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. Victor has led origination, setup and implementation of energy ventures and partnerships across Africa, North Asia (Japan, Korea and China), Latin America (Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Chile), Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia for a variety of sponsors (global operator, private equity and Asian), often with technology innovation at their core.

Ryan Patryluk Vice President, Commercial

Overseeing Steelhead LNG’s key negotiations, commercial value chain and corporate/tax structuring is Ryan Patryluk.  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.

R.L. (Randy) Jespersen, ICD.D Strategic Advisor to the Board

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.

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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