Alexey Miller moderates Presiding Committee Meeting and 21st General Meeting of International Business Congress
The 38th Presiding Committee Meeting and the 21st Annual General Meeting of the International Business Congress (IBC) moderated by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and President of the IBC, took place today in New Delhi, Republic of India.
Taking part in the General Meeting were Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation of India, and Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).
The participants took stock of the IBC performance and commended the IBC Presiding Committee and the IBC Board of Executive Directors for their work in 2017. Meetings of the Working Committees were held.
The event also involved the election of the IBC Executive Board and Presiding Committee. Alexey Miller was reelected as the IBC President and Klaus Schaefer, CEO of Uniper, was reelected as the IBC Vice President.
The new Presiding Committee includes Christian Bruch, Member of the Linde Executive Board, Cederic Cremers, Country Chair at Shell Russia, Hemant Kanoria, Chairman & Managing Director of Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd, Masaki Kambayashi, Deputy CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd, Igor Nechaev, CEO of Mineral and Chemical Company EuroChem, and Mikhail Slipenchuk, CEO of IFC Metropol.
It was resolved to hold the next General Meeting in Germany in 2019.
A working meeting between Alexey Miller and Hemant Kanoria, Chairman & Managing Director of Srei (India), took place in the course of the Congress. The parties discussed the prospects for cooperation in the gas sector.
“With the existing environmental challenges, there is no doubt that an increase in the share of the ‘blue fuel’ in India’s energy mix could be crucial. We see great potential for natural gas in India with a wide variety of applications that could open new avenues for collaboration between Gazprom and Indian companies,” said Alexey Miller.
The International Business Congress (IBC) is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization. The IBC consists of 123 members, including Gazprom, Deutsche Bank, ExxonMobil, ENGIE, Gasunie, J.P. Morgan Bank International, KPMG, Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank, Siemens, Shell, Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd, Statoil, Schneider Electric, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Total, Uniper, Wintershall, CNPC, Sakhalin Energy, Srbijagas, and others.
The IBC's supreme body is the General Meeting. The 50-member Presiding Committee exercises general management. The nine-member Board of Executive Directors is responsible for operational issues.
The Congress deals with the practical aspects of economic cooperation and brings forward proposals for debottlenecking and building a favorable environment for safe and efficient entrepreneurial activities. The IBC operates through eight Working Committees: Energy; Industry, Innovations and Prospective Development; Law, Banking and Finance; Information and Communications; Ecology and Healthcare; Modern Technologies and Prospective Oil and Gas Industry Projects; Human Resources, Education and Science; and Business Security.
Srei is India’s leading infrastructure financing conglomerate.