Our purpose is to support and celebrate the critical role women have in shaping the future of the energy sector – Women in New Energy (W.I.N.E) is a platform that aims to bring women from new energy together to share knowledge through networking, mentoring and collaboration.
Watch both panel sessions from the inaugural Women in New Energy event here
Here more from women, and their supporters, in the industry in our exclusive Energy Voice – Out Loud podcast series
In the first episode of this podcast series, Beena Sharma – Chief Executive and co-founder of CCU International – hosts Ingrid Huldal – Director of Portfolio Advancement for Expro – and Sunday Times bestselling author and television personality, Andrea McLean.
The 2023 W.I.N.E event featured sector-leading keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive workshops that allowed attendees to connect, learn and collaborate with their peers and industry experts.
CEO and Co-Founder, CCU International
Beena is the CEO and Co-Founder of CCU International. CCU International provide next-generation carbon capture technology that captures and utilises carbon dioxide from industry emissions.
Beena is a multi-award-winning professional who sits on multiple international boards including the Society for Low Carbon Technologies and Carbon Capture Storage Brazil.
Having worked in multiple industries, her experience has taken her to various locations around the world. Industries including oil & gas, renewables, manufacturing, construction, and healthcare.
Beena has proven experience in managing high growth and innovative businesses, developing climate change programmes, and driving net zero strategy for businesses.
She is a professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), a Postgraduate in Psychology and is a qualified Carbon management specialist.
Director of Portfolio Advancement, Expro
Ingrid Huldal is a seasoned professional in the energy industry, currently serving as the Director for Portfolio Advancement at Expro. In this role, she spearheads the creation of a market compelling portfolio offering and drives Expro’s growth strategy within the context of the Energy Transition.
With an impressive career spanning nearly 30 years, Ingrid has acquired a diverse international experience, having lived and worked in various countries including Texas, Norway, Italy, Australia, Angola, Canada, and the UK. Her expertise lies in Completions, Sand Control, and Stimulation, where she has built a solid reputation for delivering outstanding results and client-focused solutions.
In 2018, after two decades of international work experience, Ingrid returned to Scotland and joined Expro in 2019 where she combines her passion for technology that reduces the world’s carbon footprint with delivering sustainable solutions to energy challenges.
Ingrid’s unique skill set is characterized by a blend of strong technical expertise, business acumen, strategic thinking, and a wealth of industry experience across the energy sector. Her expertise spans the entire well life cycle, encompassing well design, well construction, late-life production optimization, and decommissioning.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Ingrid is a firm believer in the power of technology, diversity, and fostering collaboration. These values underpin her approach to leadership and problem-solving, as she strives to make a positive impact on the energy industry.
Corporate Development Director, 3t
Martin Hottass joined 3T as Corporate Development Director in April 2022 from City & Guilds Group where he was Managing Director for Technical Training from October 2018 onwards. Prior to taking up his role with City & Guilds Martin had been working for Siemens plc since 2006 and was responsible for the skills agenda at Siemens in the UK and the company’s apprenticeship provision in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He also represented Siemens on the Apprenticeship Advisory Board at the Department for Education and served on a number of steering boards including the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) and the Energy Efficiency Industrial Partnership.
Martin was appointed to the Route Panel for Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering at the Institute for Apprenticeships in 2017 and worked as an expert advisor on it until September 2018.
In February 2012, Martin became an Apprenticeship Ambassador.
Providing next-generation patented carbon capture and refinement technology for emitters of all sizes across all industries, CCU International enables the capture, processing, and liquefaction of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) from industry flue and chimney stacks.
As a result of CCU International’s patented technology, captured carbon dioxide can be re-used in industrial processes by converting it into plastics, concrete, surfactants, diesel, chemicals, and sustainable aviation fuel to name a few.
CCU International is industry agnostic, assisting any sector to decarbonise regardless of size or location, while also supporting revenue generation. From integration, maintenance, and servicing to downstream solutions, CCU International provides complete solutions for its clients.