Overview of the Panel of Experts

For the second year running, Saipem has submitted its sustainability report to an independent Panel of Experts composed of members of internationally renowned institutions and organizations who do not have any binding contracts or ongoing significant business with the Company.

This external perspective is a useful way to receive feedback, and complements Saipem’s commitment to transparent and comprehensive disclosure of its sustainability performance.

The Panel has been partially renewed by the replacement of two experts.
The new members were chosen according to their area of expertise, their independence and their ability to provide constructive comments on the contents and quality of the report. As independent Experts, Panel members were required to express their own opinions, which do not necessarily represent those of the organizations for which they work. They analysed the final draft of the document and commented on the completeness and pertinence of the issues reported, highlighting the key strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement.
The Experts’ comments are included in the sections of the document falling within their specific fields of competence. Saipem believes that these observations provide the reader with an authoritative view of the status of the activities, performance and challenges upon which Saipem reports. Saipem considers these comments as valuable input to improve its communication with external and internal stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
To substantiate the objectivity and fairness of the Expert Panel, an external organization, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), was appointed to oversee the process. BSR selected the Experts and undertook direct discussions with them to facilitate their understanding of Saipem’s business and its objectives in sustainability reporting. BSR also collated the Expert commentaries and checked that they were inserted into this report without censorship or subjective editing. At Saipem’s request, BSR gave the Experts a small honorarium in recognition of the time dedicated to reviewing the report and providing constructive feedback.

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

BSRBSR is a non-profit organization. A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, it works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research and cross-sector cooperation. BSR has offices in Asia, Europe and North America and uses its expertise in environment, human rights, economic development, governance and accountability to guide global companies toward creating a just and sustainable world. Visit www.bsr.org for more information.

Arthur Minsat

Arthur Minsat

Arthur Minsat is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics (LSE). He has worked in the Electoral Certification Cell of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and as an economic information analyst. Arthur has designed and implemented research projects with think tanks of international renown, such as the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD), the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES), the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), and the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS). In addition, during the last eight years Arthur has coordinated public relations and marketing operations at the World Bank, Wolters Kluwer and the Economist Group.
  • Arthur Minsat

    Arthur Minsat

    Arthur Minsat is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics (LSE). He has worked in the Electoral Certification Cell of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and as an economic information analyst. Arthur has designed and implemented research projects with think tanks of international renown, such as the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD), the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES), the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), and the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS). In addition, during the last eight years Arthur has coordinated public relations and marketing operations at the World Bank, Wolters Kluwer and the Economist Group.
  • Arthur Minsat

    Arthur Minsat

    Arthur Minsat is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics (LSE). He has worked in the Electoral Certification Cell of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and as an economic information analyst. Arthur has designed and implemented research projects with think tanks of international renown, such as the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD), the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES), the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), and the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS). In addition, during the last eight years Arthur has coordinated public relations and marketing operations at the World Bank, Wolters Kluwer and the Economist Group.

Ana Maria Esteves

Ana Maria Esteves

Ana Maria Esteves is Director of the social impact assessment consulting firm Community Insights and an Associate of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland. She is currently based in the Netherlands and has worked in countries such as Italy, China (Hong Kong), Mozambique, South Africa, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Australia, applying the following areas of expertise: Local Content strategy and local supplier development; corporate-community investment strategy; participatory social impact assessment; social development needs analysis; and monitoring and evaluation. Ana Maria is also a Director of the international Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA). She holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a PhD from Melbourne University.
  • Ana Maria Esteves

    Ana Maria Esteves

    Ana Maria Esteves is Director of the social impact assessment consulting firm Community Insights and an Associate of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland. She is currently based in the Netherlands and has worked in countries such as Italy, China (Hong Kong), Mozambique, South Africa, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Australia, applying the following areas of expertise: Local Content strategy and local supplier development; corporate-community investment strategy; participatory social impact assessment; social development needs analysis; and monitoring and evaluation. Ana Maria is also a Director of the international Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA). She holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a PhD from Melbourne University.
  • Ana Maria Esteves

    Ana Maria Esteves

    Ana Maria Esteves is Director of the social impact assessment consulting firm Community Insights and an Associate of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland. She is currently based in the Netherlands and has worked in countries such as Italy, China (Hong Kong), Mozambique, South Africa, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Australia, applying the following areas of expertise: Local Content strategy and local supplier development; corporate-community investment strategy; participatory social impact assessment; social development needs analysis; and monitoring and evaluation. Ana Maria is also a Director of the international Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA). She holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a PhD from Melbourne University.

