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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, Beijing, and Delhi.


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Washington D.C.

Greg Dolan has held various senior management positions with the Methanol Institute over the past 27 years, serving as CEO for the past decade. Mr. Dolan manages MI’s offices in Washington, Singapore, Brussels, Beijing, and Delhi, while directing international governmental relations, media relations, public education, and outreach efforts. He has presented papers on methanol-related topics at more than 200 international conferences and webinars, authored magazine articles, and written book chapters on the methanol industry. Mr. Dolan came to MI after spending a decade in various 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 in Political Science from Boston University and did extensive postgraduate work in Political Communication at the State University of New York-Albany.



Alexander Döll was appointed chief Operating Officer at The Methanol Institute in May 2024. He is based in MI’s Brussels office, working with the MI policy team, and is responsible for supporting MI members globally. Alex has extensive experience in the chemicals industry, including positions at Dow and OCI Global, where he served as Vice Chair of the Methanol Institute’s Policy Committee. A proven leader, Alexander has played a pivotal role in significant initiatives at meetings of COP and the World Economic Forum, demonstrating his ability to address global challenges.

VP, External Affairs

Washington, D.C.

Lawrence Navin joined the Methanol Institute in June 2013. Lawrence’s background includes having worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s US-India Business Council, the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), now the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and in the U.S. Senate. Lawrence’s role with MI includes overseeing the Institute’s government and public affairs activities and directing the Institute’s communications and social media activities.  He 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


Matthías Ólafsson joined the Methanol Institute as the Manager of Government and Public Affairs in Europe. Matthías manages a range of policy and business development activities, manages stakeholder relations across Europe and engage with policymakers to influence legislation on behalf of the methanol industry. His background includes working at Icelandic renewable methanol producer and MI member Carbon Recycling International (CRI) where he managed sales and marketing. The role provided him with hands-on experience of international methanol trade and knowledge of key methanol applications as well as experience in navigating Europe‘s regulatory landscape pertaining to the added value of reduced carbon intensity in the fuel and chemical sectors.

Director of Government and Public affairs - Europe & IMO


In his role for MI, Mr. Ammar will apply his expertise in the European legislative process to support the association’s government relations strategy in Europe, leading stakeholder engagements to effectively share the perspectives of the methanol sector with policymakers.Before joining MI, Mr. Ammar held several positions in EU institutions. He supported political work with a focus on transport in the European Parliament and as a coordinator for interinstitutional relations at the Secretariat General of the European Commission, where he oversaw relations between the European Commission and the Council. Mr. Ammar graduated from the École Nationale d’Administration in France and holds an M.Sc in Business Engineering.

Senior Advisor


Kjeld works as a Senior Advisor to the Methanol Institute.  Following a distinguished 40-year career with MAN Energy Solutions as a retained consultant, Kjeld works with MI in several critical areas to advance methanol as a clean fuel.

Chief Representative China


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.

Chief Representative India


MI is pleased to welcome Ms. Prakriti Sethi as MI’s consultant and representative based in Delhi, India. Her inclusion to the MI team is part of MI’s efforts to bolster its government relations efforts and network in key markets around the world. Prakriti has a wide array of experience working with international and national government institutions such as the UNESCO Secretariat, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Government of Delhi.She supported the UNESCO Secretariat as part of the delegation at the UNFCCC’s COP22 and assisted in preparing the UNESCO Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Plan 2016 – 2021. At GIZ, Prakriti was responsible for research, data analysis, planning, and drafting the organization’s Women Entrepreneurship Program which implemented in collaboration with India’s Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).  Her experience also extends to drafting reports and parliamentary intervention analysis for the Government of Delhi.Prakriti will support MI as the organization’s representative in India, a key market that has been identified to have high-growth potential for future methanol consumption. Based in Delhi, Prakriti can effectively identify and engage stakeholders in government and private sector who will be key in furthering India’s aspirations to establish a methanol economy.

Business Development Manager


Desmond is a marine engineer who gained sailing experience during his time with the Republic of Singapore Navy. After completing his studies, he ventured into Account Management with Mercury Marine and Hyundai Global Services. Here, he applied his engineering expertise to promote methanol as a clean marine fuel, focusing on both its technical and business aspects. Desmond holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering from Newcastle University and has over ten years of experience in the Marine Industry. He has worked in various roles such as Account Management, Aftersales, and Training.

Finance Manager


Ms. Belinda Pun joined Methanol Institute Singapore as an Executive Manager before becoming the Finance Manager. She is working on the APAC office operations, project, and event management. Belinda has years of experience in Human Resources, Office Administration, and Project Management. She graduated from Kingston University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Human Resource Management. She is also an SAP HCM-certified consultant.

Social Media & Web Manager

Washington D.C.

London Douglas serves as Methanol Institute’s Social Media & Web Manager. London is a Brand and Marketing Strategist, specializing in growing personal and professional brands by successfully creating strong and meaningful connections using unconventional methods to interconnect individuals through communications technology. London holds a B.A. in Strategic Communications from Hampton University and an M.P.S in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University.

Office Manager


Toni Zhou serves as Methanol Institute’s Beijing Office Manager. She leads social engagements in China and office management and supports the Chief Representative of China. Before joining MI, Toni has years of wide-ranging experience and in-depth expertise for Ogilvy Beijing, including client services, corporate communications, business operations, and project management.