People: Maple Energy PLC (MPLE.L)

MPLE.L on London Stock Exchange

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20 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Carlos Enrique Ambrosio Palacios Rey

65 2013 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Rafael Ferreyros Cannock

47 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Alfonso Morante

38 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Tony Hines

54 2009 Senior Vice President - Operations, Executive Director

Jim Pontiff

2013 Vice President - Business Development

Roxana Guzman

Secretary

Gianfranco Maximo Dante Castagnola Zuniga

2007 Non-Executive Director

Eduardo Cordova

31 2013 Non-Executive Director

Ricardo Vega Llona

70 2013 Non-Executive Director

Francisco Mesquita Neto

57 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Carlos Enrique Ambrosio Palacios Rey

Mr. Carlos Enrique Ambrosio Palacios Rey is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Maple Energy Plc. Mr. Palacios was appointed to the Board on 8 May 2007. Mr. Palacios serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maple and is a member of Maple’s Nomination Committee, on which he acts as Chairman, and the Audit Committee. Mr. Palacios was a Vice-Chairman of Banco de Lima Sudameris between May 1991 and March 1994 and Chairman between March 1994 and September 1999. Between May 1991 and September 1999, Mr. Palacios was a Director of Lima Leasing and between May 1991 and March 2003 was a Director of Inversiones Mobiliarias. In addition, Mr. Palacios was a Vice- Chairman and Chairman of the executive committee of Banco Wiese Sudameris between September 1999 and April 2002 and subsequently served as Chairman between April 2002 and March 2003 and a Director between March 2003 and March 2004. Between September 1999 and March 2003, Mr. Palacios served as Chairman of Wiese Sudameris Leasing, Depósitos S.A., and Lima Sudameris Holding. Between September 2001 and March 2004, Mr. Palacios served as a Director of Cía Minera Volcan. Mr. Palacios is the Chairman of Negocios Mancoche; Chairman of the Administradora Jockey Plaza Shopping Centre and also Chairman of Valores Agroindustriales; a Director of Sindicato de Inversiones y Administracion; and a Director of Nuevas Inversiones S.A. Mr. Palacios graduated from Babson College in Massachusetts with a degree in Business Administration and is a member of the Peruvian chapter of the Economic Council of Latin America.

Rafael Ferreyros Cannock

Mr. Rafael Guillermo Ferreyros Cannock is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of Maple Energy Plc. He serves as Chief Executive Officer - Designate, Chief Operating Officer of the Company from May 13, 2013 to July 31, 2013. He has been employed by Maple since August 1993. Prior to his employment with Maple, Mr. Ferreyros worked as Assistant Brand Manager for Colgate Palmolive in Mexico working on a special project to launch OTC products. Mr. Ferreyros currently serves as Vice President of the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy and as President of its Hydrocarbons Chapter. He also serves on the board of directors of Ferreyros Hermanos S.R.L., Compañía Destiladora del Peru and as Regional Chair of Young President's Organization. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and graduated from the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima with a degree in Finance and Marketing in 1987. He over the past five years preceding the date of this announcement are as follows - Compania Destiladora del Peru S.R.L, Ferreyros Hermanos S.R.L. Inversiones Starfish S.A.C., Protein Group S.A.C.

Alfonso Morante

Mr. Alfonso Morante has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Maple Energy Plc., with effective 1 November 2013. Mr. Morante has been actively involved in the key financial activities of the Company since he joined Maple in 2001, including the recently announced Senior Secured Debt Financing for the Company's ethanol business. Mr. Morante, 38 years old, graduated from the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima with a degree in economics in 1997 and obtained a Masters of Business Administration degree from Thunderbird University (USA) and Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico) in 2007.

Tony Hines

Mr. Tony L. Hines is Senior Vice President - Operations, Executive Director of Maple Energy plc. Mr. Hines was appointed to the Board on 18 September 2009. Mr. Hines has served as the Senior Vice President of Operations of Maple since 2003 and as General Manager of Maple Gas since September of 2010 and is primarily responsible for the management of Maple’s oil and gas exploration and production and hydrocarbon refining activities. Mr. Hines has been employed by Maple or its predecessor since July 1986 and has held a number of positions including Project Manager for Maple’s Aguaytia Project. Prior to his employment with Maple’s predecessor, Mr. Hines worked as the Drilling, Production, and Reservoir Engineer and Operations Manager at Nova Energy Corporation, where he supervised the production and drilling operations for oil and gas wells. Mr. Hines also currently serves as a member of the Institute Educational Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as a board member for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Charitable Trust, and as a board member for Rio Cristal Resources Corporation. Mr. Hines holds an undergraduate degree in radiation and nuclear technology from Oklahoma State University and completed postgraduate courses in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

