Charles Ellinas

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Charles Ellinas is now the CEO of EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd (eCNHC), based in Nicosia Cyprus and London UK. The company provides advisory, project management and consultancy services in the oil & gas and energy sectors. He is a Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council and Senior Fellow IENE Prior to this, he was the CEO of KRETYK. As CEO of KRETYK he was responsible for implementing Cyprus government’s strategy for: > the development of its hydrocarbons sector, > participation in the operation, > management of new facilities for the monetization of hydrocarbons and > the establishment of an LNG Plant at Vasilikos. He was previously a Director of Mott MacDonald and the Managing Director of Mott MacDonald’s Oil, Gas & Petrochemical business world-wide, with over 35 years experience in the sector. He was responsible for overall management and providing a focus for the Group’s oil, gas and petrochemicals engineering design and project management activities worldwide. This work won recognition through major awards, such as the 2006 British International Expertise Awards, for major projects, for the Cawthorne Channel Gas Gathering Project for Shell in Nigeria and the Engineering Achievement Award at the 2011 Oil & Gas Middle East Awards, for the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project at the Qarn Alam heavy crude oil field in Oman and the Offshore Project of the Year Award at the 2012 Oil & Gas Middle East Awards for the Zakum Water Injection project. Charles joined Mott MacDonald in 1987 as co-founder and Managing Director of subsidiary Advanced Mechanics & Engineering Ltd (AME), which specialised in analysis and engineering design services of North Sea offshore structures and pipelines. AME was integrated into Mott MacDonald in 1993. He started his career in industry with JP Kenny, specialising in subsea engineering and pipelines, where he was Manager of Technical Development until he left in 1987 to set up AME.