Webinar: "East Asia's Carbon Policies and Their Impact on the Demand for US LNG"

Hendrik Gordenker is senior advisor to JERA Co., Inc. He previously served as JERA’s chairman for three years and as senior corporate vice president and director. He also was an external expert for JERA from the company’s founding in April 2015.

Mr Gordenker has long involvement in Japan and global energy. He lived in Japan in the 1980s and, after graduate studies in law and international affairs, he began practicing law in Washington DC. He was a partner of White & Case LLP based in Tokyo from 2000 to 2014, in the firm’s global energy practice, focusing on LNG and power.

JERA is Japan’s largest power generator and is involved in the energy business globally.

Gavin Thompson joined Wood Mackenzie in 1997. His expertise spans across the Asia Pacific commodity sectors, and in particular, helping companies identify and build their international growth strategies.

He has led a range of consultancy and research projects with domestic and international energy companies across the region, providing LNG project evaluation and provincial gas price forecasting.

In 2017, Gavin took the role of Head of Asia Pacific research, and led a team of around 100 analysts.

Most recently in 2019, Gavin was appointed Vice Chairman, Energy for the company's Asia Pacific business. He is based in Singapore and frequently travels the region to meet with clients.

Rogier Beaumont is Head, Global LNG Portfolio Management & Origination and Environmental Solutions at Pavilion Energy. Rogier is responsible for defining and implementing the organisation’s global commercial LNG strategy as well as leading Pavilion Energy’s environmental products development in tandem with its sustainability values and carbon neutral ambitions. He leads the professional teams focused on optimising and expanding the organisation’s long-term LNG portfolio, and building a robust portfolio of environmental products.

Rogier has broad international experience across multiple roles in various commodity trading segments in both the Atlantic and Asia Pacific regions. He was previously Manager, Structured Trading at London-based Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) before taking on the post in the Singapore office. While at GM&T, he was responsible for origination of new LNG projects and expansion and optimisation of Gazprom’s global LNG portfolio in the mid to long-term horizon.

Prior to this position, Rogier was in a variety of roles at ConocoPhillips that ranged from operations to gas, power, emissions trading and financial trading. He eventually took on a role as an LNG trader and business developer in support of the APLNG, Qatargas, Kenai and Darwin LNG projects.

Rogier holds a Masters of Science in Management in the London School of Economics (UK), a Masters of Engineering and Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, both from Cambridge University (UK).

Amy Davis is the Vice President of LNG at Energy Transfer. She oversees LNG marketing of Lake Charles LNG. In her prior role as a marketing manager of Mozambique LNG, she played a critical role in marketing more than 3 mtpa of LNG in support of the biggest project in Africa. Her prior experience includes natural gas trading and structuring and power plant evaluation in BP and Constellation. Amy holds an MBA from University Texas at Austin and BBA from University of Houston.

Ben Smith is an Asia-based energy lawyer advising on oil and gas matters and transactions.

He has a particular focus on the development of LNG and gas projects and the long-term sale and purchase of LNG and gas, but also advises on all types of upstream developments, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Ben has focused on the LNG sector since 2002 and has worked on gas projects around the world. His industry experience includes secondments at Mitsubishi Corporation in Tokyo and BP in London. Ben has practiced in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and is now based in Singapore. Ben has had key roles in many of the major developments affecting the LNG industry including advising clients in connection with North American LNG export projects and the development of Singapore as an LNG hub.

Ben is described by Legal 500 2019 as having "deep expertise, a congenial manner and a very practical outlook".