Icahn To Cheniere Energy CEO: You’re Fired

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The board of Cheniere Energy (LNG) has fired its CEO. Carl Icahn owns ~13% of the company.

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The Charif Souki exit likely comes with the help of Icahn. The activist got on the board earlier.

Neal Shear – board member and former head of Morgan Stanley’s commodities business – will be the interim CEO. Shear is currently a partner at Silverpeak Strategic Partners and has worked as global head of securities at UBS Investment Bank.

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This firing comes as there are a lot of issues with Souki’s large compensation. Back in 2013, he pulled in the highest compensation package in the U.S. public companies.

Souki has sold about one-third of the stock that he owns.

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