EurAfrican 2023

Octávio Simões

President & CEO, Tellurian
United States of America

Octávio Simões is an energy industry executive with over 40 years of experience.

Currently, he is CEO and President of Tellurian. Tellurian is engaged in the exploration, production, and sales of natural gas, pipeline development and construction, development, and construction of liquefaction terminals, and LNG sales and trading.

Previously, he was President and CEO of Sempra LNG & Midstream, responsible for all LNG and natural gas midstream activities to build and operate LNG regasification terminals, liquefaction facilities, natural gas pipelines, and storage projects. He led the company’s efforts at Cameron LNG, Energia Costa Azul LNG, and Port Arthur LNG.

Prior to being in the LNG business, he spent 22 years in the power generation sector designing, developing, and building power plants, including nuclear, oil, coal, gas, hydro, and solar.

Activities covered various markets in all continents.

Simões has degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth. He is a registered professional engineer.

Simões is currently the chair of the US-Korea Business Council, a director of the US-India Business Council, and a member of the Presidential Portuguese Diaspora Council.

Simões is a native of Lisbon, Portugal.