Denis Bonhomme, who holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin (USA) and a Diploma of the EM Lyon, spent 11 years in the oil sector with Elf and Total. He was Corporate Treasurer in charge of oil and gas assets financing for 5 years in Aberdeen and London, and Business Development Manager in the Natural Gas Department working on the development of LNG assets in Nigeria and power and gas assets in the Middle East.
He then spent 4 years at McKinsey specialising in energy and financial assignments for clients in the energy and industrial sector, and 2 years in the retail industry, before joining SUEZ in 2006 as Strategy Director for the Energy Services business line. He was appointed Strategy Director in 2010 for GDF SUEZ LNG, the LNG Business Unit of GDF SUEZ (now ENGIE). He is presently based in Singapore, concurrently Senior Vice President Business Development Asia for the ENGIE LNG Business Unit, and Managing Director of the ENGIE LNG Singapore Pte Ltd.
Nigel began his professional career as a geophysicist working on upstream exploration and production in the North Sea in 1986. His 22 years of senior executive experience in the energy sector includes extensive work on commercial arrangements in the natural gas industry for everything from upstream exploration through the value chain to retail energy, and gas and power trading. In South America, Australia, Asia and across Europe, Nigel has played a key role in developing and growing the LNG divisions of global energy companies such as Shell, Santos, Qatargas and Gazprom. His experience includes negotiating numerous multi-billion dollar energy agreements, conceptualizing Gladstone LNG (Australia), governmental agreements, joint ventures, LNG sales agreements, as well as operating agreements and price reviews. Currently, Nigel is the Chief Executive Officer of Steelhead LNG.
Rod DukeChief Executive Officer – GLNG Operations Pty LtdSantos Limited
Chief Executive Officer – GLNG Operations Pty Ltd
Rod Duke leads the incorporated operating company for the Gladstone LNG project. The US$18.5 billion Santos GLNG project converts coal seam gas resources into liquefied natural gas for export under 20-year sales contracts to Malaysia and Korea. Rod successfully delivered the 420 kilometre long gas transmission pipeline and completion of the 2 train LNG plant on Curtis Island. He has overall responsibility for project execution, commissioning & startup, ongoing plant & pipeline operations, commercial, LNG marketing and production planning for GLNG. With a capacity of 7.8 million tonnes per annum, GLNG is one of Australia’s largest resource projects, employing around 14,000 people at peak construction and more than 1,000 during ongoing operations. First LNG was produced in September 2015, safely, on schedule and within budget. The second train commenced LNG production as planned in May 2016.
Rod has extensive global experience with more than 31 years in the upstream natural gas and LNG industry. With Woodside from 1984 onwards he worked on construction, commissioning and operations of the first LNG trains in Australia at the North West Shelf; offshore on North Rankin platform well completions and production operations; and then on module construction, installation, hookup, commissioning and operations for the Goodwyn platform. He went on to market natural gas to industrial customers in Western Australia; negotiate large LNG sales contracts with buyers in Japan, Korea and China; develop new LNG business in the USA, Mexico, Chile and Thailand; and make LNG spot trading deals. In 2007, Rod moved to Singapore where he led the government project to develop that country’s LNG import industry and built its first regasification terminal. And after initially working for Santos from 1996 to 1998 as head of its South West Queensland onshore gas project at Ballera in central Australia, Rod returned in early 2013 to take up his present role based in Brisbane.
Rod’s qualifications include an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Graduate Diploma of Business Management. He is a Trustee of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, a Director of the Queensland Resources Council, and a member of the CSG-LNG Industry Leadership Group.
Daniel Rogers is a partner in the Global Transactions Practice Group and practices in the firm’s Singapore office. His practice centers on international energy projects and transactions, energy-related infrastructure development and finance, commodities marketing and trading, and transportation projects and transactions. He works on projects and transactions involving oil & gas, power, petrochemicals and shipping, and water, where he represents sponsors, lenders, suppliers, transporters, processors, operators and marketers in all aspects of the international energy value chain.
Kerry Anne Shanks leads Wood Mackenzie’s Asia Pacific Gas and LNG Research. She has over 15 years experience in the sector.
As a recognised expert in gas and LNG market dynamics, Kerry Anne has advised on a number of the world's major gas and LNG projects. Specific engagements include strategic advice, pricing disputes and due diligence on project-finance and other transactions.
Kerry Anne was previously based in London and relocated to Singapore in 2014. Kerry Anne joined Wood Mackenzie in 2004 from Shell where she worked in business development. Kerry Anne has an Honours degree in Mathematics and Finance from Waikato University, New Zealand.
