#LNGAmericas 2–4 November 2021

Shawn Bennett

Juan Oliva Vasquez

Industrial Civil Engineer and Master in Business Administration, both titles from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. With complementary studies in areas of Applied Economics, Project Evaluation, Energy Power Market and Oil & Gas Industry.

Professional with 20 years of working experience in business areas of power generation, transmission and trading companies, in Chile and Argentina. Wide expertise in the energy and natural gas markets in Latin America.

Since 2009, he has worked as Head of Gas & Fuels Latam of Enel Chile, responsible for the gas operations of the Enel group in Latin America. As a representative of Enel, he has participated in the origination, development and commercial operation of the LNG business in Chile, as manager of the all company´s business related to the Quintero LNG Terminal and also as a member of the board of the companies GNL Chile and GNL Quintero.

Alan Townsend

Alan Townsend has worked for the World Bank Group for 20 years. He is currently a senior industry specialist with IFC, supporting investments in LNG-to-power, renewables, and electricity T&D globally.  He is trained in regulatory economics and has a deep understanding of power and gas markets, the LNG supply chain, and electricity generation and storage technologies.  At IFC his work includes development of midstream gas and LNG infrastructure including that related to FSRUs and mid-scale LNG terminals.

Akos Losz

Akos Losz is a senior research associate at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, where he focuses on global natural gas markets. Prior to joining Columbia, Akos was senior analyst at the New York office of Douglas-Westwood, a UK-based global energy consulting firm. Previously, he had worked in the Strategy team of MOL Group, a Hungary-based international energy company, and completed internships at CSIS, a leading Washington DC think tank, and at PFC Energy (now IHS Markit). Akos holds an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and completed undergraduate studies at the Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary.

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