People: Eland Oil & Gas PLC (ELA.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henry Wilson

2010 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Ian Blair

2009 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

George Maxwell

2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Jay Christison

General Manager - Facilities

Pieter Van der Groen

General Manager - Technical

Steven Archibald

Manager, Treasury & Corporate Finance

Edward Cozens

Manager - Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

Bert Dijksman

Exploration Manager

Christopher Moar

50 General Manager, Group Finance

Gafar Olagunju

Human Resources & Services Manager

Andrew Bartlett

2013 Non-Executive Director

Louis Castro

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Russell Harvey

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Lambert

2012 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Henry Wilson

Mr. Henry George Wilson is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Eland Oil and Gas PLC. He has over 35 years’ international experience in upstream oil and gas initially as an explorer with British Petroleum and then as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of several independent oil companies. During this period, he led listings for four companies and has been a director of public companies both in the UK and abroad across a number of sectors. Harry graduated with a BSc Hons in Physics from Manchester University and attended the Insead Business School in France.

Ian Blair

Mr. Ian Leslie Blair is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Eland Oil and Gas Plc. He has over 30 years’ oil and gas industry experience, most recently with Addax. He spent 13 years with Addax in Nigeria and Kurdistan holding a wide variety of senior executive positions in the UK, Spain, Libya, Vietnam, India, Nigeria, Kurdistan and Dubai. In 2006 he assumed the position of General Manager of the operating company for the giant Taq Taq Field in Kurdistan and in 2008 became Managing Director of Addax Petroleum Middle East, Dubai. Prior to joining Addax, Les held Country Manager positions with Enterprise Oil and British Gas in South East Asia.

George Maxwell

Mr. George Walter Mitchell Maxwell is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Eland Oil and Gas Plc. He has over 20 years’ oil industry experience in both the producing and service/manufacturing arena. He was Business Development Manager for Addax and, prior to this, Commercial Manager in Geneva. George joined Addax in 2004 and held the General Manager’s position in Nigeria, responsible for finance, fiscal and commercial activities. Prior to this, George was Europe & Africa Vice President of Finance for ABB Oil & Gas. He held a similar position in Houston, for its operations in 10 countries. George was Finance Director in Singapore for Asia.

Jay Christison

Mr. Jay Christison is General Manager - Facilities of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has 30 years’ experience in design and construction of oilfield facilities worldwide. Prior to moving to Nigeria, he worked in California, the Middle East and Houston. He spent five years as Country Manager for Paragon Engineering, Nigeria, providing design engineering services to the local petroleum industry and 10 years with Addax in key management roles.

Pieter Van der Groen

Mr. Pieter Van der Groen is General Manager - Technical of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has 20 years’ oilfield exploration and production experience in technical, operational and management roles. He started with Schlumberger, London as geologist, moving on to become a wireline engineer in Asia and West Africa. After his field work, he trained as a log analyst working in London and was seconded to Exxon. He moved to Amerada Hess, London, providing petrophysical support, then worked abroad on two large onshore field rehabilitation projects, in Azerbaijan then in Algeria, in a variety of technical, operational and management roles. Pieter has also worked with Gulfsands in Syria as Deputy General Manager, and his recent experience consists of four years in Nigeria as General Manager of an independent oil company, overseeing an onshore development in the Niger Delta. Pieter has a geology degree from Auckland University and a Masters degree in Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen.

Steven Archibald

Mr. Steven Archibald is Manager, Treasury & Corporate Finance of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has more than 12 years’ experience in a diverse range of roles and organisations. Prior to joining Eland in February 2011, Steven was based in Oslo as Finance Manager for Dana Petroleum Norway. Prior to that he fulfilled a number of Financial Analyst, Management Accountant and Treasury roles with several oil & gas operator and service companies, including BP, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger and Transocean, as well as several SME service companies in Aberdeen. Steven graduated from the Robert Gordon University with a BA Honours degree in Business Studies. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Edward Cozens

Mr. Edward Cozens is Manager - Corporate Finance & Investor Relations of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He joined Eland in 2013 and is currently Corporate Finance & Investor Relations Manager based in London. Edward joined Eland from GDF Suez E&P UK where he was a Business Analyst working in the Business Development team. Prior to working in E&P, Edward began his career in the City. He has four years’ Corporate Finance and Broking experience having worked at Allenby Capital and Matrix Group. Edward was part of Matrix’s successful oil & gas franchise and was involved with numerous corporate actions and fundraisings for both private and public E&P clients. Edward graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Banking, Finance and Management.

