Distinguished Speakers Include:
Member of the Board, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief Executive of Global Business Division
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd
Mr. Nohata has been working for Tokyo Gas for more than 30 years since joining in 1984. Through his career with the company, he has engaged in various fields such as overseas business development, infrastructure development, energy sales & service planning, energy solution business, LNG procurement and power business, as well as experiencing as President & CEO of Tokyo Gas Engineering Solution, subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co.Ltd., specializing in engineering business.
He holds a Bachelor and Master of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Managing Executive Officer, Chief Global Partnership Officer
JERA Co. Inc.
Hiroki Sato is managing executive officer of JERA Co., Inc. and senior operating officer of its Business Development Department. He also serves as non-executive CEO of JERA Americas.
Prior to assuming his current positions in April 2019, as JERA’s senior executive vice president and chief fuel transaction officer from July 2016, Mr. Sato was involved in all of the company’s LNG procurement and sales activities, including spot procurement, as the world’s largest buyer of LNG (35 million tons/year). In the course of his career, he has devoted his energies to creating business opportunities by leveraging a global networking of connections built through long experience.
Deputy CEO, Natural Gas Business
CPC Corporation, Taiwan
With Chemical Engineering as the major in university, Jane Liao continued her education and received MSc degree from National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan followed by another Master degree in Laws from CEPMLP, University of Dundee, UK. She has recently completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP191) from Harvard Business School.
Jane started her career as a chemist at Exploration & Development Research Institute of CPC. In 1997, she was transferred to Supply Division in charge of LNG /LPG Purchase and Gas Sale Contracts. Since March 2015, she has become the Deputy CEO of Natural Gas Business of CPC Corporation, Taiwan.
CEO and President
Chart Industries, Inc.
Jillian (Jill) Evanko is President and Chief Executive Officer of Chart Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTLS), serving in this capacity since June of 2018. Ms. Evanko joined Chart in February of 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Chart, Jill was the Chief Financial Officer of Truck-Lite Co., LLC as well as having held multiple operational and financial executive positions at Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Dover in 2004, Ms. Evanko worked in valuation services at Arthur Andersen, LLP and held financial roles for Honeywell and Sony Corporation of America. In addition to serving on Chart’s Board of Directors, Ms. Evanko also serves as an independent director of the Board of Alliant Energy and its subsidiaries (NASDAQ: LNT).
Jill received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from La Salle University. She is the ExxonMobil Power Play Rainmaker award winner for 2020 and is a finalist for the S&P Global Platts Energy Award for Chief Trailblazer in 2020.
President & CEO
Meg Gentle has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tellurian since August 31, 2016.
She previously served as Executive Vice President-Marketing at Cheniere Energy, Inc. from February 2014 until August 26, 2016. She also served as Senior Vice President-Marketing, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President-Strategic Planning & Finance. Vice President of Strategic Planning, and Manager of Strategic Planning.
Before joining Cheniere, Meg spent eight years in energy market development, economic evaluation and long-range planning. She conducted international business development and strategic planning for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and energy market analysis for Pace Global Energy Services.
Meg received a B.A. in Economics and International Affairs from James Madison University in May 1996 and an M.B.A. from Rice University in May 2004.
Executive Vice President
Steve is a member of Shell’s Integrated Gas and Shell’s Trading & Supply Leadership Teams with responsibility for Shell’s global LNG, natural gas and power marketing and trading activities. Steve is also responsible for Shell’s natural gas market development activities, Shell’s Integrated Gas strategy and Shell’s gas advocacy efforts.
Prior to the Shell purchase of BG Group, Steve was a member of BG Group’s Corporate Executive Team with responsibility for BG’s global LNG, natural gas and crude oil marketing and trading activities, and BG’s shipping business. Steve was involved in building and optimizing BG’s LNG business since joining the company in 2002 in roles in the UK, USA and Singapore.
Prior to joining BG Group, Steve worked for Mobil and subsequently ExxonMobil, in business development and trading roles in the UK, USA, Singapore, and Qatar.
