LNG Supplies for Asian Markets March 5 - 8 2019, Singapore

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Official Opening & Ministerial Addresses By

Dr. Koh Poh Koon

Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Trade and Industry

Mr. Masato Sasaki

Petroleum & Natural Gas Division
Ministry of Economy
Trade & Industry

Advisory Committee Chairman

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki


FUJCON 2019 Keynote: State-of-the-Global Oil Market Outlook

MPGC 2019

  • 'Conference Co-Chairmen Welcome Remarks' and 'Conference Chairman’s Crystal Ball'
  • MPGC Hard Talk Co-Host
  • Session Chair - TRADING KEYNOTES
  • Workshop - The Race to IMO D-Day: Earthquake or much Ado about Nothing

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. Joined the East-West Center in 1979 and was a Senior Fellow leading energy-related research till end 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)—Japan’s largest oil company. Dr. Fesharaki was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

In 1995, 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 and re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. 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.

Conference Co-Chairmen

Mr. Shasha Fesharaki

Executive Vice Chairman
& Managing Director

MPGC 2019

  • Session Chair - Medium & Long Term LNG Outlook - Role of the Middle East (Panel 4)

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.

Dr. Jeff Brown


MPGC 2019

  • MPGC Hard Talk Co-Host
  • Session Chair - The MPGC 'ALL STAR' Analysts (Panel 1)
  • Workshop - The Race to IMO D-Day: Earthquake or much Ado about Nothing

Dr. Jeff Brown, as President, leads FGE’s oil and gas consulting teams. He is based at our Asian headquarters in Singapore, working closely with FGE consultants in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Jeff re-joined FGE from JP Morgan where he was Executive Director, Global Commodities Research/Strategy, working closely with clients globally. He was a regularly featured speaker at JP Morgan events and published widely on energy markets. Aside from his previous management roles with FGE, Jeff also served as Senior Oil Analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris, where he was co-author of the monthly Oil Market Report. 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. Jeff has a Ph.D. in Economics.

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 CNBC and Bloomberg. He delivers numerous speeches and conducts specialized briefings around the world each year. He also regularly leads commercial advisory services and projects focusing on downstream oil and LNG.

Distinguished Panel of Speakers Include

Mr. Steve Hill

Executive Vice President
Shell Energy, Shell

Mr. Peter Coleman

Chief Executive Officer
& Managing Director
Woodside Energy Ltd.

Ms. Fatema Mohamed Al Nuaimi

Chief Executive Officer
Supply Chain Management

Mr. Maciej Woźniak

Vice President - Trade
Polish Oil & Gas Company (PGNiG)

Mr. Hiroki Sato

Chief Fuel Transactions Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, JERA Co., Inc., Japan

Mr. Peter Botten

Managing Director
Oil Search Limited

Mr. Frank Kretschmer

Senior Vice President
LNG Marketing
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific

Ms. Sarah Behbehani

SVP LNG Trading
JERA Global Market

Mr. Philip Olivier

Senior Vice-President LNG
TOTAL, France

Mr. Wapu Sonk

Managing Director
Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited
Papua New Guinea

Mr. Gordon Waters

Global Head of LNG, ENGIE

Mr. Keith Martin

Chief Executive Officer
Uniper Global Commodities SE

MPGC 2019

    Topic: Is Trading the Key to a Low Carbon Economy?

Keith Martin, born 1968, studied history at Liverpool University (United Kingdom) from 1987 to 1990. After completing his B.A., he worked for Shell UK as an Analyst in Supply & Logistic from 1990 to 1995. From 1991 to 1996, he also worked as manager of retail at Shell UK. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Martin served as divisional Director of Optimization and Logistic at Shell UK, after which he worked for Shell Energy Trading as Manager of European Energy Trading from 2000 to 2005. Thereafter, Mr. Martin joined Gazprom Marketing & Trading, London (UK), where he held various positions in the period from 2005 to 2013, serving as Commercial Director from 2005 to 2009 and as Executive Director Global Business Development from 2011 to 2013.

