People: Bankers Petroleum Ltd (BNK.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Cross

61 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

David French

44 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Abdel Badwi

67 2013 Vice Chairman of the Board

Douglas Urch

2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Suneel Gupta

2011 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Bayne Assmus

2011 Vice President - Production and Operations and Operations and Deputy General Director, Bankers Albania

Bruce Beveridge

2013 Vice President - Engineering

Robert Carss

2012 Vice President - Health, Safety, Social and Environment

Craig Nardone

2011 Vice President - Exploration and Development

Mark Hodgson

2010 Vice President - Business Development and Deputy General Director, Bankers Albania

Leonidha Cobo

2011 Vice President and General Director of Bankers Albania

Richard Pawluk

43 2009 Corporate Secretary

Ian McMurtrie

65 2011 Director

Eric Brown

72 2006 Independent Director

Wesley Clark

71 2008 Independent Director

Jonathan Harris

54 2004 Independent Director

Phillip Knoll

59 2008 Independent Director

John Zaozirny

67 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Cross

Mr. Robert M. D. Cross is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Cross has more than 20 years of experience as a financier in the mining and oil & gas sectors. He is a co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., Non-Executive Chairman of B2Gold Corp., co-founder and Chairman of Petrodorado Energy Ltd., and until October 2007, was the Non-Executive Chairman of Northern Orion Resources Inc. Between 1996 and 1998, Mr. Cross was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yorkton Securities Inc. From 1987 to 1994, he was a Partner, Investment Banking with Gordon Capital Corporation in Toronto. He has an Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987.

David French

Mr. David Lawrence French is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. He is an international energy executive with 22 years of experience in the development and production of oil and gas fields in North America and overseas. He graduated from Rice University in Mechanical Engineering and has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Before this appointment he was Vice President of Business Development, coordinating acquisitions and divestments with Apache Corporation in Houston. With Apache, he has also served as Region Production Manager for Apache Canada in Calgary where he was involved in all areas of gas and oil operations including secondary and enhanced oil recovery, in Alberta and Saskatchewan; he has also served as Director of global HS&E in Houston. Mr. French worked for several years with McKinsey & Company in Houston, a management consulting firm where his work focused on energy firm growth, portfolio management, and capital efficiency. He started his career with Amoco where he gained experience in oilfield operations with secondary and enhanced oil recovery projects in Texas and New Mexico.

Abdel Badwi

Mr. Abdel F. Badwi is Vice Chairman of the Board of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Badwi is an international energy executive and professional geologist with more than 40 years of experience in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas fields in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Badwi is Vice Chairman of Bankers and from February 1, 2008 until April 1, 2013, Mr. Badwi was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bankers. From 2005 until September 2007, he was President and CEO of Rally Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with operations in Egypt, Pakistan and Canada. Mr. Badwi has been an officer and director of several other public and private companies and is currently a director of ArPetrol Ltd. and Valeura Energy Inc.

Douglas Urch

Mr. Douglas C. Urch is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., since November 12, 2009. Mr. Urch was appointed Vice President, Finance and CFO effective February 1, 2008. He has served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Rally Energy Corp., September 2000 to January 2008; President of Perpetual Ventures Inc., May 2004 to present.

Suneel Gupta

Mr. Suneel Krishan Gupta is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Bankers Petroleum Ltd since April 15, 2011. He has served as Vice President Production & Operations, October 2007 to March 2011; President & General Director of Bankers Albania, March 2006 to September 2007; Project Director and Technical Director of Bankers Albania, June 2004 to February 2006.

Bayne Assmus

Mr. Bayne Assmus is Vice President - Production and Operations and Operations and Deputy General Director, Bankers Albania of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., since April 2011. He served as Manager Engineering of the Company, July 2009 to March 2011; Senior Exploitation Engineer of the Company, March 2007 to June 2009.

Bruce Beveridge

Mr. Bruce Beveridge has been appointed as Vice President - Engineering of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., effective September 9, 2013. Mr. Beveridge joins Bankers with over 30 years of domestic and international engineering experience in the oil and gas industry. Most recently he held the role of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Barrick Energy Inc., November 2008 to September 2013. Throughout his career Mr. Beveridge has held various Senior Management and Engineering positions at Apache Canada, Shell Canada Ltd. and Canterra Energy Ltd.

Robert Carss

Mr. Robert Carss is Vice President - Health, Safety, Social and Environment of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., since January 2012. He served as HSSE Director of the Company, February 2011 to December 2011. Formerly, Principal at Digital Safety and Environment Resource, April 2007 to January 2011; Corporate HSE Manager at Vermilion Energy Trust, Mar 2005 to March 2007.

Craig Nardone

Mr. Craig Nardone is Vice President - Exploration and Development of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., since April 2011. He served as Manager Geology of the Company, July 2009 to March 2011; Senior Geologist of the Company, March 2007 to June 2009.

