Editor in Chief - London, UK
William has been reporting and commenting on Europe's gas markets for 20 years. He started in journalism at PH Energy Analysis (now ICIS Heren) in 1995, shortly before the UK devised the National Balancing Point -- Europe's first gas hub. His subsequent career has included senior management and editorial positions at FT Energy, Petroleum Economist, Argus Media and Platts, where he latterly edited International Gas Report. His focus has been on regional markets and how they function. William also speaks Russian and has had several literary/academic translations published.
Americas Editor - Calgary, Canada
Dale has been covering the Canadian oil and gas industry for more than 35 years, starting out as an associate editor of Oilweek, Canada’s leading oil and gas news magazine, in 1981, as the industry was being pummelled by the hated National Energy Program. In 1984, he joined the staff of the Daily Oil Bulletin, the country’s leading daily oil and gas industry news service, serving in various editorial capacities, including associate editor. In 2000, he re-joined Oilweek, now a monthly publication, as news and statistics editor, before being named editor of the publication in 2007, a position he held for the next nine years.
Asia Editor - Mumbai, India
Shardul holds a bachelors degree in economics and post graduate degree in management. Since 2005 has worked in economic think tank, commodity brokerage and media houses covering agricultural commodities. He has been tracking the natural gas market across Asia and contributing to Natural Gas Asia since 2011. Takes a keen interest in global economical and political developments.
News Editor - Prague, Czech Republic
Tim has worked as a journalist and editor covering central and eastern Europe for 20 years. He is a regular contributor to BBC, Guardian, Foreign Policy, Deutsche Welle and Politico amongst others. He also provides economic and political analysis of the region to the Economist Intelligence Unit and IHS Markit.
LNG Condensed Editor - UK
Ross left S&P Global Platts in September 2018 after 13 years as managing
editor of the company's flagship analytical newsletter Energy Economist.
He was formerly Platts crude oil manager EMEA and also worked on
upstream publication North Sea Letter. Ross has written extensively on
oil, gas and power markets, with a particular interest in long-term
energy forecasts, new technologies and China. He graduated with an MSc
from the London School of Economics in 1993 and from the University of
East Anglia with a BA Hons in 1991.
Gas Transitions Editor - The Netherlands
As former editor-in-chief and founder of two international energy websites (Energy Post and European Energy Review) and former journalist at the premier Dutch financial newspaper Financieele Dagblad, Karel has earned a great reputation as being amongst the first to focus on energy transition trends and the connections between markets, policies and technologies. For Natural Gas World he will be reporting on the Dutch and wider International gas transition on a weekly basis.
Chief Features Writer - London, UK
Charles Ellinas is CEO of e-CNHC which offers advisory services and project management in the energy and oil and gas sectors. Previously, as CEO of KRETYK he was responsible for implementing Cyprus government’s strategy for the development of its hydrocarbons sector. He was previously a Director of Mott MacDonald and the Managing Director of Mott MacDonald’s Oil, Gas & Petrochemical business world-wide, with over 35 years experience in the sector. He started his career in industry with JP Kenny. Charles Ellinas is a Non-resident Senior Fellow, US Atlantic Council.
Omono Juliana Okonkwo
Omono Juliana Okonkwo is a correspondent for Natural Gas World. She is resident in Nigeria. A Graduate of Mass Communication and a Researcher, her writing interests revolve around Oil and Gas, Policy, Innovation, and Business.
She has written for several platforms including Daily Trust, Edufrica, Ventures Africa and Premium Times. When she is not writing, she dedicates her time to learning different cultures through travel. She can be followed on Twitter @OmonosInk
Sonja van Renssen
The Brussels Conversation - Brussels, Belgium
Sonja van Renssen is a freelance energy, climate and environment journalist based in Brussels. She has written for Nature Climate Change, S&P Global Platts, Energy Post, ENDS Europe, and NNA Europe among others. She was the environment correspondent for online broadcaster viEUws.eu from 2010-16. Sonja regularly moderates high-level debates and conferences. Before going freelance in 2010, Sonja was the lead climate correspondent for environmental news service ENDS Europe for four years. She won a BBC-sponsored “Young Broadcaster of the Year Award” in 2005. Sonja has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London and a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford. She grew up in the Netherlands, Japan and Taiwan, and speaks English, Dutch, German and French.
