Jitraporn Inchunjiw is currently the Head, Natural Gas Supply Section in the fuel management division of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and has worked with the company since 1997. She is involved in the study of the standaloneLNG terminal’s investment for the power plant. With 17 years of experience in fuel gas contract management she has been involved in negotiating the Gas Sale Agreement (GSA) for Chana Power Plant between EGAT and PTT including the negotiation of Mou for the three new power plants. She has also collaborated the feasibility study of Lankrabue power plant re powering project and the study the third pipeline’s investment supervise the gas pipeline tariffication model between EGAT and PTT. Jitraporn has a Bachelor of Engineering (March 1997) from Khon Kaen University, Thailand and a Master of Economics Kasetsart University Bangkok.
Graham Westgarth has served as Chief Operating Officer since June 2013. He previously served as our Executive Vice President, Operations and Strategy, from January 2013 until June 2013. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer of our subsidiary GasLog Partners since its inception. From 1999 through 2012, Mr. Westgarth was a member of the Senior Leadership team of Teekay Shipping, most recently serving as executive vice president of innovation, technology and projects of Teekay Shipping, which included commercial and operational responsibility for a number of FSO’s. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Westgarth served as president, Teekay Marine Services with responsibility for 5,000 sea and shore staff andthe technical management of 200 vessels. During this period he also served as chief executive officer of Teekay Petrojarlfollowing its acquisition by Teekay Corporation. From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Westgarth was employed by Maersk CompanyLimited, the last 5 years of which he served as General Manager of the Maersk UK flag fleet. From 2009 to 2014, Mr.Westgarth was the chairman of INTERTANKO, an industry organization, which represents 80% of the world’s independent tanker owners and operators. Mr. Westgarth’s sea service includes serving in various ranks with Common Bros, Rowbotham Tankers, and Maersk Company Limited. He was promoted to Master at age 29 and subsequently served on crude/product carriers, LPG and chemical carriers. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Senior Executive Development Program.
Carmen López-Contreras is currently a senior analyst for the Gas&Power Planning team in Repsol. With 15 years’ experience in the energy business, Mrs. López-Contreras started her career in ExxonMobil Supply and Distribution Department in 2.000, specialising in hydrocarbons contract negotiation, supply optimization and inventory control. In 2.008 she joined the Controllers Department at CLH (Main hydrocarbons logistics company in Spain), where she specialized in financing analysis and reporting. In 2.010 she joined Stream (Repsol-Gas Natural LNG) at the Strategic Planning department and acquired a deep knowledge of gas and LNG global markets and specialized in gas spot prices evolution. She joined Repsol in 2.014 at the Planning, Control and Market Analysis Department and she keeps monitoring the gas and LNG markets and developing its own research and analysis.
Ms. Kathleen Eisbrenner is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of NextDecade LLC, a company positioned to create innovative opportunities in the United States and international integrated natural gas industry. NextDecade brings together a team of industry-leading partners with the purpose of developing floating and land based LNG projects around the world. Current projects include Rio Grande LNG and Pelican Island LNG. Ms. Eisbrenner previously worked as Executive Vice President at Royal Dutch Shell, responsible for Shell’s Global LNG strategy and was the CEO and Founder of Excelerate Energy,a proven industry leader, LNG importer and marketer. Ms. Eisbrenner is a member of the US National Petroleum Council and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). In addition, she formerly served as a board member of Chesapeake Energy Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and currently resides in Texas.
Helena has worked in a number of LNG market-facing positions at companies including Marex Spectron and Poten. She joined the commercial team at Cheniere three years ago to develop LNG trading in the short term market. With Cheniere’s first liquefaction plant due to start producing in 2015 she is currently focused on creating trading opportunities for the company’s short term LNG cargoes.
Mike has been Director of Major Projects for AECOM since 2013 and has over 25 years of major project and programme experience across a wide range of process related industries. He is responsible for all Major Energy and Industrial Projects in EMEA. Mike carries extensive strategic and major project execution insight and currently provides valuable advice to clients through early development and implementation stages. Prior to AECOM Mike progressed his career via a range of major contracting and consulting companies including Kvaerner, Aker, John Brown and Davy.
