HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tellurian Inc. (Tellurian) (NASDAQ: TELL) President and Chief Executive Officer Meg Gentle today announced two new executive leadership team members.
Kian Granmayeh, formerly Director of Investor Relations, is now Tellurian’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for financial strategy and liquidity, replacing Antoine Lafargue who will join the marketing group as Senior Vice President of LNG Marketing to advance commercialization of the Driftwood project. Before joining Tellurian in January 2019, Mr. Granmayeh worked at Apache Corporation for four years in various roles in Project Execution, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations. Previous to that, he was a Vice President at Lazard Freres & Co.
Amos Hochstein, formerly Senior Vice President of LNG Marketing, is now Tellurian’s Executive Vice President of LNG Marketing, leading the marketing of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and partnership interests from Driftwood LNG. Before joining Tellurian in 2017, he served as the U.S. Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs and led the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, where he oversaw global energy foreign policy engagement and advised the U.S. Secretary of State and the Vice President on global energy markets.
Keith Teague as EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Daniel Belhumeur as EVP and General Counsel, Tarek Souki as EVP and President of Tellurian Trading UK, and John Howie as EVP of Upstream and President of Tellurian Production Company, will each continue as members of the executive leadership team.
President and CEO Meg Gentle said, “We are reducing our costs and reorganizing the company to make Tellurian resilient in the face of current challenges in financial and energy markets. We are redirecting resources to complete the marketing of the Driftwood LNG project, which is fully permitted and ready to begin construction. Amos’s experience in LNG markets and expertise in negotiations brings together key elements to complete our Driftwood partnership. With a broad background across the finance organization, Kian will be focused on capital discipline and refinancing our existing obligations to extend our liquidity.”
About Tellurian Inc.
Tellurian was founded by Charif Souki and Martin Houston and is led by President and CEO Meg Gentle. Tellurian intends to create value for shareholders by building a low-cost, global natural gas business, profitably delivering natural gas to customers worldwide. Tellurian is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, LNG trading, and infrastructure that includes an ~ 27.6 mtpa LNG export facility and an associated pipeline. Tellurian is based in Houston, Texas, and its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “TELL”.
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