Mr Yuan brings over 10 years of business experience in the oil and gas business primarily involving analysis of transactions in the upstream and midstream sectors. He has been responsible for research and development of opportunities for investment in the acquisition and development of energy projects in both China and United States. Benjamin has served as Chief Research Analyst for a multi-billion $US LNG Project Feasibility Study for Shandong Provincial Government and has represented a number of private equity groups based in Hong Kong and China with respect to multimillion energy projects in Texas. Mr. Yuan is proficient in energy derivatives and risk management for investments in oil and gas properties and enterprises. He is a CFA Level II candidate. Mr. Yuan has served as Financial Analyst for Ranchers Oil Exploration Partners, LLC based in Denver, Colorado where his responsibilities including working with staff geologists in review of oil and gas prospects and determining economic viability of such projects. He was also involved in several M&A deals while working for Mattel, Inc. as a value manager.
While working for Zendao Energy Fund in Shenzhen China, Mr. Yuan participated in a variety of energy projects, including: a multi-billion US$ synthetic gas project in ShanXi, China, a government sponsored LNG truck projects in ShanDong, China. He is well versed with the protocols of conducting business in China as well as overseas.
Mr. Yuan holds a MS degree in material engineering from University of South Carolina, a MBA from and Texas Christian University, and is a CQE (certified quality engineer). He is fluent in Chinese and English.