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Leadership

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Suyen Encarnacion Pell
Chief Executive Officer/President

Ms. Pell co-founded Anahau Energy, LLC as a certified woman-owned energy trading and marketing company in 2005.

With more than 25 years of multi-product trading and marketing, Ms. Pell brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience to her position. Before assuming her current role, she achieved the position of Chief Trading Officer at Cook Inlet Energy, formerly the largest minority owned energy marketer in the United States with revenues in excess of $3 billion, service offerings across the whole of North America, and natural gas throughput exceeding 4.0 Bcf/d. As CTO, she guided her teams in the development of complex structured products and services that utilized multiple commodities, incorporated trading and hedging solutions, and optimized assets of the organization and its customer base.

Ms. Pell is a member of the National Council of Minorities in Energy and serves on its Board of Directors, Washington, D.C. She received her formal education from the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.

Ms. Pell is a sitting member of the Board of Managers for Anahau Energy, LLC.

 

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Theresa E. Gendron
Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Gendron  is a co-founder of Anahau Energy, LLC.  She has approximately 20 years of increasing responsibility in trading and marketing within the energy industry, and has held key executive committee roles with multiple energy trading companies.

Prior to forming Anahau, Ms. Gendron led trading teams and developed new markets for Cook Inlet Energy. As a successful team leader, she structured Midcontinent trading of natural gas and was handpicked by the CEO to spearhead the development of a power trading and marketing desk.

Ms. Gendron has a bachelor’s degree in finance from California State University, Long Beach.

Ms. Gendron is the senior executive responsible for commodities trading activity and market strategy.

 

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Hans O. Saeby
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Saeby is the primary executive overseeing technology and infrastructure.

Prior to his current appointment, he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer for Macquarie Cook Energy, LLC, a position that he assumed in 2005 after Cook Inlet Energy Supply, the company that he co-founded with Gregory Craig, was sold to Macquarie Bank Limited. He has an extensive and broad array of accomplishments having more than 30 years of experience with industry leaders in the United States and Canada, including Amoco Corporation, Amoco Canada, and Dome Petroleum.

Mr. Saeby received a Department of Commerce appointment to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (“ITAC”), an advisory council jointly administered by the Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”). He is a registered professional engineer and holds a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Lund in Sweden.

 

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Gregory L. Craig
Member of the Board

Mr. Craig has been Chairman and CEO of both publicly traded and privately held energy companies. Most recently, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Energy, a publicly listed natural gas and electricity retailer. Prior to Commerce, Mr. Craig served as CEO of Macquarie Cook Energy (formerly Cook Inlet Energy Supply) post acquisition by Macquarie Bank Limited. Mr. Craig founded Cook Inlet Energy Supply, and under his leadership, Cook Inlet grew to become the nation’s largest minority-owned energy trading and marketing company.

Mr. Craig has been active in a variety of for profit, non-profit, and advisory boards and councils, including advising the President of the United Sates as a member of the Presidents Export Council and the US Secretary of Energy as part of the National Petroleum Council. Additionally, Mr. Craig is Chairman of the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, and a board member and executive committee member of Junior Achievement.

Mr. Craig received his BA from University of Alaska and his MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.