Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well-recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.
Dr. Fesharaki received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He joined the East-West Center in 1979 and led the energy program for some two decades.
In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies) — Japan’s largest oil company. He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy
In 1995, he was elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy. Dr. Fesharaki has since been reappointed to the National Petroleum Council in April 2016 and June 2018. He received the Outstanding
Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. He is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors.
Member of the Executive Committee
and Head of Origination
Chris Bake is a member of the Vitol Executive Committee. Since joining Vitol in 1995, Mr. Bake has held various management positions in the Dubai, Bahrain, London, Buenos Aires and Houston offices. He is currently Chairman of VTTI, an independent provider of global energy storage and Chair of Vivo, the company behind the Shell brand in Africa. Formerly, Chris worked for BP and Phibro and holds a BA in International Business and Marketing from the University of Texas.
Chief Executive Officer
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
Nizar M. Al-Adsani, Chief Executive Officer with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.
Has Bachelors in Science (Mechanical Engineering) from South Dakota State University.
Started with Kuwait Oil Company in 1984 as Engineer till November 1999 as General Superintendent.
Promoted as Manager Planning & Investment Coordination in Kuwait Petroleum Corporation till September 2004.
Promoted as Executive Director Business Administration in Khafji Joint Operations till November 2007.
In November 2007 promoted as Deputy Managing Director (KJO) in Kuwait Gulf Oil Company.
In October 2009 he was named as Chairman of Joint Operating Committee at (KJO).
In June 2011, joined KUFPEC in the role of Chairman & Managing Director and Board Member.
In May 2013, Joined Kuwait Petroleum Corporation as Chief Executive Officer.
Government of Fujairah
Fujairah Oil Industry Zone
Cockett Marine Oil DMCC
Chief Executive Officer
Managing Partner, Fichte & Co
The Society for Gas As
A Marine Fuel, UK
President and CEO
Refinery Automation Institute, LLC
William Tan is a trained Environmental/Public Engineer and has a Masters Degree in International Business. Beginning his career as a Project Engineer for a waste treatment company, he progressed to Senior Sales Executive in the Specialty Chemicals Division of a multinational company.
In 1994, he joined DNV Petroleum Services, first as Senior Sales Executive and then as Assistant Sales Manager, marketing their Fuel Quality Testing Programs to Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Philippines. During these years, he conducted numerous seminars for the Korean and Japanese shipping community on bunkering matters. William founded Marine Fuel Consultants International Pte Ltd in the year 2000 with a group of marine engineers, fuel consultants and claim specialists, providing services of fuel quality management and claims handling.
William's key expertise lies in the areas of quality and product specification; test parameters and methods; sampling and sample collection procedures; blending calculation and loading procedures; the handling and usage of marine fuels, loss mitigation and loss control management and documentation. From November 2002, William Tan joined Miyabi Industries Pte Ltd as the Vice President. Miyabi Industries Pte Ltd is an Engineering and Consultancy firm specialising in fuel, lubricants and refining processes. The company's services have been actively sought after by the industry which includes handling of claims to recovery of loses and technical advice.
Residue Trading Manager
BP Oil International Ltd, UK
Fujairah Oil Terminal FZC
Head of Bunkers for Asia & ME
Legal and Contractual Affairs
Global Operations Manager FOBAS
Lloyds Register EMEA, UK
Global Head of Energy Pricing
and Co-Head of Content
S&P Global Platts
VTTI Fujairah Terminals Ltd Fzc
Business Development Manager
Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)