ROBERT LESNICK is senior natural gas consultant at the World Bank. He has also served as Oil and Gas Program coordinator at the Bank. Previously, he was a senior manager at ConocoPhillips. He has over 30 years of experience in energy-related private sector work, including natural gas processing and petroleum commodity trading. He has over 20 years of experience in the development of energy infrastructure projects worldwide, and has conducted business in 54 countries.