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2017 Speakers
Ajey Chandra
Ajey Chandra, Managing Director, Muse, Stancil & Co.

Mr. Ajey Chandra is a Director of the firm and the Managing Director of the Houston office of Muse, Stancil & Co. where he also leads the Midstream practice area for the firm. Mr. Chandra joined Muse in 2014 after 28 years of experience in various facets of the midstream industry, including operations, engineering, business development, management, and consulting. Mr. Chandra has had a wide variety of assignments covering all aspects of the energy industry during his career, and has had several long term expatriate assignments overseas, including Europe and Southeast Asia. Mr. Chandra’s operating, consulting and management experience includes working at Amoco, Purvin & Gertz, Hess and NextEra Energy Resources prior to joining Muse Stancil. Mr. Chandra has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston. Mr. Chandra has also attended Executive Education classes at Harvard University, and is a Professional Engineer in Texas.
Pam Cholak
Pamela Cholak,
Director, Stakeholder Relations, Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association

Pam Cholak is the first Director of Stakeholder Relations for Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association, a municipal not-for-profit organization dedicated to attracting and retaining sustainable energy development in Alberta's Industrial Heartland. Born and raised in Alberta, Pam has spent 30 years working with business groups, not for profit and public sector organizations to build business strategies with high performing teams who are engaged with their stakeholders. After receiving a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta Pam joined the Alberta Government, working with the Department of Labour and Department of Energy on policy files as diverse as essential services legislation and first collective agreement options, renewable energy, royalty frameworks, aboriginal issues and land sale agreements.

Pam was appointed as a Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Alberta Growth Summit, where she engaged Alberta's business, labour and not for profit organizations in a provincial policy discussion that created a visionary agenda for Alberta. Following the Growth Summit, Pam completed her Masters of Business Administration at the University of Calgary and returned to Edmonton to work with the Canadian Cancer Society as Director, Northern Alberta where she worked on improvements to business operations and community programs. Pam has also worked for global consulting firms focusing on strategic partnerships, public financing and business plan development in a variety of sectors including energy and health.

Prior to joining Alberta's Industrial Heartland in January 2016, Pam built a successful stakeholder relations and public affairs consultancy, helping clients in their strategic planning, improvements to their business operations and engagement with community stakeholders, investors and government officials. She has managed a diversity of projects and people across jurisdictions and has been a trusted advisor to both elected officials and senior business leaders.

Pam is a recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal for her extensive community volunteer activities. She currently lives in Sherwood Park with her husband, two children and dog Cooper.
Jamie Fisher
Jamie Fisher,
Director Energy Exports, Altagas

Jamie Fisher is the Director Energy Exports at AltaGas Ltd., and is currently working as a part of the development team at AltaGas Idemitsu Joint Venture. AIJV was formed to pursue opportunities involving exports of LPG and liquefied natural gas LNG from Canada to Asia. Jamie has extensive experience in the development of wholesale and retail markets for natural gas, and has structured and negotiated a broad range of long-term marketing, sale, and asset management transactions at locations Canada. Companies he has held commercial roles with include Duke Energy, TransCanada Pipelines, and Merrill Lynch.

Jamie started in the energy industry as an engineer, and has a strong background in mechanical engineering, gas processing, and plant construction. He has a B.Sc. from the University of Calgary, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Jamie currently lives in Calgary with his wife and two teenage daughters.
Matthew Foss
Matthew Foss,
Chief Energy Economist, Alberta Department of Energy

Matthew Foss is the Chief Energy Economist for the Alberta Government and is responsible for assessing the value and competitiveness of Alberta's energy resources, forecasting oil and natural gas prices and energy revenues, and advising Alberta on energy markets and related policies and strategies. He was analytical lead for the 2015/16 Royalty Review, the 2009/10 investment competiveness review and the 2007 Royalty Review Panel. As well, Matthew has worked with the Canadian Energy Research Institute and taught several economics courses at the University of Calgary, where he obtained a Master of Arts and a Bachelors of Arts First Class Honours, both in Economics.
Gerry Goobie, Principal, Gas Processing Management Inc.
Gerry Goobie, Principal, Gas Processing Management

Mr. Gerry Goobie is a Principal in the Calgary office of Gas Processing Management Inc. (GPMi) providing consulting services to clients in the natural gas liquids (NGL) and natural gas processing industry throughout North America. Gerry has been in the petroleum industry for 32 years with over 25 years in the NGL and natural gas businesses. His experience includes commercial operations, project management, strategic planning, acquisitions and divestments, regulatory matters and general management.

