Marina Surzhenko joins Steelhead Asia as Director LNG


Steelhead Asia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Steelhead LNG, is pleased to announce that Marina Surzhenko has taken the role of Director LNG. Based in Singapore, Marina is responsible for developing Steelhead’s business in Asia as well as leading the negotiations of LNG offtake contracts.

Marina is an energy and investment management executive with 20 years of global experience in gas and LNG contracts negotiations and contract management. During her time at Shell and Gazprom, she worked on a wide range of gas and LNG infrastructure projects, as well as structured and negotiated multibillion dollar arrangements, LNG sales agreements, and pipeline gas sales agreements, including Russian natural gas sales to China. Marina’s investment experience includes five years at Capital Group, an investment firm with USD $1.6 trillion under management, where she invested in public market opportunities within the global energy space.

“Marina possesses a unique background at the intersection of the gas and investment industries, and we are excited for the advantages that this creates for Steelhead and our customers,” said Steelhead LNG CEO Nigel Kuzemko. “With her global perspective, deep connections within the LNG industry, and ability to establish alignment between LNG sales and project financing, Marina will be an invaluable part of our efforts to provide clean, low-cost natural gas from Canada to growing energy markets in Asia.

Marina has a BA cum laude in Oriental studies from Saint Petersburg University (Russia), an MBA from Strathclyde University (UK), and the Capital Markets Expert Qualification from the Higher School of Economics (Russia). She has also studied in China at Peking University, and is fluent in English, Russian and Mandarin.

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