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Kunio Nohata

Mr. Nohata has been working for Tokyo Gas for more than 30 years since joining in 1984. Through his career with the company, he has engaged in various fields such as overseas business development, infrastructure development, energy sales & service planning, energy solution business, LNG procurement and power business, as well as experiencing as President & CEO of Tokyo Gas Engineering Solution, subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co.Ltd., specializing in engineering business.

He holds a Bachelor and Master of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Patrick Janssens

Patrick Janssens is currently serving as ABS Vice President LNG, Corporate Global Gas Solutions and is responsible for coordinating LNG-related activities within ABS on a corporate level.

Prior to joining ABS, Janssens served as Senior Vice President of Technology at Flex LNG where he focused on conceptual development and FEED of a generic floating LNG liquefaction project. He also served as Chief Technical Officer of Exmar Marine NV where he was in charge of the development of the first LNG regasification vessels from conceptual design to the development of all operational procedures and the development of the first commercially used ship to ship LNG transfer system. He managed newbuildings projects for several LNG carriers, LPG/NH3 carriers, oil tankers, bulk carriers and container ships.

Janssens holds a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Ghent in Belgium.

Djohardi Angaga Kusumah

Djohardi Angga Kusumah is the Senior Vice President of Gas and Power at PT Pertamina (Persero). He has been part of the senior management in Gas, New & Renewables, and also the Upstream business of Pertamina. He starts his C – Level career as the first President Director of PT Nusantara Regas, one of Pertamina’s subsidiary which serves domestic gas demand by utilising the first FSRU in Indonesia.

Having professional expertise for more than 24 years covering LPG, LNG, CNG, power, new & renewables, and also upstream business, he has a comprehensive knowledge mainly in developing Pertamina’s gas business at full value chain, from exploration until delivering the gas to its end users. Currently he is also appointed as the Head of LNG Committee of Indonesia Gas Society.

Graduating his Management studies from consecutively University of Padjajaran and University of Gajah Mada in Indonesia, Djohardi has proficiently managed across business and operational matters in the company. 

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Martin Paliga

Martin has over 30 years of experience in the energy business of which more than fifteen is LNG-focused.  This includes LNG marketing and the negotiation and implementation of agreements for the development, installation, financing and operation of LNG import facilities.  Martin specializes in commercial development and the negotiation of commercial agreements for LNG projects, either for buyers or sellers of LNG. Prior to joining Galway, Martin held LNG marketing positions at RasGas and Qatar Petroleum, was Commercial Manager for an LNG and power project in northern Spain and has acted as an independent consultant specializing in LNG. 

Graham Hartnell

Graham Hartnell leads LNG & gas consulting activities for Poten & Partners in London. He has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industries. He began his career in the oil and gas exploration sector and has subsequently worked in a variety of upstream and downstream roles in a wide range of countries across the globe. Previously he was Vice President with Nexant, following spells with Bechtel, Halliburton and Enterprise Oil. He has wide experience in developing corporate and sector strategy and providing commercial and technical support to oil and gas companies, governments, regulators and financial institutions on technical, economic commercial and financial issues related to oil and gas developments and markets. He has been active in the LNG industry for over 15 years advising buyers, sellers, project developers and governments around the world. He is an active member of a number of industry societies. He holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc degree in Geophysics and an MBA degree, specialising in Finance.

Khalid Sultan R. Al-Kuwari

Khalid Sultan R. Al Kuwari leads the Marketing & Shipping Group, and is responsible for RasGas’ global LNG commercial and marketing activities, economic and market analysis, production planning, and shipping operational and scheduling activities.

Al Kuwari joined RasGas in 1997 as a Petroleum Engineer and has held leading positions in the company’s Reservoir Engineering, Petroleum Operations and Technical Planning departments.

In 2003, he was assigned to LNG Marketing as Marketing Manager and as a member of the RasGas Marketing Committee. In 2007, Al Kuwari was appointed Marketing Executive, and his scope of responsibilities further expanded in 2011 to include Production Planning and Allocation, Sales Contract and the management of the RasGas shipping activities with a fleet of 27 LNG carriers.

Al Kuwari has held board representative positions for the South Hook Gas (UK) and Adriatic LNG (Italy) companies. He has a B.Sc. in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and an EMBA from HEC-Paris.


Philip Olivier

Philip Olivier holds Electromechanical and Nuclear Engineering Degrees as well as Management Degrees from Gent and Fontainebleau. He has over 25 years of experience in the electricity and gas industry.
The first twelve years of his career he spent working for Electrabel holding various positions in electricity and gas distribution operations. Since 1995 he has worked for SUEZ Energy International, contributing to its expansion worldwide, predominantly in electricity and gas distribution and transportation. From 2002 to 2007, he held the position of Chief Business Developer at Suez Global LNG Ltd. In 2007, he was appointed to the position of President & CEO of Suez Global LNG.
After the merger with Gaz de France, he became President of GDF SUEZ LNG, the business unit responsible for the management of all Group’s LNG supply and vessel chartering contracts, for optimization of the Group’s LNG portfolio, and for LNG business development including new markets, new supplies and investments in liquefaction plants.

Laurent Vivier

Laurent Vivier is President for the Gas division of Total, currently located in Paris. He started his career within this company in 1996, holding successive positions in Total’s trading offices in Paris, Geneva, London and Houston. He was responsible for the trading activities in LPG and then in natural gas for the European Continent and North America. He then moved to his current position in 2011, originally combining the Group activities in New Energies. He graduated in France at the EDHEC School of Business, and then obtained an MSc of International Relations at the London School of Economics.

Monika Zsigri

Monika Zsigri works for the European Commission in EU energy policy dealing focusing on gas security of supply. Currently she is involved in the revision of the Gas Security of Supply Regulation and the development of a comprehensive EU LNG and storage strategy. In previous positions she was responsible for energy infrastructure and regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region, as well as Central- and South-Eastern Europe overseeing initiatives such as the North-South gas corridor or the BEMIP, the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan.

Before joining the Commission, as management consultant she worked on different assignments in the energy and telecommunications sectors helping clients optimizing their business processes or developing successful business strategies. Ms Zsigri holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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