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Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd (GEECq.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yogendra Modi

66 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Prashant Modi

40 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

S. Suriyanarayanan

51 2008 Chief Financial Officer

N. Mitra

75 General Manager(Geology) - CBM Operations

Randel Croteau

61 2009 Frac-Operations Supervisor

William Leeming

63 2010 Frac-Operations Supervisor

Diviay Chadha

2011 Company Secretary, AGM - Secretarial & Legal

Ashok Jha

68 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kashi Memani

76 2004 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pejavar Murari

2004 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sthanunathan Sundareshan

62 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gurvirendra Talwar

66 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yogendra Modi

Mr. Yogendra Kumar Modi is Executive Chairman of the Board of Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in textiles from the University of Punjab. He founded the Company and has 18 years experience in the oil and gas industry. He is a member of the Dean’s Council at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA. He is a prominent industry spokesman and has held offices in many national level business bodies, including the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry as its president in 2004, a member of its executive committee and standing advisory committee and the International Chamber of Commerce (India) as its president in 2006. He is also a member of the governing body of International Labour Organization, Geneva and also a member of the executive board of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris.

Prashant Modi

Mr. Prashant Modi is Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director of Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd. He has been associated with the Company since 1996. He is responsible for day-to-day operations and supervised the Company’s efforts in relation to the listing of the GDRs on AIM in 2005. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, USA with a major in finance. He has also undertaken executive education courses from Harvard Business School, USA, one in finance and another on launching new ventures. He is currently undertaking the “Owner President Management Programme” at Harvard Business School. He is a member of National Executive Committee and Environment Task Force Committee of FICCI. He is also a member of Task force on Energy and Commission on Environment and Energy of International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), Paris. Prior to joining the Company, he worked with ANZ Bank, London and Qualcom m Inc, San Diego, USA.

S. Suriyanarayanan

Mr. S. Suriyanarayanan serves as Chief Financial Officer of Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd since 17 September 2008. He is responsible for framing its financial policies and managing the financial affairs of the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Madras University. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 23 years of experience in finance, accounts, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. Prior to joining the Company he has worked for over two and four years at Cairn Energy India and British Gas respectively (particularly in relation to the oil and gas business), for six years in Whirlpool India Limited, three years in Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (in their non ferrous metal division), three years in DCL Polyesters Limited and three years in Bharat Yantra Nigam Limited.

N. Mitra

Dr. N.D. Mitra serves as General Manager (Geology) for Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd's CBM operations in Asansol. He is responsible for analysis of coal seams and production profile of existing wells and other geological activities. He holds a master’s degree in science (geology) and a doctorate in geology both from the University of Calcutta. He has been associated with the Company since 15 January 2007. He has approximately 50 years of experience as a geologist. Prior to joining the Company he has worked as a geologist in the Atomic Mineral Division of the Department of Atomic Energy and the Geological Survey of India. He was awarded the National Minerals Award from the Ministry of Steel and Mines for his joint contribution with a group in the field of geological exploration in 1972 and the Coggin Brown Gold Medal for contribution in coal geology by the Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India in 1970.

Randel Croteau

Mr. Randel J Croteau serves as Frac-Operations Supervisor of Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd. He has over 40 years of experience on oilfields, of which he has acted as a consultant for a period of 31 years in various capacities, including as well-site supervisor, completion/ production-workover-well services superintendent and project manager. He has worked on various oilfield projects in India (West Bengal and Gujarat), Russia (Western Siberia and Sakhalin Island), Hungary, Chad, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Libya, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Canada. His responsibilities in the Company include CBM completions (perforating, acidizing, fracturing), completion, work-over, electric line, slick line, snubbing, coil tubing and operation activities compliance. He joined the Company on 12 October 2009.

William Leeming

Mr. William Robert Leeming serves as Frac-Operations Supervisor of Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd. He has over thirty years experience in the oil and gas industry and was an accomplished production foreman and superintendent for fourteen years with Dome Petroleum and Cabre Exploration. He specialises in consulting on completion, stimulating and testing of gas, oil and CBM wells. He has worked overseas for the six years as a completion consultant, specialising in well stimulations, for Soco Int., First Calgary Petroleum. He joined the Company on 17 January 2010.

