People: Hyperdynamics Corp (HDY)

HDY on New York Consolidated

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22 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Solberg

67 2009 Presiding Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Ray Leonard

60 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Wesson

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President

Jason Davis

41 2013 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Paolo Amoruso

43 2013 Vice President - Commercial and Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary

Herman Cohen

81 2009 Independent Director

Ian Norbury

62 2013 Independent Director

William Strange

71 2010 Independent Director

Fred Zeidman

67 2009 Independent Director

Jack Lascar

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Solberg

Mr. Robert A. Solberg is Presiding Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Hyperdynamics Corp. He was the president of Texaco Inc.'s Worldwide Development division from 1998 until his retirement in 2002. Prior to 1998, Mr. Solberg held senior management positions at Texaco, Inc. for operations in the U.S., the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, West Africa and Europe. Mr. Solberg retired in July 2010 after serving as a director and the non-executive chairman of Scorpion Offshore, an offshore drilling company that was traded on the Oslo, Norway stock exchange. Mr. Solberg is also a director and equity participant in JDR Cables Ltd, a privately owned company which supplies custom subsea connection equipment and power cables. Mr. Solberg is a licensed petroleum engineer, and he holds a B.S Degree in Civil Engineering—University of North Dakota (1969).

Ray Leonard

Mr. Ray Leonard is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Hyperdynamics Corp. Mr. Leonard most recently served as the Vice President of Eurasia & Exploration for the newly formed Kuwait Energy Company from December 2006 to June 2009. From January 2005 to November 2006, Mr. Leonard served as the Senior Vice President of International Exploration and Production of MOL Plc. Mr. Leonard also served as Vice President of Exploration & New Ventures for YUKOS, Russia's second largest oil company, based in Moscow, Russia from February 2001 to December 2004. Prior to joining YUKOS, Leonard held the title of Vice President of Exploration with First International Oil from June 1998 to January 2001. Previously, Mr. Leonard spent 19 years with Amoco, where he began as a geologist and was promoted to the executive level as Vice President of Resource Acquisitions. During his tenure at Amoco, he held a three-year assignment as Division Geologist in West Africa. Mr. Leonard holds a Master of Arts in Geology from the University of Texas-Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences from the University of Arizona.

David Wesson

Mr. David W. Wesson has been Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President of Hyperdynamics Corporation. He has been appointed as Principal Accounting Officer effective August 1, 2014. Since 2010, Mr. Wesson has served as our Controller. He also became our Principal Accounting Officer in October 2011. From 1988-2009, he was employed by Swift Energy Company, serving as Controller from 2001-2009. He previously worked at Tenneco Oil Company as a Senior Accountant/Financial Analysis. Mr. Wesson received a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University. He is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Texas.

Jason Davis

Mr. Jason D. Davis, CPA, is Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Hyperdynamics Corporation. Mr. Davis is a licensed certified public accountant and has served in various financial positions for several companies including the Assistant Controller at Isolagen, Inc (AMEX: ILE) from March 2004 to August 2005, the Manager of SEC Reporting at Texas Genco, LLC from August 2005 to June 2006, and the Controller at Particle Drilling Technologies, Inc. (PDRT.PK) from June 2006 to June 2009. Mr. Davis also served as the interim Chief Financial Officer for Particle Drilling Technologies, Inc. from January 2009 to June 2009. Mr. Davis was an accountant with Deloitte & Touche LLP after obtaining his BBA in Accountancy and Taxation from the University of Houston in 1997 until 2003.

Paolo Amoruso

Mr. Paolo Amoruso has been appointed as Vice President - Commercial and Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary of Hyperdynamics Corporation. From June 2010, to July 2011, Mr. Amoruso served as Company's Director of Commercial and Legal Affairs, and since July 2011 as Company's Vice President of Commercial and Legal Affairs. From 2003 — 2010, Mr Amoruso was employed by Devon Energy Corporation, serving as Assistant General Counsel — International Division from 2004 - 2010. He previously worked at Shell Oil Company as Tax Counsel. Mr. Amoruso holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law, a Juris Doctorate, Masters in Business Administration, and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Houston. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Herman Cohen

