Frederik Smits van Oyen

VP Marketing & Origination,
Cheniere

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Fred Smits is Vice President, Origination and Marketing, EMEA for Cheniere Marketing. He has worked for Shell, BG Group, Gazprom and Excelerate Energy in a variety of technical, commercial, finance and business development positions.

Prior to Cheniere, Mr Smits developed floating liquefaction projects for Excelerate Energy and was the Head of Business Development and Strategy for Gazprom's global LNG division, developing some of Gazprom's largest and most strategic projects, but also responsible for small scale LNG.
Mr Smits' track record spans the entire energy value chain, from exploration down to the end customer. He has had leading roles with responsibility for the delivery of all aspects of the business and made sure they met all HSSE, technical, commercial and financial requirements. His negotiations with partners and clients have led to valuable and sustainable deals for all parties involved.

Mr Smits was trained as a Production Technologist in Shell. He holds an MSc in Theoretical Physics and an MBA from London Business School.

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