Ged Davies, Executive Chair of the World Energy Council, has worked closely with global corporate leaders on greener business practices. As a sustainability speaker, his knowledge of both operations, strategy and the impact of climate change make him an invaluable addition to events, and an influential pioneer of eco-friendly business developments. Ged thrives on stage, networking with guests and supplying actionable, experience-driven strategies for sustainable business practices. With subjects including futurism, economics and renewable energy, his varied repertoire of topics makes Ged the perfect speaker for a multitude of corporate clients.
Appointed the Executive Chair of the World Energy Council in 2013, Ged created and implemented the strategy evident within the company today. His mission is simple, to engage energy leaders around the world to tackle climate change as a united force. Ged is redefining our approach to energy consumption one event at a time, supplying a perspective unlike any other. Inspiring innovation, he reflects upon the strides he has made with the World Energy Council, on their journey to making sustainable energy a reality.
Ged joined Shell in 1972, working his way up the ranks from Strategic Planner and Head of Business and Technology Development, through to Vice President. From 1999 to 2003, his role as Vice President allowed Ged to play a key role in Shell’s 2020 and 2050 global scenarios: Energy Needs, Choices and Possibilities. He created sustainable pathways, making it easier to reduce CO2 to below 550 mmmv in the future. Ged later moved to the World Economic Forum as their Managing Director, where he developed their pioneering Strategic Insights program. Followed by his role as Co-President of the Global Energy Assessment, Ged has dedicated his career to tackling global energy issues.
From 2007 to 2015, Ged was the Director of Low Carbon Investors, as well as an advisory board member of Hatch and VERA. In 2011 he was appointed the CEO of Forescene, a consultancy company for Fortune 500 companies. Ged passionately supports new research and policy development, specialising in energy and sustainability. Expanding his reach even further, he later published Catalytic Governance in 2016, a book tackling the recent explosion in information. Ged proposes innovative ways to manage the challenges of so many online perspectives. Regularly booked for industry events, he expands upon his professional achievements, educating audiences to the potential for greener, more sustainable energy consumption.