The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, recently received a unique sculpture award created by Bennett Awards in recognition of his leadership and vision in transforming Mexico’s energy industry. President Peña Nieto received the prestigious IHS CERAWeek Global Energy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th annual HIS Energy CERAWeek, the world’s preeminent energy conference. This lifetime achievement award is awarded to individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on the global energy future.
For this award, President Peña Nieto received the Bennett sculpture award “Departure,” designed by sculptor Tom Bennett. This unique, stunning sculpture was cast in bronze, and featured a golden high-polished finish. The sculpture was mounted on a black marble base with custom gold-fill engraving of the award name, award purpose, recipient name, and the date and location of the presentation.
IHS CERAWeek is recognized as a leading forum offering insight into the energy future. The 2016 forum marked the event’s 35th anniversary, and convened more than 2,800 delegates from more than 50 countries and more than 300 speakers to provide fresh insights and critically important dialogue on the most urgent issues and realities to be faced in energy markets, technologies and geopolitics. In addition to President Peña Nieto, other distinguished speakers included U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz; the CEOs of ConocoPhillips, GE, Royal Dutch Shell and Siemens; energy ministers from Norway and Mexico; and officials from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy Information Administration and Texas Public Utility Commission.