People: Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQP)

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23 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charif Souki

61 2007 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the General Partner

R. Keith Teague

49 2008 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the General Partner

Michael Wortley

37 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Director of the General Partner

David Foley

46 2012 Director of the General Partner

Meg Gentle

38 2013 Director of the General Partner

Sean Klimczak

37 2012 Director of the General Partner

Philip Meier

54 2013 Director of the General Partner

James Ball

63 2012 Independent Director of the General Partner

Ellis McCain

66 2007 Independent Director of the General Partner

Vincent Pagano

63 2012 Independent Director of the General Partner

Oliver Richard

61 2012 Independent Director of the General Partner

Biographies

Name Description

Charif Souki

Mr. Charif Souki serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC., the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners L.P. He has held that officer position since January 2007. Mr. Souki, a co-founder of Cheniere, is Chairman of Cheniere's board of directors and Chief Executive Officer and President of Cheniere. In addition, Mr. Souki is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC. Mr. Souki is also Chief Executive Officer of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Chief Executive Officer and a manager of the general partner of Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. Since December 2002, Mr. Souki has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere, and he was also President of Cheniere from that time until April 2005. He was re-elected as President in April 2008. From June 1999 to December 2002, he was Chairman of the board of directors of Cheniere and an independent investment banker. From September 1997 until June 1999, he was co-chairman of the board of directors of Cheniere, and he served as Secretary of Cheniere from July 1996 until September 1997. Mr. Souki has over 20 years of independent investment banking experience in the oil and gas industry and has specialized in providing financing for small capitalization companies with an emphasis on the oil and gas industry. Mr. Souki received a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. It was determined that Mr. Souki should serve as a director of our general partner because he is the Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere, Cheniere GP, Sabine Pass Liquefaction and the general partner of Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. and is responsible for developing the companies' overall strategy and vision and implementing the business plans. In addition, with twenty years of experience as an investment banker specializing in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Souki brings a unique perspective to the board of directors of the general partner.

R. Keith Teague

Mr. R. Keith Teague serves as President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. He has held those officer positions since June 2008. He has served as Senior Vice President-Asset Group of Cheniere since April 2008. In addition, Mr. Teague is a director of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC and President and a director of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC. Mr. Teague is also President of the general partner of Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. and is responsible for the development, construction and operation of Cheniere's LNG terminal and pipeline assets. He served as Vice President-Pipeline Operations of Cheniere beginning in May 2006 until April 2008. He has also served as President of Cheniere Pipeline Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, since January 2005. Mr. Teague began his career with Cheniere in February 2004 as Director of Facility Planning. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Teague served as the Director of Strategic Planning for the CMS Panhandle Companies from December 2001 until September 2003. Mr. Teague received a B.S. in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University and an M.B.A. from Louisiana State University.

Michael Wortley

Mr. Michael J. Wortley is Chief Financial Officer, Director of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. Mr. Wortley is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cheniere and previously served as Vice President, Strategy and Risk of Cheniere since January 2013. Prior to January 2013, he served as Vice President - Business Development of Cheniere and President of Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, since September 2011. Prior to September 2011, Mr. Wortley served as Cheniere’s Vice President - Strategic Planning since January 2009 and its Manager - Strategic New Business since August 2007. Prior to joining Cheniere in February 2005, Mr. Wortley spent five years in oil and gas corporate development, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Wortley began his career as an Internal Auditor with Union Pacific Resources Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company subsequently acquired by Anadarko. Mr. Wortley is currently a director and the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, a subsidiary of Cheniere. Mr. Wortley will also be Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. Mr. Wortley received a B.B.A. degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University.

David Foley

Mr. David I. Foley serves as Director of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC., the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners LP. In addition, Mr. Foley is a director of Cheniere. Mr. Foley is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group of The Blackstone Group L.P., an investment and advisory firm, and Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Energy Partners L.P. Prior to joining Blackstone in 1995, Mr. Foley was an employee of AEA Investors Inc., a private equity investment firm, from 1991 to 1993 and a consultant with The Monitor Company, a business management consulting firm, from 1989 to 1991. Mr. Foley received a B.A. and a Master of Arts in economics from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. It was determined that Mr. Foley should serve as a director of our general partner because of his financial expertise and his experience in the energy industry. Mr. Foley currently serves as a director of Kosmos Energy Ltd. and PBF Energy Inc.

Meg Gentle

Ms. Meg A. Gentle is Director of the Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, the General Partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. In addition, Ms. Gentle has served as Cheniere's Senior Vice President–Marketing since June 2013 and is a director of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of our general partner from March 2009 to June 2013 and Senior Vice President of our general partner from June 2008 to March 2009. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cheniere from March 2009 to June 2013. She served as Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning and Finance of Cheniere from February 2008 to March 2009. Prior to that time, she served as Cheniere's Vice President of Strategic Planning since September 2005 and Manager of Strategic Planning since June 2004. Prior to joining Cheniere, Ms. Gentle spent eight years in energy market development, economic evaluation and long-range planning. She conducted international business development and strategic planning for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company, for six years and energy market analysis for Pace Global Energy Services, an energy management and consulting firm, for two years. Ms. Gentle received her B.A. in economics and international affairs from James Madison University and an M.B.A. from Rice University.

