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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.

offices

Gregory A. Dolan

CEO

Washington D.C.

Greg Dolan has held a variety of senior management positions with the Methanol Institute over the past 23 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 100 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

CCO

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

Washington D.C.

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)

Singapore

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.

Matthías Ólafsson

Manager of Government and Public Affairs in Europe

Europe

Matthías Ólafsson has 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.

Prakriti Sethi

Chief Representative India

Delhi

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.

Belinda Pun

Executive Manger

Singapore

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

Nov Bajwa

Operations/Web/Media Coordinator

Washington D.C.

Nov Bajwa joined the MI team in 2018 as an Operations/Web/Media coordinator. In her position, she carries several jobs; from office management to digital marketing for MI. She also manages MI’s website. Her previous qualification includes working for a website company where she was in quality assurance for website content and website issues; and office management at another company.