Lagos — ExxonMobil has officially announced the finalists for the 2020 LNG Power Play Awards.
This awards program, created to shine a light on the women and men making a difference in the LNG industry, as well as encourage inclusion and collaboration, is split into three award categories: The Rising Star Award, The Vanguard Award and The Rainmaker Award.
Each submission was evaluated by a panel of eight international experts from across the LNG value chain. After careful consideration, four finalists have been selected for each category of the Power Play Awards. Though all the submissions were impressive, these finalists embody the characteristics of their chosen award category.
- The finalists by category are:
o The Rising Star – presented to an outstanding female professional, age 35 or younger
o Mervin Azeta, Schlumberger, Nigeria
o Capt. Iro Gidakou, Maran Gas Maritime, Cyprus
o Zeynep Harezi, Karpowership, Turkey
o Tian (Ivy) Liu, CNOOC, China
- The Vanguard – given to a male or female professional who displays outstanding leadership
o Noora Ali Al-Kahrji, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar
o Patricia Gallego, Cheniere, U.S.A.
o Tolulope Longe, Nigeria LNG, Nigeria
o Beibel Xue, PetroChina International Company Ltd., China#
- The Rainmaker – awarded to a female professional who has delivered exceptional value and business results
o Jillian Evanko, Chart, U.S.A.
o Lisa Glatch, Sempra, U.S.A.
o Dr. Li Li, Zhejiang Energy Group, China
o Stephanie Sirt, Honeywell, U.S.A.
Now that the independent judging has been completed, the Power Play Awards judges invite the community to cast a vote in each category for the most deserving candidates. The community vote will represent a percentage of the final score. Community voting will begin on July 27 and will close on August 7. To cast your vote, visit https://bit.ly/powerplayawardsvoting.
Presented by ExxonMobil LNG Market Development Inc., the Power Play Award winners will be announced in September.