As part of Iran’s rapprochement with the West and in an attempt to revive its aging oil and gas sector, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will address a panel of oil executives Thursday at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
In a bid to entice foreign energy companies to invest in Iran once sanctions are lifted, Rouhani will address the heads of BP plc (NYSE:BP), Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A), Total SA (NYSE:TOT), Eni SpA (NYSE:E) as well as other heads of major oil companies, Reuters reported.
In fact, Reuters cited unidentified reports that executives from Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and other U.S. oil companies could also attend.
Other notable companies and executives Rouhani may bump into at Davos:
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President, SOCAR (State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic)
Maria das Graas Silva Foster
Chief executive officer, Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras)
President and chief executive officer, Suncor Energy Inc.
David E. Constable
Chief executive officer, Sasol Limited
Emilio Lozoya Austin
Chief executive officer, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex)
Rhonda I. Zygocki
Executive vice president, policy and planning, Chevron Corporation
Executive vice president, global strategy and business development, Statoil ASA
Vagit Yu Alekperov
President and chief executive officer, OAO LUKOIL
Alexander V. Dyukov
Chairman of the management board and chief executive officer, JSC Gazprom Neft