Independent investment bank Moelis & Company (ticker: MC) appointed Tellurian co-founder Martin Houston as an advisory partner and as chairman of its Global Energy Group.

Tellurian Co-Founder Martin Houston Joins Moelis & Co. as Chairman of its Global Energy Group

Martin Houston (left) and Charif Souki. Photo: Tellurian.

Houston is vice chairman at Tellurian Inc., an early stage U.S. Gulf coast LNG export project that he co-founded in 2016 with Charif Souki, former CEO of Cheniere Energy. Houston was formerly COO at BG.

The bank said that Houston will maintain his existing roles as a vice chairman of Hakluyt North America, non-executive director of CCC Energy, a private oil E&P company; and a non-executive director at BUPA, an international healthcare and insurance group.

The bank said Houston’s role at Moelis is to serve oil and gas clients globally for the bank’s global energy franchise.

Houston began his career in 1979 with Baker Hughes and in 1983 joined BG Group and remained with the company until 2014 when he retired as BG’s COO and a member of the company’s board of directors. Houston is an advisory board member of the Global Energy Policy unit at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, a council member of the National Petroleum Council, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London. Houston holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Newcastle University and a Master’s degree in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College London.

“Over the course of his 39-year career, Martin has built a strong track record as an innovator and a leader in the oil and gas industry. He has had tremendous success building global businesses all along the energy value chain and throughout numerous economic cycles,” said Ken Moelis, Chairman and CEO of Moelis & Company in a statement.

Moelis says that it has advised on more than $2.3 trillion in transactions since the firm’s inception.



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