Diviay Chadha

Mr. Diviay Chadha is Company Secretary, AGM - Secretarial & Legal of Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd. He has been appointed as Company Secretary of the company with effect from 01 September 2011. He served as Company Secretary of the Company till 7 March 2011. Mr. Chadha will look after the Company's legal and secretarial functions.

Ashok Jha

Mr. Ashok Kumar Jha serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd. He is a former IAS officer who joined the civil service in 1969. In his tenure of 38 years in the civil service he held crucial positions in India’s State and Central Government. He is one of the few civil servants to have work experience in Foreign Policy, Industrial Promotion, International Trade as well as Economic Affairs and Finance. For approximately two years, he was in the Finance Ministry of the GoI first as Secretary of Economic Affairs and later as Finance Secretary. Apart from preparing the Union Budget for two years, he was instrumental in formulating and monitoring macro-economic policies. He was India’s Alternate Governor in the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Prior to working in the Finance Ministry, Mr. Jha served as the Secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and headed the Foreign Investment Promotion Board. He was earlier Advisor of International Affairs at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry. After retiring from the GoI, he served as the Executive President of Hyundai Motor India Ltd. for two years and later joined MCX Stock Exchange Limited, an affiliate of Financial Technologies India Limited where he has been Chairman since 1 August 2009. He joined the Company on 10 March 2010. Mr. Jha graduated from St. Stephen’s college in economics and went on to receive his masters from the Delhi School of Economics. He also has a masters degree in development economics from the Australian National University, Canberra and was a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, UK.

Kashi Memani

Mr. Kashi Nath Memani serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd. He was the chairman and country managing partner of Ernst & Young in India until 31 March 2004. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was also a member of the Ernst & Young Global Council for 10 years. He was a member of the National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards, the Accounting Standards Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Further, he was the Co-chairman of the committee formed by the GoI to draft a bill for the amendment to the Act. He was also the chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in India, and is the former president of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For two consecutive years, he was a member of the External Audit Committee of the International Monetary Fund. Presently, he is a member of the Executive Committees of Chambers of Commerce. He was also the first chairman of the Quality Review Board set up by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GoI. Having a career of more than 45 years in the field of accountancy and finance, Mr. Memani specialises in, inter alia, business and corporate advisory, foreign taxation and financial consultancy and is consulted on corporate matters by several domestic and foreign companies. He has advised several multi-national companies in setting up businesses in India and is currently on the board of various companies including DLF Limited, ICICI Venture Funds Management Company, Aegon Religare Life Insurance Company Limited and HT Media. He joined the Company as a Director on 26 October 2004.

Pejavar Murari

Mr. Pejavar Murari serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd. He has served as a civil servant for 37 years and is a member of various public bodies including committees within the Department of Atomic Energy, and the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, GoI. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Madras University. He qualified at the state civil services and the Indian administrative services in 1955 and 1957 respectively. He has undertaken many special projects for the GoI and has chaired numerous high level commissions and committees. He is also currently the chairman of a committee set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI on centre-state relations. He joined the Company as a Director on 31 July 2004.

Sthanunathan Sundareshan

Mr. Sthanunathan Sundareshan is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective January 10, 2015. Mr. Sundareshan, obtained a Masters degree in arts from Mumbai University and holds a MBA from University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1976 and belonged to the Kerala Cadre. He served as Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, and the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He was a member on the Board of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC), GAIL India Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., and the Chairman of Petronet LNG Ltd. He has held several other senior and prominent positions in the Government of India and in the State Government of Kerala.

Gurvirendra Talwar

Mr. Gurvirendra Singh Talwar serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Great Eastern Energy Corp Ltd. He is the founding chairman and managing partner of Sabre Capital worldwide, a private equity and investment company focused on financial services. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree in economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He was previously chairman of Centurion Bank of Punjab in India and non-executive director of Fortis Group (Belgium and Netherlands), Schlumberger Limited and Pearson PLC. Mr. Talwar is a governor of the Indian School of Business and a former governor of the London Business School and is patron of the Stop Organised Abuse Board of the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Prior to joining the Company as a Director on 5 June 2009, he worked for Standard Chartered PLC as group chief executive and for Citigroup in various positions including as its executive vice president.

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