Charles Ellinas has over 35 years experience in the oil & gas sector in senior management positions. Currently CEO of e-CNHC (E-C Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd), providing management and advisory services in the oil & gas and energy sectors in Cyprus and the region. Nonresident Senior Fellow – Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative - Atlantic Council. Prior to this, as CEO of KRETYK Mr. Ellinas was responsible for implementing Cyprus government's strategy for the development of its hydrocarbons sector. Until 2012 he was a Director of Mott MacDonald for 25 years and the Managing Director of Mott MacDonald's Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals business world-wide.