Head of Asia Pacific (APAC) Markets – Gas & LNG Research

  • Beijing, China
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Wood Mackenzie
  • Department: Research

Company Description

Wood Mackenzie is the global leader in data, analysis and consulting across the energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power and renewables sectors.  

Founded in 1973, our success has always been underpinned by the simple principle of providing trusted research and advice that makes a difference to our customers. Today we have over 2,000 customers ranging from the largest global energy companies and financial institutions to governments as well as smaller market specialists.  

Our teams are located around the world. This enables us to stay closely connected with customers and the markets and sectors we cover. Collectively this allows us to offer a compelling combination of global commodity analysis with detailed local market knowledge.  

We are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. We are committed to creating a workplace that works for you and encourage everyone to get involved in our Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Engagement initiatives. We actively support flexible working and are happy to consider alternative work patterns, taking into account your needs and the needs of the team or division that you are looking to join.   

Hear what our team has to say about working with us:  

https://www.woodmac.com/careers/our-people/ 

We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!  

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.    

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.   

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.   

It’s the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It’s why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It’s the aim of our “returnship” program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it’s what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers’ problems.    

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do.  

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career.  We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce.  

Job Description

Head of Asia Pacific (APAC) Markets – Gas & LNG

We are looking for a Research Director to lead our APAC Gas Markets team, within our Global Gas & LNG practice. Our Asia Pacific Market fundamentals team is located in Singapore and Beijing and delivers research and consulting based on our assessment of Gas Market fundamentals.

The APAC markets team delivers world class Research, Data, Insight and Analysis including detailed regional and global market fundamentals analysis, macro industry trends, project and market events and corporate insights.

The Gas & LNG research practice at Wood Mackenzie leverages unique, proprietary information and modelling to serve clients, and together we work with a range of clients including national and major oil companies, operators, investment banks and institutional investors. This is a fantastic opportunity to make an impact.


About you and how you can excel in this role

You have either worked within a data, analytics or consulting business covering Gas & LNG, or have been directly involved in a commercial gas related role with an industry participant. You have deep industry knowledge and leadership skills to help develop and lead a team of talented analysts.

You are an experienced manager, having developed and led a high performing team within the energy industry. You are passionate about the Gas and LNG business and the rapidly changing energy market and have a track record in leadership and excellence.  

Your commercial and industry knowledge coupled with your people skills will enable you to define our ambition for our regional gas market offerings which help solve our client’s questions embedded with their workflows.

You can easily identify and size commercial opportunities, as well design and deliver a complex work programme. You possess sound commercial acumen and have led through change and business transformation.

The people around you recognise your ability to develop others and engage high performers, building an environment in which colleagues thrive and deliver high-quality results. The way in which you work enables you to build effective, collaborative internal relationships and can influence across a matrix organization. You understand that diversity of experience and thought makes a difference and that working across different geographies requires cultural appreciation.

You are passionate about what you do and the quality of your work makes you credible with clients and able to engage at the senior level. You enjoy the development and implementation of modelling and integrated scenario problem-solving. You are energised by asking questions and thinking creatively.

If you are looking for a role where you can make a positive impact on business results, your own team and those around you, apply now.

About the role


You will lead a team of analysts and subject matter experts, based in Singapore and Beijing, producing world-class commercial data, analytics and insight. Specifically, you will be responsible for the efficient delivery of research and the development of the APAC Gas markets analysis. Your focus will be to lead and develop a team and deliver high quality commercial insight. You will foster an open, innovative and dynamic team environment where unconventional thinking is encouraged.


You will be able to prioritise what matters to clients and your team. Given your engagement with your network of senior-level clients and contacts, you will understand their business and priorities and translate that into valuable analysis and data. Internally, you will ensure team members improve workflow efficiency and the timeliness and quality of deliverables. You will also have the opportunity lead wider projects and new initiatives.


You will work collaboratively as part of the Gas Markets leadership team, to develop and implement a strategy identifying and capitalising on commercial opportunities both in region and across our global gas and LNG business.


You will also work with client management and consulting to generate new research, sales and consulting opportunities.


What you’ll love about Wood Mackenzie

For the past 45 years, we have established  our reputation as a trusted source of  knowledge and forward- looking insight for the world’s most innovative  organisations. 

Our teams are located around the world, and deliver research and consulting projects based on our assessment and valuation of thousands of individual assets, companies  and economic indicators such as market supply, demand  and price trends. As a result, we can count the world’s key energy institutions and governments among our most loyal clients.

We are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. We value everyone’s contribution and support them to reach their full potential while sustaining an organisational culture of health and well-being. There are opportunities to get involved in our Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Engagement initiatives. We actively support flexible working and are happy to consider alternative work patterns, taking into account your needs and the needs of the team or division that you are looking to join. 

Hear what our team has to say about working with us:

https://www.woodmac.com/careers/our-people/

We are part of a company that has been named as a Best Employer by Forbes Magazine and on the Forbes Most Innovative Companies list three years running. Verisk is one of only 15 out of 500 companies to appear on both lists. We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!


What you’ll love about Verisk 

Verisk Analytics has an amazing story to tell. In 2017, Forbes magazine named Verisk to its World’s Most Innovative Companies list for the third consecutive year and to its America’s Best.

Mid-Size Employers list. We also earned the Great Place to Work® Certification for the second consecutive year in recognition of our outstanding workplace culture.

Verisk is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. We’ve been delivering data, analytics, and decision support services to our customers for more than 45 years, helping them protect people, property, and financial assets. At Verisk, you’ll be part of an organization that’s committed to serving the long-term interests of our stakeholders, including the communities where we operate.

At Verisk, you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create a positive and lasting impact on the business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. Our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business will be heard. As key contributors to our success, our team members enjoy working in a business-casual, collaborative environment that offers state-of-the-art resources, advanced technologies, and an excellent benefits package.

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