Nigel Kuzemko CEO

Nigel began his professional career as a geophysicist working on upstream exploration and production in the North Sea in 1986. His 22 years of senior executive experience in the energy sector includes extensive work on commercial arrangements in the natural gas industry for everything from upstream exploration through the value chain to retail energy, and gas and power trading. In South America, Australia, Asia and across Europe, Nigel has played a key role in developing and growing the LNG divisions of global energy companies such as Shell, Santos, Qatargas and Gazprom. His experience includes negotiating numerous multi-billion dollar energy agreements, conceptualizing Gladstone LNG (Australia), governmental agreements, joint ventures, LNG sales agreements, as well as operating agreements and price reviews.

Victor Ojeda President

Prior to becoming President of Steelhead LNG, Victor Ojeda was a senior business development executive for Shell International, leading numerous floating and land-based LNG projects across five continents. An example was his role as Managing Director of the LNG Canada venture between Shell, PetroChina, KOGAS and Mitsubishi Corporation, from its inception to July 2013. Prior to Shell, Victor spent 10 years at Mitsubishi’s LNG division, based in Japan and Venezuela.

Kerri L. Fox Chief Financial Advisor

Kerri L. Fox has more than 20 years of experience structuring and executing financings for energy and infrastructure projects in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America, including LNG projects. Prior to joining Steelhead LNG, Fox served as Managing Director and Head of Project Finance North America for BBVA Securities Inc. She also previously ran the Global Export and Project Finance business for Fortis Capital Corp., and held various roles in the Structured and Project Finance Group at Deutsche Bank. Fox began her career as a project finance attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Alterra Power Corp., a Vancouver-based renewable energy independent power producer; and TerraForm Power, a dividend growth-oriented company formed to own and operate contracted clean power generation assets. Fox holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an AB in International Relations and Russian Studies from Brown University.

Ryan Patryluk Project Director, Sarita LNG

Overseeing Steelhead LNG’s financial structuring and negotiations is Ryan Patryluk, a former partner of a national law firm and a founding partner at MEP Business Counsel.  Patryluk is a proven leader in structuring domestic and international projects with a diverse legal and commercial background. As a lawyer qualified in Canada, England and Wales and New York, Patryluk has represented some of the world’s largest institutional and investment banks and asset managers, and has led negotiations to establish international joint ventures and other business relationships in Canada and abroad. In legal and business roles with major international firms in Canada, the United States and Europe, Patryluk has focused on strategic business mandates, infrastructure and energy projects, mergers/acquisitions and major debt and equity financings.

Tiffany Murray Director, Community and Regulatory

Tiffany is a recognized leader in Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement with domestic and international project development experience. Tiffany has managed consultation and regulatory activities on LNG projects in British Columbia, including LNG Canada and Woodside; natural gas pipelines, including TransCanada; and mining projects, including Xstrata, Cliffs and Chieftain Metals. Tiffany’s experience has included supporting LNG Canada and TransCanada in the Environmental Assessment process, including supporting the development, review and submission of the Environmental Assessment application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate.

Gerry Peereboom Vice President, Business Partnerships

Gerry Peereboom has more than 37 years of international experience on major oil, gas and LNG projects for companies such as Noble Energy, BP and Amoco. His experience includes a wide range of international commercial, financial and general managerial positions. Prior to joining Steelhead LNG, he was Director of LNG Development for Noble Energy, focusing on land-based, as well as floating LNG concepts in the Eastern Mediterranean. He has served as president of Tangguh LNG, based in Indonesia, as well as president of Atlantic LNG in Trinidad and Tobago. At Tangguh he helped establish BP’s LNG hub in the Asia Pacific region, and at Atlantic LNG he led the joint venture that engineered, constructed and operated an LNG facility that has since expanded to a four-train plant. Peereboom holds an MBA, Finance and International Business, from the University of Chicago and a BA, Chemistry and Physics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Alex Brigden Vice President, Technical

Alex Brigden is an engineering and project management professional with more than 20 years of experience executing major projects with oil majors, developers, operators and contractors in various international locations, including Korea, China, Singapore and Brasil. Alex’s responsibilities included large floating production storage and offloading conversions with Teekay Petrojarl and SBM and new building projects and major LNG carrier building programs with Shell and Teekay. Prior to Steelhead LNG, Alex led the floating LNG development at Woodfibre LNG.

Paul Sullivan Project Advisor to the CEO

Paul Sullivan’s experience in engineering and construction, includes 25 years in the LNG and energy industry. Prior to joining Steelhead LNG, Paul served as the Senior Vice President of LNG and Floating LNG (FLNG) at WorleyParsons Group. He previously led the FEED group at British Gas, where he was involved in the development, from concept to implementation, of the company’s liquefaction and regasification projects. He was instrumental in developing Atlantic LNG, British Gas’ first grassroots liquefaction project in Trinidad. He has also previously served as the Development and Projects Director for Whessoe Oil & Gas, where he was responsible for front end engineering, product innovation and project development, together with operations responsibility for the western hemisphere, India and East Asia.

Ian Hill Chief Technical Advisor

Ian Hill has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including 37 with the Royal Dutch Shell Group of companies. Over his distinguished international career, his technical development, engineering management and project leadership roles have covered the full project development cycle, including identification, feasibility and concept selection, integration of subsurface and surface disciplines, FEED (front end engineering design), EPC&C (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) and engagement with national ministerial or regulatory bodies. His experience spans offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration and production, and the gas midstream sector, primarily liquefied natural gas (LNG) and floating LNG. Among his many industry achievements is leading the development of Shell’s original floating LNG concept.


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