 – Breakfast Talk with Namita Shah, General Manager, Total Exploration & Production, Myanmar


13 February 2014 – Diversity in the Oil and Gas Industry, Hayden Majajas, BP