Prior to joining GPMi, Gerry was a Managing Consultant in the Calgary office of Purvin & Gertz Inc. Prior to joining Purvin & Gertz, Gerry provided independent consulting services to clients in the natural gas and NGL businesses in Western Canada.Gerry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is Registered Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta.
Shigeo Ishikawa, Executive Vice President, ENEOS Globe Corporation
Shigeo Ishikawa,
Executive Vice President, ENEOS Globe Corporation

Mr. Shigeo Ishikawa, Senior Vice President of ENEOS GLOBE Corporation graduated from Foreign Study of Sophia University in 1982. He joined Mitsui & Co. Ltd in 1982 and served in various divisions and subsidiary companies such as Petroleum Trading Div., Sakhalin Project Div., CEO of Westport Petroleum Inc. and CEO of Mitsui Risk Management Ltd. During his career, he experienced overseas assignments in London and Los Angeles. After 32 years with Mitsui & Co. Ltd, he joined ENEOS GLOBE in 2014, and became Representative director, Executive Vice President in June 2015.
Peter Kaestner, Vice President - Feedstocks, Polymer & Cracker Segment, Reliance
Peter Kaestner,
Vice President - Feedstocks, Reliance Holding USA

Peter began his career with The Dow Chemical Company as an intern in 1981. After several assignments in manufacturing and commercial roles he left to join Westlake Chemical Co. in 2002. Peter was hired to head up the feedstock sourcing function at Westlake where he later ran the Olefins business. In 2010 Peter joined Westlake’s affiliated company, Titan PetChem in Malaysia where he ran their olefins business until Titan was sold to the Lotte Group of S. Korea. Peter has been with Reliance Holding USA, Inc. since 2012. Peter has vast experience with ethane thru his roles in Canada, the USGC and now exports to India.

Peter holds a Bachelors of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Physics and a Master of Business Administration degree.
Luis Landeros
Luis Landeros, President, LPGas Distributors Association

Luis Landeros serves as the president of the board for the LPGas Distributors Association (ADG) in Mexico. He has more than 25 years of experience with retail and consumer distribution companies, serving in project leadership, sales management, sales development, consulting and marketing management, and chief executive positions. The ADG serves to promote and advocate common interest of the four biggest LPG distribution groups of Mexico, concentrating 250 companies with 45 percent of the total market share, nationwide. The ADG actively participated in the elaboration of the Secondary Laws for the Mexican Energy Reform with the Secretariat of Energy, including its Hydrocarbon Regulation, Administrative Rulings and Official LPGas Standards.
Marko Ljuboja, NGL Business Manager, LUKOIL
Marko Ljuboja,
NGL Business Manager, LUKOIL

Marko Ljuboja is a NGL Business Manager with Lukoil PanAmericas based in Houston, TX. He has 18 years of broad energy experience participating in markets from natural gas, NGL, and refined products through petrochemical and polymers. His career started with Koch Industries as NGL analyst followed by Natural Gas Trader with Entergy-Koch, as Vice President with Merrill Lynch Commodities, as Portfolio Manager with Avant Capital Management, as NGL Business Manager with Cargill Petrochemicals and currently as the NGL Business Manager with Lukoil PanAmericas. His current focus is on developing physical and financial risk management solutions across NGLs, refined products, olefins, and polymers value chain.
Alex Holtan
Alex Holtan, Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Alex Holtan is a counsel at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. He counsels energy industry clients on investment and trading in commodity derivatives and advocates on their behalf before the U.S. Congress and U.S. regulatory agencies on a number of issues.
Over the past six years, Alex has been heavily involved in advocating before the U.S. Congress and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In these proceedings and many others, Alex has been an integral part of the Eversheds Sutherland team that represents a working group of commercial energy firms, the foremost group advocating the interest of energy end-users before the CFTC, other federal agencies, and Congress. Alex also advises a group of commercial energy companies on the ongoing derivatives reform efforts in Canada.