Steve graduated from Durham University in the UK with a degree in Engineering and Management.
President, Gas Division
Laurent Vivier is President for the Gas division of Total, currently located in Paris. He started his career within this company in 1996, holding successive positions in Total’s trading offices in Paris, Geneva, London and Houston. He was responsible for the trading activities in LPG and then in natural gas for the European Continent and North America. He then moved to his current position in 2011, originally combining the Group activities in New Energies. He graduated in France at the EDHEC School of Business, and then obtained an MSc of International Relations at the London School of Economics.
Following his studies which commenced with a bachelor’s degree in geology from Newcastle University in 1979 and then a petroleum geology master’s degree from Imperial College London in 1983, Martin was employed by BG Group plc and its predecessor companies, retiring after 32 years in February 2014 as chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors.
He’s managed all forms of enterprise in the energy industry, has established a strong external reputation in the international gas business and is largely credited with being the key architect of BG Group’s world class Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) business. In recognition of this, in 2011 he was the first recipient of the CWC Group LNG Executive of the Year award.
He was previously (2004 – 2009) a non-executive director of Severn Trent plc, an integrated water and environmental company. He is a former director of SIGTTO, the international organization representing gas tanker and gas terminal operators worldwide. From 2008 to 2014 he was a vice president and board member of the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL). Between 2015, and 2018 he was the chairman of TPH International, a boutique investment bank based in Houston, Texas.
In January 2014, he was appointed as a non-executive director of BUPA, an international healthcare group. He sits on the nominations committee and is chairman of the remuneration committee. He also sits on the board of Bupa Arabia, a JV company listed on the Saudi Arabian Tadawul and based in Jeddah.
In June 2014, he was appointed a non-executive director of CCC Energy. In February 2016, he co-founded Tellurian Inc. with Charif Souki and is now the vice chairman. Tellurian is developing a 27.5 mtpa LNG export project in Louisiana and is listed on the Nasdaq. In March 2017, Martin was appointed as vice-chairman of Hakluyt North America a company which provides independent, strategic advice to the world’s leading multinationals and financial institutions on complex issues.
In March 2018 he was appointed by Moelis and Company as Chairman of its global energy group.
Martin’s other activities include:
• Council member of the National Petroleum Council of the United States of
• Fellow of the Geological Society of London
• Member of the Development Committee of the Royal Opera House of London
• Member of the advisory board of the Global Energy Policy unit at Columbia
University’s School of International and Public Affairs, New York.
• Member of the advisory board of Radia Inc.
Vice President of Global LNG Trading & Origination
Jonty joined BP Oil in 1992, undertaking several roles in operations, trading and refining. Appointed global head of LNG for BP in 2006, Jonty heads the global LNG trading business with offices in Houston, London and Singapore. This comprises a responsibility for the management of upstream contracts in Trinidad, Egypt and North West Shelf, merchant supply from Freeport in the USA and Coral LNG in Mozambique, a fleet of 16 LNG carriers, regas facilities in the USA, UK, Spain and Italy, the development of the Acu integrated regas and power project in Brazil as well as long term customer contracts globally
Managing Director, Commercial Operations & Asset Optimisation
Mr Bensaude is in charge of LNG Commercial Operations and Portfolio Management for Cheniere and sits on the Sabine Pass Liquefaction board of directors. He has more than 25 years of experience in the energy, oil and natural gas trading and marketing business. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Bensaude served as Head of Global LNG at EDF Trading where he set up and ran the LNG trading and marketing department. Prior to EDF Trading, Mr. Bensaude was an Associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton in the Energy Practice, working on a variety of gas & power assignments. Mr. Bensaude started his career in energy as a trader of middle distillates for Total and previously served as the representative for the French bank, Société Générale, in Canton, PR of China. He held the position of Vice-Chairman of the European Federation of Energy Traders Gas Committee while at EDF Trading. He holds an MBA from ESSEC, business school in France, and studied Mandarin at Paris 7 Jussieu.
