Founder and CEO of Emsurge, a UK tech start-up funded by LNG market participants to streamline the pre-to-post trade processes in LNG trading. Melissa is also the founder of Emstream, a tech enabled LNG brokerage, with over a decade of experience facilitating LNG transactions in the spot to medium term LNG market. Formerly the Global Head of LNG for Tullett Prebon, she established the world’s first LNG physical and financial broking desk, offering deal facilitation, price discovery and trade consultancy out of London, Madrid and Singapore. She has facilitated the sale and purchase of over 100 cargoes, assisted with the entry strategy of a successful LNG trading business, negotiated regasification capacity options and been involved in a number of deals that have been industry firsts. Working with Citibank she established the LNG financial market, helping companies understand risk management and standardising the JKM swap to help the listing on exchanges of the first liquid LNG futures contract. Melissa is also an angel investor and advisor to other tech start-ups in the energy sector.