US floating storage and regasification unit player Excelerate Energy has put together a group of academics, politicians and retired military officers to inform its decision-making going forward.

The company announced on Tuesday the creation of its six-person International Strategic Advisory Council, which the company said would advise the company on “global political, social, economic, and policy issues”.

“I am honoured to name this distinguished group of subject matter experts and former public servants to Excelerate’s new International Strategic Advisory Council,” said chief executive Steven Kobos.

“The council members’ collective expertise and unique perspectives will enrich Excelerate’s decision-making and enable us to continue to deliver flexible, secure, and reliable energy to countries that need it most.”

The council includes Liliana Ayalde, the former US ambassador to Brazil and Paraguay and current senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and retired four-star US Navy Admiral Craig Faller.

Joining them are former US ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein, Poland’s first climate minister Michal Kuryka, former US ambassador to Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador and Pakistan Anne Patterson and Angela Stent, the director emerita at Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies.

The New York-listed company owns 10 FSRUs and most recently agreed to two charters in Finland and Germany in an effort to help wean Europe off Russian gas.

The 150,900-cbm FSRU Exemplar (built 2010) was chartered to Gasgrid Finland on a 10-year charter set to begin this quarter and the 138,000-cbm regas unit Excelsior (built 2005) is set to work with the German government.

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