The “buzz” and the excitement that surrounds moving commodities from a supply-surplus market to a demand-surplus market is what led Ashish to form Tribecca.
Before starting Tribecca Brookman, Ashish worked for Compass Lexecon, an economic consulting firm. He worked on the bankruptcy cases involving American Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines. In addition, Ashish also assisted in the comprehensive valuation of power generation assets for both a PE firm and a distressed debt trading desk. Prior to Compass, Ashish worked in transitional roles for a power and natural gas proprietary trading desk, and an equity research desk. Ashish graduated magna cum laude from Boston University, with concentrations in Finance & Accounting, and a minor in Computer Science.
Matthew Monteverde has a decade of experience analysing global energy markets. His career with Argus began in New York where he focused on the rapidly changing US wholesale gas and power markets before shifting attention to the newer markets of Europe. Matthew was a long serving editor of Argus European Natural Gas, a leading source of analysis, news and prices for the European market. He has served as Argus’ senior analyst and is now its vice president for generating fuels.
Tatiana Fayzullina has been working for Gazprom Marketing & Trading Ltd, UK since 2008. Currently she holds the position of Head of Gas for Transport to develop LNG retail business for Gazprom. Prior to this, Ms Fayzullina held several positions in carbon origination and trading in the UK as well as government and academia in Russia. Tatiana is a fellow of the international organisation “Leadership for Environment and Development”, which inspires leadership for a sustainable world. Ms Fayzullina holds Masters of Science in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London (2004) and Masters of Laws from Kazan State University (Russia).
Johan P Tutturen has more than 30 years of experience in the maritime oil and gas industry embracing a huge variety of technical aspects as well as managing people and managers. He graduated from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in 1983 followed by several technical positions in the navy with the latest assignment as chief engineer on-board a frigate (steam propulsion) before joining DNV GL in 1990. He has 14 years of operational experience in the Far East (Korea and Japan) from plan approval activities to ship new-building site supervision (oil and gas (LNG) tankers) and more than 5 years as Country Manager for DNV GL in Japan. Tutturen’s experience also encompasses 5 years as Head of the new-building department at our Head Office in Oslo and is presently Business Director for Gas Carriers
Niall Trimble has worked on gas and LNG sales contracts since 1980. He worked initially for British Gas as one of the teams negotiating contracts from UKCS fields. He set up the Energy Contract Company in 1988 and since then he has worked on contracts covering gas sales, LNG sales and LNG terminals for clients all over Europe. He has also worked on LNG import projects in the UK,Netherlands, Cyprus, Lithuania, Poland Malta and on an LNG export project in Mexico. His work on pipeline gas includes nine recent agreements for the sale of gas on a traded basis for fields in the North Sea and long term contracts in Ireland, Norway, Germany and Jamaica.
Mr. Tord Johnsson has for more than 20 years been in different management positions in Wärtsilä involving sales and construction of powerplants. He is presently the Area Business Development Manager for Wärtsilä Power Plants, Oil and Gas Business in Europe and Africa.
Shri S. Narayanan is presently working as Managing Director in Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation Limited Hyderabad, a Joint venture Company promoted by GAIL India Limited and the Government of Andhra Pradesh and is responsible for establishing the infrastructure across the state for distribution and marketing of Natural Gas. He is also responsible for identifying new business initiatives and development of new pipeline network within the state of Andhra Pradesh. He started his career as an engineer with DCW, Tamil Nadu and has worked in various capacities in different companies such as Associated Cement Company Limited Hindustan Brown Boveri, Baroda (Presently ABB) etc and served ONGC before joining GAIL (India) Limited earlier known as Gas Authority of India Limited in 1985. Since then has served the organization in various capacities and at various locations across the country including hard locations like Samakhiali, Agartala Tripura Assam etc. to name a few. In GAIL, he has been serving in all the fields such as Operation, Projects, Marketing etc. and was Officer In-Charge for most of his tenure in GAIL from the beginning and he was also in charge for KG Basin network in the state of Andhra Pradesh, heading the Operations and Maintenance of KG Basin Natural gas pipeline network and also VSPL LPG pipeline. During his period, GAIL has seen smooth commissioning of Reliance D-6 gas to reach the peak level of Natural gas handling to 17 MMSCMD of gas in KG Basin. He was also responsible for Vizag-Secundrabad LPG pipeline and revived the VSPL pipeline, to make it a profit centre in short period.
