ACEF Speaker 2021

James Laybourn

Manager, Asia Pacific Business Development, DNV Energy Systems,

James Laybourn is the Asia Pacific Business Development Manager for DNV Energy Systems, based in Singapore. He first joined DNV in London in 2002, and has since held a range of technical or managerial positions within DNV in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. He previously managed DNV’s upstream/midstream segments in South East Asia and Australia, with a particular focus on FSRUs and the gas-to-power market, and is now managing DNV’s Regional efforts on the transition to low carbon fuels including hydrogen and CCUS. James is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Cambridge and Master of Science in Business Analytics from National University of Singapore.


  • Potential and Challenge of Hydrogen Energy in Asia and Pacific Developing Countries (ADB, Innovation Norway)