People: Gran Tierra Energy Inc (GTE)

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24 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Scott

51 2005 Independent Chairman of the Board

Dana Coffield

55 2005 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Rozon

50 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Carlos Monges

57 2012 President - Gran Tierra Energy, Peru

Julio Moreira

52 2009 President - Gran Tierra Energy, Brasil

Duncan Nightingale

55 2011 President - Gran Tierra Energy, Colombia

Rafael Orunesu

58 President - Gran Tierra Energy, Argentina

Shane O'Leary

57 2009 Chief Operating Officer

David Hardy

59 2010 Vice President - Legal, General Counsel, Secretary

Verne Johnson

70 2005 Independent Director

Nicholas Kirton

69 2008 Independent Director

Gerald Macey

68 2010 Independent Director

John Price

51 2008 Independent Director

Jason Crumley

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Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Scott

Mr. Jeffrey J. Scott is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Gran Tierra Energy Inc., since January 2005. Since 2001, Mr. Scott has served as President of Postell Energy Co. Ltd., a privately held oil and gas producing company. He has extensive oil and gas management experience, beginning as a production manager of Postell Energy Co. Ltd in 1985 advancing to President in 2001. Also, since February 2012, Mr. Scott has served as Executive Chairman of Sulvaris Inc., a private fertilizer technology company. Mr. Scott is also currently a director of Petromanas Energy Inc. and Gallic Energy Ltd. He was previously a director of Tuscany International Drilling Inc., Essential Energy Services Trust, Suroco Energy, Inc., VGS Seismic Canada Inc., High Plains Energy Inc., Saxon Energy Services Inc. and Galena Capital Corp., all of which are publicly-traded companies. Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary, and a Masters of Business Administration from California Coast University. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee recommended Mr. Scott for reelection because of his demonstrated leadership value and experience which includes 29 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, financial oversight responsibilities and public company reporting requirements.

Dana Coffield

Mr. Dana Coffield, Ph.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Gran Tierra Energy Inc. Prior to joining Gran Tierra, Mr. Coffield was Vice President of the Middle East Business Unit for EnCana Corporation, responsible for business development, exploration operations, commercial evaluations, government and partner relations, planning and budgeting, environment/health/safety, security and management of several overseas operating offices. He held various senior management positions for EnCana’s predecessor, Alberta Energy Company, including petroleum exploration operations in five countries. Mr. Coffield was previously with ARCO International for ten years, where he participated in exploration and production operations in North Africa, Southeast Asia and Alaska. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with an MSc and PhD in Geology and holds a BSc in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Coffield is also a member of the AAPG and the CSPG, and is a Fellow of the Explorers Club. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee recommended Mr. Coffield for reelection because of his valuable contributions in leadership to Gran Tierra for the past eight years and 24 years of employment with publicly traded international oil and gas companies. Mr. Coffield’s background includes oil and gas production operations and business development.

James Rozon

Mr. James Rozon is Chief Financial Officer of Gran Tierra Energy Inc. On May 2, 2012, James was promoted from acting Chief Financial Officer to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rozon had been serving as acting Chief Financial Officer since December 9, 2011. Mr. Rozon served as Gran Tierra’s Corporate Controller from October 1, 2007 to December 9, 2011. He has previous experience in accounting, finance and administration in the petroleum and technology industries in Canada. During his career, his responsibilities have included management of finance related activities of Canadian and American oil and gas exploration and production companies operating in Canada and the United States and a software development company operating in Canada, the United States, China and Sweden. He was Controller of Sound Energy Trust, a publicly listed Canadian oil and gas trust from July 2006 to September 2007, at which time it was sold. From October 2002 to June 2006, and previously from July 1995 to February 1998, he was the Corporate Controller of Zi Corporation, a Canadian software development company publicly listed in both Canada and the United States of America. From June 2000 to September 2002, he was the Controller for Energy Exploration Technologies, an American publicly listed oil and gas exploration company operating in Canada and the United States. From April 1998 to May 2000, he was the Manager, Financial Reporting of Summit Resources Limited, a publicly listed Canadian oil and gas exploration and development company with operations in Canada and the United States of America. From June 1990 to June 1995, Mr. Rozon worked in public practice for five years for Deloitte & Touche LLP including one year as an audit manager in the Oil and Gas group in the Calgary, Alberta office. Mr. Rozon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.

