Jack Pryde, Chairman

Jack Pryde is a chartered certified accountant and has held various senior management positions in the investment banking industry. He is a former director and head of corporate finance at Henry Ansbacher & Co. and a former vice-president of corporate finance at Canaccord Capital. He left Jefferies International as director of equity capital markets in May 2010. He has extensive experience of advising companies in the resource and energy sectors.

Olukayode Kuti, Chief Executive Officer

Bobo Kuti joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in August 2008, initially advising the Company on its geo-political and business development strategy for West Africa. He was appointed Business Development Director and subsequently CEO in September 2013 and has been instrumental in successfully establishing the Company’s business network in Africa and with major international oil & gas debt and equity organisations. He formerly worked as an investment advisor for the South African investment fund, Huxton Capital and has a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, USA studying Economics & Psychology.

Mark Henderson, Chief Financial Officer

Mark Henderson has worked as an energy analyst at Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Commerzbank and Credit Suisse as well as spending 4 years as energy sector portfolio manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Mark was investor relations and strategic advisor to Eurasia Drilling, Russia’s largest independent OFS company and is a non-executive director of Dunraven Resources plc, a private E&P company focused on the development of the Mahdia licence offshore Tunisia. Mark is a chartered accountant and began his career at Arthur Andersen.

Simon Hawkins, Company Secretary & Non-Executive Director

Simon Hawkins, has 29 years experience working in oil and gas finance, having had nine years international experience with the Royal Dutch Shell group of companies in London, Netherlands and Nigeria followed by a successful career as an equity analyst at UBS, Dresdner Kleinwort, Ambrian Partners, MF Global and N+1 Singer. Simon is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy, holds a BSc Econ (HONS) in Economics from the University of Wales and a postgraduate certificate in Oil and Gas Financial Management from the University of North Texas.

Toby Hayward, Non-Executive Director

Toby Hayward, has been an investment banker since 1984. He was a Director of Corporate Finance at Singer & Friedlander Limited and Henry Ansbacher & Co. He joined Jefferies International Limited as a Managing Director in 2005, and served as Interim CEO of Nigerian focused Afren PLC from July 30, 2014 to April 2015.