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Gabrielle Costigan
Managing Director at AIK Energy


Gabrielle Costigan is the CEO of AIK Energy Austria GmbH which is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of AIK Group Ltd., an energy and commodity trading holding company. AIK Energy focused on the physical trading (import and export) of natural gas, electricity and oil across the Central and Eastern European region mainly through its branch in Bucharest (Romania). Gabrielle previously formed part of the Senior Management team at OMV for 12 years, where she had accountability for the Exploration & Production business in Middle East and Australasia. She led CAPEX projects and executed safe operations, onshore & offshore in a variety of geographies, set strategy, led investment decisions, managed performance, led country-exits and entries and was involved in numerous acquisitions and divestments. In 2018 in her role as COO – she was responsible for setting up CEE’s largest Innovation Hub weXelerate located in Austria ensuring that established large corporates are coupled with startups for new innovative business.

Agenda Sessions

  • Fireside chat: The evolution and challenges to hub trading