DeLome Fair

Management

DeLome Fair
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Ms. Fair is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Synthesis Energy Systems, a position she has held since February 2016, and she has served as a Director of SES since March 2016. Ms. Fair joined the SES executive team in December 2014, as Senior Vice President, Gasification Technology, and in March 2015 was additionally named President of SES Technologies, LLC. Ms. Fair is one of the world’s leading experts in clean energy gasification technology commercialization, and IGCC power generation technology. Her 25-year gasification career spans leadership positions with GE Energy and Chevron/Texaco. Prior to joining SES, Ms. Fair was General Manager of Engineering for GE’s Global Gasification Business from 2011-2014. In this role, she managed all global business development support, execution of customer orders, new product development, services, and project management, while leading a global team of 135 engineers based in the U.S., India, and China with an annual engineering budget of over $30 million. Ms. Fair was appointed the first female Chief Consulting Engineer for GE Energy in 2008. In this role, Ms. Fair provided technical review and technology leadership for all engineering activities for the business, including the 630MW IGCC facility built by Duke Energy in Edwardsport, Indiana, the largest IGCC facility in the world, with a total installed cost of $3.5 billion. Ms. Fair has been involved in design, startup and technical support for nearly half of the IGCC power generated in the world today. In 2003, Ms. Fair served as a commercial manager, responsible for all aspects of gasification sales and contract negotiation for Texaco. After Texaco’s gasification business was acquired by GE, she became the Product Line Leader for GE’s IGCC Reference Plant – responsible for defining the Reference Plant to meet market requirements and assist in the commercialization of this product. Ms. Fair began her career in gasification at Texaco in 1991, where she held multiple technology roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to moving into commercialization positions, she served as the Technology Manager with overall technical and design optimization responsibility for the project development for a world scale IGCC and Polygeneration facility that was being designed to generate 650MW of electric power, 150 MM standard cubic feet of hydrogen and two million pounds per hour of steam for a refinery in Louisiana. Ms. Fair received her M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

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