Kazuhiro Yokoi is Senior Vice President, Fuel Transaction Group of JERA Co., Inc. Mr. Yokoi joined Chubu Electric in 1991 and since then has held a variety of positions in the Fuel Department, mainly LNG business. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Yokoi served as second to the Deputy Director of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). In this capacity, he worked in the Project Finance Department. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Yokoi worked at Washington Office of Chubu Electric as General Manager and Strategic Planning & Fuels Specialist. From July 1, 2016, Mr. Yokoi has been working for JERA. Mr. Yokoi holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Waseda University(Japan) and a master’s degree in International Relations from Sheffield University (UK).
Pablo Galante Escobar is the Global Head of LNG of Vitol based in Geneva. Prior to this role, he was a senior crude oil trader based in London. He has been with Vitol for more than 10 years. Before Vitol, Pablo worked for BP from 1996 in Caracas and from 1999 as crude oil trader based in London. Pablo has a 1st class economics degree from UCAB in Caracas.