US liquefied natural gas (LNG) export player, NextDecade appointed Patrick Hughes as the company’s vice president of corporate strategy.
In this position, Hughes will be responsible for corporate strategy and business development activities including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships. In addition, Hughes will oversee investor relations for NextDecade.
“We are delighted to have Patrick join our management team and believe he will make significant contributions to the advancement of our projects, including Rio Grande LNG in South Texas,” said NextDecade Chief Executive Kathleen Eisbrenner.
Prior to joining NextDecade, Hughes was a partner in the Investment Banking and Advisory group at Height Securities a Washington, D.C.-based broker-dealer.
“I am honored to join NextDecade’s industry-leading team,” said Hughes, who will be based out of NextDecade’s headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas.
“With significant experience across the global LNG value-chain, NextDecade has secured important competitive advantages for its projects. I look forward to working toward positive final investment decisions on the Rio Grande LNG and Rio Bravo Pipeline projects with NextDecade and its strategic and financial partners,” Hughes added.
Worth mentioning, NextDecade became in July this year a publicly listed company on the Nasdaq following its business combination with Harmony Merger Corp.