Dalga Khatinoglu, expert on Iran energy issues with 12 years experience in media and cooperating with energy related companies.
He served as head of Iran news service at Azerbaijan's Trend News Agency (2007-2017). He frequently comments on Caspian littoral states' energy issues for Iran, Azerbaijan and other countries media as well as for Persian departments of BBC, DW, and others.
Dalga has been a freelance energy analyst for RFE/RL since 2010.
He lives in Baku and speaks Persian, English and Azerbaijani.
Ilham Shaban is NGW's expert on the Caspian region. He graduated from Azerbaijan's Oil University as Automatic-Engineer specialist. Then, he worked for three years at state-run oil and gas company Socar. He started his activity as a journalist in the oil and gas sector in 1997 at Turan Information Agency. He was a special reporter in Azerbaijan for Interfax-Agency on oil Information between 1999-2008. In 2003 he established the Center for Oil Studies – Caspian Barrel and has been managing it till today. He is an active participant and speaker at international conferences about Caspian Oil and Gas Industry. He speaks Azerbaijani, Russian and Turkish.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Ya'acov has practiced journalism for 30 years, mainly as automotive correspondent for various Israeli media outlets like Ha'aretz daily. Lately I contribute op-ed articles to Globes business daily concerning natural gas and regional geo-politics. I was editor of a few professional and popular automotive periodicals, as well as websites. In the last few years, as Israelis showed interest in Electric Cars and natural gas was discovered off shore Israel I began to link more closely between transportation and energy, hence my interest in the energy industry. He holds an MA in automotive Journalism from Coventry University (UK).
Olivier de Souza
Olivier has a degree in Business Law since 2013 at the Catholic University of West Africa (UCAO). Passionate about energy and development issues in Africa, he started, in 2015, his career in journalism and has been specializing on oil and gas in Africa at Agence Ecofin, a Swiss daily focused on business news in Africa.
For Natural Gas World, he covers since 2017, the news of the West African gas sector.
Olivier is also the correspondent in Benin of the French newspaper Le Monde.
Johannesburg, South Africa
After working for Fleet Street Newspapers and independent radio in the UK, he has held editorial positions at South Africa's two business dailies, and for some years was host of the Classic Business drive-time evening show.
Linas is a 44-year-old Lithuanian full-time editor of regional newspaper in western Lithuania and freelance journalist with an extensive journalistic experience. He contributes to a number of English publications, including Riga-based The Baltic Times, Prague-based bne.eu, NYC-based Renewable Energy World and others.
Dmitry V. Shlapentokh
Associate Professor (1997-Present) at Indiana University.
Holds a University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Ph.D. (1988) in the fields of Modern Russian/European/World History (Political, Social, Intellectual).
Participation in numerous roundtable discussions /interviews with Radio Free /Radio Liberty and Voice of America.
Previously consulted for agency of Kazakhstan government and was an expert witness at House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing entitled “China’s Rapid Political and Economic Advances in Central Asia and Russia,”. He was also field reader for Fulbright-Hayes Projects Abroad Reviewer for Princeton University Press, the Review of International Studies, Eighteenth Century Studies, Journal of Defense Studies and Resource Management and Eurasian Studies.
Jeremy Bowden is a freelance energy journalist and writer.Clients include leading global management consultancies, accountancies, specialist publications and marketing companies.Before freelancing, his full-time experience spanned over 15years in the utility and media sectors in a variety of positions inEurope and Asia, including five years at HIS in Singapore. Qualifications include a Master’s degree in International Business and Finance from Reading University in the UK, and a degree in economics.