The Energy Industries Council—one of the world’s leading energy trade associations and purveyor of world class industry data, events, and insights—announced today that it has added four new members to its Board of Directors as the EIC continues its mission of helping its member companies achieve their strategic goals.
Ileana Ferber, ExxonMobil’s corporate Local Content Subject Matters Expert, Thuy-Tien Le Guen Dang, ASCO Group’s Sustainability and Marketing Manager, and Sandra Antonovic, Reflex Marine’s Chief Operating Officer, join the board as non-executive directors. Neil Golding, EIC’s Director of Market Intelligence, has been appointed as an executive member of the board.
Commenting on the appointment, EIC Chief Executive Officer Stuart Broadley said: “We are thrilled to welcome Ileana, Thuy-Tien and Sandra as new EIC non-executive directors. They bring their unique skillsets and expertise to help us keep pace with a fast-changing global energy market. Their appointment is in line with our strategy of having a gender-balanced board. I’d also like to recognise this moment, as Ileana is our first director to represent an international energy operator on our board.”
He added: “For nearly 80 years, the EIC has been helping its members to diversify and expand into new markets around the world. Our four new directors further broaden and strengthen the already vast wealth of knowledge on our board, enabling us to continue our mission to support the global energy industry in its growth and transition to net-zero.”
The new members of the board have a diverse range of expertise in local content, sustainability, marketing, industry data and analytics, and operations, as well as other insights gained throughout years of experience in the energy industry.
ExxonMobil’s Ileana Ferber said: “Connecting global suppliers with buyers in the oil and gas industry has been one of the roles that I have enjoyed the most in my career. Building suppliers’ capabilities in the energy sector will make markets competitive, and in turn economies will grow. This is how I envision my contributions to the EIC from day one.”
Thuy-Tien Le Guen Dang, of ASCO Group, said: “I'm delighted to have been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at the EIC. It is an exciting time for the energy industry and I'm looking forward to supporting the EIC and its members with their growth and sustainable opportunities in the wider energy sector worldwide.”
Sandra Antonovic, of Reflex Marine, said: “Having been a member of the EIC for over a decade, I was incredibly honoured to be selected as a Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience in a joint effort to ensure EIC enhances its reach and continues to act as an indispensable platform for business growth and market development of any company working in the energy industry.”
EIC’s Neil Golding said: “I am delighted to be appointed as Executive Director to the EIC while I continue to lead and develop our wonderful analyst team, build on the quality, and expand the scope of our proprietary databases that provide so much value to our members. I look forward to continuing to support the EIC members and growing the voice of the supply chain over the coming years.”
Ileana Ferber is a professional in the oil and gas industry with more than 20 years of experience. She joined ExxonMobil (Mobil Oil) in Venezuela after graduating from college in 1998. She has vast experience in negotiating and executing service contracts for upstream operations in all regions where ExxonMobil has footprint. Currently, Ileana is the corporate Local Content Subject Matters Expert (SME). In the area of Global Supplier Diversity, Ileana serves as liaison between ExxonMobil and WEConnect International to promote and support the inclusion of women-owned businesses (WBO) in the supply chain. Ileana has a BA in Languages and Major in Business from Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas; an MBA in International Development from Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA. Ileana is a candidate for Economic Development Certification from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
As Group Sustainability and Marketing Manager for ASCO, Thuy-Tien Le Guen Dang leads the sustainability roadmap to meet ASCO's 2040 net zero greenhouse gas target along with supporting the diversification growth strategy in the wide energy sector including renewables, hydrogen and CO2 shipping. With 17+ years’ experience in a range of industries including agriculture, mining, higher education, and utilities, Thuy-Tien has gained a vast knowledge in strategy marketing, business development and sustainability. Thuy-Tien’s broad international experience in strategy marketing, coupled with her biochemistry background and entrepreneurship have contributed to a proven track record in developing new, profitable, and sustainable business opportunities.
Sandra Antonovic is Chief Operating Officer at Reflex Marine, responsible for global business development and strategic brand positioning. Sandra has 30 years of experience working for multinational companies across a range of industries, from FMCG to media. Sandra’s operational expertise focuses on business transition, diversification, and strategic growth through lean, highly adaptable, flexible organizational structure. Sandra holds BBA in Corporate Finance and International Banking and an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Neil Golding is EIC’s Director of Market Intelligence Energy Industries Council.
Neil has more than 20 years’ experience of working in the energy industry in various roles and currently heads up a team of Energy Analysts at the EIC. The team’s main role is to support EIC members in identifying business opportunities in the global energy markets. Prior to joining the EIC in 2007, Neil worked with IHS Energy. Recent work has seen Neil engage extensively with stakeholders in the energy transition sectors and he has successfully led a piece of work on supply chain capability mapping for the carbon capture and hydrogen sectors, which shows the existing UK energy supply chain is well placed to play a significant role in these industries in the future.
EIC is a leading trade association for the energy industry, with a global membership of over 800 companies that cover the entire supply chain in oil and gas, power, nuclear and renewables. Founded in 1943, EIC promotes the interest of its members through working closely with governments and key stakeholders. Through our London headquarters and regional offices in Dubai, Houston, Kuala Lumpur, and Rio de Janeiro, EIC members enjoy access to world class products and services: EICDataStream is an unparalleled database of in-development energy projects worldwide. Our EICAssetMap provides comprehensive information on operating assets globally. EIC’s event solutions feature conferences, training courses, industry awards, and networking events. Our expert analysts and consultants are spread across four continents, producing insightful reports and bespoke market intelligence for member companies and outside clients.
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