About Us

The Future Energy Forum (FEF) is an exclusive business-focused network that connects senior practitioners, specifically engaged in the development of emerging energy markets. Headed by a steering committee of industry-leading companies and a management team of successful entrepreneurs doing business in these markets, the FEF offers members first-hand insights to the markets as well as the opportunity to share and discuss current challenges. The FEF delivers a range of events, which add value in an accessible format. Accessing the right information and connections can pose a significant barrier to doing business in these markets. The FEF’s mission is support its members in overcoming the barriers.

The Management Team

William Wakeham ,

Founder and Chairman

William is an acknowledged expert on conducting business in emerging oil and gas markets. As the principal foreign insurance practitioner in Iraq, William has lived and worked there on and off, for the past twelve years....


Leanne Case,

Founder and CEO

Leanne has been supporting investors in challenging economies since 2009. She is an expert advising international resource companies on the management of social risk. Leanne held advisory positions with UK government age...


Khalid Mahdi,

Senior Advisor

Over the past thirty years Khalid has acted as trusted advisor to governments, non-governmental organisations and private sector companies. Khalid has worked as a strategic advisor to SME’s in a diverse range of ma...


The team steering committee

  • Taylor Wessing
  • Basrah Gas Company
  • GardaWorld
  • Gulftainer
  • Khudairi Group


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Forthcoming Events

The Iraq Club

The first Club, the Iraq Club was established in 2012. It is the largest hub for Iraq’s energy sector outside of the country and is home to all energy majors, tier-one contractors and companies representing every aspect of the supporting supply chain.


"We look forward to being a part of FEF and providing ongoing support to its growth and that of the Iraq Club"
Subhi Khudairi

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