People: Harvest Natural Resources Inc (HNR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Chesebro

73 2001 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

James Edmiston

55 2005 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Haynes

58 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Robert Speirs

59 2011 Senior Vice President, Eastern Operations

Karl Nesselrode

57 2003 Vice President - Engineering and Business Development

Keith Head

57 2007 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Fajardo Cisneros

2015 Director

Francisco D Agostino

2015 Director

Robert Irelan

68 2008 Independent Director

Edgard Leal

2015 Independent Director

Patrick Murray

72 2000 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Chesebro

Mr. Stephen D. Chesebro is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. From December 1998 until he retired in 1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PennzEnergy, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company that was formerly a business unit of Pennzoil Company. From February 1997 to December 1997, Mr. Chesebro’ served as Group Vice President – Oil and Gas and from December 1997 until December 1998 he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pennzoil Company, an integrated oil and gas company. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Chesebro’ was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tenneco Energy. Tenneco Energy was part of Tenneco, Inc., a worldwide corporation that owned diversified holdings in six major industries. Mr. Chesebro’ is an advisory director to Preng & Associates, an executive search consulting firm. In 1964, Mr. Chesebro’ graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. He was awarded the school’s Distinguished Achievement Medal in 1991 and received his honorary doctorate from the institution in 1998. He currently serves on the school’s visiting committee for petroleum engineering, and is a member of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors. In 1994, Mr. Chesebro’ was the first American awarded the H. E. Jones London Medal by the Institution of Gas Engineers, a British professional association. Since December 2005, he has served as the President of the Chesebro’ Foundation, Inc., a private charitable foundation incorporated in Delaware.

James Edmiston

Mr. James A. Edmiston is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. Mr. Edmiston was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. on October 1, 2005. He joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer on September 1, 2004. Prior to joining Harvest, Mr. Edmiston was with Conoco and ConocoPhillips for 22 years in various management positions including President, Dubai Petroleum Company (2002-2004), a ConocoPhillips affiliate company in the United Arab Emirates and General Manager, Petrozuata, C.A., in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela (1999-2001). Prior to 1999, Mr. Edmiston also served as Vice President and General Manager of Conoco Russia and then as Asset Manager of Conoco’s South Texas Lobo Trend gas operations. On March 27, 2014, Mr. Edmiston was appointed to the board of Sonde Resources Corp. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Texas Tech University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Mr. Edmiston was inducted into the Petroleum Engineering Academy and was recognized as a Distinguished Engineer by the Texas Tech College of Engineering in 2009. Mr. Edmiston is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Stephen Haynes

Mr. Stephen C. Haynes is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., since May 19, 2008. Mr. Haynes performed various financial consulting engagements from January 1, 2008 until his appointment with Harvest. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Cygnus Oil and Gas Corporation for the period February 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007. Before joining Cygnus, Mr. Haynes was the Corporate Controller with Carrizo Oil and Gas for the period January 1, 2005 through January 31, 2006. Mr. Haynes served as an independent consultant from March 2001 through the end of 2004. From March 1990 through December 2000, Mr. Haynes served in a series of increasing responsibilities in international managerial and executive positions with British Gas, culminating in his appointment as Vice President-Finance of Atlantic LNG, a joint venture of British Gas and several industry partners in Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. Haynes is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Sam Houston State University. He also attended the Executive Development Program at Harvard University.

Robert Speirs

Mr. Robert Speirs is Senior Vice President, Eastern Operations of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., since July of 2011. Prior to his promotion, his title had been Vice President, Eastern Operations since December 6, 2007. He joined Harvest in June 2006 as President and General Manager, Russia. Previously Mr. Speirs was President of Marathon Petroleum Russia and General Director of their wholly-owned subsidiary, KhantyMansciskNefte Gas Geologia from March 2004 through May 2006. Prior to joining Marathon, Mr. Speirs was Executive Vice President of YUKOS EP responsible for engineering and construction from June 2001. During both these periods, Mr. Speirs spent considerable time in West Siberia where he oversaw substantial increases in production at both companies. From November 1997 until March 2001, Mr. Speirs resided in Jakarta where he served as President of Premier Oil Indonesia. During this period, Premier was active in all phases of the Upstream business, culminating in the commissioning of the West Natuna Gas Project. Prior to 1997, Mr. Speirs was with Conoco for 21 years in various leadership positions in the US, UK, Russia, Indonesia, Singapore and Dubai, UAE. Mr. Speirs earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Engineering Science from the University of Edinburgh. He also attended the Executive Management Program at INSEAD.

