The WLPGA Team

James Rockall

CEO and Managing Director

Twitter: @james_rockall

Mr. James Rockall is the CEO and Managing Director of the WLPGA. He is responsible for leading the organisation, ensuring that the Association delivers on its Mission Statement and delivers value to all WLPGA members. James has a strong energy and business development background having worked for nine years for Shell International in project management and business development in The Netherlands and Venezuela. Prior to joining the WLPGA in July 2003 as Director of Market Development, James worked for two years for the global energy group ALSTOM SA as an e-Business Director. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with a Masters degree from the University of Nottingham in the UK and an MBA from the Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mr. Michael Kelly is Director of Market Development and Deputy Managing Director at the WLPGA. Michael holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the George Washington University in Washington DC. He brings a multi-cultural touch to his role because of his experience working throughout the world. Michael spent 5 years working for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), an organisation which is the voice of world business, championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. He was responsible for the energy and environment policy portfolio and led business delegations in UN level negotiations on topics in this area. Before the ICC, Michael Kelly has lived and worked in the UK, Sweden, China, Japan, Italy and the US. Living in so many different countries provides him with an understanding of different cultures and ways of working. Michael’s role is to look for new opportunities for LPG, both in the developing world and in more mature markets. He acts as the interface between the industry, development agencies, intra governmental bodies, such as the UN and the NGO community.

Michael Kelly

Deputy Managing Director
and Director of Market Development

Twitter: @MKellyLPG

Nikos Xydas

Technical Director

Twitter: @NikosXydas

Mr. Nikos Xydas joined WLPGA as Technical Director in September 2011. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow/Scotland. His main professional background is from Shell, in Technical, Operations and HSE positions, the largest majority in international roles with Shell Gas (LPG) and Shell Global Lubricants. Earlier he was with ABB in Switzerland and also in Greece. He has a double French/Greek nationality and his permanent residence is in Paris. He speaks English, French, German and Greek. The width of his international roles in Shell in charge of large numbers /zones of countries provided him with a good mix of competences and experiences and not only in the Technical, Operations or HSE which are his main expertise areas. Outside these, he spent some years in developing and managing the network of the Shell Select outlets in Greece (mostly food retailing) and in roles as Communications mgr. Most recently, in Shell Lubricants he held the roles of Global Strategy/Planning mgr, Global Communications mgr, Global Assurance/Audit mgr and Global Performance mgr. in HSSE.

Ms Alison Abbott joined the WLPGA in October 2010. She is responsible for both the communications initiatives of the WLPGA to its members and stakeholders and also for the global rollout of the Exceptional Energy brand. Having previously held similar positions within telecommunications and software companies both in France and the UK, Alison joined the WLPGA with a wealth of experience in global communications and international brand marketing. Alison also manages the Women In LPG Global Network (WINLPG).

Alison Abbott
Alison Abbott

Marketing & Communications Director

Twitter: @AlisonAbbott6

Esther Assous

Events Director

Twitter: @DutchSweetie

Ms. Esther Assous joined the WLPGA team in October 2007. She is responsible for the management of the annual World Forum events and the European Association Congress. She is a multi-lingual Dutch citizen speaking both English and French fluently. Ms. Esther Assous joins WLPGA with 12 years experience in marketing and communications. She has a varied background having worked as office manager for the French Chiropractic Association, for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Luxemburg and as Communications and Marketing Assistant for Schlumberger in Paris. She has a Masters Degree in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor in marketing.
Nadia has 30 years’ experience in Administration, Human Resources, Global Mobility and Project Management in the oil & gas industry. Nadia worked for 10 years on large international development projects for Total E&P in Paris. She has acquired an international experience mainly in North America, Africa and Asia. Nadia is perfectly bilingual in English, with knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin.
Nadia Lalout-Landemaine
Office Manager and
Member Relations Manager

Cécile Nourigat

Autogas Manager

Cécile joined both the WLPGA and the AEGPL team in 2016 as Autogas Manager. Cécile has a master degree in European Affairs from the Institute of Political Studies.  She worked for five years at Burson-Marsteller in Public Relations and Public Affairs in Brussels before joining the team. Cécile speaks French, English, Spanish and Italian.

Camille joined the WLPGA in April 2011. She has a Master’s degree in Negotiation and International Business and specialised in Marketing and Communication. She cooperated with several profesional Events and Public relations missions in various companies. She speaks French, English and Spanish.

Camille Pieron

Digital Communications Manager
Myriam Brasseur
Communications Assistant
Myriam (Mimi) Brasseur is American/Tunisian with a Bachelor’s in Communication and Social media from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Masters in Cultural & Social Anthropology from the University of Leuven in Belgium. During her time at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, she worked as a communications research assistant alongside working at the Office of Multicultural Affairs. In 2010, Mimi co-started AMBRICS (American British Irish Club of Sousse), an English speaking club based in Tunisia to assist the American and British embassies during the Tunisian revolution. Mimi speaks English, French, and some knowledge in Arabic.
Alexei Bodorin holds a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Oil and Gas University in Ploiesti, Romania and as well he competed a Petroleum Economics and Management Master program at the IFP School in Paris, France. He did three engineering internships in the refineries, wrote a well acclaimed scientific paper on the Sulphur content limitation of the catalytic cracking gasoline and, apart from other academic achievements, he was the president of the Youth Parliament of Moldova. Alexei speaks Romanian, Russian, English and French and is using his writing skills both in professional sphere and as well for his own blog.
Alexei Bodorin
Technical Intern
Yilun Yan
Communications Intern
Yilun is currently a student of Master in International Energy at Sciences Po Paris, with concentrations on global risks and European studies. She graduated from Peking University with a bachelor’s degree in Laws (International Political Economy) and a double degree in Economics. She used to work in UNESCO as communications intern and in Energy Foundation as student researcher, where she accumulated experiences in energy policy analysis. With her strong passion in energy studies, sustainability and international relations, Yilun joined WLPGA as a communications & market development intern in August 2018.