Alex counsels energy firms, commercial end users, investment banks, and pooled investment vehicles on an array of derivatives transactions. He also advises clients on commodities-related enforcement matters and internal investigations and assists companies in developing comprehensive derivatives trading compliance programs.
Prior to entering the private bar, Alex served as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Allan Roach, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Watco Companies
Allan Roach,
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Watco Companies

Allan began his transportation career as a logistics manager with the U.S. Civil Service where he was responsible for air, rail, and truck shipments at Ft. Leonard Wood Mo. He then joined the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad where he held numerous positions including Switchman, Brakeman, Locomotive Engineer, Trainmaster, Field Sales, Corporate Sales, Market Manager, Network Development and Director of Shortline Development. In 2002 Allan accepted a position as Vice President & COO of American Railroads Inc. In 2005 Allan accepted a position as Vice President, Marketing with Watco Companies Inc. In 2009 Allan was promoted to Senior Vice President Business Development for Watco Companies, Inc. which is the position he currently holds.

Allan is Past President of the North American Rail Shippers Association and Past President of the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers Association. Allan is a recipient of the BNSF Hill/Holiday Founders Award. In 2004 under Allan’s leadership the Missouri & Valley Park Railroad was awarded the annual RailBusiness Win-Win Award for Excellence in developing an innovative and collaborate relationship with DaimlerChrysler Corporation. In 2005 Allan was the recipient of the Columbia College Professional Achievement Award for Excellence in his Field. In 2010 Allan won his second RailBusiness Annual Win-Win award for his leadership with Watco, the City of Austin TX, and Capital Aggregates in converting truck shipments to rail thereby creating a Green benefit to the City of Austin and reducing congestion on the local highways. In 2010 Watco was a recipient of BNSF’s Short Line Railroad of the Year Award for Allan’s leadership in developing the first new Crude By Rail unit train terminals in the U.S.
Reidar Sundvor, ViaMar AS, Partner
Reidar Sundvor,
Managing Partner, ViaMar AS

Reidar A Sundvor, a Norwegian citizen, is the Managing Partner with ViaMar AS, the Oslo based independent shipping market analyst company. He holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and International Marketing from the University of Lund, Sweden (1979). He is responsible for ViaMar’s LPG Shipping Market Outlook. He was a co-founder of ViaMar AS in 1996, after serving 10 years in leading positions in ship owning companies controlled by I. M. Skaugen and later Kvaerner of Norway within the LPG and tanker markets. Before that, Reidar spent 8 years as a ship broker working for R. S. Platou in Oslo and New York.
Jeff Kralowetz Vice President Business Development Argus
Jeff Kralowetz, Vice President, Business Development, Argus

Jeff leads Argus business development in crude oil and NGL markets in North America. He opened Argus’ office in Calgary in 2010, and oversaw the expansion of crude oil and NGL price indices in Canada through the beginning of 2013. Previously, Jeff served as Argus’ news editor for the Americas.

A graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, Jeff served 5 years as an aviation officer. He holds a master of arts degree from Baylor University.
Paige Morse
Paige Marie Morse, PhD, Vice President, Propylene and Derivatives, Argus

Paige Morse is responsible for market intelligence and analysis for propylene and related derivatives. She has 25 years in experience in the chemical industry in the US and Europe, and joined Argus in 2016.

She is a strategic thinker with broad experience in business development and corporate planning in chemical and energy markets. Paige has worked in R&D, business development, and marketing at Shell, Dow, Sunoco and Clariant. She has worked on several M&A projects throughout her career, with a focus on acquisition targeting, market and technology assessment, and asset integration. Paige has PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College in Ohio.
Amy Strahan Editor LPG Petrochemicals Argus
Amy Strahan, 
Editor, Petrochemicals and NGLs, Argus 

Amy Strahan is editor of Argus Media’s daily NGL Americas report and also edits daily and weekly reports on the olefins and aromatics markets. She currently covers the waterborne LPG market in the US and is a regular contributor to LPG World, Argus’ bi-monthly magazine. 
Before joining Argus, Amy worked for seven years for Bloomberg News, where she covered oilfield services and SEC regulation.

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