Carlos Monges

Mr. Carlos Monges isPresident - Gran Tierra Energy, Peru of Gran Tierra Energy Inc. Mr. Monges has over 30 years of experience in the oil industry. He joined our company upon its acquisition of Petrolifera Petroleum Limited ("Petrolifera") in March 2011. He was Petrolifera’s country manager in Peru since 2005, with responsibility for management and exploratory operations in three onshore blocks. He was the senior geologist on the team that performed for PeruPetro S.A. ("PeruPetro") a geological and geophysical assessment of Peru’s hydrocarbon basins which was sponsored by the Canadian and Peruvian governments. Prior to that, Mr. Monges was the Operations Manager for Energy Development, Anadarko Petroleum and then BPZ Energy with respect to various offshore and onshore blocks in Peru. He began his career in the industry working as a field development geologist and a well-site and production geologist in Talara Basin for Petróleos del Perú S.A. and Occidental Petroleum and also worked as a mud engineer in drilling operations in Venezuela and Argentina. Mr. Monges received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima in 1978, performed studies on exploration techniques at Robertson Research Center in United Kingdom in 1990, and completed certificate studies on oil industry management at the IHRDC program in Boston, USA in 1997. He is a current member and past director of the Peruvian Geological Society.

Julio Moreira

Mr. Julio Cesar Dias Moreira is President - Gran Tierra Energy, Brasil of Gran Tierra Energy Inc. Mr. Moreira has over 25 years of experience working for international companies in Brazil and USA in senior business development and management positions. Most recently, he was Managing Director for IBV Brasil Petroleo Ltda from September 2008 to August 2009 where he managed a portfolio of assets including 10 Exploration Deep Water Blocks located in Sergipe-Alagoas, Espirito Santo, Potiguar and Campos Basins, all in Brazil, and Brazil Country Manager for Encana Corporation from December 2001 to September 2008, where he was instrumental in capturing assets which were later sold for a combined value of over $500 million. Before Encana Corporation, Mr. Moreira was Brazil New Ventures & Business Development Vice President for Unocal Corporation where he successfully completed a $180 million corporate transaction to acquire a Natural Gas / Condensate field in Northeast Brazil and captured Deep Water Exploration assets offshore Brazil. Mr. Moreira holds an Information Technology degree from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, and a post-graduate degree in Marketing from Rio Catholic University. In addition, he attended the Executive MBA Program at UFRJ/Coppead (Brazil), the Executive Management programs in Oil and Gas at Thunderbird (USA) and the Ivey Executive Program at the University of Western Ontario (Canada).

Duncan Nightingale

Mr. Duncan Nightingale has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Gran Tierra Energy Inc., effective September 1, 2014. Mr. Nightingale joined Gran Tierra Energy in September 2009, where he served in our Calgary, Canada office as our Vice President of Exploration from September 2009 to January 2011. He served in our Bogotá, Colombia office as our Senior Manager Project Planning and Exploration from January 2011 until August 2011, and was promoted to President of Gran Tierra Energy Colombia in August 2011. Prior to joining Gran Tierra Energy, Mr. Nightingale was Senior Vice President, Exploration & Production, at Artumas Group Inc., a Canadian oil and gas company focusing on exploration and development of hydrocarbon reserves in Tanzania and Mozambique, where he was responsible for Artumas Group’s exploration and production operations in Mozambique and Tanzania and management of its gas processing plant and power generation facility in Tanzania. Prior to Artumas Group, Mr. Nightingale was General Manager, Exploration & Production, with Dana Gas PJSC, a leading private sector natural gas company in the Middle East, where Mr. Nightingale was responsible for all of Dana Gas’s exploration and production operations, and was responsible for a multi-million dollar exploration and development program in Kurdistan. Prior to Dana Gas, Mr. Nightingale was with Encana Corporation’s International Division from May 2002 until March 2007. From June 2002 until September 2003, he was the Country Manager in Qatar, responsible for managing Encana’s activities in Qatar, including the execution of exploration programs and new venture activity. From October 2003 until June 2006, he had similar responsibilities in the Sultanate of Oman, where he served as Encana’s Country Manager. Mr. Nightingale graduated from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. with a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Geology.

