Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations
Patrick Hughes joined NextDecade as Vice President, Corporate Strategy, in September 2017. In this role, Patrick is responsible for corporate strategy and business development activities including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships. In addition, Patrick oversees Investor Relations for NextDecade.
Prior to joining NextDecade, Patrick was a Partner in the Investment Banking and Advisory (IBA) group at Height Securities, a Washington, D.C.-based broker-dealer. During his tenure at Height, Patrick focused exclusively on the energy and industrials sectors and he and his team were widely recognized as leading financial advisors in the global LNG marketplace.
While at Height, Patrick was an energy research analyst from January 2009 until March 2015, during which time he developed a significant LNG practice and, in that capacity, detailed knowledge and expertise across the competitive landscape of U.S. LNG projects. He led Height’s IBA group from April 2015 to September 2017.
Patrick was previously a senior associate in the energy and natural resources equity research group at FBR Capital Markets. Before entering the financial services industry, Patrick facilitated projects in Middle Eastern countries for a Washington-based strategic communications contractor, and served as a case manager for a business intelligence and corporate security firm. Patrick was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a B.A. in Political Economy and Mandarin Chinese from Georgetown University.