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LNG Global Congress 2015 early speaker line up

LNG Global Congress 2015 early speaker line up

Guy Broggi Head of LNG Supply TOTAL GAS & POWER

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).

Helena Wisden Senior Trading Manager Cheniere

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.

Alan Buxton Chief Operating Officer GASOL

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 Corporate Expert – Liquefied Gas BERNHARD SCHULTE SHIPMANAGEMENT

Howard Rogers Senior Research Fellow OXFORD INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY STUDIES

Costanza Jacazio Senior Gas Expert IEA

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).

Claire Wright Business Economics Manager SHELL

Dr Thierry Bros Senior Analyst, European Gas and LNG Markets SOCIETE GENERALE

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.

Ralf Dickel Senior Advisor Team Consult

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.


Michal Krepelka Senior Commodity Analyst CEZ

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.

Alain Bourgeois Vice President, Natural Gas Bergen Energi

Masaki Ohtsu Senior Technical Adviser Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Japan

Pierre Cotin VP Strategy, Development & Sales ELENGY

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.

Stefaan Adriaens Commercial Manager Gate Terminal

David Ledesma Independent Consultant  SOUTH-COURT LTD

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 Wildgoose Senior Gas And LNG Consultant Poten

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.

Andrew Clifton General Manager SIGTTO

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 Fulwood Principal, Global Gas NEXANT and Chair, IGU Gas Pricing Group

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 Managing Director Penguin Energy Consultants

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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(updated 20 May 2015)

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