Cheniere shuffles executive team, names new CFO

LNG storage tanks are seen at Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG facility.  (J. Patric Schneider)
LNG storage tanks at Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG facility. (J. Patric Schneider)

By Michael D. Smith

Houston-based Cheniere Energy has named a new leadership team.

Jack Fusco, who in May was named Cheniere’s CEO, said in a statement Monday that the new team “will help us achieve our vision to be recognized as the premier global LNG company.”

Among the changes, Michael Wortley will be promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Wortley will be responsible for Cheniere’s “long-term financial strategy and increasing financial transparency,” the company said.

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? Anatol Feygin will be promoted to executive vice president and chief commercial officer, tasked with focusing on innovation and underwriting new LNG capacity.

? Tom Bullis will be the new executive vice president and chief administrative officer, overseeing human resources, information technology and product supplies and distribution.

? Ed Lehotsky will be senior vice president of engineering and construction.

? Doug Shanda will be senior vice president of operations.

? Chad Zamarin will be senior vice president of pipelines and will be responsible for pipeline construction and operations.

? Sean Markowitz will be general counsel and corporate secretary.

? Corey Grindal will be senior vice president of gas supply, overseeing natural gas strategy, infrastructure and operations.

The changes are the latest in a series of executive moves at Cheniere. In February, the company’s former CEO and co-founder, Charif Souki, resigned from the board about two months after he was ousted as CEO. In August, former Cheniere Executive Vice President Meg Gentle left the company to join Souki at his new company, Tellurian.

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