Founder Emstream & Emsurge
Founder and CEO of Emsurge, a UK tech start-up backed by LNG traders to develop software that streamlines the pre-to-post trade processes in LNG trading. Melissa is also the founder of Emstream, a tech enabled LNG brokerage and consultancy. Emstream has backed the recent launch of the world’s first physical LNG Broking Platform hosted by Emsurge. Emstream utilises its network and technology to assist companies in the faster origination of spot and longer-term opportunities. Formerly the Global Head of LNG for Tullett Prebon, she established the world’s first LNG physical and financial broking desk, offering deal facilitation, price discovery and trade consultancy out of London, Madrid and Singapore. Over the last 12 years, she has facilitated the sale and purchase of over 100 cargoes, aided the entry strategy of a handful of successful LNG trading businesses, negotiated regasification capacity options and been involved in a number of deals that have been industry firsts. Working with Citibank she established the LNG financial market, helping companies understand risk management and standardising the JKM swap to help the listing on exchanges of the first liquid LNG futures contract.