Partner, HOPU Investments
Mr. Ding has over 26 years of energy industry and investment experiences and track record of establishing and managing energy businesses. As a partner at HOPU Investments, he heads up the Energy team and is responsible for overseeing all energy-related investment activities. Mr. Ding currently serves as a Director of New Age Limited, Chairman and Director of New Age LNG Company Limited. He is instrumental in the natural gas monetization strategy using leading FLNG technology to develop competitive gas resources and connect the molecules to the fast-growing Chinese market. He is also the founder and Co-Chairman of PetroBroad Copower Ltd, a private E&P company focused on China. In addition, he served as a board member of Schlumberger CoPower Oilfield Services Limited.
Mr. Ding was previously the General Manager and Chief Representative of Newfield Exploration Company in China, where he was responsible for establishing its China business. Prior to this, he held a number of senior technical, commercial, and management positions with Newfield, Enron Energy Services, Enron Global E&P, EOG International, and Shell Oil Company.
Mr. Ding has a MBA from Loyola University, MS in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, and BS in Electrical Engineering from China University of Petroleum, where he has been a Guest Professor. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, having served as the Chairman of SPE Northern China International Section, and is a member of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, where he served as the President of New Orleans Chapter.