Robert F. Powelson

Commissioner Robert F. Powelson was sworn in August 10, 2017 as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Prior to joining the FERC, Commissioner Powelson served the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. From 2011-15, he served as Chairman of the Commission and helped usher in a number of new energy policy initiatives around Marcellus Shale…

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Décio Oddone

Décio Fabricio Oddone da Costa is the Director-Geral of the Brazilian National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), a position he has held since December 2016. In the 1980s, he joined the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras and was part of the team responsible for the wildcat deepwater drilling operations offshore Brazil. He has…

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Khalid Al Massan

As part of the newly established Oman LNG Development Foundation, Khalid Al Massan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer. Khalid brings with him more than 30 years of diverse experience in various sectors of the Oil and Gas Industry both locally and globally. He started his working career with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) back in…

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Orlando Alvarez

Orlando A. Alvarez is President and Chief Executive Officer of BP Energy Company based in Houston, Texas. He is also a member of the BP America Board overseeing all of the company’s activities in the U.S. Orlando’s tenure at BP spans over 20 years with current accountability for all of North America’s trading, marketing, supply…

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Yetunde Bajela-Taiwo

Yetunde Taiwo is the General Manager, Gas for Seplat Petroleum Development Company, Plc, a role she assumed in October 2015 after previous positions with NNPC, BG Nigeria and Chevron Nigeria Limited. She studied Petroleum Engineering at Nigeria’s premier university, University of Ibadan, where she bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. After graduation, Yetunde…

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Tony Attah

Tony Attah is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria LNG Limited and the Vice President of Bonny Gas Transport. Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to his current role at Nigeria LNG Limited, he was the Managing Director and Board Chairman of Shell Nigeria E & P…

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Frédéric Barnaud

Mr Frédéric Barnaud is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Pavilion Energy. He has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, where he successfully led major international negotiations for LNG liquefaction, exports, sales and regasification terminals. He was previously a member of the Gazprom Marketing & Trading Group Executive Committee…

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Dr. Maikanti Baru

Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru is the 17th Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Chairman, Nigerian Gas Association Advisory Board. Maikanti Baru graduated with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1982. He also attended the University of Sussex, United Kingdom where he graduated with…

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John Betkoski III

John Betkoski III is Vice Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). Betkoski has served on Connecticut’s utility regulatory authority since 1997. He was elected Vice Chairman of that body in 2007. When PURA was established on July 1, 2011 as the state’s new regulatory authority, Betkoski was elected as Vice Chairman of the…

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Rusty Braziel

E. Russell (“Rusty”) Braziel is one of the most respected authorities in the field of energy markets. He is president of RBN Energy, a leading market analysis and advisory firm and is the author of The Domino Effect, bestseller book about understanding energy markets. He spent 20 years with Texaco (Chevron), serving as VP of…

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