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Tellurian Inc (TELL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charif Souki

64 2017 Chairman of the Board

Meg Gentle

43 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Martin Houston

59 2017 Vice Chairman of the Board

Antoine Lafargue

42 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

R. Keith Teague

52 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Khaled Sharafeldin

54 2017 Chief Accounting Officer

Daniel Belhumeur

39 2017 General Counsel

Diana Derycz-Kessler

52 2017 Independent Director

Dillon Ferguson

70 2017 Independent Director

Jean Jaylet

52 2017 Independent Director

Brooke Peterson

67 2017 Independent Director

Don Turkleson

63 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charif Souki

Mr. Charif Souki is Chairman of the Board of the company, and he served as a director and Chairman of the board of directors of Tellurian Investments from February 2016 to February 2017. Mr. Souki founded Cheniere in 1996 and served as Chairman of the board of directors (2000–2015), Chief Executive Officer (2003–2015), and President (2003–2004 and 2008–2015) until December 2015. Prior to Cheniere, Mr. Souki was an investment banker. Mr. Souki serves on the board of trustees of the American University of Beirut, as a member of the Advisory Board of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, and on the International Advisory Board for the Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital. Mr. Souki received a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Meg Gentle

Ms. Meg A. Gentle is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tellurian Investments since August 31, 2016. Ms. Gentle previously served as Executive Vice President-Marketing at Cheniere Energy Inc. (“Cheniere”) from February 2014 until August 2016 and served as Senior Vice President-Marketing from June 2013 to February 2014, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2009 to June 2013, Senior Vice President-Strategic Planning & Finance from February 2008 to March 2009, Vice President of Strategic Planning from September 2005 to February 2008 and Manager of Strategic Planning from June 2004 to September 2005. 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, a publicly traded integrated energy company, from January 1998 to May 2004 and energy market analysis for Pace Global Energy Services, an energy management and consulting firm, from August 1996 to December 1998. Ms. Gentle received a B.A. in Economics and International Affairs from James Madison University in May 1996 and an M.B.A. from Rice University in May 2004.

Martin Houston

Mr. Martin Houston is Vice Chairman of the Board of the company, and he served as a director of Tellurian Investments from February 2016 to February 2017. He was also President of Tellurian Investments from February 2016 until August 2016. Immediately prior to Tellurian Investments, Mr. Houston served as Chairman of Parallax Enterprises LLC (“Parallax Enterprises”) starting in December 2014. From February 2014 until December 2014, Mr. Houston was performing preliminary work related to the formation and business of Parallax Enterprises. Having spent more than three decades at BG Group plc, a FTSE 10 international integrated oil and gas company, Mr. Houston retired in February 2014 as the Group’s Chief Operating Officer and an executive director, which positions he held since November 2011 and 2009, respectively. From 2004 to 2009, he was a non-executive director of Severn Trent plc, a U.K. water and sewerage company, he is a former director of the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO), and from 2008 to 2014 he was the vice president for the Americas of GIIGNL, the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers.

Antoine Lafargue

Mr. Antoine Jean Lafargue is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He served as Magellan’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary from August 2016 until February 2017, and ceased holding each of those positions other than Chief Financial Officer upon the completion of the Merger. From June 2015 to August 2016, Mr. Lafargue served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary. From October 2014 to June 2015, Mr. Lafargue served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer, and from August 2010 to October 2014, Mr. Lafargue served as the Company’s Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Previously, Mr. Lafargue served in a number of senior financial management positions in the United States and Europe, including with private equity and investment banking firms, focusing on investments in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Mr. Lafargue holds master’s degrees in Finance from the de Ecole Superieure Commerce de Paris and in Social and Political Sciences from the Institut d’Études Politiques, both located in France.

R. Keith Teague

Mr. R. Keith Teague serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tellurian since February 10, 2017, and he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tellurian Investments from October 2016 until the completion of the Merger. Mr. Teague previously served as Executive Vice President, Asset Group at Cheniere from February 2014 until September 2016. Mr. Teague served at Cheniere as Senior Vice President-Asset Group from April 2008 to February 2014. Mr. Teague also served as President of CQH Holdings Company, LLC (formerly known as Cheniere Pipeline Company), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, from January 2005 until September 2016. Prior to April 2008, he served as Vice President-Pipeline Operations of Cheniere since May 2006. 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. He began his career with Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation, where he managed pipeline operations and facility expansion. Mr. Teague received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and an M.B.A. from Louisiana State University.

