James MacTaggart joined NextDecade in June 2018 and leads the company’s Singapore office. He brings significant experience to the role, in which he is responsible for NextDecade’s LNG marketing activities in Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining NextDecade, he served more than 20 years with Shell in various marketing and trading positions. Most recently, MacTaggart was General Manager of Shell’s New Gas and LNG Markets business in Asia, India, and the Middle East. During his time at Shell, MacTaggart originated, negotiated, and executed a significant number of deals in the upstream, gas and power, and LNG trading businesses. These activities included working to set up Shell Energy India, negotiating LNG sales contracts for the Sakhalin 2 LNG project, and selling some of the first LNG cargoes into the Middle East. MacTaggart completed his undergraduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and holds an MBA with distinction from Cass Business School.