Chairman & CEO
Kathleen Eisbrenner is Chairman and CEO of NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT), a liquefied natural gas (LNG) development company based in The Woodlands, Texas positioned to create innovative opportunities in the global integrated natural gas industry, including the proposed Rio Grande LNG project in South Texas. Prior to founding NextDecade, Eisbrenner served as Executive Vice President at Royal Dutch Shell, where she was responsible for the company’s global LNG portfolio management and LNG trading. In addition, Eisbrenner was founder and CEO of Excelerate Energy and held various senior management positions at El Paso Energy prior.
Eisbrenner is a member of the National Petroleum Council, American Bureau of Shipping, and JERA’s Fuel Business Expert Advisory Board, among others. Eisbrenner is passionate about mentoring and inspiring students, often presenting to universities and colleges, as well as serving as a board member and laureate for the Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.