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Baytex Energy Corp (BTE.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Raymond Chan

60 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Edward LaFehr

2016 President

James Bowzer

55 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Rodney Gray

44 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Richard Ramsay

52 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Geoffrey Darcy

53 2014 Senior Vice President - Marketing

Brian Ector

47 2014 Senior Vice President - Capital Markets and Public Affairs

Chad Kalmakoff

39 2015 Vice President - Finance

Murray Desrosiers

46 2010 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kendall Arthur

35 2015 Vice President - Lloydminster Business Unit

Cameron Hercus

46 2013 Vice President - Corporate Development

Ryan Johnson

39 2015 Vice President - Central Business Unit

Gregory Sawchenko

43 2013 Vice President - Land

Gregory Zimmerman

57 2015 Vice President - U.S. Business Unit

Edward Chwyl

72 2011 Lead Independent Director

Trudy Curran

2016 Director

John Brussa

59 2010 Independent Director

Naveen Dargan

58 2010 Independent Director

R.E.T. Goepel

73 2010 Independent Director

Gregory Melchin

62 2010 Independent Director

Mary Peters

59 2013 Independent Director

Dale Shwed

57 2010 Independent Director

Andrea Beblow

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Raymond Chan

Mr. Raymond T. (Ray) Chan serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Chan was appointed Chairman of the Board of Baytex on June 1, 2014. He originally joined Baytex Energy in October 1998 and has held the following positions: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (October 1998 to August 2003); President (September 2003 to November 2007); Chief Executive Officer (September 2003 to December 2008); Interim Chief Executive Officer (May 2012 to September 2012); and Executive Chairman (January 2009 to May 2014). Mr. Chan has held senior executive positions in the Canadian oil and gas industry since 1982, including chief financial officer titles at Tarragon Oil and Gas Limited, American Eagle Petroleums Ltd. and Gane Energy Corporation. Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a chartered accountant.

Edward LaFehr

Mr. Edward LaFehr has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective may 2017. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Abu Dhabi National Energy Company ("TAQA") in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has 35 years of global experience leading large organizations, directing projects, managing assets and overseeing joint venture partnerships. Mr. LaFehr joined TAQA in 2012 as President of the company's North American business, its largest subsidiary, and was promoted to the most senior executive position in the organization in 2014. He previously served as Senior Vice President at Talisman Energy Inc., accountable for its Canadian assets across Alberta, Saskatchewan and northeast British Columbia. Prior thereto, Mr. LaFehr's career spanned 30 years at BP Plc/Amoco Corporation having held positions of increasing responsibility in technical and commercial disciplines, including operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Egypt and Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. LaFehr holds a Master of Science in Geophysics from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. Prior to this he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from the University of Utah. He has served on the board of directors of many industry associations and was Chair of the Alberta Energy Policy Group for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers in 2013.

James Bowzer

Mr. James L. (Jim) Bowzer is re designated as Director of the Company effective May 2017. He was Chief Executive Officer, Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Bowzer was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Baytex on September 4, 2012. Prior to joining Baytex, Mr. Bowzer worked for Marathon Oil Corporation for 30 years in various positions, including Vice President, North American Production Operations and Regional Vice President, International Production. Mr. Bowzer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Graduate School of Business at Indiana University.

Rodney Gray

Mr. Rodney D. Gray serves as Chief Financial Officer of Baytex Energy Corp., effective April 7, 2014. Mr. Gray has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Baytex, Mr. Gray held the position of Chief Financial Officer for CEDA International since July, 2013. Prior thereto, he spent eleven years with Enerplus Corporation, including the last eight as Vice President, Finance where he was responsible for corporate reporting, treasury and capital markets, operational accounting, business analysis, risk management and insurance. Mr. Gray is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from Queen's University.

Richard Ramsay

Mr. Richard P. Ramsay serves as Chief Operating Officer of Baytex Energy Corp. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Baytex on May 21, 2014. He originally joined Baytex in January 2010 and has held the following positions: Vice President, Heavy Oil (January 2010 to January 2012) and Vice President, Alberta/B.C. Business Unit (January 2012 to May 2014). Mr. Ramsay has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry and was formerly Chief Operating Officer of TAQA North Ltd. He previously held a variety of technical and management positions with Northrock Resources Ltd., Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada Inc., Amoco Canada Petroleum Ltd. and Dome Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Ramsay has a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Geoffrey Darcy

Mr. Geoffrey J. Darcy serves as Senior Vice President - Marketing of Baytex Energy Corp. was appointed Senior Vice President, Marketing of Baytex on May 21, 2014 and is responsible for maximizing the value of our products and managing our commodity price risk exposures. He joined Baytex in September 2011 and held the position of Vice President, Marketing from September 2011 to May 2014. Prior thereto, he was Director of North American Physical Crude Oil Trading for Barclays Bank. Mr. Darcy has over 25 years of experience in marketing, trading and crude oil supply in both Canada and the U.S. He was formerly Vice President of North American Crude Oil Marketing with Nexen Inc., and worked in crude oil supply for United Refining Company and Petro-Canada earlier in his career. Mr. Darcy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours in Economics with Distinction from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary.

