Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء الإمارات العربية المتحدة حاكم دبي

Gastech 2021 Confirmed Speakers








Ministerial Keynotes


Energy Business Leaders


Technical Sessions

Thorbjörn Fors

Executive Vice President, Industrial Applications Siemens Energy


Mr. Fors is the EVP of the Industrial Applications Division of Siemens Energy and has held multiple senior management positions under the Siemens umbrella. Siemens Energy is a world leader in energy technology, operating in 90+ countries with 90,000 employees, providing state-of-the-art solutions across the entire energy value chain. Mr. Fors’ extensive experience spans CEO and EVP roles, where he has overseen all facets of operations and multi-billion-euro P&L. From pioneering additive manufacturing to developing advanced condition monitoring systems, Mr. Fors and Siemens Energy have consistently set a bold strategic vision and delivered tangible results for stakeholders. With a mechanical engineering background, Mr. Fors combines an innate curiosity and excitement for innovation to solve business challenges and drive strategic growth. Throughout his tenure at Siemens, Mr. Fors has expanded the organization’s global footprint and led successful financial turnarounds during seasons of change. Mr. Fors is proud of the talented and diverse teams he has led, as they embraced the shared vision to unlock value and pave the way towards sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy on a global scale. Mr. Fors assumed his current role upon the formation of the new Industrial Applications Division, after the spin-off from Siemens AG. Mr. Fors continues to position Siemens Energy as a world leader in rotating equipment, electrification, automation, and digitization (R-EAD) for the oil and gas industry, along with a range of industry verticals. Previously, Mr. Fors was the CEO of Siemen’s Distributed Generation and Oil & Gas business unit, a position created by the merger of Dresser-Rand, Rolls Royce Energy Services, and Siemens Distributed Generation Services. Before joining Siemens, Mr. Fors held leadership positions at ABB Power Generation and ALSTOM, with responsibilities extending across Canada, Asia, Australia, Middle East, and Northern Europe. With 25+ years of international experience, Mr. Fors has built impactful collaborations across locations, cultures, and fields of expertise. Mr. Fors is a frequent keynote speaker who champions emerging technologies and digital transformations to drive decarbonization and emission reductions. He is also an experienced Board member and advisor, with expertise coaching innovative technology startups