Thank you to everyone who supported the 2021 Power Play Awards! Thank you to all those who took the time to nominate candidates for the awards and to our international panel of judges who had the unenviable challenge of judging the nominations. The awards received tremendous support with registered interest from more than 139 companies from across 36 countries.
After reaching a consensus on finalists, a period of community voting took place where members of the LNG community were encouraged to vote for one person in each category. Community votes, which reached over 17,800 votes, were tallied and made up a portion of the overall scores for each finalist. The individuals with the highest scores once the community voting period had ended were selected as the winners.
With the objective to highlight those in the industry, the Power Play Awards has redefined the importance of recognition, support and empowerment, especially for newcomers and smaller players.
The 2021 Power Play Awards program is divided into four categories: The Rising Star Award, The Ambassador Award, The Pioneer Award and The Conqueror Award. This year’s winners exemplify the sought-after characteristics for their chosen award category.
The winners by category are:
The Rising Star – presented to an outstanding female professional, age 35 or younger
- Dr. Tolulope Ijitona, Instrumentation Engineer at Nigeria LNG Limited, Nigeria
The Ambassador – given to a professional who displays positive energy and collaborative leadership while inspiring those around them
- Candace Jimerson, Senior Director of Commercial LNG Operations at Golden Pass LNG, United States
The Pioneer – awarded to a professional who has delivered outstanding business results or innovation and technology leadership
- Sandra Antonovic, Chief Operating Officer at Reflex Marine Ltd, United Kingdom
The Conqueror – recognizes a female professional who has overcome challenges in the workplace, particularly in light of the 2020 pandemic
- Hilary Ware, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Cheniere, United States
Winners were recognized during an in-person and virtual ceremony during Gastech 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Learn more about the 2021 Power Play Awards winners here.