Office location: Brazil
Field of work: Energy regulation and policy
Number of years working in the gas/LNG industry: 40
Number of LNG X events: 6
The input that I want to make to the conference’s programme: Commercial aspects of LNG
“The LNG industry evolves continuously. LNG2022 will take place right in the time of the balancing point between supply and demand.”
Ieda Gomes is a researcher and non-executive director of international companies in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She is also an independent consultant specializing in energy strategy, natural gas and LNG supply, pricing, contracts, and market fundamentals. In a career spanning 40 years in the gas and energy industry, Ieda has spent more than 13 years with BP, where she held senior positions, such as: vice president of new ventures for South Asia and Middle East, president of BP Brasil, and vice president of regulatory affairs for BP Gas and Power. Prior to BP, Ieda was the CEO of the S. Paulo Gas Company (Comgas), the largest gas distribution company in Brazil.
Ieda is currently a councillor at the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, a director at the Department of Infrastructure of the S. Paulo Federation of Industries, and sits on the board of directors of Bureau Veritas, Saint Gobain, Exterran Corporation, Prumo Logistica, and InterEnergy Holdings. Ieda is a senior adviser of the Brazilian think tank FGV Energia and senior visiting fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. She is also an active member of International Gas Union (IGU), having served in the executive committee for two terms. She has presented at several energy conferences and training courses, and she is a member of the programme committee of LNG 19.
Ieda is on the advisory board of the consultancy Crystol Energy and co-chairs Access for Women in Energy. She is a regular columnist for the specialized magazine Brasil Energia. Ieda has a degree in chemical engineering from Universidade Federal da Bahia, an MSc in energy from Universidade de S.Paulo, and an MSc from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.