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Matt Schatzman appointed President of NextDecade

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NextDecade Corp. has announced that Matt Schatzman has been appointed to the newly created position of President.

In his new role, Schatzman will report to the Chairman and CEO, Kathleen Eisbrenner, and will strengthen the company’s management team as it works towards positive financial investment decisions (FIDs) on both the Rio Grande LNG and Rio Bravo Pipeline projects.

Schatzman was Executive Vice President Global Energy Marketing and Shipping and a member of the Group Executive Committee at BG Group. Whilst at BG, he was responsible for the comapny’s global marketing, trading and shipping activities for LNG, crude oil and natural gas. In addition to this, he played a key role in the growth and success of the company’s LNG business, helping to transform it from a US market focused business into a global player in flexible LNG supply and trading. Before he joined NextDecade, he also served as President of MKS Energy LLC, where he provided energy advisory and consultation services.

Eisbrenner said: “I am thrilled to have Matt join me at NextDecade to help lead our organisation.

“Matt has extensive experience operating global LNG and US natural gas businesses and a proven track record that will help NextDecade deliver the Rio Grande LNG and Rio Bravo Pipeline projects.”

Schatzman added: “I am excited to join NextDecade at this stage of its development and to work with Kathleen and the talented team she has assembled.

“I believe the company has excellent projects in Rio Grande LNG and the Rio Bravo Pipeline and NextDecade is well-positioned to be a highly competitive supplier of low cost LNG to global markets.”

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