SPEAKERS


Main Conference - Day One
• Wednesday, 20 March 2013 •

 

Datuk (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim
President
Malaysian Gas Association

Datuk (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim, the Immediate Past President of the International Gas Union and President of the Malaysian Gas Association began his career in PETRONAS soon after graduating from the University of Birmingham, UK in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1976. Throughout his 35 years of involvement in the oil and gas industry, he has held a number of high profile positions of increasing responsibility which include Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Oil Refinery (Melaka) Sdn Bhd and Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Refining Company Sdn Bhd (MRC). In his career path in higher management in PETRONAS, Datuk Rahim moved on to become the Vice-President of Human Resource Management Division, then became the Vice-President for Gas Business and then to become the Vice President of Research & Technology Division of  PETRONAS, the post he held until end of 2008. While serving in PETRONAS, he also held several key positions in a variety of gas industry organizations, both in Malaysia and at an international level including helming the presidency of the Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicle Association (ANGVA).  He held the Presidency of the IGU from 2009-2012 and successfully hosted the 25th World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur.

He was recently appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the Universiti Teknologi Petronas in Malaysia.  

Speaking at: Opening Keynote Address - Global Vision for Gas, “Emergence of LNG as a key driver for Malaysia and Regional Markets”



 

Dr. Brian D P Buckley
Independent Executive
(former CEO of Oman LNG and MD of Shell Refining Malaysia)

Dr. Brian Denis Paul Buckley retired from Royal Dutch Shell in December 2012 after 33 years in the Oil & Gas Industry. His key roles in LNG have included Production Director with Nigeria LNG (2001–2006) and CEO of Oman LNG (2007-2012).

Brian’s earlier career with Royal Dutch Shell spanned a wide range of management and executive positions in oil refining (including MD of the Shell Refining Company Sdn. Bhdbetween 1996 and 2001), personnel, and major projects’execution, screening and execution in the oil, gas, chemicals and metals sectors. He has worked in Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

He started his career in the late 70’s as a mathematician and theoretical physicist at Manchester University and with the UK Science Research Council.

His professional interests have included a close relationship with the Institute of Chemical Engineering (UK) in the late 80’s. He has also chaired many industrial committees on Technical Issues and Sustainable Development, in which he retains close and active
interests.

Speaking at: Changing dynamics in Future Global LNG Supply and Demand & “Outlook & Prospect for LNG Future”



 

Adnan Zainal Abidin
Vice President, Global LNG, Gas & Power Division
PETRONAS

En Adnan Zainal Abidin, aged 52, is the Vice President of Global LNG, Gas and Power Business, PETRONAS. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

En Adnan joined PETRONAS in 1984 and started his career with ASEAN Bintulu Fertilizer (ABF) as a Trainee Engineer. He served ABF until July 1995 before moving to PETRONAS Fertilizer Kedah SdnBhd in August 1995 as the Process Manager. In July 1997, he was assigned to become the Project Manager of the PETRONAS Ammonia project. In June 2000, he was appointed as General Manager at PETRONAS Ammonia and later became the Chief Executive Officer in January 2005. From January 2006 to May 2010, En Adnan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Egyptian LNG, a joint venture company between PETRONAS, BG Group, EGAS and EGPC. He is appointed to the current position of Vice President, Global LNG in June 2010.

En Adnan is on the board of the MLNG Group of Companies, Progress Energy Canada Ltd, Pacific Northwest LNG, PICL Egypt as well as several companies within PETRONAS group. He is also the Chairman of PETRONAS Australia Private Limited (PAPL) and the Chairman of MLNG Group of Companies Board Audit Committee.

Speaking at: Positioning Malaysia as a prominent global LNG Player & “Emergence of LNG as a key driver for Malaysia and Regional Markets”



 

Ramlan Abdul Malek 
Vice President, Petroleum Management
PETRONAS

Ramlan Abdul Malek is currently the Vice President, Petroleum Management, E&P Business of PETRONAS. As the Head of Petroleum Management Unit (PMU), his present responsibilities cover promotion and regulation of the upstream activities in Malaysia.  PMU acts as the petroleum resource owner and production sharing contracts manager in Malaysia.

Upon completion of his degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath, United Kingdom, he joined PETRONAS in year 1979.  His 34 years of working experience is mainly in the upstream E&P areas.