Brian Ector

Mr. Brian G. Ector serves as Senior Vice President - Capital Markets and Public Affairs of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Ector was appointed Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Public Affairs of Baytex on May 21, 2014 and is responsible for Baytex's equity capital markets, investor relations and public affairs functions. He joined Baytex in November 2009 and has held the following positions: Director of Investor Relations (November 2009 to June 2011), Vice President, Investor Relations (June 2011 to March 2014) and Vice President, Capital Markets (April 2014 to May 2014). Prior to joining Baytex, Mr. Ector spent 15 years as a sell-side research analyst covering both energy trusts and exploration and production corporations. Mr. Ector received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Calgary and received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1996. He is a national board member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute as well as a member of the National Investor Relations Institute, the CFA Institute and the Calgary CFA Society.

Chad Kalmakoff

Mr. Chad L. Kalmakoff serves as Vice President, Finance of the company, since September 1, 2015. Mr. Kalmakoff has 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Baytex, Mr. Kalmakoff was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Kicking Horse Energy Inc. from October 2014 to August 2015. From October 2013 to July 2014, he was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Corinthian Exploration Ltd. Prior thereto, he was Chief Financial Officer (March 2012 to March 2013) and Vice President, Finance (June 2006 to March 2012) at Pace Oil & Gas Ltd. and its predecessor, Midnight Oil Exploration Ltd. Mr. Kalmakoff is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University.

Murray Desrosiers

Mr. Murray J. Desrosiers serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Baytex Energy Corp., since October 22, 2010. He has held the same position with Baytex Energy since May 20, 2009. Mr. Desrosiers is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising energy companies in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities compliance matters. He joined Baytex Energy in July 2008 and held the position of General Counsel from August 2008 to May 2009. Prior to joining Baytex Energy, he held senior legal positions with PrimeWest Energy Inc. (the operating company of PrimeWest Energy Trust), Shiningbank Energy Ltd. (the operating company of Shiningbank Energy Income Fund), Enbridge Inc. and Enbridge Management Services Inc. (the manager of Enbridge Income Fund). Mr. Desrosiers holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Kendall Arthur

Mr. Kendall D. Arthur serves as Vice President, Lloydminster Business Unit of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Arthur was appointed Vice President, Lloydminster Business Unit of Baytex on March 4, 2015. Mr. Arthur has over 10 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry. He joined Baytex Energy in 2006 as a Production Engineer in the Heavy Oil Business Unit and held the position of Vice President, Saskatchewan Business Unit from January 2012 to March 2015. Prior to joining Baytex, he held various technical production, completions and operations roles with Husky Energy. Mr. Arthur received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Cameron Hercus

Mr. Cameron A. Hercus serves as Vice President - Corporate Development of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Hercus was appointed Vice President, Corporate Development of Baytex on May 21, 2013 and is responsible for evaluating acquisition opportunities and developing our long range growth plans. Mr. Hercus is a Petroleum Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the Canadian and European oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Baytex, he spent five years working with Vermilion Energy Inc. in business development, new ventures and exploitation roles evaluating and developing opportunities in Western Canada and Europe. Prior thereto, he worked with Marathon, Shell and Paladin Resources where he developed a strong background in reservoir engineering and field development while working in the UK North Sea. Mr. Hercus has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Petroleum Geology (Honours) from the University of Aberdeen and completed a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 1995.

Ryan Johnson

Mr. Ryan M. Johnson serves as Vice President - Central Business Unit of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Johnson was appointed Vice President, Central Business Unit of Baytex on March 4, 2015. Mr. Johnson joined Baytex in 2007 focusing on technical responsibilities in northeast Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, including the planning and execution of Baytex's thermal SAGD project at Kerrobert. In January 2011, he was appointed Senior Geologist of the Peace River region and has been an integral member of the team responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of multi-lateral exploitation and thermal development of this resource. In mid-2013, Mr. Johnson was appointed Lead Geologist and charged with managing all key activities across the entire Alberta/B.C. Business Unit. In May 2014, Mr. Johnson was appointed Vice President, Alberta/B.C. Business Unit. Mr. Johnson has over 15 years of extensive technical and managerial roles in oil and gas exploration, development, operations and prospect identification. Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Geology and Oceanography from the University of British Columbia and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Gregory Sawchenko

Mr. Gregory Alexander Mykola (Greg) Sawchenko serves as Vice President - Land of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Sawchenko was appointed Vice President, Land of Baytex on August 12, 2013. Mr. Sawchenko has over 15 years of experience in oil and gas land management and negotiations. Prior to joining Baytex, he was most recently the Land Manager for Crescent Point Energy Corp. At Crescent Point, Mr. Sawchenko was an instrumental member in many key transactions and contributed to the growth of the company. Early in his career, he held positions with successive levels of responsibility at Numac Energy Inc., Anderson Exploration Ltd., Devon Canada Corporation and EnCana Corporation. Mr. Sawchenko holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary with a designation in Petroleum Land Management and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.