Zach Allen is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Pan EurAsian is an energy project and finance advisory firm with a special focus on LNG and power generation projects. Zach as spent most of his 40 year consulting career based in the US, but also spent 11 years living and working on gas production, power projects and privatizations in Central Europe from 1991to 2002. Zach has a BS degree in Physics from Yale and an MBA from Harvard. He has worked extensively in the coal, natural gas, and new energy technologies sectors of the energy business and has experience with clients on a global basis. Pan EurAsian also provides the NATS LNG information service, providing users with daily data and commentary on the global LNG business. Zach has authored numerous articles on energy related topics, spoken at many energy conferences and testified before various governmental bodies on energy, including the US Senate.
Yvonne Barton has worked in the International gas business for 30 years. Starting in the upstream with BP and then British Gas she has worked extensively in UK, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Her experience in gas contracts started with marketing the first non-British Gas contracts in the North Sea, then continued in gas and LNG supply worldwide. As Senior Associate of the Energy Contract Company based in Italy, Yvonne has a unique perspective on southern European and Mediterranean gas and power markets. In recent years Yvonne has led the commercial development of LNG and pipeline projects in Albania, Cyprus, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, UK and the Caribbean.
Larry Persily is the former federal coordinator for Alaska North Slope natural gas pipeline projects, serving in that presidentially appointed position from March 2010 through March 2015. He currently is a special adviser to municipal government in Alaska on the proposed Alaska LNG project. He also worked for more than a decade on Alaska oil and gas issues for three governors and the state legislature. He was deputy commissioner at the Alaska Department of Revenue and later worked in the governor’s Washington DC office on oil and gas, tax and transportation issues. Before joining government, Persily worked as a journalist in Alaska for more than 20 years. He also has worked as an investigator for the state ombudsman office, as a municipal budget and tax adviser, and as a writer and editor on several fiscal policy and oil and gas research projects in the state.
Kwok Wan is the LNG editor at Argus. He is responsible for the publication, Argus LNG Daily providing LNG price assessments, analysis, and news. Before joining Argus, he worked at Petroleum Economist and Reuters. He also has a post graduate diploma in journalism and a master’s degree in theoretical physics.
Ms. Costanza Jacazio joined the IEA in November 2014, where she works as Senior Gas Expert at the Gas, Coal and Power Division. Prior to that, she was Head of macro and fuel analysis at Fortum - a large utility in the Nordics. In her role, she was in charge of providing fuel price forecasts and risk assessments, feeding into the company’s power and fuel trading strategies. She was also responsible for supporting the public affairs department and senior management on economic and fuel-related issues. Costanza was Senior Energy Strategist in Barclays Capital Commodities Research team, between 2006 and 2011 and Gas Economist in BP between 2004 and 2006. Costanza holds a Msc. in Economics from Warwick University (UK) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Turin (Italy).
Guy joined Total in 1978 as an IT expert for E&P activities after graduated from “Ecole des Mines” (Nancy) and was appointed Head of LNG Supply for the Group in 2006 after having held a number of technical and commercial posts, specially focused, during the last 20 years, on the commercial development of the LNG business for Total in Jakarta, Tokyo and London. Guy has been in chargeof commercial operations for Total’s natural gas business in Buenos Aires and the UK (London & Aberdeen). He is responsible for supplying Total’s LNG portfolio through longterm sales contracts. He is a non-executive director of Total Gas and Power (UK).
Stephanie Wilson is the Managing Editor of the Asian LNG team, responsible for Platts Japan Korea Marker (JKM) assessment, Asian LNG market coverage and news. Based in Singapore since 2011, she joined Platts in September 2012 after six years of covering a wide variety of petrochemical and energy markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Stephanie holds a BA Hons degree in journalism from the University of Westminster, London.
Tadas Matulionis has 16 years of large industrial project management and international commercial experience. Prior to joining Klaipedos Nafta AB, Tadas Matulionis was a corporate director for the electricity holding company uniting most of electricity assets in Lithuania. At Klaipedos Nafta Mr. Matulionis is a member of company’s management team and initially was focusing on the development of an LNG import terminal during project phase. Shortly after LNG terminal was launched into operation in December 2014, Mr. Matulionis was assigned as the head of the LNG terminal. Mr. Matulionis graduated with an engineering degree from Kaunas University of Technology and holds EMBA from Baltic Management Institute. He is a PMP and Prince2 Practitioner.
