Euan Craik, Chief Executive Officer, Americas
Euan Craik is chief executive of Argus Media Inc. in Houston and served on the board of directors of Argus Media Limited from 2005 until 2016.
Since 2006, Euan has led the Argus management team in the Americas, expanding the reach of offices and breadth of services.
He joined Argus in 1996, initially as a specialist on the Russian oil and gas industries. From 2000, Euan served as Argus’ Executive Editor, based in London, where he developed Argus’ LNG coverage and other areas of the global gas and power portfolio.
In the early nineties, Euan worked in business journalism in Moscow, initially at the first post-Soviet business newspaper, Kommersant, then at the English-language Moscow Times. He was later awarded a fellowship at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics.
Karen Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Americas
Karen Johnson is Senior Vice-President Commercial of Argus Media Inc. based in Houston.
Karen joined Argus in 1994 and has led the commercial efforts in the Americas since 2003, growing the sales and marketing teams. She has also led divisions including finance, customer support and global sales during her tenure at Argus.
Karen has a BA from the University of Houston’s Honors College and graduated cum laude with majors in English literature and marketing.
Vanessa Viola, Vice President, Latin America Southern Cone
Vanessa Viola is Brazil Country Manager and re-joined Argus in 2011. Vanessa is based in Rio de Janeiro and is working to expand the company’s business in that country.
Vanessa initially joined Argus in 2001, working as deputy editor of the Argus European Products report and editor of the Argus International LPG report before leaving in 2005 to work as an LPG broker with Gibson in London. Prior to her assignments in the UK, Vanessa worked as a political and financial correspondent for Reuters (Brasilia, Sao Paulo), as a financial reporter for Brazil’s leading news agency Agencia Estado and as a press relations officer with energy engineering company Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), also based in Sao Paulo.
A graduate from Brazil’s Casper Libero University with a BA in social communications, Vanessa has a Masters in international journalism from London’s City University. In addition to Portuguese and English, she is also fluent in Spanish.
Miles Weigel, Senior Vice President, Americas
Miles Weigel is Senior Vice-President of Argus in New York, responsible since 2002 for Argus’ global business with commodity exchanges and management of the northeast region.
Miles started his career in the energy industry 30 years ago as Managing Consultant with DRI, the former economic forecasting unit of McGraw-Hill, active in market analysis and trading strategy development for major energy and chemical companies. In 1988, he became Vice-President at Saladin, an energy pricing analysis software leader. In 2000, Miles became Chief Operating Officer of IPG, acquired by Argus for its electricity pricing services.
Miles received an MS in policy analysis and econometrics, and a BA in biology from the University of Rochester.
Kristine Klavers, Senior Vice President Consulting, Americas
Kristine has more than 23 years of experience in consulting and is an expert on global fuels and refining. Prior to joining Argus, she was in charge of Hart Energy’s Research & Consulting division where she built their global presence, established the International Fuel Quality Center, and was publisher of FUEL Magazine. Prior to joining Hart Energy in 1996, Kristine worked in the UK on the business management of oxygenated fuels for LyondellBasell, which acquired Arco Chemical Co in 1998, as well as a process engineer for Japanese Gasoline Co. (JGC) in Japan.
A native of Oslo, Norway, Kristine earned her master’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Twente, Netherlands. She also developed a catalyst for methane coupling at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan that was patented and sold to the industry.