The Platts Global Energy Awards program, now in its 17th year, highlights corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance from across the energy arena. The 2015 winners were chosen from nearly 200 nominees hailing from nearly three dozen countries on four continents.
Asia’s ongoing advancement in global energy is evident in this year’s CEO of the Year category, with nearly 75% of finalists hailing from the region. The US also made a strong showing, with some 55% of the finalists in all categories; India and the United Kingdom were also well-represented. These figures are not only indicative of a wide geographic footprint, but also reflect several changes to long-standing awards categories and the addition of new ones.
More than 30 finalists competed in 2015’s new or refined categories. The Financial Deal of the Year category showcases performance from private equity, hedge funds and other investment groups and the vital role they are playing amid the energy industry’s consolidation and low oil price environment. The new Industry Leadership Award – Downstream captures a broadening array of refined products entrants, including makers of petrochemicals and LPG. The Industry Leadership Award for Power and Grid Edge Award, evolutions of previously existing awards, now recognize performance not only in power generation, but also storage, load management and distributed generation on both sides of the meter.
The winners, chosen by a judging panel that included former national regulators, legislators, heads of major energy companies and leading analysts, consistently stood out for their strong financial oversight. And in another sign of the evolution of the world of energy, both the Rising Star – Individual and CEO of the Year honors went to females from outside the US.
These top performers deserve commendation for their hard work and dedication, as well as for their decisive actions in an ever-fluctuating market. For their exemplary leadership, performance and innovation, Platts is proud to honor its recipients of the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards.
Read about the 2015 winners.