Head of Gas, Power & Derivatives Trading
Harry Huang has over 20 years’ experience in the European energy industry. He is currently the Head of Gas, Power & Derivatives Trading for PetroChina International (London) Co. Ltd. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s trading in all European physical gas hubs. Prior to joining PetroChina in 2013, Harry spent over 10 years with Statoil and held various positions in trading and structuring, including setting up their flexibility and options trading desk. His earlier career was with National Power PLC in the UK and TXU Europe Energy Trading in Switzerland where he had roles ranging from project management, analysis and risk management. Harry holds a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing and a PhD from Imperial College in London.
Chief Financial Officer & Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
Mark Gyetvay is the CFO and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at NOVATEK. From 2003 to 2014, he was a member of NOVATEK’s Board of Directors and served as the Chairman on the Strategy and Investment Committee. He was responsible for listing NOVATEK on the London Stock Exchange in 2005, and has led many of the Company’s Eurobond and domestic bond placements.
He has been consistently recognized by Investor Relations Magazine as one of the best CFO’s in Russia and the CIS by winning numerous awards and accolades, and was recognized twice by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the Top Five CFO’s in Europe’s Oil and Gas sector. Mr. Gyetvay is the recipient of the Finance Monthly 2015 - 2018 “Best CFO – Russia”, “Game Changer Award – Russia ” 2017 and 2018, and was recently announced as the Institutional Investor’s “Best CFO” in the EMEA oil and gas industry for 2017.
Prior to joining NOVATEK, he worked at a number of independent oil and gas companies in the United States since 1981 where he specialized in financial and economic analysis matters in both the upstream and downstream segments, as well as was a former partner in PWC’s Petroleum practice based in Moscow from 1995 to 2003. He is an internationally recognized expert in the oil and gas industry and a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences.
Justin Bird is responsible for marketing and commercial development of Sempra LNG’s five LNG projects. Previously, he was Sempra LNG’s chief development officer.
Bird has served as vice president and gas infrastructure special counsel and vice president of compliance and governance, and corporate secretary for Sempra Energy. He was director of project finance, leading the successful $7.4 billion financing of the Cameron LNG liquefaction export project.
Bird holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arizona State University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Bird serves on the board of directors for IEnova, Sempra’s subsidiary in Mexico.
President & CEO
Sveinung Støhle serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Höegh LNG through his employment with Höegh LNG AS since 2005. He also holds the position as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Höegh LNG Partners LP, an MLP company listed on the NYSE in New York. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Avenir LNG Ltd. Sveinung Støhle has more than 30 years of experience from the LNG industry with both shipping and oil & gas companies. Prior to his employment with Höegh LNG he held positions as President of Total LNG USA, Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Golar LNG Ltd., General Manager Commercial of Nigeria LNG Ltd. and various positions with Elf Aquitaine. Sveinung Støhle has a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University.
Chief Commercial Officer
Venture Global LNG
Tom Earl is the Chief Commercial Officer of VG LNG Marketing, LLC. Tom previously served as Vice President at the international oil company Total, focusing on the development of its global LNG business.
After graduating from City University in London with a degree in Engineering, Tom joined Total’s newly formed gas marketing and trading team in 1998. After various responsibilities within the trading division of the newly combined Total, Elf and Petrofina operations, he managed the natural gas option desk and gas trading desk. Tom successfully led significant commercial negotiations on long-term gas and LNG contracts in countries such as Russia, Norway and Qatar.
In 2006, Tom was appointed Head of Electricity Trading at Total where he led a significant expansion into newly opened power markets across Europe. In 2011, Tom moved to Houston, where he was appointed as head of Total’s North America commodity trading business, including its LNG, gas, power, coal, petcoke and LPG operations. Tom also represented Total in its US LNG liquefaction transactions from 2012 to 2015.
In 2015, Tom was appointed Vice President of Development for Total’s global LNG activities. Tom led Total’s most recent and highly regarded global expansion into new LNG markets. This work has included innovative new LNG terminal projects and new downstream asset transactions across the world.