Petter Matthews

Petter Matthews

Petter Matthews is a senior international development specialist with more than 30 years’ experience. He is Executive Director of Engineers Against Poverty (EAP), a specialist NGO working in the field of engineering and international development. He was educated at the School of Oriental & African Studies (BA Hons) and the London School of Economics (MSc). He has worked in Africa, Asia and Oceania and has held positions within government, industry and civil society. Petter has worked for EAP for ten years and led the development of its oil, gas and mining programme. He has worked with international oil companies, services contractors, regulators and development banks and has co-authored a number of publications on Local Content.
  • Petter Matthews

    Petter Matthews

    Petter Matthews is a senior international development specialist with more than 30 years’ experience. He is Executive Director of Engineers Against Poverty (EAP), a specialist NGO working in the field of engineering and international development. He was educated at the School of Oriental & African Studies (BA Hons) and the London School of Economics (MSc). He has worked in Africa, Asia and Oceania and has held positions within government, industry and civil society. Petter has worked for EAP for ten years and led the development of its oil, gas and mining programme. He has worked with international oil companies, services contractors, regulators and development banks and has co-authored a number of publications on Local Content.
  • Petter Matthews

    Petter Matthews

    Petter Matthews is a senior international development specialist with more than 30 years’ experience. He is Executive Director of Engineers Against Poverty (EAP), a specialist NGO working in the field of engineering and international development. He was educated at the School of Oriental & African Studies (BA Hons) and the London School of Economics (MSc). He has worked in Africa, Asia and Oceania and has held positions within government, industry and civil society. Petter has worked for EAP for ten years and led the development of its oil, gas and mining programme. He has worked with international oil companies, services contractors, regulators and development banks and has co-authored a number of publications on Local Content.

Khalid Ghozlani

Khalid Ghozlani

Khalid is Managing Director of GEnergyConsulting®, a boutique energy consulting firm with offices in Bahrain and Brazil. Khalid has 20 years of global experience in the E&P industry, having started as a Wireline Field Engineer with Schlumberger. Prior to establishing GEnergyConsulting®, Khalid held management and consulting positions throughout much of the industry value chain for operators (including Schlumberger) in North America, Europe, Africa, the Far East and the Middle East. Most recently, Khalid presented research work at the UN Conference for Trade & Development and was a member of the expert panel on Local Content at the Offshore West Africa Conference in Ghana. Additionally, Khalid teaches E&P Economics Simulation and E&P Value Chain at a leading research and educational institution. Khalid was a Fulbright Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin where he obtained an MBA in Energy Finance. He also holds an Engineering Degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen, France.
  • Khalid Ghozlani

    Khalid Ghozlani

    Khalid is Managing Director of GEnergyConsulting®, a boutique energy consulting firm with offices in Bahrain and Brazil. Khalid has 20 years of global experience in the E&P industry, having started as a Wireline Field Engineer with Schlumberger. Prior to establishing GEnergyConsulting®, Khalid held management and consulting positions throughout much of the industry value chain for operators (including Schlumberger) in North America, Europe, Africa, the Far East and the Middle East. Most recently, Khalid presented research work at the UN Conference for Trade & Development and was a member of the expert panel on Local Content at the Offshore West Africa Conference in Ghana. Additionally, Khalid teaches E&P Economics Simulation and E&P Value Chain at a leading research and educational institution. Khalid was a Fulbright Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin where he obtained an MBA in Energy Finance. He also holds an Engineering Degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen, France.
  • Khalid Ghozlani