Prior to assuming his current position in June 2010, he was the Vice President, E&P Business and had held several technical and general management positions in PETRONAS, PETRONAS CarigaliSdnBhd, and PETRONAS Research & Scientific Services. Ramlan is a member of the PETRONAS Management Committee as well as the Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Asia-Pacific Sdn. Bhd, Director of PETRONAS Gas Bhd. (a company listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange), Director of Malaysia Petroleum Resource Corporation (MPRC) and Director of Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA).

Speaking at: Gas resources in Malaysia and Region: Prospects and Challenges



 

Jamie Webster
Senior Manager, Markets and Country Strategy
PFC Energy 

Jamie Webster is a Senior Manager at PFC Energy where he leads the company's Market Intelligence Service which examines geopolitics, economics and supply demand in the context of their effect on global prices.  He has worked in a variety of fuels and markets, and brings specific expertise to energy policy issues in the Americas, recently advising clients regarding sanctions on Iran, the risks to the North American energy boom, the potential for US energy exports as well as the political risks in Latin America for energy companies.  Jamie has also examined the issue of global energy security and how it can be addressed given the changes in energy flows.  His team’s work is contained within PFC Energy’s Markets and Country Strategies practice which provides companies and governments guidance regarding the impacts and effects of above ground energy and market risks.  Jamie has spoken on global energy issues for the Aspen Institute, CNBC's Power Lunch, CNN's The Situation Room, World News Tonight and Al-Jazeera and has been quoted in The New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg and others. 

Previously Jamie was with Argus Media where he led a business unit focused on the inter-fuel dynamics of US power generation markets and how they would be impacted by economics and policy choices.  Prior to this he was a project developer with Beacon Energy where he developed energy infrastructure projects in North America and Europe.

Speaking at: Globalisation of LNG Supplies and Markets - Seller’s/Buyer’s Perspective & “Emergence of LNG as a key driver for Malaysia and Regional Markets”



 

Datuk Ir Ahmad Fauzi Hasan
CEO
Energy Commission, Malaysia

Datuk Ir. Ahmad Fauzi bin Hasan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission of Malaysia since April 2010.  Prior to this position, he has held several positions in the Energy Commission, namely as Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Gas Regulation. 

Before joining the Energy Commission, he has also served in the Department of Electricity and Gas Supply and the Department of Occupational Safety and Health.

He is a professional engineer with 34 years of regulatory experience, including in regulating the technical, economic and safety aspects of electricity and gas industries.

He is also actively involved with industry stakeholders in the development and promotion of energy policies, standards and educational programmes. He is a Member of the Atomic Energy Licencing Board of Malaysia, President of National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission, and Executive Committee Member of the East Asia Pacific Infrastructure Regulatory Forum.

Datuk Ir. Ahmad Fauzi received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), United Kingdom, and his Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan, United States of America.

Speaking at: “Emergence of LNG as a key driver for Malaysia and Regional Markets”


 

Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus 
Chief Executive Officer
PETRONAS LNG Sdn Bhd

Mohd Ibrahimnuddin studied Economics and graduated from York University, Ontario, Canada in 1987.

Currently is CEO of PLSB since January 2013 and he has been with PETRONAS for almost 26 years. Prior to this, he was the Head of Compensation and Benefits, Human Resource Management Division from 2010 until 2011. He also held position as Chief Executive Officer of PT PETRONAS Niaga Indonesia from 2007-2010. He held various positions in PETRONAS Trading Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (PETCO) since he joined PETRONAS in 1987 until 2001. In 2005, he was appointed as the General Manager, LPG Business under PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad.

Mohd Ibrahimnuddin is married with three children and he loves hiking, skiing, reading and also an avid golfer.

Speaking at: Gas Pricing and Impact on LNG Trade


 

Stephen Thompson
Manager for LNG & Natural Gas Consulting
 Poten & Partners 

Consulting in the Asia-Pacific. He will be able to speak at the KL event on 20th March, at the 14:30 time slot on the subject of 'LNG Sourcing for Emerging Importers'. Mr. Thompson's short form biography: Stephen manages Poten's Asia-Pacific practice, based in Perth, Australia. Much of Stephen's consulting work has centered on providing strategic, commercial, and financial advice to independent oil companies in developing LNG projects and monetizing gas reserves. He has also advised extensively on flexible LNG trade; price forecasting, arbitrage, and hedging; and short-term LNG procurement. Formerly, as Exploration & Production Manager for Chevron in Colombia, Stephen was responsible for a business supplying 90% of Colombia's natural gas needs. During his tenure, negotiations with the state oil company set the stage for a major expansion that included construction of a gas export pipeline to Venezuela. Before that, as Fiscal and Planning Manager for Texaco in Angola, he was part of a team that more than doubled oil output. Stephen has a MA in Law & Diplomacy from Tufts University, a Masters in International Business from the University of South Carolina, and a BA in International Economics from Valparaiso University. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Speaking at: LNG Sourcing for Emerging Importers


