About Ian IAN NATHAN is a Director of Energy Intelligence Research. Key focus areas of Energy Intelligence Research include the energy transition, corporate strategy and competitor intelligence, oil and gas/LNG markets, and aboveground risk.Ian leads Global LNG Research, focusing on demand drivers, supply risk, contracting and pricing trends, government priorities, corporate gas value-chain strategy and new market development. His presentation at LNG2019 in Shanghai, entitled Prospects for Gas Demand Growth Without Targeted Policy Support, addressed critical LNG demand growth headwinds, highlighting tensions between country environmental and macroeconomic goals, particularly in growing LNG markets.Ian has spent his career analyzing energy matters and advising oil companies, institutional investors and other stakeholders on oil and gas markets, opportunities and risks. He contributes to integrated coverage across other Research areas, and bespoke Advisory engagements on gas and LNG market analysis, country risk and corporate strategy. He has contributed to several Energy Intelligence publications, including Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, World Gas Intelligence and Energy Intelligence Premium. Publication leadership roles include the Energy Intelligence Top 100: Global NOC and IOC Rankings, of which he was Editor for four editions.Prior to joining Energy Intelligence, Ian served as Associate Director, Energy and Geopolitical Research at Burnham Securities, and Associate Director, Energy and Geopolitical Research at Hoenig & Co., focusing on oil markets, along with the Middle East and former Soviet Union regions.Ian has an MA in international political economy and development from Fordham University, following a BA in political science from George Washington University.