World Liquid Gas Association Announces New President

Wednesday 27th March 2024

The World Liquid Gas Association (WLGA) is delighted to announce the appointment of a new President, a new First Vice-President and Vice-President.

WLGA welcomes Mr Tabajara Bertelli Costa, CEO Ultragaz, Brazil to the position of WLGA President. WLGA also welcomes Mr Fabian Ziegler, CEO DCC Energy, Ireland to the position of First Vice-President and Mr Melih Poyraz, CEO Aygaz, Türkiye to the position of Vice President.

These appointments will run until the General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro, scheduled for Autumn 2025.

WLGA also warmly thanks outgoing President, Mr Bram Gräber from SHV Energy for his outstanding role in supporting and leading the association, as a Board member since 2018, as Vice-President since 2019, as First Vice-President since 2021 and as President since 2023.

‘I am delighted to be taking on the role of WLGA President and looking forward to work with James Rockall and his team, in order to achieve the goals of the WLGA strategic plan. I would like to thank Mr Gräber for his work as President and for his significant contributions during his term. The WLGA is an important global association, covering over 125 countries, with a remarkable leadership in the global energy sector, and has been working to make clean energy accessible for everyone." It will be an honour to work with the WLGA team to support their mission to promote LPG and renewable liquid gases, and enable Liquid Gas to play a key role in the transition energy and contribute towards a more sustainable and prosperous world.’

Mr Tabajara Bertelli Costa, CEO Ultragaz and WLGA President

About the World Liquid Gas Association

The World Liquid Gas Association is the authoritative voice for the global Liquid Gas industry, representing the full Liquid Gas value chain. The primary goal of the association is to add value to the sector by driving premium demand for Liquid Gas, while also promoting compliance to good business and safety practices. With over 300 members in 125 countries, the association brings together private and public companies involved in one, several or all activities of the industry, develops long-term partnerships with international organisations, and implements projects on local and global scales.

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The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK