The 16th LNG Supplies for Asian Markets 2022 will return as an in-person event on January 19-20 2022 in Singapore. Themed “Asian LNG Markets in a Carbon Constrained World”, LNGA 2022 will provide a forum for buyers, sellers, traders, investors, shipowners and contractors to discuss the way forward and share insights on how the industry is working towards developing a carbon neutral LNG value chain.
After a successful virtual edition of the 15th LNGA in 2020, the LNGA community will be able to reconnect in person once again in 2022 in a safe and secure environment to discuss how LNG can provide a solution for energy transition and its role in the drive to decarbonisation.
The LNG Supplies for Asian Markets (LNGA) series is Singapore’s pioneering LNG Conference launched by Conference Connection with the Energy Market Authority as hosts in 2005. Held annually and now in its 16th year, LNGA 2022 will continue to bring unique insights of the LNG world marketplace, with the presence of LNG experts, thought leaders and visionaries delivering the latest market and project intelligence and opportunities for regular dialogue, negotiations and business networking.
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.
He 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 where he led the energy program as a Director and Senior Fellow till 2013.
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). He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).
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. 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, he was appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. Dr. Fesharaki 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. Dr.
Fesharaki has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council beginning in 2008 and most recently re-appointed by the US Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette in April 2020.
Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, FGE
Shasha Fesharaki holds an MBA with an emphasis on International Business. He specializes in LNG marketing, and is responsible for providing buyers and sellers with sourcing and placement strategies for LNG and overseas gas consulting activities at FGE.
In addition, he specializes in the Korean market and LNG pricing. Shasha has spoken at a number of natural gas conferences as well as authored numerous reports and studies with respect to the Asia-Pacific LNG market. He also focuses on business development, specifically looking at new growth opportunities for FGE.
President, FGE Group
Dr. Jeff Brown, as President, leads FGE’s research and consulting efforts globally across oil, gas and NGLs. He oversees consultants based in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
FGE has over 350 clients globally subscribing to its various retainer, consulting and commercial advisory services. In addition to specialized consulting, FGE releases over 850 reports annually, ranging from two to 300+ pages. FGE also commits to visit and brief every client at least once annually. Dr. Brown both supervises and engages directly in all of these efforts.
Jeff re-joined FGE seven years ago from JP Morgan where he was Executive Director, Global Commodities Research/Strategy. He was a regular featured speaker at JP Morgan events and published widely on energy markets. Jeff also served as Senior Oil Analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris. During this time, he developed the IEA’s short- to mid-term oil demand forecasting framework and led research examining oil/gas interfuel substitution. Before the IEA, he was a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu where his primary emphasis was LNG Markets East of Suez.
Dr. Brown is the author of many articles in industry, economic, and policy journals and widely cited as an energy expert, including interviews with The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and appearances on news channels such as CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg. He delivers numerous speeches and conducts specialized briefings around the world each year.
Executive Vice President, Shell Energy
Steve is the Executive Vice President of Shell Energy, a leading energy marketing and trading organization responsible for Shell’s global equity LNG, gas, power and environmental products portfolio. Shell Energy also drives market development and gas advocacy efforts to build global demand for LNG and gas. Steve is a member of Shell’s Integrated Gas and Trading & Supply Leadership Teams.
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.
Before 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.
Executive Vice President, CEO, Natural Gas Group, Mitsubishi Corporation
Jun Nishizawa is Executive Vice President and CEO of Natural Gas Group since the appointment in 2019. He is responsible for all the natural gas and LNG businesses of Mitsubishi worldwide, and is taking a leading role within the organization in promoting the energy transformation of Mitsubishi, one of its key corporate agenda.
Jun started his career in Mitsubishi from 1986 as oil trader and has taken the journey in LNG front since 1991. He had played a pivotal role in various LNG projects and had set the foundation for number of new projects that stand at the core of Mitsubishi LNG portfolio today including Indonesia, US and Canada. He also holds positions in Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy under METI and Councilor for The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.
