Our People

Frederick Jones, CEO of Fairwood and Founder of Delfin
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Mr. Jones was a founder-shareholder of Marc Rich + Co. AG, now Glencore plc. He is also a former Advisor to the President of OPEC. 

Mr. Jones was one of the early investors in US shale gas. Together with his partners he developed assets in the Barnett shale starting in the mid-1990s. 

Throughout his 40 years of experience in the energy industry Mr. Jones has developed projects and businesses in LPG marketing, coal bed methane extraction, hydroelectric power, and natural gas. He has led numerous ventures with various public and private entities throughout the world. 

Mr. Jones has been involved in real estate and oil and gas investment in Texas for over 30 years. This experience was a driving factor in the conception of Delfin LNG and is now critical in its implementation.

Matt Weil, CFO
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Mr. Weil previously worked in the New York office of CQS, a multi-strategy asset management firm, where he was responsible for both public and private investments in energy, shipping, and master limited partnerships, particularly in the midstream LNG sector. Prior to CQS, Mr. Weil worked in the London office for the Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund.
Steven Xie, China Marketing Representative

Mr. Xie is the exclusive representative for Fairwood in all deals based in China. He has 25 years of commodities trading experience including being the Chief Representative in China for Trafigura, and most recently as the director of Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy ( China ) Trading Company Limited ( now CCI ).

Gene Kim, Korea Business Representative
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Mr. Kim is responsible for leading all of Delfin LNG’s deals in Korea. His focus is to develop and sign off-take agreements with Korean LNG buyers, collaborate with major shipbuilders, and facilitate partnerships with financial institutions. 

Before joining Delfin LNG, Mr. Kim served as a senior executive at various companies globally, including General Electric, Scapa Group, Cisco Systems, and Samsung Group. Mr. Kim holds an MBA from IMD In Switzerland.

Kailash Singal, Engineering Director

Mr. Singal brings decades of LNG process engineering and project management to Fairwood. He joined in September, 2015, from his most recent work on Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi project. Kailash serves as Fairwood’s project manager for its initial FLNGV construction project with Bechtel.
William Daughdrill, Director of HSE

Mr. Daughdrill is a 37 year veteran in maritime safety and environmental protection. He serves as Fairwood’s Director of HSE, and oversees the various state and federal permitting efforts. His positions prior to joining Fairwood include a variety of senior leadership positions in the U.S. Coast Guard and a project manager with Ecology and Environment, where he worked on Delfin LNG’s project.