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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.


Greg Dolan

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.

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Christopher D. Chatterton

COO; Singapore


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.


Lawrence Navin

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.


Eelco Dekker

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.


Kai Zhao

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.

Tim Chan

Manager of Government Relations&Business Development (Asia/Middle East)


Mr. Tim Chan joined the Methanol Institute (MI) as the Institute’s Manager for Government Relations and Business Development for the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Tim will be working on the Institute’s government relations strategy in Asia Pacific and Middle East, as well as looking into new applications for methanol to drive the expansion of the industry.  He has experience in climate change issues at various the national government and inter-governmental levels. His focus to date has been on how the global climate change discourse and national regulations are affecting the transport sector, primarily in the transport sector’s transition to cleaner fuels.  Tim graduated from Singapore Management University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Legal Studies.