• WPC 2024
  • March 18-22, 2024

Farhan Ahmed


Chief Program Management Officer

As Chief Program Management Officer, Farhan leads the Program Management Department, which operates the VCS, SD VISta, CCB, and Plastic Waste Reduction Programs.

Farhan brings over 20 years of leadership, strategy, and operations management experience that spans several countries. He has held senior management and executive positions in prominent standard-setting and certification organizations.

Farhan joined Verra from Fair Trade USA, where he led the development and implementation of its certification programs. Before Fair Trade USA, Farhan held leadership roles at organizations across Asia, the Middle East, and North America, including Bureau Veritas Group and RINA.

Farhan holds a mechanical engineering degree. 

Sessions With Farhan Ahmed

Tuesday, 19 March

  • 10:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 19/mar/2024 03:30 pm - 19/mar/2024 05:00 pm

    Carbon Markets - Decarbonization vs Offsetting Strategy

    Session 2: Decarbonization vs Offsetting Strategy

    10:30 AM: Session Introduction - Deb Ryan, Head of Strategic Commodities, S&P Global Commodity Insights
    10:35 AM: Sustainability in Petrochemicals: A Balancing act of Decarbonization and Offsetting? - Alfredo Lopez Carretero, Global Head Safety, Sustainability and Energy Transition, CEPSA Chemicals
    10:50 AM: Incorporating the Cost of Carbon into Chemicals - Shane Whipple, Carbon Markets Analyst, S&P Global Commodity Insights
    11:05 AM: The VCM needs you and you need the VCM. Searching for a Win-Win - Karine Boccara, Joint Lead Chemical Consulting ECISA, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    11:15 AM: Q&A
    11:30 AM: How can the Petrochemicals sector use Carbon Removals Credits to offset Residual Emissions? - Farhan Ahmed, Chief Program Management Officer, Verra; Shri Gugan Siva Subramaniam, Head Strategy and Governance Sustainability, Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad;

    Panel Moderator: Divya Mankikar, Global Head of ESG Market Engagement, S&P Global Sustainable1