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The Bosphorus Energy Club

Mehmet Öğütçü

07 January in FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE CHAIR

In English |  Chairman, Global Resources Partnership, UK Special Envoy for The Energy Charter, Brussels Executive Chairman, The Bosphorus Energy Club, Istanbul Independent Board Member, Genel Energy plc,  London and Sisecam Group, Istanbul   An internationally recognized authority on geopolitics, energy diplomacy, and investment, Mehmet has built significant knowledge and experience in the fields of energy, natural resources, investment and geopolitical risks with particular geographic focus on Europe, Turkey, Central Asia, Russia, Africa, the Middle East and China.   Based in London, Paris, and Istanbul, his professional career over the past 30 years has included high-level government, business, and public diplomacy engagements.   Currently, Mehmet chairs Global Resources Partnership, UK, sits on the...

Taner Yıldız, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Turkey

07 January in ADVISORY-BOARD

A graduate of the Istanbul Technical University with degree in electrical engineering, Taner Yıldız was elected as a member of Parliament in 2002 for Kayseri, his home town. He previously worked for the Kayseri Electricity Generation Company Member and General Manager. After entering the Parliament, he served as an energy advisor to the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and, since May 2009, has been Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. In addition to effectively addressing domestic energy challenges and mobilizing critical investments, he has led the crafting and implementation of an intense energy diplomacy strategy involving critical deals and partnerships...

Membership

06 January in MEMBERSHIP

  The Club and its activities are financed entirely through membership fees, listed below, (which vary for founding partners and regular members) and company/ government sponsorship for ad hoc activities. The founding partners serve as directors of the board, are offered a higher profile and power to influence the programme of work and enjoy exclusive access to senior-level engagements, strategic insights and activities. Regular Club members pay a fixed subscription per year in order to benefit from the Club activities and engagements. Current founding members include: Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, EgeGaz, Genel Energy, Tüpraş, Aygaz, Opet, Socar, BP, Shell, Chevron, HSBC, PwC,...

The regional game-changers in Energy, Investment and Geopolitics

06 January in The WHITE PAPER

This White Paper is a compilation of  several contributions prepared for The Bosphorus Energy Club launch meeting. It aims at setting the scene for discussions in an informed manner. We are grateful for valuable inputs to R. Andreas Kraemer, Charles Bland, Danila Bochkarev, Dieter Helm, Dimitar Bechev, Erik Houlleberghs, Filippo Gamba, Ian Walker, Jaroslav Kinach, Jean-Arnold Vinois, John Roberts, Marat Terterov, Michal Franco Kedmi, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Murat Çolakoğlu, Xu Jiaojie, and Tatsuo Masuda. - Mehmet Öğütçü Click here for pdf document: The White Paper...

06 January in ABOUT US

The Bosphorus Energy Club is an exclusive membership-only gathering of the key shakers and movers in the energy, finance and geopolitical world of Eurasia, China, the MENA, the Gulf and Southeast Europe. The Club, as a low profile but strong influence gathering of the energy world, provides an exclusive platform to consider energy, infrastructure and investment needs, share strategic knowledge, power network, develop innovative solutions, and help reduce geopolitical tensions. It also acts as a Track-II energy diplomacy channel where so requested. Its influential network, strategic intelligence, early warning signals and engagements are only available to and can be tapped for the benefit of the...

Southeast Europe’s Energy: less confrontation, more collaboration

21 December in BEC IN THE MEDIA

Hürriyet Daily News | 21 December-2013 - Mehmet Öğütçü - Dimitar Bechev  One of the key strategic issues we discussed at the 12 December launch of The Bosphorus Energy Club at Sait Halim Pasha Yalisi was how the global game-changers in energy would affect the resource poor Southeast Europe, sandwiched between the major regions of the world. Southeast Europe or the Balkans has witnessed a centuries-old battleground between European powers, Russia and Turkey for geostrategic influence and economic supremacy. In modern times, it has emerged as a new battleground where Russia keeps pushing for its continued energy dominance throughGazprom’s natural gas pipelines, electricity trading and Rosatom’s nuclear power plants. Diversification of gas supplies has long dominated the agenda in the region and Turkey,...

20 December in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

“When it comes to energy, the rule of the game is to expect the unexpected. So much effort is going into research, development and innovation all across the energy spectrum, 10 years from now we may well see the next game changer” - Daniel Yergin -  Profound changes are taking shape right now in world energy. We are on the verge of an ongoing energy revolution. The world economy, trade and investment shifts, new strategic partnerships involving the US, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and other major energy powers, food production and distribution, geopolitics, and the environment all depend on how this revolution will...

“Boğaziçi’nin enerjisi biraraya geldi”

15 December in BEC IN THE MEDIA

15 Aralık 2013 - Petroturk - K.Evren Izbırak -  Enerji Uzmanı Mehmet Oğütçü’nün girişimiyle kurulan ve Onursal Başkanlığı’nı Enerji Bakanı Taner Yıldız’ın üstlendiği Boğaziçi Enerji Kulübü (The Bosphorus Energy Club) ilk toplantısını bugün İstanbul’da gerçekleştiriyor.  Eski diplomat, OECD, IEAve BG Group ustduzeyyoneticisi Mehmet Öğütçü’nün girişimiyle kurulan ve Onursal Başkanlığını Enerji Bakanı Taner Yıldız'ın üstlendiği Boğaziçi Enerji Kulübü (The Bosphorus Energy Club) bugün İstanbul Sait Halim Pasa Yalısı’nda ilk toplantısını gerçekleştirdi. Enerji ve Tabii Kaynaklar Bakanı Taner Yıldız, enerjinin artik uluslararası politikaları şekillendirmek konumuna geldiğini ifade etti. Yıldız,"Enerji uluslararası ilişkilerden arındırılamayacak kadar çok önemli bir sektör oldu” dedi. Taner Yıldız petrolün hala dünyanın temel enerji kaynaklarından biri...

HÜRRİYET – 11 Aralık 2013

11 December in BEC IN THE MEDIA

Hürriyet Gazetesi | 11 Aralık 2013 Merve ERDİL - İstanbul’da çok özel bir kulüp kuruldu. Üst düzey yöneticiler, bakanlar, önde gelen işadamları ve kanaat önderlerini yılda birkaç kez bir araya getirecek bu kulüp, enerji konularına odaklanacak. İlk toplantısı yarın gerçekleşecek kulübün adı ise “Bosphorus Energy Club”. İSTANBUL yeni bir kulübe ev sahipliği yapacak. Fakat bu kulüp diğerlerine benzemiyor. İngiltere’de 1925’te kurulan Petrol Kulübü’nden esinlenerek kurulan “Boğaziçi Enerji Kulübü-Bosphorus Energy Club”, uluslararası enerji camiasının yakından tanıdığı enerji ve diplomasi uzmanı Mehmet Öğütçü’nün öncülüğünde hayata geçirildi. Bu yeni oluşum, her yıl başta Türkiye’nin içinde bulunduğu coğrafya olmak üzere, dünyanın dört bir yanından enerjinin güçlü isimlerini bir araya...