Jun has a bachelor degree in law, Aoyama Gakuin University and is a graduate of Harvard AMP.
Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Executive of Energy Division, NYK Line
Akira Kono is Senior Managing Executive Officer of NYK Line. He joined the company in 1984. He worked at the Liner Division, the Car Carrier Division, and the Corporate Planning Division, before transferring to the Liquid Division (currently Energy Division) in 2006. From this time, he was involved in the energy transportation business, such as the LNG business.
Currently he is the Chairman of Tramp Shipping Strategy Committee, Chief Executive of Energy Division and oversees Dry Bulk Division, Energy Co-ordination Group, Tanker Group, LNG Group, Offshore Business Group, Fuel Group and Green Business Group, in charge of Middle-East Region.
He became Managing Director, NYK LNG (Atlantic) Ltd. (currently known as NYK Energy Transport (Atlantic) Ltd.) in 2009, Senior General Manager, LNG Group in 2012, Corporate Officer in 2015,Managing Corporate Officer in 2017, Senior Managing Corporate Officer in 2020 April and Senior Managing Executive Officer in 2020 June.
Mr. Kono graduated from Waseda University with a bachelor’s degree in Law, in March 1984.
Vice President, Global LNG Marketing, ExxonMobil
Andrew Barry was named Vice President – Global LNG Marketing and Chairman – ExxonMobil LNG
Market Development ExxonMobil Oil & Gas Company 1st April 2021 and is based in Singapore.
Mr. Barry has almost 30 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry and was most recently Managing Director of ExxonMobil PNG Limited and Lead Country Manager for ExxonMobil in Papua New Guinea leading the PNG LNG project joint venture along with expansion, exploration and downstream marketing activities across the country.
Prior to PNG, Mr. Barry was President of ExxonMobil Canada, based in St John’s, Newfoundland. In this capacity he was responsible for ExxonMobil’s production, development and exploration activities across Canada, including the operated assets of Hibernia, Sable and the then under construction Hebron project.
Mr. Barry was awarded a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree, with First Class Honors in 1992 from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. In 1993 he joined Esso Australia Pty Ltd as a Production Engineer and held several Engineering, Operational and Planning positions associated with oil and gas production from Bass Strait, Australia. In 2002 he was awarded a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne.
In 2002 Mr. Barry transferred to Dallas, Texas where he held the positions of Global Energy Advisor and Upstream Strategy Advisor for ExxonMobil Corporation. In 2005 he moved to Doha, Qatar in the
Middle East during which time he held the position of LNG Marketing Manager being later promoted to Vice President of LNG Sales for ExxonMobil Qatar Inc.
In 2010 Mr. Barry moved to Houston, Texas and held the position of Operations Manager for a number of onshore and offshore areas including the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Colorado and Alabama before moving to Canada in 2012 to assume the role of President ExxonMobil Canada.
Mr Barry is married and has three children.
Chief Executive, Energy Market Authority, Singapore
Mr Ngiam Shih Chun is the Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority, which ensures a reliable and secure energy supply, promotes effective competition in the energy market, and develops a dynamic energy sector in Singapore.
Mr Ngiam was formerly the Deputy Secretary (Industry) at the Ministry of Trade and Industry from 2012 to 2018 where he helped shape Singapore’s industrial and economic policies. In 2016, he co-led the Secretariat for the Committee on the Future Economy to develop key strategies to generate economic growth and create good jobs for Singaporeans.
He has held various appointments in the Emeritus Senior Minister's Office, the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and Ministry of Home Affairs. Mr Ngiam is currently a board member of the Energy Market Authority, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and St Andrew’s Community Services.
He holds a Master’s degree in Science (Financial Engineering) from National University of Singapore in 2002 and a Master’s degree in Science (Management) from Stanford University, USA, 2006. Mr Ngiam was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2016.
Managing Director, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited
Executive Officer, Senior General Manager, LNG Business Department, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd
Joined Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. in 1990. He has been Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of LNG business Department, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. as well as President of Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd. since April 2020. And he was also appointed as President of TG Global Trading Co., Ltd. established in September 2020.
