Board of Directors

Darrell McKenna

Executive Chairman
Darrell McKenna is Executive Chairman and joined the company in 2014. Mr. McKenna has 37 years of energy and leadership experience, and is the former Chief Operating Officer of Kosmos Energy. His prior experience also includes senior executive positions with Hess Corporation and Mobil Oil Corporation in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Africa. Mr. McKenna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Montana School of Minerals Science and Technology.

Peter Francis

Peter Francis is Chief Executive Officer and joined the company in 2013. Mr. Francis has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in executive treasury and government relations positions with ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell in the U.S., Europe and Africa. He is a Board Member of Africare, the largest Africa/US Development organization, and is a Fellow and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London. Mr. Francis was educated at Croydon College, Surrey and the City University Business School London.

Art Green

Art Green is President and joined the company in 2008. Mr. Green has 45 years of experience including technical, management and executive positions with Hess Corporation and ExxonMobil where he was President and General Manager for Mobil in Equatorial Guinea. He earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Nasim Tyab

Nasim Tyab is the Founder of Oracle Energy Corp. Mr. Tyab is an entrepreneur and financier with 15 years of experience in the Canadian capital markets. From 2006-2010, he was a co-founder and director of Mohave Exploration & Production Inc., an oil & gas company which amalgamated with Porto Energy Corp. raising $100 million. Mr. Tyab holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University.

Howard Jeter

Independent Director
A distinguished 27 year career in the US foreign service. Served as US Ambassador to Nigeria from 2002-2003. BA with honors from Morehouse and MA in International Studies from Columbia University and African Studies from UCLA.

Cyril Odu

Independent Director
39 years with Exxon Mobil. Vice chairman of the Board of Mobil Producing Nigeria. Currently head of Africa Capital Alliance, a Lagos based investment bank. BSc in Geology from Ibadan University and an MBA from Texas Southern University.

James Ladner

Independent Director
A Zurich based professional Company Director and financial Consultant. He is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, in economics and business administration. Has served on the boards of Bank Austria Creditanstalt (Switzerland) and the Royal Bank of Scotland.