Exclusive interviews with GLF Summit leaders


FIDIC gathered global infrastructure leaders in Geneva earlier this month to set a collective path on decarbonisation, skills and cyber-security. IG had exclusive access to interview them on the key issues that matter and their insights can be found below.

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Innovator, chair, Solar Impulse
Share experience and embrace change

Modernising sustainably will be profitable

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE
Global problems need global solutions

Industry must reach climate outcomes

Estelle Monod
Senior VP, Schneider Electric
Collective buy-in crucial to tech adoption

Hard to navigate sustainable tech alone

Chris Lewis
Global head of infrastructure, EY
Decarbonisation needs collaboration

Developing world can leapfrog carbon

Malani Padayachee-Saman
Skills need repurposing for sustainability

Net zero skills a global not national issue

Tony Barry
President, FIDIC
Impact, influence and insights set direction

Global standards need to be set

Claire Rutkowski, CIO Champion,
Senior VP, Bentley Systems
Finding avenues for industry to collaborate

Raising industry’s digital maturity

Jens-Peter Saul
Group CEO, Ramboll
Early decisions key to decarbonisation

Clients demanding carbon accountability

Diane Holdorf
Executive VP, WBCSD

Industry alignment needed on climate

Must determine material climate risk

Bill Cox
CEO, Aurecon

Cyber-risk: People, systems, process

Collective action needed on cyber threats

Catherine Karakatsanis
President-elect, FIDIC

Industry to advocate for climate solutions

Visionary leaders influence others

André Schneider
CEO, Geneva Airport

Cyber vigilance must become natural

A collective approach to cyber-solutions

Benoît Clocheret
President, EFCA
No one sector has all the climate solutions

Industry must demonstrate collective action

Robert Spencer
Global Head of ESG Advisory, AECOM

Projects must assess people, planet, profit

Collective leadership vital to net zero

Professor Peter Guthrie OBE
University of Cambridge

Competitors competing on climate change

Real commitment to improve and influence