Rafael Orunesu

Mr. Rafael Orunesu is President - Gran Tierra Energy, Argentina of Gran Tierra Energy Inc. Mr. Orunesu joined Gran Tierra in March 2005. He brings a mix of operations management, project evaluation, production geology, reservoir and production engineering skills to Gran Tierra, with a South American focus. Prior to joining Gran Tierra he was Engineering Manager for Pluspetrol Peru, from 1997 through 2004, responsible for planning and development operations in the Peruvian North jungle. He participated in numerous evaluation and asset purchase and sale transactions covering Latin America and North Africa, discovering 200 MMbbl of oil over a five-year period. Mr. Orunesu was previously with Pluspetrol Argentina from 1990 to 1996 where he managed the technical/economic evaluation of several oil fields. He began his career with YPF, initially as a geologist in the Austral Basin of Argentina and eventually as Chief of Exploitation Geology and Engineering for the Catriel Field in the Neuquén Basin, where he was responsible for drilling programs, workovers and secondary recovery projects. Mr. Orunesu has a postgraduate degree in Reservoir Engineering and Exploitation Geology from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires and a degree in Geology from Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina.

Shane O'Leary

Mr. Shane P. O'Leary is no longer Chief Operating Officer of Gran Tierra Energy Inc., effective September 1, 2014. Mr. O’Leary’s regional experience includes South America, North Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, and North America. Prior to joining Gran Tierra, Mr. O’Leary was President and Chief Executive Officer of First Calgary Petroleums Ltd., an oil and natural gas company actively engaged in exploration and development activities in Algeria. In this role, he was responsible for all operating and corporate activities involved in a $2 billion development program for the exploitation of a resource base exceeding three trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent in the Sahara desert, Algeria. Mr. O'Leary led initiatives to explore strategic options which resulted in the sale of the company to ENI SpA for over $1 billion. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. O’Leary worked for Encana Corporation where his positions included Vice President of Development Planning and Engineering, International New Ventures, as well as Vice President Brazil Business Unit. In these roles Mr. O'Leary was responsible for all engineering and development planning for new discoveries of the International New Ventures Division and later leading the Brazil team involved in appraising an offshore discovery subsequently divested for $360 million.Mr. O'Leary was also architect of a technology cooperation agreement with Petrobras involving numerous partnerships in offshore acreage in exchange for assistance to Petrobras in applying Canadian Heavy Oil production technology in Brazil. Early in his career Mr. O’Leary worked as a Corporate Banking Officer for Bank of Montreal’s Petroleum group in Calgary, a Reservoir Engineer for Dome Petroleum, and as a Senior Field Engineer for Schlumberger Overseas, S.A. in Kuwait. Mr. O’Leary earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

David Hardy

Mr. David Eldon Hardy is Vice President - Legal, General Counsel, Secretary of Gran Tierra Energy Inc. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the legal profession. Before joining Gran Tierra, he worked for Encana Corporation from 2000 through 2009 where he held various positions, including: Vice President Divisional Legal Services, Integrated Oil and Canadian Plains Divisions; Vice President Regulatory Services, Corporate Relations Division; and Associate General Counsel, Offshore and International Division. For four of his eight years in the Offshore and International Division of Encana, Mr. Hardy led the Legal and Commercial Negotiations Group, where he was responsible for providing strategic legal, commercial and negotiation advice and support to the offshore and international business units. This included dealing with new venture activities and operational, joint venture and host government issues relating to projects in various countries, including Australia, Brazil, Chad, Libya, Oman, Qatar and Yemen. Prior to joining Encana, Mr. Hardy spent over 10 years in private practice and was a partner in a law firm in Calgary, Alberta. He holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Calgary (converted from an LL.B Degree in 2011) and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Verne Johnson

Mr. Verne G. Johnson is an Independent Director of Gran Tierra Energy Inc., since January 2005. Starting with Imperial Oil Limited in 1966, he has spent his entire career in the petroleum industry, primarily in western Canada, contributing to the growth of oil and gas companies of various sizes. He worked with Imperial Oil Limited until 1981 (including two years with Exxon Corporation in New York from 1977 to 1979). From 1981 to 2002, Mr. Johnson served in senior capacities with various companies, achieving the positions of President of Paragon Petroleum Ltd., President and CEO of ELAN Energy Inc., and Senior Vice President of Enerplus Resources Group. Mr. Johnson retired in February 2002. Mr. Johnson is currently Chairman of Petromanas Energy Inc. and US Oil Sands Inc. (formerly Earth Energy). Mr. Johnson was previously a director of Essential Energy Services Trust, Harvest Energy Trust, Blue Mountain Energy, Mystique Energy and Suroco Energy Inc., all publicly traded companies. Mr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1966. He is currently president of his private family company, KristErin Resources Inc. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee recommended Mr. Johnson for reelection because of his demonstrated leadership value and extensive experience as CEO of a number of public companies over 25 years, complemented by his professional certification as Graduate Engineer and over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Johnson has held leadership roles which included financial oversight and he has actively supervised various financial reporting processes.