Khaled Sharafeldin

Mr. Khaled Sharafeldin is Chief Accounting Officer of the company. He served as Chief Accounting Officer of Tellurian Investments from January 2017 until the completion of the Merger. Mr. Sharafeldin served as Vice President—Internal Audit at Cheniere from April 2012 to January 2017. From 2010 to 2011 he served as Director—Quality Management at Pride International. From 2005 to 2010 Mr. Sharafeldin was Director of Internal Audit at Pride International. From 2003 to 2005, he served as Director of Internal Audit at BJ Services Company. From 1996 to 2003, he served in several financial management roles at Schlumberger Limited. From 1991 to 1996, he was employed by the public accounting firm Price Waterhouse LLP in Houston, Texas. Mr. Sharafeldin received his Bachelor of Commerce from Cairo University in Egypt. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

Daniel Belhumeur

Mr. Daniel A. Belhumeur is General Counsel of the company, and he served as General Counsel of Tellurian Investments from October 2016 until the completion of the Merger. Mr. Belhumeur served at Cheniere as Vice President, Tax and General Tax Counsel from January 2011 to October 2016. He served as Cheniere’s Tax Director from January 2010 to December 2010. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Cheniere’s Domestic Tax Counsel. Mr. Belhumeur began his career in public accounting after he received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. He then went on to obtain his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and his LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Diana Derycz-Kessler

Ms. Derycz-Kessler is an Independent Director of Tellurian since February 10, 2017, and she served as a director of Tellurian Investments from December 2016 to February 2017. Ms. Derycz-Kessler has an extensive background in law, business and finance and has been an investor in private and public companies, including as a principal of Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC since 2000. Her companies invest in emerging growth public and private companies that are in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, biotechnology, technology, education and real estate. Through her investment activities, she has assumed active operational roles, including special counsel to the investment advisory firm Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC, a 17-year tenure as Chief Executive Officer of media arts college Los Angeles Film School, and manager of commercial property partnerships. Ms. Derycz-Kessler’s early career began as a lawyer in the international oil and gas sector, working at the law firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in New York. Subsequently she joined Occidental Petroleum Corporation, overseeing legal for its Latin American exploration and production operations. More recently in 2016, Ms. Derycz-Kessler became a partner in UNESCO’s TeachHer program, a private–public sector partnership bridging the global gender gap in education. Ms. Derycz-Kessler holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a master’s degree from Stanford University in Latin American Studies. She obtained her undergraduate “double” degree in History and Latin American Studies from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dillon Ferguson

Mr. Dillon J. Ferguson is an Independent Director of the company. He served as a director of Tellurian Investments from December 2016 to February 2017. Mr. Ferguson is a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in its energy and litigation practices. Mr. Ferguson focuses his practice on oil and gas law, with an emphasis on both transaction and litigation matters. His clients are comprised of companies and individuals who are engaged in oil and gas activities, including exploration, production, processing, transportation, marketing and consumption. Mr. Ferguson has been a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP since May 2016. He was a partner at Andrews Kurth LLP from 2001 to May 2016. Mr. Ferguson earned his B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1970 and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1973.

Jean Jaylet

Mr. Jean Jaylet is an Independent Director of Tellurian since February 10, 2017, and he served as a director of Tellurian Investments from January 2017 to February 2017. He joined TOTAL S.A. in 1992 in the North Sea division of the Exploration & Production branch, initially as an economist and then as a transportation assets manager for TOTAL Exploration & Production Norge in Oslo. In 1999, he moved to the Gas and Power branch of the TOTAL group and was successively in charge of gas and power trading development for Europe and then gas trading manager in Houston. In 2006, Mr. Jaylet took the position of Vice President Marketing for TOTAL Indonesia based in Jakarta and became subsequently Vice President for the Southern Cone in Paris. Since August 2015, he has been Vice President LNG & Economy in the Gas, Renewables & Power branch of TOTAL S.A. and a member of the Gas Management Committee. Mr. Jaylet started his career in 1989 as an economy lecturer at the IFP School (French Petroleum Institute) in France. He holds degrees from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM) and from the IFP School (energy and markets program).

Brooke Peterson

Mr. Brooke A. Peterson is an Independent Director of the company, and he served as a director of Tellurian Investments from July 2016 to February 2017. He has been involved in construction, resort development and real estate for more than 35 years, and has been extensively involved in non-profit work since moving to Aspen, Colorado, in 1975. Mr. Peterson is a member of the Colorado Bar and has been licensed to practice law for over 30 years, has served as an arbitrator and mediator since 1985, and has served as a Municipal Court Judge in Aspen since 1981. Mr. Peterson has served as Manager of Ajax Holdings LLC and its affiliated companies since December 2012 and as the Chief Executive Officer of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse since January 2013. Mr. Peterson earned his B.A. degree from Brown University in 1972 and his J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1975.

Don Turkleson

Mr. Don A. Turkleson is an Independent Director of the company. He served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gulf Coast Energy Resources, LLC, a privately held energy exploration and production company, from April 2012 until his retirement in April 2015. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners GP from November 2006 to March 2009 and was a member of the board of directors of Cheniere Partners GP from November 2006 until September 2012. From December 2013 until February 2017, Mr. Turkleson served on the board of directors and audit committee of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC. Since October 2016, Mr. Turkleson has served on the board of directors, on the executive committee and as chairman of the finance and audit committees of ACCEL Energy Canada Limited, a privately held company constructing and operating facilities for the delivery of energy, ultra-clean fuels and specialty products. From November 2013 until July 2015, he served on the board of directors of the general partner of QEP Midstream Partners, L.P., a midstream publicly traded master limited partnership. In addition, he served on the board of directors and as the chairman of the audit committee of Miller Energy Resources, Inc., a publicly traded energy exploration, production and drilling company, from January 2011 to April 2014. Mr. Turkleson is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.