Gregory Zimmerman

Mr. Gregory Martin Zimmerman serves as Vice President - U.S. Business Unit of Baytex Energy Corp, since November 16, 2015. In this role he is also President of Baytex's primary U.S. operating entity, Baytex Energy USA, Inc., which is based in Houston, Texas. Mr. Zimmerman has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry all with Marathon Oil Corporation. At Marathon, he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in production, operations, reservoir and business development. His most recent positions included Director of Corporate Reserves in Houston, Texas and Vice President, Oil Sands Development in Calgary, Alberta. His primary area of focus over the last 20 years of his career with Marathon has been asset management, reservoir development and project execution. Mr. Zimmerman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&I University.

Edward Chwyl

Mr. Edward ( Ed) Chwyl serves as Lead Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Chwyl has been Lead Independent Director of Baytex and/or Baytex Energy since February 2009. From September 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Chwyl was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baytex Energy. Mr. Chwyl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. He is a retired businessman with over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in North America, most notably as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tarragon Oil and Gas Limited from 1989 to 1998. Prior thereto, he held various technical and executive positions within the oil and gas industry in Canada and the United States.

Trudy Curran

Ms. Trudy M. Curran is Director of the Company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Laws degree (both with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is a retired businesswoman with extensive experience in executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, financing and governance. She served as an officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited from September 2002 to the time of its sale in February 2016. As Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Canadian Oil Sands Limited, she was responsible for legal, human resources and administration and a member of the executive team focused on strategy and risk management. From 2003 to 2016, she was a director of Syncrude Canada Ltd., where she served as chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and as a member of the Pension Committee. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Calgary chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a member of the board and the Finance and Audit Committee of Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta.

John Brussa

Mr. John A. Brussa serves as Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Brussa holds a Bachelor of Arts, History and Economics degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree. He is the Vice Chairman of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, a Calgary-based energy law firm where he focuses on tax law. He is also a director of a number of energy and energy-related companies. Mr. Brussa is a past governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Naveen Dargan

Mr. Naveen Dargan serves as Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Dargan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Mathematics and Economics, a Master of Business Administration degree and a Chartered Business Valuator designation. He has been an independent businessman since June 2003. Prior thereto, he worked for over 20 years in the investment banking business, finishing his career as Senior Managing Director and Head of Energy Investment Banking at Raymond James Ltd.

R.E.T. Goepel

Mr. R.E.T. (Rusty) Goepel serves as Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Goepel holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree. He is currently Senior Vice President for Raymond James Ltd. He commenced his career in investment banking in 1968 and was President and co-founder of Goepel Shields & Partners, which later became Goepel McDermid Ltd. and was acquired by Raymond James Ltd. in 2001. He is past Chairman of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and The Business Council of British Columbia. He is a recipient of the Queen's Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals for service to the community, financial industry and business.

Gregory Melchin

Mr. Gregory K. (Greg) Melchin serves as Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Melchin holds a Bachelor of Science degree (major in accounting) and a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. He has also completed the Directors Education Program with the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of ENMAX Corporation, a municipally-owned utility. Mr. Melchin was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from March 1997 to March 2008. Among his various assignments with the Government of Alberta, he was Minister of Energy, Minister of Seniors and Community Supports and Minister of Revenue. Prior to being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, he served in various management positions for 20 years in the Calgary business community.

Mary Peters

Ms. Mary Ellen Peters serves as Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp., with effect from July 8, 2013. Ms. Peters holds a Bachelor of Science degree (major in finance) and a Master of Business Administration degree. She has also completed executive management programs at Penn State University and Indiana University and the Oxford Energy Seminar. She is a retired businesswoman with over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry, most notably as Senior Vice President, Transportation and Logistics (2009-2010) and Senior Vice President, Marketing (1998-2009) at Marathon Petroleum Company LP. Prior thereto, she held various technical and management positions with Marathon.

Dale Shwed

Mr. Dale O. Shwed serves as Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Shwed holds a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Geology. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Crew Energy Inc. since September 2003. Prior thereto, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Baytex Energy from 1993 to August 2003. He commenced his career in the oil and gas industry in 1980.

Andrea Beblow