Chairman of Board of Directors
Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA)
Dr. Symeon Kassianides is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Hyperion Systems
Engineering Group. He holds a PhD and DIC in Chemical Engineering from Imperial
College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (UK), a BSc in Chemical
Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and has extensive
experience in project execution and management of technology in the process
manufacturing industries. He has been a Member of the Board of the Natural Gas
Public Company (DEFA) since 2014 and was appointed as Chairman in March 2017.
Head of LNG & Gas
Pablo Galante Escobar is the Global Head of LNG of Vitol based in Geneva. Prior to this role, he was a senior crude oil trader based in London. He has been with Vitol for more than 10 years. Before Vitol, Pablo worked for BP from 1996 in Caracas and from 1999 as crude oil trader based in London. Pablo has a 1st class economics degree from UCAB in Caracas.
Chairman & CEO
Philippe Berterottière, is a graduate of the H.E.C. Business School and of the IEP Political Studies Institute. He occupied several senior positions in the aerospace industry before joining GTT in 2009 as Chairman and CEO.
Senior Vice President - Upstream LNG
Christophe Malet is Senior Vice President Upstream and Midstream LNG at Hanas, a Chinese independent energy company focusing on Renewables and LNG Liquified Natural Gas); and Managing Director of Hanas LNG Pte. Ltd., Hanas’ Singapore-based LNG procurement and marketing entity.
Christophe's experience in the LNG Industry over the last 14 years with Hanas, Yamal LNG, Excelerate Energy and Shell covers LNG business development, long-term LNG marketing and short-term trading.
With an engineering degree and a MBA as academic background, he has over 20 years of commercial experience.
Deputy Head, Natural Gas Supply & Export Department
Yunus Emre is the Deputy Head of Natural Gas Supply and Export Department in BOTAŞ. He previously served as Deputy Head of Natural Gas Operations Department in the same company.
After graduating from university he obtained MSc Management of Projects degree from University of Manchester. Currently, Yunus Emre is a PhD candidate on the subject of natural gas market modelling.
In his current position, Yunus Emre is responsible from spot LNG supply, long-term contract management, supply planning, gas pricing and trading activities on the Exchange.
Dr Watson is the Secretary General of Eurogas, a role he has held since January 2019. Eurogas is the association representing the European gas sector.
Prior to taking the helm at Eurogas, Dr Watson was the Chief Executive Officer of SolarPower Europe, the European solar industry association. Before joining SolarPower Europe, Dr Watson worked as the Director of Public Affairs for Weber Shandwick, specialising in energy and trade policy. Before coming to Brussels, Dr Watson worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat on a European Commission project on trade and sustainable development based in Ethiopia. Earlier in his career James worked for various UK government bodies in London and worked as a lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Manchester.
He holds a Ph.D in International Trade and Environmental Law from the University of Leeds, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Chief Executive Officer
The Baltic Exchange Ltd
Head of Trading, Atlantic LNG
Energy Sector Chair
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Steven Miles serves as Baker Botts’ Energy Sector Chair and heads the firm’s 50+ lawyer worldwide LNG Practice. His practice focuses on the energy sector in the United States and internationally, particularly in the liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas, electric power and renewable energy industries. Mr. Miles has worked on over 100 major LNG transactions worldwide, including having assisted clients in launching such leading-edge projects as the first new LNG export project in North America in 40 years (Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG project), the first LNG project in South America, one of the first floating regasification terminals and the first LNG imports into new terminals in Brazil, China, India, the E.U., the U.S. and several other countries. He and his team have each consistently received the highest ranking (Tier 1) for LNG Projects by Chambers USA. Among other industry leading roles, Steven has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), as well as Co-Chair of the 200 member AIPN LNG Committee, which published a Model LNG Master Sales Agreement for use by the LNG industry. Steven serves as member of the Program Committee for LNG 19 (the triennial LNG conference to be held in Shanghai in 2019), and did so for LNG 18 (Perth, 2016) and LNG 17 (Houston, 2013).
