The Methanol Institute (MI) serves as the global trade association for one of the world’s most vibrant and innovative industries. Founded in 1989, MI now serves its members in every corner of the globe from our offices in Singapore, Washington, D.C., Brussels and Beijing.
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Alexandria, VA, USA 22315
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#511, Pacific Sci-Tech Development Center
No. 52 Hai Dian Rd.
Beijing 100871, China
+86 10 6275 5984
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B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
+32 241 6151
Gregory A. Dolan
CEO; Washington D.C.
Greg Dolan has held a variety of senior management positions with the Methanol Institute over the past 20 years. In June 2014, he was appointed as permanent CEO of the global methanol industry trade association, after serving as Acting CEO for four years. Mr. Dolan manages MI’s offices in Washington, Singapore, Brussels and Beijing, while directing international governmental relations, media relations, public education and outreach efforts. He has presented papers on methanol-related topics at more than 50 international conferences, authored magazine articles, and written book chapters on the methanol industry. Mr. Dolan came to MI after spending a decade in a variety of public information positions in New York State, with the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Department of Transportation. Mr. Dolan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston University, and did extensive post graduate work in Political Communication at the State University of New York-Albany.
Christopher D. Chatterton
Chris Chatterton joined the Methanol Institute (MI) in February 2015 as the Institute’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), where he is responsible for supporting the association’s CEO and for managing MI’s Asia pacific and Middle East operations. This includes government and strategic relationships, membership growth, and administration of the Singapore office. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Chatterton has worked at the executive level across the power, oil & gas, biofuel and chemical sectors, where he has been responsible for creating strategy, fundraising, restructuring, and operations for both startups and multinationals. Previously, Mr. Chatterton led several successful energy and agriculture initial public offerings (IPOs) and cross-border private placements in the European Union (EU), Asia, Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). With extensive experience in Europe and the former Soviet Union, Mr. Chatterton is fluent in Russian and holds an Executive Master in Business Management Administration (EMBA) degree from HEC Paris.
Director of Government & Public Affairs - Asia Pacific/Middle East; Singapore
Dom LaVigne joined MI in September 2011. With more than 20 years of senior management, government relations, and foreign direct investment (FDI) experience in the Asia Pacific region, Dom has lived and worked in Asia since June 2000. Dom’s role with MI is to support the methanol industry in Asia and the Middle East, by developing government relations initiatives and outreach, and in helping to raise the visibility of the Institute and its members among policymakers, media, the private sector, and consumers. Dom’s experience in Asia includes eight years of senior management roles at the American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) in Singapore, Malaysia, and Afghanistan. Prior to this, he had lived and worked in Washington, DC for more than seven years at The White House and for a leading North American trade association.
Director of Government & Public Affairs - Americas/Europe
Larry Navin joined the Methanol Institute in June 2013. Larry’s background includes having worked for the US-India Business Council, the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and in the US Senate. Larry’s role with MI includes supporting the Institute’s government and public affairs activities in the Americas and Europe, and to manage the Institute’s Washington interns. Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Arts degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.
Chief Representative Europe; Brussels
Eelco Dekker Joined MI as Chief Representative Europe in October 2014. Having worked as Chief Marketing Officer for BioMCN for the past seven years, Eelco brings extensive knowledge to MI about the European arena with regard to fuel blending, energy applications and regulatory affairs. Eelco primarily supports MI in the fields of gasoline blending and marine fuels, as well as exploring further possibilities to broaden the use of methanol in traditional diesel segments. Prior to working for BioMCN, Eelco has held several marketing and commercial roles at international chemical companies like DSM and Ciba Specialty Chemicals (now BASF) for more than 10 years.
Chief Representative China; Beijing
Mr. Zhao Kai serves at the Methanol Institute (MI)’s China Chief Representative, based in Beijing. In this role, Mr. Zhao is responsible for supporting and advancing the Association’s public policy activities in China, in combination with the Methanol Institute (MI)’s CEO and COO. He provides strategic development and tactical leadership of MI’s government relations/affairs activities in China, including liaising with MI members, affiliated Chinese trade associations, government officials, and media on areas affecting the methanol industry. Mr. Zhao is also responsible for helping to drive initiatives aimed at fostering safe use and handling of methanol and derivative products in China. Additionally, he provides support services to existing MI members in China and to recruit new members into the Association.
Executive Assistant; Singapore
Esther Yong has joined MI’s Singapore Headquarters as the office’s Executive Assistant. She brings 15 years of experience to the job, having previously worked as an Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant, Executive Secretary and Administrative Manager. Most Recently, Esther held a position as Executive Assistant at T-Systems Singapore, a Deutsche Telekom Group Company.
Operations and Web/Media Coordinator; Washington D.C.
Gina joined the Methanol Institute in October 2017. Her role at MI includes assisting CEO Greg Dolan and Senior Manager of External Affairs, Larry Navin in MI’s day-to-day operations and accounting needs. Additionally, Gina manages and updates methanol.org and MI’s various social media platforms. Before joining MI, Gina worked as the Operations Coordinator for a media firm during the 2016 political campaign season. Prior to that position, she worked for several years as the Membership Coordinator and Student Chapter Liaison for the American String Teachers Association. Gina graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Sociology.