IOGP announces appointment of Dawn Summers as President of its European Board


The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) has appointed Dawn Summers – Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Wintershall Dea – as President of its newly created European Board.


The creation of the IOGP European Board reaffirms the oil & gas industry’s commitment to support Europe in its transition towards climate neutrality by 2050. IOGP’s purpose is to work constructively with policymakers over the coming years to turn the Green Deal’s general orientations into enabling policy measures that are inclusive, fair and cost-effective without compromising on climate ambition.


“I’m honoured to lead the European Board through the next two strategic legislative years. We want policymakers to know that our industry is determined to continue driving emission reductions and putting cleaner energy products and technologies such natural gas, low-carbon hydrogen and CCS on the European market” said Dawn Summers, President of the European Board.


The European Board brings together high-level representatives from IOGP 11 Members (bp, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, MOL Group, NOGEPA, Shell, Total, Wintershall Dea).


The Board’s seniority matches the importance of the task ahead. Our industry will continue to improve, adapt and play an important role in the coming decades. Board Members’ joint experience and foresight will be a precious asset for IOGP to advise policymakers on what we believe are optimal pathways for Europe to reach climate neutrality by 2050” said François-Régis Mouton, IOGP Regional Director Europe.


About Dawn Summers

Dawn Summers has been the COO of Wintershall Dea since 1 June 2020 and is responsible for Europe, Middle East and North Africa. She has more than 25 years of extensive international experience in the gas and oil sector, including with bp, Genel Energy, Origin Energy and Beach Energy. Ms Summers has a Degree in Chemical Engineering (University of Edinburgh) and Executive Operations Leadership (MIT Sloan School of Management). She is also the President of European gas industry partnership GasNaturally.

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