President & CEO
Matthew (Matt) Schatzman was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) on February 1, 2018.
He joined the company on September 18, 2017, as President and member of the Board of Directors. Schatzman has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, including as Executive Vice President Global Energy Marketing and Shipping and member of the Group Executive Committee at BG Group where he was responsible for the company’s global marketing, trading and shipping activities for LNG, crude oil and natural gas.
During his tenure at BG Group, Schatzman played a pivotal role in the success and growth of BG Group’s LNG business, transforming it into a global leader in flexible LNG supply and trading. Schatzman also held senior executive roles at Dynegy and started his career at Transco Pipeline, a subsidiary of Williams.
In addition to managing an international portfolio of LNG, shipping and commodity trading positions, Schatzman’s expertise extends to hedging, risk management and process improvement across a diverse portfolio of development and operating assets. Schatzman graduated from Yale University with a BA in Political Science and is a member of the National Petroleum Council.