Sean Klimczak

Mr. Sean T. Klimczak serves as Director of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC., the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners LP. In addition, Mr. Klimczak is a director of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC. Mr. Klimczak is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group of The Blackstone Group L.P., an investment and advisory firm. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Klimczak was an Associate at Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity investment firm, from 2001 to 2003 and an employee in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of the Investment Banking division of Morgan Stanley, a financial services firm, from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Klimczak received a B.B.A. in finance and business economics from Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Philip Meier

Mr. Philip Meier has been appointed as Director of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., effective as of July 17, 2013.Mr. Meier is president of Meier Consulting LLC and is currently providing technical and project management advice to Blackstone with respect to the Liquefaction Project. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Meier was Senior Vice President Projects with Woodside Energy, an oil and gas company, in Perth Western Australia where he was accountable for delivery of all Woodside construction projects (both LNG and offshore). Prior to this, he spent 25 years with Bechtel at various levels culminating as Project Manager of Egyptian LNG Train 2. Mr. Meier received a BSCE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from the University of Houston. It was determined that Mr. Meier should serve as a director of our general partner because of his international experience and expertise in the LNG industry. Mr. Meier has not held any other directorship positions in the past five years.

James Ball

Mr. James Robert Ball serves as an Independent Director of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC., the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners LP. Mr. Ball has served as a non-executive director of Gas Strategies Group Ltd, a professional services company providing commercial energy advisory services ("GSG"), since September 2011. From 1988 until August 2011, he also served as an executive director of GSG. Since 2011, Mr. Ball has served as a senior advisor to Tachebois Limited, an energy and equities advisory firm. Mr. Ball is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and Companion of the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers. Mr. Ball received a B.A. in economics from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science from City University Business School (now Cass Business School).

Ellis McCain

Mr. Ellis McCain serves as an Independent Director of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC., the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, LP. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Conflicts Committee. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ellora Energy Inc. from July 2009 to August 2010. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Westport Resources Corporation, a publicly traded exploration and production company, from 2001 until the sale of that company to Kerr-McGee Corporation in 2004. From 1992 until joining Westport, Mr. McCain was Senior Vice President and Principal of Petrie Parkman & Co., an investment banking firm specializing in the oil and gas industry. From 1978 until joining Petrie Parkman, Mr. McCain held senior financial management positions with Presidio Oil Company, Petro-Lewis Corporation and Ceres Capital. He is currently on the board of directors of Contango Oil and Gas Company, a publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production company into which Crimson Exploration, Inc. was merged effective October 2, 2013. Mr. McCain served on the Board of Crimson Exploration, Inc. from 2005 until the merger with Contango. Mr McCain also currently serves on the board of directors of Continental Resources, Inc., a publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production company. During the past five years, he served as a director of Transzap, Inc., a privately held provider of digital data and electronic payment solutions. Mr. McCain received a B.S. in business administration and a Masters of Business Administration/Finance from the University of Denver. Mr. McCain was also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Denver from 1982 to 2005.

Vincent Pagano

Mr. Vincent Pagano, Jr., serves as an Independent Director of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, LP., since December 7, 2012. Mr. Pagano served as a senior corporate partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a law firm, with a focus on capital markets transactions and public company advisory matters from 1981 until his retirement at the end of 2012. Mr. Pagano earned his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.S. in Engineering, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University and an M.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. It was determined that Mr. Pagano should serve as a director of our general partner because of his capital markets expertise and his experience as an advisor to public companies on a variety of corporate matters. Mr. Pagano currently also serves as a director of L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded communications company, and Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., a publicly traded real estate company.

Oliver Richard

Mr. Oliver G. Richard, III, serves as an Independent Director of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC., the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners LP. Mr. Richard has served as Chairman of Cleanfuel USA, an alternative vehicular fuel company, since September 2007 and, for the past five years, he has been the owner and president of Empire of the Seed LLC, a private consulting firm in the energy and management industries. Mr. Richard served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Energy Group, a natural gas company, from 1995 until 2000. Mr. Richard was a Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1982 until 1985. Mr. Richard received a B.S. in Journalism and a J.D. from Louisiana State University and a Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University. It was determined that Mr. Richard should serve as a director of our general partner because of his extensive background in the energy industry, including his experience in both the public and private sectors of the energy industry. Mr. Richard currently serves as a director of Buckeye Partners, L.P., a publicly traded petroleum distributor, and American Electric Power Company, Inc., a publicly traded electric utility.
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