 

Atsunori Takeuchi
Senior Vice President, LNG Asia Pacific Resources
Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd

Mr Atsunori Takeuchi came back to Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. in 2005 and started his job in Gas Resources Department, which covered LPG & Japanese domestic gas procurements after completing his task as an invited researcher at Program on U.S. – Japan Relations, Harvard University, during the 2004 - 2005 academic year. Since April 2009, he has been located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a Chief Representative in Asia Pacific Regional Office of Tokyo Gas. He originally graduated from Keio University, the Department of Economics.

Speaking at: Meeting LNG demand challenges - Buyer’s perspective.



 

Jose Esteve Otegui
Manager Oil & Gas Offshore Centre
Bureau Veritas

A 37 year old Spanish Naval Architect (degree obtained at the “Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Navales” of the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”) that has mainly worked for the Oil and Gas Industry in Offshore projects, providing technical assistance for the structural integrity management of floating production platforms. Hired in 2001 by Bureau Veritas by the Commercial Department of the Marine Business Line, he started first as project engineer carrying out structural analyses and since 2005 worked as Offshore Projects Manager. In January 2011 he was appointed Manager of the Offshore Centre based in Singapore.

He speaks fluent English and French.
Holds a Master Degree on Energy Management delivered by the BI School of Management in Oslo, the ESCP Europe in Paris and the IFP (Institute Francais du Petrole) in Paris.

Bureau Veritas is a global leader providing inspection, testing, audit, certification, risk management, outsourcing, consulting and training services. It has over 33,000 skilled employees within 850 offices in 140 countries. Its activities are divided in eight main business lines: Marine, Industry, Inspection & In-Service Verification (IVS), Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Construction, Certification, Consumer Products and Government Services and International Trade (GSIT

Speaking at: LNG as fuel for Marine Ships - Latest developments and best practices


 

Datin Roslina Zainal 
Vice President, Planning Division
Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Datin Roslina Zainal, has served TNB for 28 years, beginning as an electrical engineer in Johor Bahru when she joined Lembaga Letrik Negara (as TNB was known then) on 1 July 1985.

She was promoted to a Senior Engineer of Energy Planning at the Planning and Development Department in TNB’s headquarters in 1988, following which she was seconded as the Assistant Director of Energy in the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Office from 1991 to 1993. On her return to TNB, she was appointed as Manager, Regulatory & Business Strategy at the Corporate Planning Division and then Senior Manager, Strategic and Business Management. In 2005, she was made General Manger, Procurement of Energy and on 1 April 2009, she assumed her current position of Vice President, Planning.

Datin Roslina is also a member of the Planning Committee of the National Nuclear Development Programme, member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia, an advisor to the Institute of Energy Policy and Research, UNITEN and a Director of TNB Fuel Services Sdn. Bhd.

She obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lakehead, Canada and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New England, Australia.

Speaking at: Impact of LNG as energy fuel mix for end-users



 

Main Conference - Day Two
• Thursday, 21 March 2013 •

 

Samsudin Miskon
MD/CEO
PETRONAS Gas Bhd

EncikSamsudin bin Miskon, Malaysian, aged 53, is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Gas Berhad.

EncikSamsudin graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Aston, United Kingdom in 1983. He obtained a Masters of Science in Project Management from Reading University, United Kingdom in 1994 and in 2005attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

EncikSamsudin began his career with PETRONAS in 1983 as a process engineer. He held several positions in the PETRONAS Group including serving as the General Manager in OGP Technical Services Sdn Bhd.He then served as the General Manager of Malaysia LNG DuaSdnBhd, and subsequently as the Senior General Manager of Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd.

Prior to his current appointment, EncikSamsudin was the Senior General Manager of the Leadership and Capability Development Department of the Human Resource Management Division in PETRONAS. He is currently the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Gas Berhad since 2007. Besides that, EncikSamsudin is also the Director for Kimanis Power.

