Steven Kobos

Excelerate Energy

President & Chief Executive Officer

Steven Kobos is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Excelerate Energy. Steven was appointed in 2018 after serving in an integral capacity within the company as a board member and counsel for the previous 11 years. His first significant engagement with Excelerate came in 2007 when he spent three months in Kuwait negotiating what would become the region’s first LNG import terminal. He has since held a seat at the deal table in a multitude of international FSRU re-gas projects. Steven is proud to call Excelerate Energy his home and to lead a team that embodies the company’s core values of stewardship, accountability, improvement, and leadership. For the past 27 years, Steven has focused on complex energy and infrastructure development projects, general maritime operations and, specifically, LNG shipping, FSRUs, chartering of vessels, shipbuilding contracts, operational agreements, and related project finance and tax matters. Steven is also an experienced international negotiator, specifically for EPC contracts for the construction of floating regasification import terminal infrastructure, chartering FSRUs for use as LNG importation terminals, and related services and equipment procurement. Steven earned a Juris Doctorate, with the highest honors, in 1990 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1986, both from the University of Oklahoma.

Sessions With Steven Kobos

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 04:40pm - 05:20pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 10:40 pm - 09/mar/2022 11:20 pm

    Global Gas Markets: Rising to the challenge

    Panel Gas & LNG

    There are numerous practical challenges to realizing and exceeding the high expectations for natural gas both in terms of supply-side investment and market development. How are innovators overcoming these challenges and pushing forward gas development? Where are key growth markets and how is gas viewed across different geographies? We will also flag key technology innovations. The panel brings together a diverse set of experiences with particular focus on developing gas for the core growth markets of Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Where are the main growth markets for natural gas and LNG? What can be done to accelerate the development of natural gas markets? How do ESG goals align with the role of gas? What does a partnership between gas and renewables mean in practice? What technology innovations stand out for natural gas?