From 2013 until February 20, 2016, Mr. Martin served as Vice President Gas, Power, Carbon and LNG at Petrochina, London (UK). Since March 1, 2016, he has served on the board of management of Uniper SE as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) responsible for Coal, LNG & Freight, Power & Gas, Sales, Procurement, Real Estate Management, Global Origination and Market Analytics.

Mr. Kentaro Kimoto

Managing Executive Officer
Gas Resources & Energy Production
Division, Tokyo Gas

Dr. Andrew Seck

Vice President
LNG Marketing & Shipping
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Mr. Ngiam Shih Chun

Chief Executive
Energy Market Authority

Mr. Frédéric Barnaud

Group CEO
Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd

Dr. Zheng Hongtao

Energy Trading & Marketing
ENN Group, China

Mr. M. Adnan Gilani

Managing Director/CEO
Pakistan LNG Ltd, Pakistan

Mr. Filippo Gotti

Vice President LNG
Business Development
ENI Gas & LNG Marketing and Power

Mr. Richard Wrightson

Executive General Manager
Wholesale Markets
AGL Energy, Australia

Mr. Albert Jen

Deputy Director
Department of Fuels
Taiwan Power Company

Mr. John Quirke

Chief Technical Officer
Meralco PowerGen Corporation

Mr. Mehdi Chennoufi

General Manager East of Suez
and Director of Eastern LNG
Shell Trading

MPGC 2019

  • LNG Trading (Panel 3)
    Topic: The Growing Need for LNG

Mehdi holds Masters in Economics and Business Administration from Paris and Oxford University. He started his career with KPMG in the first half of the nineties where he got acquainted with the rigour of economic analysis and the art of interpreting accounts. He then joined Shell in London at the turn of the century and focused on Gas and LNG business development in Levant before moving to Egypt to grow Shell’s CNG and LDC footprint.

In 2004 he was appointed as the Shell shareholder representative in Oman LNG out of the Dubai office and in 2008 was appointed as the general manager of LNG Supply and Trading business for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

In December 2010, Mehdi was appointed GM LNG Origination and Business Development for the West Region covering the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, Africa and South America and in October 2016, Mehdi moved to Singapore as the GM for the East of Suez region.

Mr. Ryosuke Tsugaru

Chief Executive, Diamond Gas International Pte Ltd, Singapore

Mr. Tom Earl

Chief Commercial Officer
Venture Global LNG Inc.

Mr. Stuart Taylor

Senior Vice President
Marketing and New Ventures
& Corporate Development Officer
Jordan Cove LNG/Pembina Pipeli

Mr. Matt Schatzman

President & Chief Executive Officer
NextDecade Corporation

Mr. Tarek Souki

Senior Vice President LNG
Marketing and Trading
Tellurian Inc.

Mr. Javier Moret

Global Head of LNG
RWE Supply and Trading

Mr. Damien Criddle

CEO & Founder

Mr. Gregorio Morales

Director for Business
Development & Origination
Naturgy, Spain

Mr. Greg Vesey

CEO & Managing Director
LNG Limited, USA

Mr. Sid Bambawale

LNG Trading Manager (Asia)
Vitol Group

Mr. Will Barker

Executive Director
Western Gas Corporation

Mr. Andy Flower

LNG & Natural Gas Consultant

Mr. Andy Flower has been working as a consultant in LNG & Natural Gas since his retirement from BP in 2001. During his 22 years working on LNG in BP, Andy managed BP’s interests in projects in Nigeria, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Australia. He also led a team responsible for evaluating potential new projects in PNG, Venezuela, Angola, Egypt, Indonesia and Iran. His expertise is in the commercial aspects of LNG including, marketing, project development, supply and demand, contracts, pricing, shipping
and short-term trading. He has run LNG courses in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. He is the author of many articles in journals and chapters in books on LNG and natural gas.

Mr. Marc Howson

LNG Market Development
S&P Global Platts

Dr. Tatiana Mitrova

Director, Energy Center
SKOLKOVO Moscow School
of Management, Russia

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