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Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures - Investment Directions in the new Energy Landscape
Guest Speaker :Jim Sledzik, Managing Director,Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) U.S. LLC
As we begin 2021, the world has seen dramatic volatility in the entire energy landscape, with demand for hydrocarbons seeing precipitous drops, while renewable energy investment has increased, as many countries across the world prioritize meeting the COP21 agreement and other ESG concerns.
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) is the venture arm of the world’s largest oil & gas company, many times larger than any publicly traded supermajor firm.
Jim will discuss current and ongoing investment directions and themes for SAEV. He'll give insight to aspiring entrepreneurs on what are investable propositions for SAEV across the entire energy landscape.
Jim Sledzik is the Managing Director of the North America team of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV).
With more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including 12+ years in venture capital
and private equity investing, Jim joined Aramco in October 2018. He is responsible for overseeing existing
investments and growing SAEV’s investment portfolio in North America.
Prior to Aramco, Sledzik served as Managing Director at Hall Labs, known for innovation in tackling some
of the world’s most challenging problems, ranging from sustainability to personal transportation. He
provided corporate governance and strategic direction for companies incubated within Hall Labs, assisting with product development, patents and monetizing game-changing technologies in the world’s largest markets.
Sledzik served as Senior Partner and President of North America for EV Private Equity from 2008 to 2017,managing five funds targeting technology-driven, high-growth potential companies in the upstream oil and gas sector.
His career spans a wide range of marketing and technology roles including Global Marketing & New
Technology Director and Vice President of Multi Client Services for geophysical services company
WesternGeco and Global Account Director for oil and gas technology provider Schlumberger.