Mr. Chatterton joined the Methanol Institute in February 2015, managing MI’s CIS, Asia Pacific and Middle East operations. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Chatterton has worked at the executive level across the energy, shipping, automobile, renewables and chemical sectors, where he has been responsible for creating strategy, fundraising, restructuring, crisis management and operations for both startups and multinationals.
Most recently, Mr. Chatterton was Director of Oil & Gas for a vertically integrated, leading Eastern European family office with an annual turnover of USD 5 bln and core interests in fertilizer & chemical production. In this capacity, he was chiefly responsible strategy and ongoing fund raising efforts to support a 30 mln bbl per annum upstream production platform, associated gas-to-power program, and an integrated downstream strategy which included a 12 mln MT per annum refinery upgrade program, and a 550 outlet, full-service, retail petrol station network.
After launching a successful business incubator in the Peace Corps, Kazakhstan, circa 1994, Chris discovered a passion for educating, connecting and guiding like-minded entrepreneurs. Since then, he has led several energy and agricultural organizations to successful IPOs in addition to numerous cross-border private placements in the EU, Asia, Middle East and CIS and is active in the start-up space as a mentor and investor.
Mr. Chatterton is fluent in Russian and holds an EMBA from HEC Paris.