The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
Mr. Mark Loquan is a Chemical Engineer by profession with over 35 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry. He was appointed President of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) in September 2016 and was appointed Director on the Board of NGC in July 2019.
Mr. Loquan acquired an MBA in 1992 from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and received training in Executive Leadership and Management from Cornell University and IESE Business School (University of Navarra).
In 1982, he began his career in the energy sector as a Process Engineer at Trinidad Nitrogen Company Limited. He moved through various leadership positions before being appointed as the first local President of Hydro Agri Trinidad in 2002 (now Yara Trinidad Limited). In 2009, he was appointed President, Upstream Business Development for Angola/Sub-Saharan Africa at Yara International. Mr. Loquan moved to Australia three years later, where he served as CEO of Yara Pilbara involving 2 joint ventures.
Since 2016, at the helm of NGC, Mr. Loquan has led a process of transformation at the state enterprise, expanding the business portfolio across the value chain, streamlining processes with technology, and strengthening the Company’s presence in the value chain and positioning the company, Group and industry for incorporating the focus on the energy transition for the future with sustainability reporting. He has overseen a number of critical gas contract negotiations and was instrumental in brokering partnership agreements with state entities in Venezuela, Grenada, Ghana, Mozambique and China. A proponent of strategic and systems-thinking, Mr. Loquan has advocated for greater collaboration across the local energy sector, on issues such as safety and environment, supply management, gas optimisation and energy efficiency.
Mr. Loquan serves on the Boards of Atlantic LNG (ALNG) and The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago (ECTT). He is also a member of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) Standing Committee on Energy, and a member of the GORTT Empowered Negotiation Team (for increased value from resources) in his capacity as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago. One of 50 Distinguished UWI Alumni Awardees, Mr. Loquan is a former Director of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.