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Board of Directors

Chris Bruijnzeels

Chris Bruijnzeels Chairman and Director

Mr. Bruijnzeels was previously acting as Senior Vice President Development of Lundin Petroleum. Mr. Bruijnzeels was born in the Netherlands in 1959 and is a graduate of Delft University where he obtained a degree in Mining Engineering. Mr. Bruijnzeels joined Lundin Petroleum in 2003 and was responsible for Lundin Petroleum’s operations, reserves and the development of its asset portfolio. From 1985 until 1998, Mr. Bruijnzeels worked for Shell International in the Netherlands, Gabon and Oman in several reservoir engineering functions. In 1998, he joined PGS Reservoir Consultants in the UK where he worked as Principal Reservoir Engineer and Director of Evaluations. Mr. Bruijnzeels has over 34 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Adel Chaouch

Adel Chaouch President, CEO and Director

Dr. Adel Chaouch previously headed Marathon Oil Company’s interests in the MENA region. He presided over Marathon Oil Kurdistan, a business that he has been overseeing since 2011, and in that capacity was ShaMaran’s partner in the Atrush block. He was the chairman of the consortium of private owners for the Waha operating company in Libya until early 2018. Dr. Chaouch was instrumental in establishing the mega gas hub in Equatorial Guinea and also directed the opportunity team that successfully re-entered Gabon through operated and non-operated interests in deep water exploration off the Gulf of Guinea. Dr. Chaouch was previously the director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Marathon’s worldwide activities and Sustainable Growth Manager for Marathon Central Africa Operations based in Equatorial Guinea.

Dr. Chaouch has a Ph.D. in Engineering, with a focus on Oil & Gas offshore geo-hazards, and gas hydrates from Texas A&M University and a Master of Engineering with a focus on deepwater structures from Texas A&M University, which he earned simultaneously with his Engineering degree at the E.S.T.P. in Paris, France. He is a board director of the Bi-lateral chamber of Commerce, and director of the board of Ophir Energy.

Keith C. Hill

Keith C. Hill Director

Mr. Hill is currently President and CEO of Africa Oil Corp., a publicly traded oil and gas company focused on East Africa. Mr. Hill previously served as President of Valkyries Petroleum, BlackPearl Resources and Shamaran Petroleum. Mr. Hill currently serves as a board member for several public oil and gas companies. Mr. Hill has over 30 years experience in the oil industry including over 18 years with the Lundin Group as well as international new venture management and senior exploration positions at Occidental Petroleum and Shell Oil Company. His education includes a Master of Science degree in Geology and Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from Michigan State University as well as an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

Terry L. Allen

Terry L. Allen Director

President of Pivotal Capital Advisory Group.  Ms. Allen has worked in corporate and investment banking for over 30 years.  She has served on several corporate and not-for-profit boards for more than 20 years, and is currently completing her term on the Alberta Securities Commission (Audit Committee Chair), and is a member of the Calgary Airport Authority Board (Audit Committee Chair), the B3 Canada Advisory Board, the Levene Graduate School of Business Advisory Board (University of Regina), and the Salvation Army Advisory Board in Calgary.  Ms. Allen holds a B. Admin degree from the University of Regina, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mike Ebsary

Mike Ebsary Director

Mr. Ebsary was previously the Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited during the years 2010 through 2016. Mr. Ebsary served as the Chief Financial Officer of Addax Petroleum Corporation, an international oil and gas exploration and production company, for eleven years between 1998 and 2009, after having held various positions in project finance and treasury with oil companies Elf Aquitaine and Occidental Petroleum, both in France and the United Kingdom. He began his working life in multinational banking institutions in Canada and the United Kingdom. Mr. Ebsary is a graduate of Queen’s University in Canada.

Will Lundin

Will Lundin Director

Mr. Lundin is currently project engineer, production operations, with International Petroleum Corp. (“IPC”), with a portfolio of assets located in Canada, Europe and South East Asia. From September 2016 to March 2018, Mr. Lundin held the position of plant operator with Black Pearl Resources Inc., at its Onion Lake prospect located in Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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