Speaking at: Malaysia's first LNG Regas Facilities - Challenges and Opportunities


 

Alexander Harsema-Mensonides
Senior Engineer Business Development
MARINE SERVICE GMBH

Alexander Harsema-Mensonides (1965) has been involved in LNG since 1999. Initially Alex studied Economics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, but eventually graduated in mechanical engineering from the Hanse Polytechnic Institute in Groningen. From 1993 he has worked in various technical and commercial positions in the shipbuilding industry in the Netherlands. In 1999 he founded his MPT Consultancy, a marine consulting firm, advising customers like GE Energy, ABB Marine, Caterpillar and others. In 2008 he joined the Hamburg- based marine and LNG consultancy firm Marine Service GmbH as a senior engineer for business development in small scale LNG, LNG shipping and floating LNG.

Speaking at: FSRU Arrangements: Choosing the appropriate options



 

Allan Magee
Manager R&D, Oshore Facilities Product Line and Technology
Technip Geoproduction Malaysia

Mr Allan Magee joined TechnipGeoproduction Malaysia since 2009. He is currently the Manager for R& D Offshore Facilities Product Line and Technology. He is also the Technip Chair in Deepwater and Subsea Technology in UniversitiTeknologiPetronas (UTP) Malaysia (2012).

Allan has over 15 years of experience in offshore industry, including 10 years, global performance and mooring lead engineer for offshore projects (including Holstein, Kikeh and Perdido Spars), Technip, Houston, TX.

Prior to his current position, he was the Chief Technical Advisor (R&D) in Technip USA. He has 10 years of experience in various floating platform projects (Spars). Allan also acted as a Lead Engineer for spar sizing & configuration, global performance, mooring & model testing, for

  1. The world’s deepest spar (Perdido, operated by Shell) - installed in 2008 in 2400m water depth in the Gulf of Mexico
  2. The world’s largest Spar (Holstein, operated by BP) installed in 2004

Allan has also7 years of experience in ship research environment (Bassind’Essais des Carènes, France).

MrAllan Magee has a Ph.D. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and MSE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering Physics from the University of Arizona.

Speaking at: Floating LNG Business: A breakthrough in offshore gas monetization


 

Hilmi Ramli (Invited)
CEO
PETRONAS Australia Pty. Ltd.

HILMI RAMLI is presently the MD/CEO for Petronas Australia Pty Ltd. He has worked with PETRONAS for 25 years. Prior to this he was working in Gas Business Unit managing the Malaysian gas supply demand. He also spent three years doing Corporate work, involving gas sales negotiations and mergers and acquisition.

Hilmi is an engineer by background, graduated from West Virginia University, USA in 1987. He started his career with Petronas Gas Berhad looking after Malaysian pipelines construction and O&M. He completed his MBA in Sloan Fellows Program, MIT, USA in 2002.

Speaking at: FSRU Arrangements: CBM to LNG - Gladstone LNG Project


 

 

Stéphane Maillard
Business Development Deputy Manager
GAZTRANSPORT & TECHNIGAZ (GTT)

Graduated in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering in 2006, he joined Gaztransport & Technigaz where he has been involved in hydrodynamic calculations for the design of membrane-type insulation systems for LNG carriers and offshore projects.

He joined the Commercial Division early 2010 and he is now in charge to promote GTT systems to Ship-Owners, Shipyards, Oil & Gas companies, Engineering companies... . He has been appointed Business Development Manager assuming associated commercial activities in South East Asia, Japan and South Korea. He is also the Lead for offshore applications within the Commercial Division

Speaking at: Envolving Designs in LNG Containment System & “Innovative Strategies to meet burgeoning LNG Demand”



 

Zahid Osman Gas
Director
Shell Malaysia Limited

Zahid has 16 years of experience in oil and gas business ranging from marketing and trading, business development, strategic relationship management, accounting & finance, commercial, production sharing contract (PSC) mechanism and JV governance. He joined Shell in October 1995 after working briefly with Renong Group of Companies in Malaysia. Within Shell, he has worked in Downstream, Upstream, Gas & Power, and Trading businesses based in Kuala Lumpur, Miri, Tokyo and Singapore (including a secondment into a Shell’s joint venture company with Mitsui and Mitsubishi). Over the last 11 years, he has focused exclusively on LNG marketing and trading, JV governance, value optimization and deal origination in Asia Pacific with dealings in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, China and India; and Middle East (Oman); and South America (Chile).

