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Yu Huang,

President & CEO


Ms. Yu Huang is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer with New Voyage Energy Partners.  Yu has over 15 years of oil and gas experience with 10 directly in the EPCI industry. Most recently, Yu led business development, marketing and strategy for Bechtel’s Offshore business line.  Previously, Yu was Director of Strategy for Technip and Manager of Strategy & Corporate Development for McDermott.  Throughout her career, Yu has completed numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions.  Yu is a native speaker of Chinese and English.


Yu is a graduate of University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, obtaining her Bachelors and Masters degree in international trade.  She has a MBA from Rice University in Houston, Texas. 


Key Experience & Track Record


  • Floating LNG:  Under Yu’s business development leadership, Bechtel signed multiple Floating LNG projects.


  • Cross Border JV for EPCI:  Yu helped establish a JV fabrication facility in QingDao between McDermott and CSIC to focus on FPSO integraton.


  • Project financing for Offshore Asset:  Yu helped secure project financing and lease arrangement for a $600 million new build offshore vessel.


  • Transactions: Over the past 10 years, Yu has worked on more than 10 acquisitions, divestitures, and partnership transactions.



Mr.  Huang is Founder and Managing Director with New Voyage Energy Partners.  Lester has over 19 years experience with 15 years in energy and finance.  Lester has significant experience conducting M&A and commercial transactions, leading corporate finance groups, sourcing debt and equity, and developing new businesses. Lester has held senior leadership roles for several energy, technology, and investment banking firms.  Throughout his career, Lester has focused on helping companies grow into new markets and regions by providing strategic, tactical, and financial leadership.  


Lester is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, obtaining his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He has an MBA from Rice University in Houston, Texas.


Key Experience & Track Record


  • Transactions:  Over the past 13 years, Lester has worked on over 17 acquisitions, divestitures, and commercial/partnership transactions with a total value of  $800 million.


  • Capital Raise and Financing:  Lester led a $200 million capital raise (equity & debt) effort for a startup E&P company operating in Malaysia and a $100 million equity raise for a startup O&G company in US. Lester secured a $100 million working capital credit facility to help launch Gazprom’s natural gas trading business in North America.


  • Growth and Value Creation:  Lester was a key member of the executive operating team from private equity owners to lead CapRock Communication’s growth from a $22 million enterprise to $200 million in 4 years.


Lester Huang, 

Managing Director


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