Mr. Buxton has been COO of Gasol since February 2012. He joined from Standard Bank plc, where he was a Managing Director and Global Head of its Power and Infrastructure Group with responsibility for building the bank’s franchise in emerging markets, including Africa, and advising clients on domestic and cross border transactions. Prior to working with Standard Bank plc, he was a core member of Royal Bank of Canada’s Infrastructure Group from 2000 until 2008. He joined Royal Bank of Canada after three years at International Power plc where he led the development of new power projects, and the evaluation and acquisition of existing generating assets, in Europe, the Middle East and India.
Chris Clucas is Group Fleet Director at Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement. Born on the Isle of Man, he graduated in 1973 with a B.Sc (Sp Hons) Chemistry degree from Sheffield (UK). During 5 years at the International Chamber of Shipping he compiled the ICS Gas Guide and was on the “Lakey Group” that wrote the original IGC Code. After a year in oil/petchem storage operations, he graduated with an MSc in Cryogenics from Southampton (UK) in 1979. He then worked on LNG plant design with British Gas, before spending 11 years with Kosan operating their LPG ships (Copenhagen) and plant/distribution (Isle of Man). He joined BSM in 1990, looking after LPG, Ethylene & LNG newbuild design & operation and training. He is Chair of SIGTTO’s GPC & contributes to various committees, including the IGC Code Revision group, and he holds a Patent in LNGC propulsion arrangement. His consultancy work includes LPG & LNG ship design and training, and he has been called as an Expert Witness for various LPG & LNG disputes. Chris was elected the Inaugural President of the newly-formed Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel in 2013.
Howard Rogers joined the Institute in January 2009 and succeeded Jonathan Stern as Director of the Natural Gas Programme in October 2011. Prior to joining the Institute Howard was with BP for 29 years, mostly in business development, strategy, planning, mergers and acquisitions and negotiation roles in upstream oil and gas in European, North American, Middle East and FSU locations. In 1999 Howard joined BP’s Gas and Power division and in 2003 he became Head of Global Gas Fundamental Analysis. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Howard has published research papers and authored book chapters on LNG price arbitrage between the regional markets of Asia, Europe and North America, shale gas in the US and UK, The interaction between wind power generation and gas in the UK and the outlook for gas with CCS. More recently Howard and Jonathan Stern have jointly written papers on the transition to hub-based pricing in Europe and the changing roles and risks of key players and also on the challenges to JCC pricing in Asian LNG markets.
Thierry Bros was appointed, in October 2010, Senior European Gas and LNG Analyst for SG. Thierry joined Société Générale in 2007, as Senior Financial Analyst, to provide clients with recommendations on listed pan-European gas stocks and in-depth research on gas issues. Thierry covered the gas chain from upstream to downstream with BG Group, Centrica, Enagas, Gas Natural, Gazprom, GDF SUEZ and Snam Rete Gas. Thierry was, from 2002 to 2007, Senior Oil & Gas expert at the French Department of Trade and Industry, where he represented France on oil markets and emergency questions at the International Energy Agency (Paris), the European Commission and the Energy Charter (Brussels). His responsibilities included providing global reviews for top French officials covering oil and gas issues and negotiating European directives. As a gas specialist, Thierry reviewed the regulations governing the opening up and liberalization of the French gas market and supervised the Contingency Gas Plan. Prior to that, Thierry was, for six years, Head of Internal Communication at IFP. Dr. Bros is also a visiting faculty professor at several universities and a speaker at international conferences on gas-related subjects.
Michal Krepelka works in the Market Analysis Team of the Strategy Division in the Czech power utility CEZ. His areas of focus include the analysis of power and fuel markets fundamentals, hedging strategies modeling or investment/strategic choices assessment. Prior to CEZ, he worked for Veolia Environnement, and ExxonMobil in Prague in various financial positions. Michal holds a master’s degree from University of Economics and Charles University in Prague.