Zahid, sponsored by Shell, recently completed his Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, US. He obtained his first degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK in 1995. Zahid also attended a Management Program on Strategy Creation organised by Columbia Business School in 2005.

Speaking at: “Innovative Strategies to meet burgeoning LNG Demand”


 

Nanang Untung
President Director & CEO
PT Badak NGL

Mr Nanang Untung graduated from the Institute of Technology Bandung with a Degree in
Chemical Engineering in 1982. He worked for PT Arun LNG Co. for 14 years with his last
assignment as Technical Coordinator North Sumatra Offshore project before joining
Pertamina Project team in 1996 for Natuna LNG project, Train H and Train I Bontang LNG
Plant expansion projects. In 2003 he held business development positions for Donggi Senoro LNG before being assigned as Director/General Manager of PT Badak NGL in 2008 to be responsible for overall management of the plant. From 2011 to 2012 he worked for Pertamina as Senior Vice President Director Gas and Power and currently hold the position of President Director & CEO of PT Badak NGL.

Speaking at: The Importance of LNG Infrastrucutre in Expanding Gas Demand


 

Pramod Kumar Karunakaran
Vice President Infrastructure & Utilities
PETRONAS

Ir. Pramod Kumar Karunakaran currently serves as the Vice President of Infrastructure & Utilities, Gas & Power Business, PETRONAS.He receiveda Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Communication (Electronics) Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He joined PETRONAS in January 1984 and has more than 25 years working experience in various subsidiaries within the PETRONAS Group of Companies including MLNG and ASEAN Bintulu Fertilizer, performing various roles in Instrument Engineering, Maintenance Engineering and Project Management. He also served as Senior General Manager of Group Technology Solutions, Research & Technology Division and was later appointed as the MD/CEO of Ethylene Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Polyethylene Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. from October 2009 to June 2011. Ir. Pramod is also a member of the Board of Directors for PETRONAS Gas Berhad, PETRONAS Chemicals Group as well as several other companies within the PETRONAS Group.

Speaking at: “Innovative Strategies to meet burgeoning LNG Demand”


 

Faizul Ismail 
Vice President, LNG Business Unit
MISC Bhd

Faizul Ismail, aged 52, is the Vice President of LNG Business, MISC Berhad effective October 2011. He is a Member of the MISC Management Committee.

He is a qualified Marine Engineer specializing on Steam Plant from South Tyne Side Marine College, United Kingdom in 1990 and Australian Maritime College, Lanceston Australia in 1987.

He joined MISC Berhadin 1980until 1990 as an Engineer serving the MISC LNG Fleet. In the next following year, he joined PetronasNasionalBerhad (“PETRONAS”) as Marine Engineer Superintendent and was involved in LNG shipbuilding project in France till 1994.  He has held various positions in PETRONAS such as Safety Manager, Senior Superintendent and Operations relating to the LNG shipping industry; General Manager of PETRONAS Tankers; Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian International Trading Corporation (Japan)SdnBhdand PETRONAS Country Manager for Japan.

Faizul joined MISC Berhad in 2005 as General Manager of Technical Services Department of Fleet Management Services.  In 2006, he held the position of General Manager of Commercial Operations LNG Business and in 2008 he was appointed as General Manager of Business Development LNG Business.  He sits as Board member of several subsidiaries and joint venture companies within MISC Group.  He also served as a member of the Board for SIGTTO.

Speaking at: LNG Bunkering Terminal Infrastructure:Opportunities and Challenges for LNG ships


 

Tammy MeidharmaSumarna
President Director
PT PERTA DAYA GAS

Mr Tammy MeidharmaSumarna was born in Bandung, May 16th, 1960. He have a wife and 1 daughter . He live at Jl. PatraKuningan VII / 15, South of Jakarta . He was studied at Faculty of Technical Shipping – Technical Institute of Surabaya Magister Management – School of Jakarta Economic and Management. Since 1987 March, he joined with Pertamina Group. Tammy has more than 25 years experiences in the sector of LNG such as development, technical supervisor and transportation. He also having experience as a President Nusantara Gas Service Osaka, Japan. And now, he is The President Director of PT PertaDaya Gas, Indonesia located at PatraJasa Office Tower 2nd Floor, JalanGatotSubrotoKav. 32 – 34, South of Jakarta. He focus on development sector of LNG in West Indonesia.