Karl Nesselrode

Mr. Karl L. Nesselrode is Vice President - Engineering and Business Development of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., since November 17, 2003. From August 9, 2007 to August 2, 2010, he accepted a long-term secondment to Petrodelta as its Operations and Technical Manager while remaining an officer of Harvest. From February 2002 until November 2003, Mr. Nesselrode was President of Reserve Insights, LLC, a strategy and management consulting company for oil and gas. He was employed with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as Manager Minerals and Special Projects from July 2000 to February 2002. Mr. Nesselrode served in various managerial positions with Union Pacific Resources Company from August 1979 to July 2000. Mr. Nesselrode earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa in 1979 and completed Harvard Business School Program for Management Development in 1995.

Keith Head

Mr. Keith L. Head is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., since May 7, 2007. He joined Texas Eastern upon graduation from law school and remained with the same organization through mergers with Panhandle Eastern, Duke Energy Corporation and Cinergy Corp. Mr. Head held various business development positions with Duke Energy Corporation from 1995 to 2001. His corporate development work included the identification, evaluation and negotiation of acquisitions in Latin America, North America and the United Kingdom. Mr. Head was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Duke Energy North America from 2001 to 2004 and Associate General Counsel of Duke Energy Corporation from 2004 through December 2006. After leaving Duke Energy, Mr. Head joined Harvest in May 2007. He currently serves on two non-profit boards: MentorCONNECT and the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts. He is also a board member of the Houston chapter of The General Counsel Forum. Mr. Head holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. He received both a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas in 1983.

Fajardo Cisneros

Francisco D Agostino

Robert Irelan

Mr. Robert E. Irelan is an Independent Director of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., since February 2008. Mr. Irelan has over 45 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He retired from Occidental Petroleum as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations in April 2004, having started there in 1998. Prior to Occidental Petroleum, Mr. Irelan held various positions at Conoco, Inc., from 1967 until 1998. Upon his retirement he opened his own company, Naleri Investments LLC. He also partnered in several entrepreneurial ventures including Rapid Retail Solutions LLC, BISS Product Development LLC and All About Baby LLC. Mr. Irelan earned his Professional Engineering degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He also has advanced studies in Mineral Economics. He was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award from the school in 1998.

Edgard Leal

Patrick Murray

Mr. Patrick M. Murray is an Independent Director of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., since October 2000. In 2007, Mr. Murray retired from Dresser, Inc. He had been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 2004. Dresser, Inc. is an energy infrastructure and oilfield products and services company. From 2000 until becoming Chairman of the Board, Mr. Murray served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dresser, Inc. Mr. Murray was President of Halliburton Company’s Dresser Equipment Group, Inc.; Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of Dresser Industries, Inc.; and Vice President, Operations of Dresser, Inc. from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Murray has also served as the President of Sperry-Sun Drilling Services from 1988 through 1996. Mr. Murray joined NL Industries in 1973 as a Systems Application Consultant and served in a variety of increasingly senior management positions. Mr. Murray currently serves on the board and audit committee of Precision Drilling Corporation, a publicly-held contract drilling company. Mr. Murray is also on the board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth. Deer Energy, the Maguire Energy Institute at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, and a member of the Board of Regents of Seton Hall University. Mr. Murray holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Stephen Chesebro

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James Edmiston

2,721,970

Stephen Haynes

1,015,790

Robert Speirs

1,715,400

Karl Nesselrode

937,352

Keith Head

917,188

Fajardo Cisneros

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Francisco D Agostino

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Robert Irelan

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Edgard Leal

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Patrick Murray

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As Of  30 Dec 2014
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