Ambassador Herman J. Cohen is Independent Director of Hyperdynamics Corp. Mr. Cohen has been the owner of Cohen & Woods International since 1998. At Cohen & Woods International, Mr. Cohen specializes in providing strategic planning services to African governments and companies doing business in Africa. Mr. Cohen also served as a Senior Advisor to the Global Coalition for Africa from 1993-1998 under contract to the World Bank. Previous to his position at the World Bank, Mr. Cohen served in the U.S. Foreign Service from 1955-1993. During his diplomatic career, Mr. Cohen served as the U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Gambia from 1977 to 1980, and from 1989 to 1993 Mr. Cohen served as assistant secretary of state for African Affairs under President George H.W. Bush.

Ian Norbury

Mr. Ian Norbury is Independent Director of Hyperdynamics Corp. Mr. Norbury is a Director of Hannon Westwood, a U.K. firm providing consultancy services for the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Hannon Westwood in 2003, Mr. Norbury held various positions with Amerada Hess International since 1985, most recently as Executive Manager, Exploration with responsibility for worldwide exploration performance, including West Africa. He previously held senior geologist positions with Conoco and Amoco. Mr. Norbury earned his BS in Geology and Geography at the University of London.

William Strange

Mr. William O. Strange is Independent Director of Hyperdynamics Corporation. Mr. Strange was an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP prior to his retirement in May 2005. He joined the international accounting firm in 1964 and became a partner in 1976. During his 41 years with Deloitte & Touche LLP he specialized in audits of SEC registrants for a variety of publicly traded energy clients in exploration and production, petrochemicals, pipelines and oil services. Since 2005 he has been engaged in independent financial and accounting consulting services. Mr. Strange is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He is on the Audit Committee of the Presbytery of the New Covenant, the governing body for Presbyterian Churches in the Gulf Coast area. He has served as the President of the Petroleum Club of Houston and as a member of the Major Cases Committee of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Fred Zeidman

Mr. Fred S. Zeidman is Independent Director of Hyperdynamics Corporation. Mr. Zeidman was a director from August 2008 to September 2011 for SulphCo Inc., a publicly traded crude oil field technology oil service company. In March 2008, Mr. Zeidman was appointed the Interim President of Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc. ("Nova"), a publicly traded biodiesel technology company, and served in that position until the company's acquisition in November 2009 and as a Nova director since June 2007. From August 2009 through November 2009, Mr. Zeidman was appointed Chief Restructuring Officer for Transmeridian Exploration, Inc. and served in that position until its sale in November 2009. Mr. Zeidman has been Bankruptcy Trustee of AremisSoft Corp since 2004. Mr. Zeidman currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the University of Texas Health Science System Houston, he serves as interim Chief Financial Officer of the Texas Heart Institute, and on the Board of the Memorial Hermann System. Mr. Zeidman is Chairman of the Board of Petroflow Energy and a Director of Lucas Energy Inc., Straight Path Communications Inc. and Petro River Oil. Mr. Zeidman served as Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council from March 2002 through September 2010. Mr. Zeidman was on the board of Compact Power, Inc., an energy storage systems company from November 2007 to November 2009. Mr. Zeidman has served on the board of Prosperity Bank for 26 years. He also served as CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Seitel Inc., an oil field services company, from June 2002 until its sale in February 2007. Mr. Zeidman served as a Managing Director of the law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP from July 2003 to December 2008. Mr. Zeidman holds a Bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters in Business Administration degree from New York University.

Jack Lascar

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Solberg

--

Ray Leonard

753,678

David Wesson

389,485

Jason Davis

429,463

Paolo Amoruso

470,600

Herman Cohen

--

Ian Norbury

--

William Strange

--

Fred Zeidman

--

Jack Lascar

--
As Of 29 Jun 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Robert Solberg

0 0

Ray Leonard

94,999 221,698

David Wesson

0 0

Jason Davis

45,000 0

Paolo Amoruso

0 0

Herman Cohen

30,000 130,800

Ian Norbury

0 0

William Strange

0 0

Fred Zeidman

0 0

Jack Lascar

0 0
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