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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.

 

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Jane Liao

With Chemical Engineering as the major in university, Jane Liao continued her education and received MSc degree from National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan followed by another Master degree in Laws from CEPMLP, University of Dundee, UK. She has recently completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP191) from Harvard Business School.

Jane started her career as a chemist at Exploration & Development Research Institute of CPC. In 1997, she was transferred to Supply Division in charge of LNG /LPG Purchase and Gas Sale Contracts. Since March 2015, she has become the Deputy CEO of Natural Gas Business of CPC Corporation, Taiwan.

Jill Evanko

Jillian (Jill) Evanko is President and Chief Executive Officer of Chart Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTLS), serving in this capacity since June of 2018.  Ms. Evanko joined Chart in February of 2017 as Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to joining Chart, Jill was the Chief Financial Officer of Truck-Lite Co., LLC as well as having held multiple operational and financial executive positions at Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) and its subsidiaries.  Prior to joining Dover in 2004, Ms. Evanko worked in valuation services at Arthur Andersen, LLP and held financial roles for Honeywell and Sony Corporation of America.  In addition to serving on Chart’s Board of Directors, Ms. Evanko also serves as an independent director of the Board of Alliant Energy and its subsidiaries (NASDAQ: LNT).

Jill received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from La Salle University.  She is the ExxonMobil Power Play Rainmaker award winner for 2020 and is a finalist for the S&P Global Platts Energy Award for Chief Trailblazer in 2020. 

Martin Houston

Martin began his career as geologist in 1979 and since then has worked worldwide, managing all forms of enterprise in the energy industry. 

He earned a BSc in geology from Newcastle University and an MSc in petroleum geology from Imperial College, London. 

He has established a strong external reputation in the international gas business and is largely credited with being the key architect of BG Group’s world class LNG business, from which he retired in 2014 as chief operating officer and executive director. 

In recognition of his contribution to the industry, in 2011 he was the first recipient of the CWC LNG Executive of the Year award.

Martin is Chairman of EnQuest plc, a FTSE listed oil and gas company.  He is Vice-Chairman of Tellurian Inc, a NASDAQ listed LNG company he co-founded in 2016.  Martin is a Non-Executive Director of BUPA Arabia, a healthcare company based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and also of CC Energy, a private oil and gas company with producing assets in Oman and the USA.

He is a Senior Advisory Partner and Chairman of the Energy Group at Moelis and Company and an Advisor to Radia Inc, the mega-wind company. 

Martin is a member of the National Petroleum Council of the United States and also of the advisory board of the Global Energy Policy unit at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York.  

Steve Hill

Steve is a member of Shell’s Integrated Gas and Shell’s Trading & Supply Leadership Teams with responsibility for Shell’s global LNG, natural gas and power marketing and trading activities. Steve is also responsible for Shell’s natural gas market development activities, Shell’s Integrated Gas strategy and Shell’s gas advocacy efforts.

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.

Prior to 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.

Thomas Maurisse

Thomas Maurisse started his career in 2007 in the French Ministry of Economy, Finance & Industry where he became, in 2011, Chief of Staff of the State Secretary for Consumption, Small Enterprises, Trade & Services and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Economy, Finance & Industry.

Thomas Maurisse joined Total in 2012 in the Refining & Chemicals Branch where he worked successively in Germany as Head of the economic division of the Leuna refinery, then in Belgium as General Manager of the Supply Sales and Optimization activities for the North and East Europe zone.

In 2017, he joined the Exploration & Production Branch as Strategy and Sales Director of Total EP Nigeria.

In 2019, he joined the Gas, Renewables & Power Branch as Deputy Senior Vice President LNG.

Jonty Shepard

Jonty joined BP Oil in 1992, where he performed several roles in operations, trading and refining. In 1998 he took over the business development team looking after the Former Soviet Union, Mediterranean and Africa.  During this period, he took on the role of BP nominated director in the setup of a new internet company the Intercontinental Exchange, which is now the world’s third largest exchange.

 In 2001 Jonty moved to Vietnam to be the marketing manager for upstream.  In this role, he was responsible for negotiating gas sales agreements with the State Oil and Power companies and working with the World Bank to finance new Power stations.  Following this, he moved to Angola where he was the commercial manager for BP’s first deep water oil development.  Prior to his current role, Jonty was the executive assistant for the head of Integrated Supply & Trading, then Group Strategy, in the corporate centre.

Jonty is currently global head of LNG for BP with a responsibility for the management of upstream contracts in Trinidad, Egypt and North West Shelf, merchant supply from Freeport in the USA and future projects in Coral LNG in Mozambique, Tortue in Mauretania and Senegal and Calcassieu Pass in the USA.  The portfolio includes a fleet of ~20 LNG carriers, regas facilities in the USA, UK, Spain and Italy, as well as long term customer contracts globally.

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