Michael Panas

Managing Director
Michael is a specialist in the field of gas liquids supply/demand, shipping and commercial aspects of the global markets. He has led numerous global NGL/LPG and ammonia projects, focusing on commercial evaluation, supply/demand issues, shipping analysis and supply/demand, price & freight forecasting. Michael, a Greek native, has a BSc in Shipping, Trade and Transport economics from the University of the Aegean in Greece and an MSc in Project Analysis, Finance and Investment from the University of York. He is based in Houston. Michael is a frequent keynote speaker at several international and regional conferences primarily on the global gas liquid market dynamics and outlook with an emphasis on supply/demand balances, shipping economics and price forecasting.

Emma Lamb

Lead Consultant
A PhD graduate in Chemistry from the University of Bath, UK and a Masters in Chemistry from the University of St Andrews, UK, Emma has been involved in commodity markets since 2013. Emma’s current role at NGLStrategy looks at the developments within natural gas liquids in particular country by country analysis of supply/demand and implications for global seaborne trade. She has consulted on a number of consulting projects and regularly provides market insight and advice to key players in the market on effect strategies. A frequent speaker at a number of international and regional conferences primarily on the changing dynamics of the natural gas liquids industry, most recently she was part of a panel at the WLPGA Conference in New Delhi in November 2022.

Alexander C. Hadjipateras

Senior Executive VP
Dorian LPG (USA) LLC
Managing Director
Dorian LPG Management (Athens)
Alexander C. Hadjipateras has served as Senior Executive Vice President Dorian LPG (USA) LLC and Managing Director Dorian LPG Management (Athens) since July 2022 and Secretary of Dorian LPG (USA) LLC since July 2013. Mr. Hadjipateras' main areas of focus are commercial strategy, sale and purchase, and the management of the Company's operations in Kallithea, Greece. Mr. Hadjipateras has been involved in managing Dorian’s Aframax and VLGC newbuilding program at Sumitomo Shipyard in Japan and Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and also has participated in Aframax spot chartering. Since November 2016, he has served as a Director on the Members Committee of the UK P&I Club. Mr. Hadjipateras has worked closely with oil majors to secure approval for future time charter and newbuilding business development opportunities. Prior to joining Eagle Ocean, Mr. Hadjipateras worked as a Business Development Manager at Avenue A / Razorfish, a leading digital consultancy and ad-agency based in San Francisco. Mr. Hadjipateras graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and holds an EMBA from HEC Paris.

Jamie Aldridge

Senior Analyst,
European LPG/Naphtha
A Geophysics graduate from Durham University, UK, Jamie currently works as a senior LPG and freight analyst at OPIS, a Dow Jones Company, having joined in June this year. In this role, he looks at global seaborne trade and focuses on the European LPG market. Previous to this, Jamie worked at fellow price reporting agency Argus Media, specialising in LPG and ammonia freight. He was responsible for the creation of custom-built freight rates for VLGC’s, MGC’s and Handysize vessels.