Yang Lei

Dr. Lei YANG is Research Professor and Deputy Dean of the Institute of Energy, Peking University. He is also a member of the Academic Committee of the Energy Transition and Social Development Research Center of Tsinghua University, and the Deputy Director of the editorial board of “International Petroleum Economy”. He has served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency from 2016 to 2019, Director and Deputy Director General of the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration since 2002. He is committed to promoting energy transition, energy reform, and global energy governance, participated in the research and formulation of a number of energy policies, and is enthusiastic about the Public Awareness of energy. He is the author of “The Future of Energy, Digitalization and Financial Reshaping”.

Li Yalan

Ms Li has nearly 30 years’ experience working in the natural gas industry. Her rich experiences encompass gas planning, technology, strategy, distribution and investment management. Ms Li has led the formulation and implementation of Development Strategy for Beijing Gas Group and a series of Natural Gas Development Plans for the city of Beijing. Ms Li has lots of engineering and managerial experiences which she has acquired from the leading roles she has played in both the Chinese government and enterprise. Ms Li is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Beijing Gas Group.


Wu Zhengxing

Wu Zhengxing joined CNOOC over 30 years ago and has been working in LNG business and related works for a long period of time. He used to be Manager of Planning and Financial Department of CNOOC (China) Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch and G.M. of Financial Department of CNOOC Fujian LNG Co., Ltd. He had been appointed CFO, then President of Guangdong Dapeng LNG Company Ltd. before he served as Vice President of CNOOC Gas and Power Group last year.

Ezhar Yazid Jaafar

Ezhar Yazid Jaafar has been with PETRONAS for over 25 years. He is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of LNG Marketing & Trading as well as assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS LNG Ltd (PLL). His current role requires him to direct and lead the successful implementation of the organizational philosophy, process and procedures in line with the company’s vision and mission and to ensure the company’s long term sustainability and continued value optimization in line with PETRONAS Global LNG aspiration.

Ezhar sits on the Board of various PETRONAS subsidiaries namely PETRONAS LNG Ltd (PLL), PETRONAS Energy Trading Ltd (PETL), PETRONAS LNG (UK) Ltd (PLUK), PETRONAS Energy (India) Private Ltd (PEIPL) and Chairman for Japan Malaysia Co. Ltd (Jamalco) Board.

Ezhar holds a Bach.of Engineering (Civil) – University of Wollongong, Australia and a Master of Business Administration- Mt. Eliza Business School, University of Queensland, Australia.

Frank Kretschmer

Frank Kretschmer began his employment with BEB, an ExxonMobil joint venture in Germany, in April 1993. He held several technical and commercial positions in his early career.

Following the restructuring of BEB’s business Mr. Kretschmer has worked in various commercial roles in our European organizations and was responsible for ExxonMobil’s short term sales portfolio for Europe and managed all commercial aspects of ExxonMobil owned and operated natural gas midstream assets in Norway, Germany, Netherlands and UK.

Mr. Kretschmer managed the flowing gas and LNG business development activities for ExxonMobil’s Qatar business starting 2008. He ensured appropriate shareholder oversight to various ExxonMobil/Qatar Petroleum LNG joint ventures.

Since August 2013 Mr. Kretschmer served as Vice President LNG Market Development in Houston, Texas. He has been involved in the development of ExxonMobil’s global LNG marketing strategies and its implementation. He provided oversight to the development of several LNG development projects for ExxonMobil.

Mr. Kretschmer started in his new role as Senior VP LNG Marketing at ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd in June 2017.

Jun Nishizawa

Mr. Nishizawa joined Mitsubishi Corporation in 1986 and started his career as an oil products trader until he moved to LNG business division in 1991.

Since then, he has occupied numerous roles in Mitsubishi’s LNG projects, such as North West Shelf LNG in Australia and Tangguh LNG in Indonesia.

He has been the driving force behind developing Donggi-Senoro LNG in Indonesia (Mitsubishi’s first ever operator project with Pertamina), the shale gas/ LNG Canada in Western Canada and Cameron LNG in U.S.A.

Currently he leads the Energy Resource Business Division as SVP/Division COO, which covers trading and marketing (including LNG bunker business development) as well as the various oil & gas/LNG related projects in Americas, Russia, Europe, Africa, Middle East and South Asia.

He has a bachelor degree in law, Aoyama Gakuin University. A graduate of Harvard AMP. Married with 2 sons. A coach of Mitsubishi Corporation Triathlon Club.

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