Advisory board

Advisory board

Chikako Ishiguro

Senior Analyst, Energy Resources and International Business Unit

Osaka Gas

Chikako Ishiguro is Senior Researcher and Analyst at Osaka Gas.  As a member of the Energy Resources and International Business Unit of the company, Chikako heads up energy market research and analysis activities of the company where she has worked for over 10 years. Throughout her career, Ishiguro has pursued in-depth global market analysis in key energy sectors, particularly in LNG.  Previously, she was Head of Market Research Division of Osaka Gas International Transport, a subsidiary of Osaka Gas.  She is a co-author of OIES papers; Pricing and Demand for LNG in China (2006), A New Paradigm for Natural Gas Pricing in Asia: A Perspective on Market (2009), A Realistic Perspective on Japan’s LNG Demand after Fukushima (2012) and The Outlook for Natural Gas and LNG in China in the War against Air Pollution (2018).

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Christophe Malet

Senior Vice President - Upstream and Midstream LNG

Hanas New Energy Group

Christophe Malet is Senior Vice President Upstream and Midstream LNG at Hanas, a Chinese independent energy company focusing on Renewables and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas); and Managing Director of Hanas LNG Pte. Ltd., Hanas’ Singapore-based LNG procurement and marketing entity.

Christophe's experience in the LNG Industry over the last 14 years with Hanas, Yamal LNG, Excelerate Energy and Shell covers short-term trading, long-term LNG marketing and LNG business development.

With an engineering degree and a MBA as academic background, he has over 20 years of commercial experience.

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Deven Chitaliya

Senior Vice President and Head, Central Risk Office

Olam International

Professional Experience: Deven is a Risk professional with 22 years+ of versatile experience. He has a proven track record in the areas of commodity credit risk management, commercial aspects of physical and paper trading (Oil, Agriculture, Softs), compliance, internal control, corporate finance, contract documentation, legal matters, project implementation, people management and people management. In his current role at Olam, he is responsible for the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework development, implementation, periodic consolidation and Board / business reporting.

In his previous stints Deven held various important & senior positions; Masefield Asiapac Pte Ltd (Regional Director & Head of Risk - Asia Pacific), Kobian Pte Ltd (ERP Project Manager & Senior Compliance Manager), Reliance Industries Limited (Senior Manager – Risk & Compliance)

Educational Background: Financial Risk Manager (FRM – GARP USA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Cost Accountant (ICWA), Diploma in Information Systems Audit (DISA), Post Graduate  Diploma in Foreign Exchange & Risk Management (PGDFERM)

Errol Bong

Head Of Compliance & Legal Counsel

Noble Group

Errol has worked as Global Head of Compliance & Legal Counsel, APAC Head of Compliance & Legal and Legal Director at top tier investment banks, securities brokers, fund managers and listed blue chip corporates in Hong Kong. Prior to working at financial institutions, Errol worked at magic circle law firms in London and Sydney. Errol has managed Compliance teams, partnered with Chief Operating Officers to successfully execute MIFIDII & Brexit Compliance programs, addressed MAS & ASIC inspections, conducted internal anti-bribery investigations, established KYC, AML & anti-bribery policies and delivered IT solutions to implement AML & KYC programs. He has also organised the media strategy for responding to bribery allegations. He is a leading speaker at conferences organised by Asia Risk & International Financial Law Review and asked for his views in GC Magazine - The Legal 500. 

Errol is a qualified lawyer who is licensed to practice in Hong Kong, Australia, England and New York. 

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Harry Whitaker

Advisor, Global Gas and LNG Market Development

Shell Energy

Harry is an advisor with Shell’s Global Gas and LNG Market Development team, covering policy and regulation in energy markets. Based in Singapore, he is focused on policy and regulatory affairs for several key markets in Asia Pacific and globally.

He has worked in a variety of commercial and strategic roles in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Shell Harry was part of BG Group’s policy and corporate affairs team covering energy market reforms, sustainability and portfolio development.

He previously served on the leadership team of the International Gas Union’s Strategy, Economics and Regulation Committee (2009-2012) and currently sits on their Strategic Communications and Outreach taskforce.

Jin Ghee Ong

Head of Risk Management

Keppel Corporation 

Risk leadership professional with over twenty years of regional corporate experience covering risk business partnership, governance, policy, and operational excellence in global banks, oil majors, telecommunications and diversified conglomerates.

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Laurence Kwan

Director of Energy

Sunseap Group

An experienced individual with proven leadership qualities and management styles in both public and private sectors, Laurence is Sunseap Group’s subject matter expert in the areas of electricity and integration to Electricity Market in Singapore and Asia Pacific. He has amassed years of managerial experience in a variety of corporate sectors across a wide industry spectrum. In addition to being a subject matter expert, Laurence also develops and oversees business development strategy, and risk management at the Group level.

Monika Mangla

Director, Global Finance Digital Transformation

Chevron

Monika Mangla is leading global finance transformation program at Chevron that aims to transform finance globally, leveraging SAP S/4HANA and Central Finance.  Monika received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland - College Park and is a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA). She started her career with KPMG in economics and statistical advisory and moved to Accenture as Senior Manager supporting both outsourcing and strategic business consulting.  Monika joined Chevon in 2008 as senior advisor in Upstream Finance and has since held a variety of roles in corporate functions and in operations, with time in the Gulf of Mexico, US Deepwater and Thailand. She enjoys reading and traveling in her free time, often collecting meaningful souvenirs along the way. One can even determine which years Monika lived in Thailand based the collection of animals in her office from the Chinese lunar calendar.

Nerine Teo

Senior Vice President

Ohm Energy

Nerine currently oversees Ohm Energy’s retail business including business development, operations, regulations, and strategy.  She has more than 13 years of experience in the power market. She played an instrumental role in setting up and preparing Ohm Energy for entry into retailing electricity to households in Singapore. Prior to joining Ohm Energy Pte Ltd, Nerine was an Associate Director on the Asia Power, Coal, Gas and Renewables team in IHS Pte Ltd (now IHS Markit Pte Ltd). In that role, she worked on regional consulting and research projects, with a focus on regulatory analysis and market design issues in the power sector. She also worked as an Economist in Singapore’s wholesale electricity market operator, Energy Market Company. Nerine holds a B. Soc. Sciences (Hons) in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Priya Narain Balchandani

Global Head of Market Analysis

Maersk