Wes Edens is a co-founder of Fortress Investment Group, LLC. He is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New Fortress Energy. Mr. Edens has over 25 years of business experience in the oil and gas industry, including executive positions with several publicly traded oil and gas companies in the U.S.
Mr. Edens holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Tulane University, and a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University Law School.
He has served as a director of several publically traded and private oil companies, including The Blackstone Group, Inc., Noble Energy, Inc., Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Marathon Oil Corporation, and Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO).
Mr. Edens has also served on the Board of Directors of several private companies and non-profit organizations, including The Center for Energy, Education, and the Environment at Tulane University (CEEE), The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Inc., New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, Inc., Louisiana Leadership Academy Foundation (LALAF), National Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. (NTHP) and National Trust for Historic Preservation.
About New Fortress Energy
New Fortress Energy is an independent exploration and production company focused on acquiring interests in oil fields to control its destiny by controlling or owning 100% of the rights to its mineral resources through long-term production agreements or royalties with existing operators. New Fortress Energy’s strategy is to acquire undervalued properties by other operators with limited experience with the specific geological environment where they operate.
Wes Edens has proven to be a competent leader in the oil and gas industry. He has pervasive experience in the oil and gas industry, which is a huge plus for New Fortress Energy. New Fortress Energy presents an excellent opportunity for investors willing to take a chance on new companies that are undervalued by the market and want to become part of an exciting new industry.