    Khalid Ghozlani

    Khalid is Managing Director of GEnergyConsulting®, a boutique energy consulting firm with offices in Bahrain and Brazil. Khalid has 20 years of global experience in the E&P industry, having started as a Wireline Field Engineer with Schlumberger. Prior to establishing GEnergyConsulting®, Khalid held management and consulting positions throughout much of the industry value chain for operators (including Schlumberger) in North America, Europe, Africa, the Far East and the Middle East. Most recently, Khalid presented research work at the UN Conference for Trade & Development and was a member of the expert panel on Local Content at the Offshore West Africa Conference in Ghana. Additionally, Khalid teaches E&P Economics Simulation and E&P Value Chain at a leading research and educational institution. Khalid was a Fulbright Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin where he obtained an MBA in Energy Finance. He also holds an Engineering Degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen, France.
  • Khalid Ghozlani

    Khalid Ghozlani

    Khalid is Managing Director of GEnergyConsulting®, a boutique energy consulting firm with offices in Bahrain and Brazil. Khalid has 20 years of global experience in the E&P industry, having started as a Wireline Field Engineer with Schlumberger. Prior to establishing GEnergyConsulting®, Khalid held management and consulting positions throughout much of the industry value chain for operators (including Schlumberger) in North America, Europe, Africa, the Far East and the Middle East. Most recently, Khalid presented research work at the UN Conference for Trade & Development and was a member of the expert panel on Local Content at the Offshore West Africa Conference in Ghana. Additionally, Khalid teaches E&P Economics Simulation and E&P Value Chain at a leading research and educational institution. Khalid was a Fulbright Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin where he obtained an MBA in Energy Finance. He also holds an Engineering Degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen, France.

Cyrille Putz

Cyrille Putz

Cyrille Putz is a Local Content consultant who specializes in supply chain integration and workforce development/vocational training for extractive industry projects (mining, oil & gas). Cyrille is a former Sustainable Development Manager in the Remote Sites Division of Sodexo (Food and Facilities Management). He has worked on assignments with Xstrata (The Philippines), Rio Tinto (Madagascar, Guinea Conakry, Australia), Barrick Gold (Tanzania), Areva (Niger), Avocet Mining (Burkina Faso), Oxiana (Laos), Newmont (Ghana, Peru), Shell (Gabon, Europe/North Sea), Total (Angola, Nigeria, Yemen) and BP (Indonesia). Cyrille has a Master’s degree in Law and Economics from Rotterdam University (NL) and another in ‘Analyse Economique des Institutions’ from the University of Aix en Provence (FR).
  • Cyrille Putz

    Cyrille Putz

    Cyrille Putz is a Local Content consultant who specializes in supply chain integration and workforce development/vocational training for extractive industry projects (mining, oil & gas). Cyrille is a former Sustainable Development Manager in the Remote Sites Division of Sodexo (Food and Facilities Management). He has worked on assignments with Xstrata (The Philippines), Rio Tinto (Madagascar, Guinea Conakry, Australia), Barrick Gold (Tanzania), Areva (Niger), Avocet Mining (Burkina Faso), Oxiana (Laos), Newmont (Ghana, Peru), Shell (Gabon, Europe/North Sea), Total (Angola, Nigeria, Yemen) and BP (Indonesia). Cyrille has a Master’s degree in Law and Economics from Rotterdam University (NL) and another in ‘Analyse Economique des Institutions’ from the University of Aix en Provence (FR).
  • Cyrille Putz

    Cyrille Putz

    Cyrille Putz is a Local Content consultant who specializes in supply chain integration and workforce development/vocational training for extractive industry projects (mining, oil & gas). Cyrille is a former Sustainable Development Manager in the Remote Sites Division of Sodexo (Food and Facilities Management). He has worked on assignments with Xstrata (The Philippines), Rio Tinto (Madagascar, Guinea Conakry, Australia), Barrick Gold (Tanzania), Areva (Niger), Avocet Mining (Burkina Faso), Oxiana (Laos), Newmont (Ghana, Peru), Shell (Gabon, Europe/North Sea), Total (Angola, Nigeria, Yemen) and BP (Indonesia). Cyrille has a Master’s degree in Law and Economics from Rotterdam University (NL) and another in ‘Analyse Economique des Institutions’ from the University of Aix en Provence (FR).