8-K 1 next20220221_8k.htm FORM 8-K next20220221_8k.htm














Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 15, 2022


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1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 3900, Houston, Texas 77002
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Item 5.02          Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On February 15, 2022, NextDecade Corporation (the “Company”) received notice from HGC NEXT INV LLC (“HGC”) of its intent, pursuant to that certain Purchaser Rights Agreement between the Company and HGC, dated as of August 3, 2018 (the “Purchaser Rights Agreement”), to replace Taewon Jun in his role as member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company as a result of Mr. Jun taking on a new position in the parent company of HGC. Mr. Jun’s resignation from the Board was effective as of February 19, 2022, and his decision to resign from the Board was not due to any disagreements with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.


On February 19, 2022, the Board appointed Seokwon Ha as a Class B director of the Board to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Jun’s resignation. Mr. Ha was nominated by HGC to replace Mr. Jun as its designee on the Board. Mr. Ha will serve as a Class B director until the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). Mr. Ha will be on the slate of directors to be voted on by the stockholders of the Company at the Annual Meeting. 


Mr. Ha is the President of Hanwha Impact Partners, a holding company managing investment portfolio in U.S. covering a wide range of sectors such as clean energy, data science, and life science and developing new business for sustainable growth. From April 2017 until December 2021, Mr. Ha served as a Senior Vice President leading New Business Development Team of Hanwha Impact in Seoul, Republic of Korea with an expertise related to cross border M&A.  Hanwha Group is a business conglomerate with affiliates operating in various industries including chemicals, energy, petrochemicals, solar, aerospace, and defense as well as finance, asset management, and hotel and resorts. Prior to joining Hanwha, Mr. Ha held roles in several investment banks and financial advisory firms, including NH Investment & Securities and Ernst & Young. 


Mr. Ha received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Seoul National University and a Master of Business Administration from the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business.


As a director nominated to the Board pursuant to an agreement with the Company, Mr. Ha will be entitled to reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attending meetings of the Board. Mr. Ha has no direct or indirect material interest in any transactions required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.









Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: February 22, 2022






/s/ Vera de Gyarfas


Name: Vera de Gyarfas


Title: General Counsel