Speaking at: Mini LNG Supply, Storage and Transportation for Indonesia - A case study


 

Hans Stinis
Global Strategy & Portfolio General Manager
Shell Global LNG

Hans Stinis is General Manager Strategy & Portfolio for Shell Integrated Gas, based in The Hague, The Netherlands. He started this role in 2013, after working as Global LNG Strategy & Portfolio Manager since 2010. His role includes responsibility for developing Shell’s global LNG & gas strategy and Shell’s gas supply & demand outlook.

Hans started to work for Shell in 1997.
Hans’s career started in the Dutch gas transportation & sales business, where he held a variiey of roles covering planning, strategy and sales in Gasunie.

Hans graduated in Econometrics and Operations Research from the University of Amsterdam in 1989.

Between 2004 and 2009, Hans worked in GasTerra, on assignment from Shell. He was responsible for gas sales of Dutch gas to Italy, Switzerland, Belgium & France, managing the short term sales desk of GasTerra for TTF and NBP, and for gas sales to industrial customers in the Netherlands. Between 2002 and 2004 Hans worked in Shell on demergers in the German gas industry. In 1997 – 2002 Hans held several business development roles, with Shell gas projects in South America and West Africa.

Speaking at: “Outlook & Prospect for LNG Future”


 

Rajnish Goswami
Head of Asia, Middle East-Gas and Power Consulting
Wood Mackenzie

Mr Rajnish Goswami is responsible for managing the Asia Gas and Power Consulting team and leads the Business Development initiative in the region.  Rajnish has been with Wood Mackenzie for 16 years and prior to joining Wood Mackenzie’s Singapore office, Rajnish worked in the company’s London and Edinburgh offices for 10 years.
Rajnish has led a number of assignments for International Oil Companies (IOCs)
and National Oil Companies (NOCs) relating to Gas Strategy Development. 
Across Asia, Rajnish has advised clients on Gas/LNG market issues and Strategy Development in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, China and Japan. Within the Middle East, Rajnish has led a number of advisory assignments relating to Gas and Power Markets across UAE, Oman, Qatar, Iran, Egypt, Bahrain and Kuwait. 

Rajnish holds a MBA with distinction from the University of Edinburgh; and has 19 years experience in the energy consulting business

Speaking at: “Outlook & Prospect for LNG Future”


 

Antonio M. Cailao
President
Philippines National Oil Company (PNOC)

Mr. Antonio M. Cailao joined the government initially as Chairman of one of the biggest geothermal company in the world, PNOC-EDC and later moved to the government’s flagship oil company PNOC as president.

Prior to this, Mr. Cailao worked overseas in senior management positions for leading global financial institutions mainly Citibank/ Citicorp for more than two decades. He is widely noted as a business manager and a franchise builder, developing and managing business plans, strategies, investments, trades, start-ups, etc., for in-country, intra-countries and regional (Latin America and Asia) businesses.  

He founded the Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (AIESEC) in the Philippines and recently was awarded one of the five Global AIESEC Alumni Hall of Fame in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a certified Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), one of the main institutes for training of independent directors in Asia. 

Mr. Cailao holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, and attended post graduate development program in Columbia University, New York.  He did active community work in Singapore and Philippines and involved in relief operations in disaster areas.  He loves to read, golf, swim, and is fluent in English, Spanish, Filipino, and has working knowledge in Korean (Hangul) and Vietnamese.

Speaking at: “Outlook & Prospect for LNG Future”


 

Ho Sook Wah
Secretary-General
Malaysian Gas Association (MGA)

Ho Sook Wah is the Secretary General of the Malaysian Gas Association and Honorary Member of the International Gas Union. He was the Chairman of International Gas Union Coordination Committee for the 2009-2012 Triennium and was responsible for the technical programme for the 25th World Gas Conference in June 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. He worked with PETRONAS for 32 years before his retirement, during which he was  exposed to a variety of functions including auditing, budgeting, Information Technology, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. He was the Managing Director/CEO of PETRONAS Management Training, a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, prior to his secondment to IGU.

He qualified as an Accountant in 1978 and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and a Chartered Accountant, Malaysia.

Speaking at: Closing Remarks