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.

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.

Ryan Patryluk Vice-President, Business Affairs

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.

Gary Constantine Vice-President, Commercial

Gary Constantine has 28 years of international experience in the energy, chemicals and mining sectors and has a proven track record of developing and managing small to large business opportunities through effective strategy and execution in culturally diverse environments in Asia, Europe and North America. Prior to joining Steelhead LNG, Gary’s roles with Shell included regional team lead for Shell Trading business development in Singapore, leading the front end project development initiative for floating LNG from The Hague, and most recently, as Senior Commercial Manager for LNG Canada for the past two years, focusing on the development of gas value chain. Prior to Shell, his experience included marketing and business development roles across Asia Pacific with PQ Corporation and Unilever chemical businesses.

Dale Hohm Chief Financial Advisor

Dale Hohm has 35 years of executive management, financial and accounting experience, with a strong track record of success in Canada’s energy sector. Prior to joining Azimuth Capital Management in 2014, Dale served as Chief Financial Officer of MEG Energy Corp., and was part of the leadership team that built the company from a private start-up to one of Canada’s largest public oil sands producers. Dale’s career also includes senior financial positions with Enerflex Systems Ltd., a TSX-listed oilfield services company, and Numac Energy Inc., a public oil and gas exploration and production corporation. Before entering the energy sector, Dale was part of the Deloitte & Touche audit and assurance practice in Edmonton. A Chartered Accountant, Dale graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Currently, Dale serves on the Board of Seven Generations Energy Ltd. as a financial expert and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. He is also the Senior Finance and Compliance Officer of Azimuth Capital Management

Gerry Peereboom VP, Integration

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.

Paul Sullivan Vice-President, Projects

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.

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