Director ‒ Power, Gas, Carbon, Coal
Reza Haidari currently serves as Director of Power, Gas, Coal, and Carbon at Refinitiv – and is based in New York City. As business owner of the global power, gas, coal, and carbon markets, Reza directs strategy and has direct responsibility for increasing customer satisfaction, growing revenue and taking market share. Previously, Reza was Director of Global Natural Gas & LNG Research at Refinitiv, whereby he led research and modeling capabilities across teams of analysts focused on North America and European Natural Gas markets as well as Global LNG. Under Reza’s guidance the Refinitiv gas research team consistently ranked among the best fundamental forecasters in the US.
Before Refinitiv (formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters), Reza was a Senior Natural Gas Analyst at Point Carbon, where he and his team developed Gas Market Trader North America, a fundamentals-based analytics trading tool for natural gas traders and analysts. Reza started his career in energy as an Oil and Natural Gas Analyst in the Financial Advisory Group of IHS PFC Energy where he focused on oil and gas market analysis for financial-sector clients. Reza has served as a faculty advisor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) advising graduate students on a project focused on forecasting long-term US natural gas prices for one of the largest US asset management firms. He frequently makes presentations about natural gas markets to domestic and international audiences.
Reza completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia in Chemistry and graduate studies in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).