Mr Cotin joined Elengy beginning 2009, at the creation of this GDF SUEZ affiliate, to take charge of the commercial aspects of the business. Previously, he was Deputy CFO at GRTgaz, the French gas transportation system operator. His previous experience includes various positions such as Trading & Supply Corporate Director of SPE-Luminus in Belgium, Head of Commercial Dispatching and Contract Negotiator for long term gas supplies at Gaz de France. Pierre holds Engineering Degrees from Ecole Centrale de Lyon and IFP School. Elengy currently owns and operates the LNG terminals of Montoir-de-Bretagne, on France’s Atlantic coast, and Fos-Tonkin, on the shores of the Mediterranean. It operates also the terminal of Fos Cavaou, detained by the company of the LNG terminal of Fos Cavaou (STMFC), subsidiary in more than 70 % with Total.
David is an independent consultant with nearly 20 years LNG experience gained through the development of LNG projects in Asia, Middle East and Europe. David provides commercial, financing and strategic support to National and International energy companies globally. He also gives commercial training courses on LNG. David is a Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and is co-author for the books “Gas in Asia” (June 2008); “Middle East Gas & North African Gas” (March 2011) and he is currently working with the Institute on a book on gas and LNG pricing.
Graeme is a Senior Gas and LNG Consultant with Poten and has 12 years of in-depth experience of consultancy to the various elements of the LNG sector, from liquefaction through to regasification terminal development and end user markets, for a range of clients including LNG buyers and sellers, project sponsors, investors, lenders and government agencies. Since joining Poten, Graeme has provided support to a number of regasification terminal developers, including FSRU-based projects, covering commercial, economic, technical, market and regulatory issues. Graeme holds a BEng Hons. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.
Ralf Dickel is Senior Advisor for Team Consult – Gas and Power. Experience as an international energy consulting firm in Berlin. He is also Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies and member of the EU Russia Gas Advisory Council. From October 2004 to September 2010 Ralf Dickel joined the Energy Charter Secretariat as Director of Trade and Transit. Since October 2001 he was heading the Energy Diversification Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA), the energy arm of the OECD in Paris, being responsible for Policy Analysis of Energy Markets and of Energy Market Reform. Before joining the IEA he worked as Senior Specialist for Oil and Gas Policy for the World Bank, after a long career with Ruhrgas, the largest German gas company, where he held various managing positions both in the gas purchase and the gas sales department. Ralf Dickel is a German national and has an advanced degree in Mathematics from the University of Tübingen and an advanced degree in economics from the University of Giessen.
Andrew Clifton became General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) in November 2012. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, not least over 30 years in the liquefied gas shipping industry. This involvement includes 19 years at sea, mainly on liquefied gas carriers, a first class honours degree in shipping operations and shore managerial experience over the last 12 years. The latter includes three years working at the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), almost two years in the SIGTTO Secretariat as a Technical Adviser and, most recently, over five years based in Indonesia as LNG Shipping Operations Manager for the BP Tangguh LNG project.
In this most recent posting Andrew was responsible for the project’s shipping activities and overseeing their development, from construction through vessel delivery to the plant commissioning and entry into service of the ships built to serve the project.
Andrew was also the SIGTTO Panel chairman from October 2008. Andrew is the eighth and youngest General Manager and the first GM who was formerly a Technical Adviser at the Society
Mike is a Principal in the Global Gas consulting business of Nexant, a global software and consulting business. Mike has almost 30 years of experience in the energy industry and joined Nexant in September 2008 following Nexant’s acquisition of the Energy Markets consulting business. Prior to forming Energy Markets in 1997, Mike worked as a Director at British Gas Transco.
David Haynes is a technical advisor at the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel, SGMF is a new NGO formed in 2013 and David joined them in June 2014.
David has spent 28 years in the gas industry including 16 years working full time on all aspects of LNG including liquefaction plants, import terminals, small facilities and more latterly floating LNG. He is a chartered process engineer. Much of David’s career has been spent with BG Group and more latterly with GL Noble Denton. His project portfolio has been fully international ranging from China to USA and from Norway to Australia via the Middle East and North Africa. David is also acknowledged as a conference speaker and training course tutor. He has also spent time working on coal gasification, industrial energy use, fuel cells and power generation.
He is currently based in London for SGMF.
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