Director, LNG Division
MOL (Europe Africa) Ltd
Chair and Managing Director
Mr. Christopher Goncalves, Chair and Managing Director of BRG’s Energy Practice, has over 25 years of experience in the energy and financial industries, spanning over 40 countries worldwide. He has advised energy sector clients on business strategies, transactions, and dispute resolution matters involving market, commercial, financial, and regulatory issues for natural gas and LNG, oil and petroleum products, conventional electricity generation, and renewable energy. He has broad experience with industry, economic, and damages analysis and testimony for commercial and investment disputes before international arbitration panels and federal courts.
Senior Broker, LNG
Howe Robinson Partners UK
Debbie is currently the Senior Shipping Adviser to Simpson, Spence and Young, one of the largest privately owned shipbroking firms in the world.
She has over 30 years of LNG and LPG experience and began her career with Burbank Marine, which became part of the Braemar Seascope group in 1999. She established the current LNG desk at Braemar which has grown in stature and worked closely with the successful technical arm of the company, Braemar Engineering (formerly Wavespec).
In her current job, Debbie is responsible for the all aspects of the industry with her prime focus on consulting work and aiding the broking team with their long term strategy, together with day to day chartering business. She also works in close co-operation with the highly reputable SSY Research team.
Emstream & Emsurge
Founder and CEO of Emsurge, a UK tech start-up backed by LNG traders to develop software that streamlines the pre-to-post trade processes in LNG trading. Melissa is also the founder of Emstream, a tech enabled LNG brokerage and consultancy. Emstream has backed the recent launch of the world’s first physical LNG Broking Platform hosted by Emsurge. Emstream utilises its network and technology to assist companies in the faster origination of spot and longer-term opportunities. Formerly the Global Head of LNG for Tullett Prebon, she established the world’s first LNG physical and financial broking desk, offering deal facilitation, price discovery and trade consultancy out of London, Madrid and Singapore. Over the last 12 years, she has facilitated the sale and purchase of over 100 cargoes, aided the entry strategy of a handful of successful LNG trading businesses, negotiated regasification capacity options and been involved in a number of deals that have been industry firsts. Working with Citibank she established the LNG financial market, helping companies understand risk management and standardising the JKM swap to help the listing on exchanges of the first liquid LNG futures contract.
Since 2005 Pat has been the Managing Director of LNG Worldwide Ltd, a consulting company offering advice, support and training in all areas of the LNG commercial supply chain. Previous to that Pat has 24 years of experience with the Shell Group of companies both in oil and natural gas. Her direct experience in LNG is in the area of developing and implementing LNG strategies for new market entrants and companies seeking to strengthen partnerships with LNG producers. This includes working in all commercial areas across the LNG value chain. Her work has included working with governments, NOCs, IOCs and utilities and she has advised on structuring and optimising LNG supply portfolios. Coupled with her commercial experience is also a strong grounding in fundamental market analysis and strategic planning.
David Ledesma is an independent gas and LNG consultant with 20 years’ LNG experience gained through the development of LNG projects in Asia and the Middle East. David provides commercial, financing and strategic support to national and international energy companies globally. He also gives commercial training courses on LNG in the UK and overseas, writes on gas and LNG and presents regularly at conferences. David was appointed a non-executive Director of Pavilion Energy in 2013, a member of the Energy Advisory Committee of JERA in August 2017 and is also a Chairman of the Natural Gas Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Andy Flower has been working as an Independent Consultant since May 2001 specialising in the LNG business where his areas of expertise include; strategy, marketing, project structures, shipping, pricing, supply and demand and project economics. He retired from BP in 2001 after thirty two years of service, including twenty two years working in the company’s LNG and natural gas business units where he managed BP’s interests in LNG projects in Abu Dhabi, Nigeria, Australia and Qatar and negotiated LNG sales and purchase agreements with buyers in Asia, Europe and the USA.
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