Bert Dijksman

Mr. Bert Dijksman is Exploration Manager at Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has over 30 years of international energy industry experience, most recently with PanTerra Geoconsultants BV where he was Chief Geologist and Principal Exploration Consultant. Bert joined Shell International E&P in 1977 working in various exploration roles in Africa, Oman, Egypt, Namibia, the North Sea and South America, where he was directly involved in the discovery of the giant Camisea gas field. In 2001, Mr. Dijksman joined Maghreb Petroleum Exploration, Morocco where he evaluated several inland basins and shallow offshore tracts before moving to Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname NV in 2003, again as an Exploration and Contract advisor and was responsible for the full exploration cycle. Several additional fields were discovered reversing the then declining production into a healthy increase of over 50%. From 2000 to 2008 Bert advised the Namibian State Oil company Namcor. Bert joined PanTerra Geoconsultants BV in 2006 and since 2010 he has been closely involved in the evaluation of Eland’s OML 40 licence. Bert has a MSc in Geology from the University of Utrecht and obtained a PhD at the Utrecht University in 1977.

Christopher Moar

Mr. Christopher G. Moar is General Manager, Group Finance of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has over 30 years’ experience working in senior financial management roles in the oil services and oil and gas industries, primarily in AIM listed companies and also has experience of US listed companies. Chris worked for Baker Oil Tools UK as Planning and Financial accountant before joining SeaEnergy plc (formerly Ramco Energy plc) where he became Finance Director and Company Secretary. Chris also held these roles simultaneously for SeaEnergy plc associate company Lansdowne Oil & Gas plc.

Gafar Olagunju

Mr. Gafar Olagunju is Human Resources & Services Manager of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has 39 years of diversified experience in oil and gas business covering production, drilling, completion and work-over, logistics, administration, Human Resources, community relations, security and services in both onshore and offshore operations. He started his career with Elf Petroleum Nigeria. Gafar subsequently worked with Mobil Producing Nigeria as Senior Operations Engineer before moving to Ashland Oil Nigeria Company / Addax Petroleum Development (Nigeria) in various senior managerial positions. He had been deployed to work in France and Switzerland and attended many international training conferences and seminars. Gafar has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering from the French Institute of Petroleum, Paris.

Andrew Bartlett

Mr. Andrew Donald Bartlett is Non-Executive Director of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil & gas industry and is currently Oil & Gas Adviser at Helios LLP (‘Helios’), the African focused private equity group. An experienced investment banker, Andrew was both the Global Head of Oil & Gas Project Finance and Global Head of Oil & Gas M&A at Standard Chartered Bank until July 2011. Between 1980 and 2001 he worked for Royal Dutch Shell as a Petroleum Engineer and Development Manager where he gained extensive experience in developing and operating oil and gas fields. Andrew also helped to establish Shell Capital.

Louis Castro

Mr. Louis Emmanuel Castro is Non-Executive Independent Director of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has over 20 years’ corporate finance and broking experience, in the UK and overseas, during which time he has been responsible for a number of oil, gas and mining IPOs and capital raisings. Louis is Managing Director of Northland Capital Partners, London, previously being head of corporate finance at Matrix LLP and Insinger de Beaufort. Prior to this Louis spent eight years at Williams de Broe, six years at Price Waterhouse and three years at SG Warburg. He has widespread international expertise, having advised the boards of companies worldwide, including in the oil, gas, mining, and energy sectors. Louis is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales with a BSc & BComm (Hons) in Engineering Production & Economics from Birmingham University.

Russell Harvey

Mr. Russell Seth Harvey is Non-Executive Independent Director of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. HeRussell has over 30 years of diversified experience in the upstream oil and gas business. He started his career with Philips Petroleum in Texas and Norway and has held executive positions with Kerr McGee Oil, a leading US independent where he was responsible for properties in the UK, Norway and the Middle East. Russell was Managing Director of Lasmo North Sea from 1991 to 1996. Russell has broad international experience, and has experience in the development of a number of start-up exploration, production and service companies both in the UK and internationally. Russell has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and is a member of the Institute of Energy.

Robert Lambert

Mr. Robert Alexander Lambert is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has over 40 years’ upstream oil and gas experience and is currently CEO and President of TSX-V listed Petra Petroleum Inc. He recently stepped down from GB Petroleum Ltd, a London-based private international exploration company that he founded and managed for just over five years. Prior to GB Petroleum, Bob enjoyed a successful 25 year career with Conoco. Bob has broad multi-disciplinary experience in Exploration, Production, Business Development and Corporate Management with wide international exposure in North Africa, West Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia and USA. Bob obtained an MBA (with Distinction) from the University of Aberdeen and is a Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
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