He has extensive work experiences in sales and service to commercial customers, including serving as Chief Representative of Asia Pacific Regional Office at Kuala Lumpur and as an invited researcher of Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Keio University in 1990.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, NextDecade Corporation
Matthew (Matt) Schatzman was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) on February 1, 2018.
Mr. Schatzman was subsequently elected Chairman of the Board of Directors effective June 4, 2019. He joined the company as President and member of the Board of Directors on September 18, 2017. Mr. Schatzman has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, including as Executive Vice President Global Energy Marketing and Shipping and member of the Group Executive Committee at BG Group where he was responsible for the company’s global marketing, trading and shipping activities for LNG, crude oil and natural gas.
During his tenure at BG Group, Mr. Schatzman played a pivotal role in the success and growth of BG Group’s LNG business, transforming it into a global leader in flexible LNG supply and trading. Mr. Schatzman also held senior executive roles at Dynegy and started his career at Transco Pipeline, a subsidiary of Williams.
In addition to managing an international portfolio of LNG, shipping, and commodity trading positions, Mr. Schatzman’s expertise extends to hedging, risk management and process improvement across a diverse portfolio of development and operating assets.
Mr. Schatzman graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and is a member of the National Petroleum Council.
President & CEO, Tellurian Inc
Octávio Simões was named President and CEO of Tellurian Inc. on November 30, 2020.
Previously he was an EVP, LNG Marketing and Business Development and a member of the Executive Committee at Tellurian engaged in all aspects of the LNG industry.
Before he joined Tellurian, he was President and CEO of Sempra LNG & Midstream where he was responsible for all LNG and natural gas midstream activities, including the company's efforts at Cameron LNG, Energia Costa Azul LNG and Port Arthur LNG. Prior responsibilities include business development, acquisitions, engineering and construction, operations and asset management in power generation, as well as financial and strategic planning.
Simões has degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts. Simões is a native of Lisbon, Portugal.
President & Chief Operating Officer, Diamond Gas International Pte Ltd
Gen Kunihiro is President and COO of Diamond Gas International (DGI), a wholly-owned LNG marketing, trading and shipping subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation. DGI handles Mitsubishi’s global LNG portfolio, and works in close collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation’s global network to deliver integrated solutions across the entire gas value chain.
Gen has over twenty-years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Upon graduating from the Faculty of Law at Keio University he joined Mitsubishi Corporation and started his career on steel products export business. From early 2000’s his business focus shifted to oil and gas industry and worked on major LNG projects in Russia and Australia. In 2019, Gen was appointed General Manager of Global Marketing Department the of Mitsubishi’s Natural Gas Business Division and in March 2020 started his present role in Singapore.
Prior to assuming his role at DGI in Singapore, Gen’s postings included a stint in Jakarta (1998-2003) and Perth (2015-2018).
VP LNG Strategy & Communication, Cheniere Marketing Ltd, UK
Dr. Andrew Walker is the Vice President for LNG Strategy and Communication for Cheniere.
He is located in London and is responsible for the LNG Strategy and Market Outlook of Cheniere, reporting into the Chief Commercial Officer.
Until October 2015 he was Vice President for Global LNG - and prior to that Head of LNG Strategy - at BG Group where he worked for over 20 years before joining Cheniere.
During his career in LNG he has been located in Singapore, Egypt, the USA and UK and has worked on numerous LNG projects including Atlantic LNG in Trinidad and Tobago, Egyptian LNG, and Dragon LNG in the UK.
Dr. Walker has a Doctorate in Geology from Imperial College, University of London.
LNGA is a preferred platform for sponsorship where Asia’s LNG buyers and sellers meet. Every year LNGA attracts more than 40% – 60% first time attendees, with exponential networking and business opportunities. In its 16th year, LNGA 2022 provides premium networking opportunities to increase your company’s visibility and boost your business potential to a highly targeted audience of senior LNG & Natural Gas executives. The conference is expected to attract approximately 100-150 participants from more than 25 countries worldwide.
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