#Darrell McKenna
Position: Chairman

34 years of energy and leadership experience. Mr. McKenna is the former Chief Operating Officer of Kosmos Energy, and held senior executive positions with Hess Corporation, and Mobil Oil Corporation in Canada, the U.S., Australia and Africa. He holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Montana School of Minerals Science and Technology.

#Peter Francis
Position: CEO

35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in executive treasury and government relations positions with ExxonMobil and Shell in the U.S., Europe and Africa. Mr. Francis is a Board Member of Africare, the largest Africa/US Development organization. He is a Fellow and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London.

#Art Green
Position: President

35 years of experience with technical, management and executive positions with Mobil, Exxon Mobil, and Hess Corporation. Mr. Green was formerly the President and General Manager for Mobil in Equatorial Guinea. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

#Nasim Tyab
Position: Founder

An entrepreneur and financier with 15 years of experience in the Canadian capital markets. Mr. Tyab was the Co-founder and a director of Mohave Exploration & Production Inc. from 2006 to 2010, an oil & gas company which amalgamated with Porto Energy Corp raising $100 million.

#Des Norris
Position: Vice President

30 year career, including 24 years with Talisman Energy in Indonesia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, South America, Oman, Algeria, and Trinidad & Tobago. He  holds an M.Sc.(Geophysics) from the University of Papua Guinea and an M.A. (Physics) from Oxford University.

#Martin Yeo
Position: Vice President, Planning

27 years of experience with ExxonMobil, including executive financial positions in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, United States, Canada, Indonesia and Turkey.  

#Mark Forster
Position: Chief Financial Officer

30 years experience in financial and management accounting for banking, manufacturing, oil and gas, and mining companies. Mr. Forster is a Charterer Professional Accountant (CPA-CGA) registered in British Columbia.

#Ambassador Howard Jeter
Position: 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 A Odu
Position: 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
Position: 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.

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