Ane de ArinoDirector Busines Development Asia, India & North AfricaGas Natural Fenosa
Ane de Arino
Director Busines Development Asia, India & North Africa
Gas Natural Fenosa
In her present role, Mrs de Ariño is responsible for the origination and development of new business opportunities in North Africa, India and the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to this, from 2007 to 2014, she was responsible of the Strategy and Commercial Optimization at STREAM LNG, Repsol & Gas Natural’s joint venture for the management of their portfolio of LNG. She joined Gas Natural SDG in 2.001, where she was involved in the restructuring of the International Division’s asset’s portfolio and led the company’s expansion in Europe. From 1991 to 2001, Mrs. de Ariño worked in Repsol’s Supply and Trading Division, specializing in trading and shipping optimization.
Mrs. de Ariño graduated with a degree in Economics in 1991, and in 2001 she took a MDP at IESE Business School.
Elena SidorochkinaDirector of Long-Term LNG Supply and MarketingGazprom Marketing & Trading
Director of Long-Term LNG Supply and Marketing
Gazprom Marketing & Trading
Elena Sidorochkina is currently Gazprom Marketing & Trading’s (GM&T) Director of Long-Term LNG Supply and Marketing. She has over 10 years of experience in the gas industry, with a particular focus on LNG since 2005.
After graduating from the Russian State University of Oil and Gas in Moscow, Elena joined Gazprom Export, the export arm of OAO Gazprom. In her initial role, she was involved in the development and implementation of the first ever contracts for pipeline gas supply from Russia into newly liberalised markets in North West Europe.
Following a two-year stint in the pipeline gas business, Elena spent a year on the LNG desk of Total Gas & Power in London, after which she returned to the Gazprom group to become one of the pioneer members of the company’s dedicated LNG team in GM&T. The team was created in London to centralise efforts for the marketing of Gazprom’s equity volumes as well as trading third party LNG.
Elena currently heads a global team, represented in London and Singapore, with responsibility for developing Gazprom’s long-term LNG portfolio based on strategic sources of the group (Russian projects) and third-party supply. The team is also dedicated to sales of LNG on a long-term basis to traditional buyers and emerging LNG markets.
Arnaud is a member of the GIIGNL team and chairs the Commercial Study Group.
He is leading Shell’s gas marketing and operations in Singapore and the development of Shell’s long term LNG supply strategy into Singapore and connected markets.
Before taking his current role, Arnaud was responsible for BG Group’s overall LNG trading activities and he also had responsibilities in natural gas marketing and trading activities based in the UK, the USA and Singapore. Prior to joining BG Group in 2006, he worked for Total.
Arnaud has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arts et Métiers ParisTech and a Master’s Degree in Financial Markets from the University of Paris Dauphine.
Andrew SeckVice President LNG Marketing & ShippingAnadarko Petroleum Corporation
Vice President LNG Marketing & Shipping
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Andrew Seck holds a PhD from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland and a BSc in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada.
Dr. Seck has 25 years’ experience working in the international oil and gas industry and began his career as an wireline engineer working for Schlumberger. Following his doctoral studies he spent eight years in Russia with Shell including an assignment with Sakhalin Energy Investment Company where he marketed the first sales of Russian LNG into Asia/Pacific
Following a corporate planning assignment with Shell in Houston, he joined Qatargas Operating Company Ltd. as a direct hire where he worked for almost six years as Assistant Director – LNG Marketing – East of Suez with the responsibility for maintaining and growing Qatargas’ LNG sales portfolio throughout Asia/Pacific.
At the beginning of 2015, he joined E.ON Global Commodities SE as their Regional Head of LNG, Asia based in Singapore.
Darius LimHead of Corporate AffairsPavilion Energy
Chris Wilshaw graduated in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College in London and joined Royal Dutch Shell in 1982. Over the past 30 years Chris has held a wide variety of commercial positions in Shell Trading, Downstream and Gas & Power business sectors.
These roles have taken him to over 50 countries in the world, and have included postings in Russia, Japan, Dubai and now in Singapore.
In his current role, he is the head of the corporate entity which undertakes Shell’s LNG marketing, trading and supply activities in Asia-Pacific as part of SILS (Shell International LNG Supplies) having previously held this role for the Middle East up until August 2008. In addition he is specifically responsible for the team within Shell Eastern LNG running the mid and long term business both supply and sales.
Since 2005 Pat has been the Managing Director of LNG Worldwide Ltd, a consulting company offering advice, support and training in all areas of the LNG commercial supply chain. Previous to that Pat has 24 years of experience with the Shell Group of companies both in oil and natural gas. Her direct experience in LNG is in the area of developing and implementing LNG strategies for new market entrants and companies seeking to strengthen partnerships with LNG producers. This includes working in all commercial areas across the LNG value chain. Her work has included working with governments, NOCs, IOCs and utilities and she has advised on structuring and optimising LNG supply portfolios. Coupled with her commercial experience is also a strong grounding in fundamental market analysis and strategic planning.
V.V. RaoVice-President, (General Manager, US LNG)Toshiba Power System Group (TANE)
Vice-President, (General Manager, US LNG)
Toshiba Power System Group (TANE)
Mark de RozaManager, LNG Trading & OriginationConocoPhillips
Mark de Roza
Manager, LNG Trading & Origination
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