Mark Hodgson

Mr. Mark Hodgson is Vice President, Business Development and Deputy General Director, Bankers Albania of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., since August 2010. He served as Director, Institutional Sales, Tristone Capital, January 2006 to August 2009.

Leonidha Cobo

Mr. Leonidha Cobo is Vice President and General Director of Bankers Albania (Bankers Petroleum Albania Ltd), a subsidiary of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., since April 15, 2011. He served as Vice President & Deputy General Director of Bankers Albania, July 2009 to March 2011; Production & Operations Director of Bankers Albania, March 2006 to June 2009. Deputy Technical Director of Bankers Albania, June 2004 to February 2006.

Richard Pawluk

Mr. Richard Walter Pawluk is Corporate Secretary of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. He is Partner of the law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP since January 2003.

Ian McMurtrie

Mr. Ian B. McMurtrie is Director of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. Mr. McMurtrie has extensive expertise in the development of oil pools using innovative drilling technologies. He has been directly involved in the discovery and development of numerous oil and gas pools throughout North America for such companies as Czar Resources Ltd., United Rayore Gas Ltd., and Raptor Capital Corporation. He is currently Chairman and a Director of Porto Energy Corp. Mr. McMurtrie was the Executive Vice President Exploration and Development for Bankers Petroleum Ltd. from February 2008 until his retirement in December 2011, and previously was the Vice President, Exploration of Rally Energy Corp., a position he held from July 2004 to January 2008.

Eric Brown

Mr. Eric M. Brown is an Independent Director of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. With 47 years of work experience, Eric Brown is a recognized authority in consulting to management in matters of finance, planning and operations. For several years, he was responsible for growing and sustaining Meyers Norris Penny LLP’s (“MNP”) Alberta business advisory services practice including corporate finance, valuation, insolvency and management consulting (operational performance, business opportunity identification/analysis, business planning, economic development, human resources, forestry), helping lead MNP to a pre-eminent position in the Western Canadian advisory services market. Eric has owned and managed a management consulting company and managed a privately owned manufacturing enterprise. His experience in management consulting and corporate finance has been gained in several industries (manufacturing, forestry, energy, agriculture, tourism). He has successfully negotiated company divestitures, mergers and acquisitions and secured financing for business enterprises. He currently serves as a Director of two public oil and gas companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and has served on the Board of Directors of several other publicly traded companies in the past.

Wesley Clark

General (Retd.) Wesley K. Clark, Sr., is an Independent Director of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. General Wesley Clark (ret.) became a director of our Company in 2008, and is a member of our corporate governance and nomination committee. General (ret) Clark is an active investment banker and strategic energy consultant in oil, gas, biofuels, solar and wind in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He chairs UGR, a boutique investment bank and consulting firm in Washington,DC, as well as his own firm, Wesley K. Clark and Associates. He serves on several public and private boards in energy, infrastructure and technology. He is also a Senior Advisor to Blackstone with a focus in the energy sector. He retired from the United States Army in 2000, as NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, following a 38 year Army career. He is a recipient of numerous US and foreign awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Honorary Knighthoods from The United Kingdom and Netherlands. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

Jonathan Harris

Mr. Jonathan Harris is an Independent Director of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. Based in London, England, Mr. Harris holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, an MBA from the London Business School and a Non-Executive Director’s Diploma. He has over 20 years international experience in a senior management capacity with various companies and currently runs his own consulting business in London, UK. As well as being a director of a number of privately held companies he has served on the boards of Anglo-African Minerals plc, Eastern Platinum Ltd and Hard Assets Inc.

Phillip Knoll

Mr. Phillip R. Knoll is an Independent Director of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Knoll is the President and CEO of Corridor Resources Inc., a junior resource company engaged in the exploration for and development and production of petroleum and natural gas. Previously, he acted as President of Knoll Energy Inc., Group Vice President, Duke Energy Gas Transmission, and Chair, Management Committee and President for Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline. Mr. Knoll has over 30 years of varied experience in the energy sector, primarily related to energy infrastructure businesses. Mr. Knoll has held leadership roles in the development, acquisition, implementation and operation of businesses across the energy value chain. He is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia (P.Eng).

John Zaozirny

Mr. John B. Zaozirny, QC, is an Independent Director of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. He is Vice Chairman of Canaccord Genuity Corp. He also is a director of a number of public entities including: Canadian Oil Sands Limited, PetroAmerica Oil Corp., Pengrowth Energy Corporation, Computer Modelling Group and Coastal Energy Co. In addition to his private sector experience, Mr. Zaozirny was in public service as a former Minister of Energy for the Province of Alberta. Mr. Zaozirny holds an LLB from the University of British Columbia, as well as an LLM from London School of Economics and Political Science. Mr. Zaozirny also has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.

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