Cheniere Chief Souki to Depart as Icahn Boosts Stake, FT Says

  • Board member Shear is LNG company's interim CEO, FT reports
  • Icahn boosted stake in Cheniere to 13.83 percent, filings show

Charif Souki.

Photographer: F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg

Cheniere Energy Inc. Chief Executive Officer Charif Souki is stepping down as the head of the liquefied natural gas exporter amid activist billionaire investor Carl Icahn’s growing influence within the company, the Financial Times reported Sunday.

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