Full Name
Charif Souki
Job Title
Executive Chairman of the Board
Speaker Bio
Charif Souki co-founded Tellurian with Martin Houston in February 2016 and serves as Executive Chairman. Tellurian is developing an integrated global gas business beginning with its first project Driftwood LNG, a ~27.6 million ton per year liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the US Gulf Coast.

Mr Souki began his career as an investment banker and spent 20 years specializing in financing small capitalization companies in the energy industry. He founded Cheniere Energy in 1996, helping to create the North American LNG export industry in the wake of the shale revolution, with Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi facilities. Mr Souki served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and President, and ultimately built an LNG complex with an enterprise value that now exceeds $60 billion.

Mr Souki currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, and on the International Advisory Board for the Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. Mr Souki received a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Charif Souki