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Alfonso Puga

Senior Vice President, LNG Marketing, Europe and South America, NextDecade Corporation
United States

Alfonso Puga is Senior Vice President, LNG Marketing, Europe and South America, of NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT), a liquefied natural gas company focused on LNG export projects and associated pipelines in the State of Texas. NextDecade intends to develop a portfolio of LNG projects, including the 27 mtpa Rio Grande LNG export facility in Brownsville, Texas and the 4.5 Bcf/d Rio Bravo Pipeline that would transport natural gas from the Agua Dulce supply area to Rio Grande LNG.

In his role, Puga is responsible for advancing prospective customer engagement in Europe and South America. He has spent more than 15 years in the natural gas and LNG industry, involved in a variety of commercial and trading roles.

He began his career with Spanish utility Gas Natural, working in a variety of roles related to the commercialization of natural gas to the industrial market. He also worked as Gas and LNG Procurement and Trading Manager at Union Fenosa Gas, another Spanish utility. In that role, he managed a portfolio of 6 bcm of LNG, responsible for the long- and short-term sales and purchases from the Dammietta Egypt and Qalhat Oman projects. Puga later joined Essent Trading as head of LNG trading, where he formed the trading desk by acquiring capacity in Gate terminal in the Netherlands and creating the commercial network to facilitate the trading of LNG.

Following RWE’s acquisition of Essent Trading, Puga created the LNG trading desk within the commodities division of Goldman Sachs. He coordinated LNG activities for the bank across offices in New York, London, and Singapore, and helped to open the bank’s Dubai office. Immediately prior to joining NextDecade, Puga supported Petronas’ LNG activities in the Atlantic basin.

Puga holds a degree in Industrial Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and earned an Executive MBA from the IMD-Lausanne.