2021 Speakers

James O’Brien

Head of LNG Trading EP Resources AG


James is responsible for leading the LNG business of EPH Group via its newly estab-lished trading arm, EP Resources AG. EPH Group is a leading Central European en-ergy group that owns and operates energy assets in the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the UK, France and Switzerland.

James brings extensive commercial and operational experience from the global LNG, Shipping and Gas industries. Over the last 17 years, this has included successful-ly creating and implementing new LNG trading businesses from the bottom up and holding PnL responsibility. James has a strong physical background in LNG, Gas and Shipping, including long-term and short-term sales, procurement, trading, hedging, vessel chartering and operations. James’ career includes experience from Astra Transcor/AOT Energy, Axpo, Gibsons, Mitsui OSK Lines, and A.P. Moller – Maersk.

James takes a keen interest in the development of LNG infrastructure projects and believes that Natural Gas can provide a cost-effective and sustainable solution to lowering global emissions as economies transition to newer forms of energy produc-tion.
James is a graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an Irish citizen.