Reza Haidari currently serves as Global Head of Natural Gas Research at Refinitiv (the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters) – and is based in New York City. Reza coordinates and integrates research and modelling capabilities across teams of analysts focused on North America and European Natural Gas markets, as well as Global LNG.
Prior to his current role at Refinitiv, Reza was Director of Natural Gas, Americas at Thomson Reuters.
Before 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.
He has also worked as an Oil and Natural Gas Analyst in the Financial Advisory Group of IHS PFC Energy. His focus at PFC was performing oil and gas market analysis for financial-sector clients, such as investment banks, investment funds and other money managers.
Reza has served as faculty advisor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he guided 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).