NextDecade Corporation has named Patrick Hughes Vice President, Corporate Strategy. In this position, Hughes will be responsible for corporate strategy and business development activities including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships. Furthermore, Hughes will oversee Investor Relations for NextDecade.
“We are delighted to have Patrick join our management team and believe he will make significant contributions to the advancement of our projects, including Rio Grande LNG in South Texas,” said NextDecade Chairman and CEO, Kathleen Eisbrenner. “Patrick’s deep knowledge of the global LNG industry, coupled with his sell-side research and investment banking experience, makes him an ideal match for this role and for NextDecade.”
Prior to joining NextDecade, Hughes was a Partner in the Investment Banking and Advisory group at Height Securities, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based broker-dealer. During his tenure at Height, Hughes focused exclusively on the energy and industrials sectors, and Hughes and his team earned a reputation as leading financial advisors in the global LNG marketplace.
“I am honored to join NextDecade’s industry-leading team,” said Hughes, who will be based out of NextDecade’s headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. “With significant experience across the global LNG value-chain, NextDecade has secured important competitive advantages for its projects. I look forward to working toward positive final investment decisions on the Rio Grande LNG and Rio Bravo Pipeline projects with NextDecade and its strategic and financial partners.”