I entered the industry from a pretty unusual route having commenced my career as a pilot first in the RAF and then with Bristow Helicopters in the early stages of the North Sea oil boom.
SGX mirrors the evolution of Singapore’s economy, and this is particularly the case given Singapore’s role as a global commodity trading hub and international financial centre.
I am responsible for our existing energy portfolio as well as new investments in the energy sector.
I am a partner at Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) based in Geneva, Switzerland. HFW is a sector led international law firm with over 17 international offices including thee associations.
I run a campaign and advocacy organization called Power-For-All whose aim is to promote decentralized renewable energy (DRE) as the quickest, easiest and most cost effective way of encouraging energy access globally.
It is the first time that we have confirmed such large gas deposits and we have to be prepared to fulfil the needs of the experts in the areas of oil and gas, or mining, for example.
In the early 2000’s I did my first transaction in Nigeria and I realised that there was a lot going on in Africa. In the mid -2000’s for two to three years, I travelled between Dubai and Calgary every six weeks as Dubai was very much a gateway of finance to the African continent.
In my position as Permanent Secretary of Energy and Economic Affairs in early 2000, I was also the head of the Policy Analysis Unit, Department of Geology and Commission of Petroleum. They were all reporting to me.
In a way, I can say that I have been involved in the industry throughout my career. In the 80s, the geological unit was involved in oil and gas amongst other things.
While BD Globe Capital has been providing investment and smart capital solutions to the energy sector worldwide for years now, we have a particular focus at present on ‘upstream Nigeria’, no doubt having been of great interest to us for the last 7 years.
As a graduate interested in energy economics the oil & gas industry was very exciting – the obvious place for me to look to start my career.
NuEnergy Gas is an Australian-listed, clean energy company focused on the development of Indonesian gas assets.