Nicholas Kirton

Mr. Nicholas G. Kirton is an Independent Director of Gran Tierra Energy Inc., since March 27, 2008. Mr. Kirton is a Chartered Accountant and former KPMG partner who retired in 2004 after a thirty-eight year career at KPMG LLP (“KPMG”). He is currently a director of Essential Energy Services Ltd. and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and was previously a director for Canexus Corporation, Grand Cache Coal Corporation, Builders Energy Services, Result Energy Inc., and Innicor Subsurface Technologies Inc. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Governors and Audit Committee Vice Chair of the University of Calgary. Mr. Kirton received a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Physics) in 1966 from Bishop’s University, his Chartered Accountant designation in Quebec in 1969 and was named a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants (FCA) of Alberta in 1996, and in 2006 received the designation of ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee recommended Mr. Kirton for re-election because of his demonstrated leadership value and substantial financial leadership expertise stemming from his 38-year career in the Audit Practice of KPMG, including 28 years as a partner with KPMG. In addition, since his retirement from KPMG in 2004, he has had substantial experience on other public company boards of directors and audit committees.

Gerald Macey

Mr. Gerald J. Macey is an Independent Director of Gran Tierra Energy Inc., since August 19, 2010. Mr. Macey’s professional career started as a geologist with Gulf Canada Resources and Gulf Oil Corporation in the United Kingdom, which was followed by BP Resources Canada, Pan Canadian Petroleum (from 1999 to 2002) and ultimately Encana Corporation (from 2002 to 2004), where he served as President, International New Ventures Exploration Division and Executive Vice President. Mr. Macey has sat on numerous domestic and international boards of directors, including most recently Addax Petroleum Corporation and Verenex Energy Corporation, and is currently on the boards of Andora Energy and Pan Orient Energy Corporation. Mr. Macey is currently a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He was awarded the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal, the most prestigious award of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, for outstanding contribution to petroleum exploration in Canada, in 2005, and the Minerals Management Service Corporate Leadership Award, for exemplary leadership of the McCovey exploration project in the Beaufort Sea Outer Continental Shelf, in 2003. Mr. Macey received a Bachelors degree in Geotechnical Science from Concordia University and a Masters of Science in Geology from Carleton University.

John Price

Mr. John Scott Ward Price is an Independent Director of Gran Tierra Energy Inc., since November 14, 2008, when he was designated by Solana to serve on the Board of Gran Tierra pursuant to the Arrangement Agreement, which resulted in Solana’s combination with Gran Tierra. From October 2006 to November 14, 2008, he was the President and CEO of Solana. Mr. Price was previously the Founder, President and CEO of Breakaway Energy, Inc., a private international resource company, which was taken over by Solana. Mr. Price is currently the President & Director of Prospect International Inc. and Chairman of Marsa Energy Inc., a private international oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Price was previously a director of Blackhawk Resource Corp., a publicly traded company. Mr. Price has over 28 years of diverse global oil and gas experience in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and the former Soviet Union. He has been a founder, director and/or officer of a number of internationally focused public and private companies including Aventura Energy Inc. and Ocelot International Inc. Mr. Price holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration both from the University of Calgary. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee recommended Mr. Price for reelection because of his demonstrated leadership value and broad experience as CEO of a number of internationally focused oil and gas public companies, including Solana Resources Limited, complemented by his professional certification as a Chemical Engineer. Mr. Price’s 29 years of public and private company experience in the oil and gas industry in both start up and mature organizations in combination with his MBA enhances his business oversight capabilities.

Jason Crumley

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jeffrey Scott

--

Dana Coffield

2,004,360

James Rozon

1,354,000

Carlos Monges

--

Julio Moreira

1,152,150

Duncan Nightingale

1,323,430

Rafael Orunesu

368,823

Shane O'Leary

1,440,930

David Hardy

969,190

Verne Johnson

--

Nicholas Kirton

--

Gerald Macey

--

John Price

--

Jason Crumley

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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