Former Cheniere exec joins Charif Souki at Tellurian as CEO

Martin Houston, left, and Charif Souki, right.
Martin Houston, left, and Charif Souki, right.

A former Cheniere Energy executive has joined that company’s co-founder at Tellurian Investments as president and CEO.

Meg Gentle had previously been executive vice president of marketing at Cheniere, the company co-founded by Charif Souki. Cheniere ousted Souki as CEO in December, and he resigned from the company’s board in February. He then formed Tellurian with Martin Houston, former COO of BG Group.

Gentle, who also joins Tellurian’s board of directors, has made a $10 million private investment in Tellurian.

“In her most recent commercial role, she established Cheniere’s platform for future growth,” Souki aid. “I am delighted that she is now available to run Tellurian Investments. Over the past 12 years I have learned to trust her completely and have watched her perform brilliantly. She will do the same at Tellurian.”

Souki will continue to serve as Tellurian’s non-executive chairman, with Houston as executive vice chairman.

Tellurian agreed to merge with Magellan Petroleum Corp. in August and expects the agreement to close in the fourth quarter.

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