May 14, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council (USKBC) announced today that Octávio Simões, president and chief executive officer of Tellurian Inc., has been elected chairman of the USKBC for a two-year term (2021-2022).

The USKBC is comprised of leading U.S. companies operating in Korea and is the primary U.S.-based business organization promoting strong economic ties between the two countries. The USKBC ensures that the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement continues to deliver benefits to both economies and works to promote policies that support expanded bilateral trade and investment, innovation, and private sector-driven growth in both economies.

“The USKBC has continued to play a vital role in promoting a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship between our two countries,” Simões said. “There are many opportunities to further the U.S.-Korea partnership and areas to explore for expanded cooperation – including public-private collaboration on the COVID-19 response; energy transition and climate; digital transformation; and supply chain resiliency. I look forward to driving progress in the USKBC’s advocacy agenda, and to being of service to both the U.S. and Korean business communities in promoting a strong bilateral commercial relationship.”

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome Octávio Simões, president and CEO of Tellurian Inc., as the USKBC’s new chairman. We look forward to working with him to strengthen the U.S.-Korea economic and commercial relationship,” said Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber. “Octávio brings a wealth of leadership, insight, and vision to his role as incoming USKBC chairman. His management and international business development experience and knowledge of the Korean market will play a pivotal role as he leads the Council’s advocacy agenda to enhance economic opportunities for U.S. companies.”

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 70 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.

About Tellurian Inc.

Tellurian intends to create value for shareholders by building a low-cost, global natural gas business, profitably delivering natural gas to customers worldwide. Tellurian is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, LNG marketing and trading, and infrastructure that includes an ~ 27.6 mtpa LNG export facility and an associated pipeline. Tellurian is based in Houston, Texas, and its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “TELL”.

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