Nigel Kuzemko CEO/Executive Chairman

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.

Ryan Patryluk Vice President, Commercial

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 Vice President, External Affairs

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.

R.L. (Randy) Jespersen, ICD.D Executive Chairman, Pipeline

After 35 years of energy industry experience, Randy Jespersen retired in 2010 as President, CEO & Director of the Terasen group of companies. His career began with Dome Petroleum followed by Amoco in Calgary and Houston, Texas. He joined Terasen Gas in 1996 becoming President in 2000. He has served in senior leadership roles in the supply, transportation, marketing of energy commodities; project development; public and government relations; strategic planning; corporate restructurings; energy policy, as well as mergers & acquisitions. Randy has served as chair of the Canadian Gas Association, the Western Energy Institute & was a member of executive committee of the Business Council of BC. He has served as a director of Terasen, FortisBC and ProGas.

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 & Project Director, Kwispaa LNG

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.

Corey Goulet Vice President, Pipeline

Corey Goulet brings 33 years of experience in the energy infrastructure industry to Steelhead LNG. His work experience and expertise include the successful development and operation of natural gas, hydro and transmission power facilities; gas, oil and refined products pipelines; and oil and gas production facilities, throughout North America. Prior to joining Steelhead LNG, Goulet was most recently VP, Integrity and Projects at Tundra Energy Marketing. He also spent nearly 20 years at TransCanada Corporation, including senior leadership positions, eight years at Enbridge Inc. and four years at Home Oil, in various projects, operations, engineering and business roles.

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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