Jim Pontiff

Mr. Jim L. Pontiff has been appointed as Vice President - Business Development of Maple Energy Plc., with effective 1 November 2013. He resigned from the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company from 1 November 2013. Mr. Pontiff joined Maple in 2008 and served as the Chief Financial Officer and Adjunct General Manager of Maple's subsidiaries related to the ethanol business where he was actively involved in the execution of the initial ethanol project financing as well as serving as project manager for the plantation development. Mr. Pontiff earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1984 from Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

Roxana Guzman

Gianfranco Maximo Dante Castagnola Zuniga

Mr. Gianfranco Maximo Castagnola Zuniga is Non-Executive Director of Maple Energy Plc. Mr. Castagnola serves as a Non-Executive Director of Maple and is a member of Maple’s Nomination Committee. He is a Senior Partner and Executive President of APOYO Consultoría, President of AC Capitales SAFI S.A., and President of the Investment Committee of the Fondo de Inversión en Infraestructura, Servicios Públicos y Recursos Naturales, which owns a interest in The Maple Companies, Limited, a subsidiary of Maple. Mr. Castagnola also serves as a director on the board of a number of companies. Prior to joining Maple’s Board, Mr. Castagnola served as a member of the board of directors of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru and the Consolidated Reserve Fund (of the Republic of Peru). Mr. Castagnola graduated from the Universidad del Pacífico in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and graduated from Harvard University in 1986 with a Masters in Public Policy.

Eduardo Cordova

Mr. Eduardo Andres Beffermann Cordova has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of November 15, 2013. He serves as Portfolio Manager at Bancard, an investment holding company based in Chile with assets over US$3 billion, and was previously the Vice CFO of Bancard. Mr. Beffermann has also worked in the International Revenue Management and Pricing department at Lan Airlines in Chile. Prior to that, he worked at F. Carlin y Cia. Consultores and CEOP Consulting, as a consultant. Mr. Beffermann holds a major in Transportation, Engineering and Logistics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a bachelor degree in Astronomy from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; having graduated with maximum distinctions in both programs.

Ricardo Vega Llona

Mr. Ricardo Vega Llona has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Maple Energy PLC., effective November 15, 2013. Mr. Vega Llona was appointed to the Board on 18 September 2009. Mr. Vega Llona has served as a senator in the Peruvian government as well as participated as a member of the Integration Advisory Council of the Peruvian government’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Tourism and Integration. Mr. Vega Llona has also served as the executive director of the Investment Promotion Agency – PROINVERSION and a director of the Export Promotion Fund – FOPEX, two organisations focused on developing Peruvian commercial interests and increasing international exposure to business operations in Peru. In recognition of his services to the Peruvian government, Mr. Vega Llona was awarded the Grand Cross Order of Merit on 20 June 2008. Mr. Vega Llona has also held a number of senior positions with high profile Latin American companies and served as president and a member of the advisory council of The National Confederation of Private Business Associations – CONFIEP, an organisation that gathers and represents the Peruvian private business community both domestically and internationally. Mr. Vega Llona has also been the president and a member of the board of directors and the advisory council of ADEX Peru, the association of Peruvian exporters. Currently Mr. Vega Llona serves on a number of boards of companies in the industrial and commercial sector including Extractos Andinos C.A., Productos de Consumo Proconsumo C.A., Agroalegre C.A., Aurora Corp S.A.C., Globenaturales S.A.C., Unimed del Peru S.A., Autopista del Norte S.A.C., Obrascon Huarte Lain S.A., Metalpren S.A., Summa Asesores Financieros S.A. and Redondos S.A. Mr. Vega Llona has previously been a director of Globenatural Internacional S.A. and Edelnor. Mr. Vega Llona holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business Administration (ESAN) in Lima.

Francisco Mesquita Neto

Mr. Francisco Mesquita Neto serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Maple Energy Plc. Mr. Mesquita serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maple and is a member of Maple’s Remuneration Committee. Mr. Mesquita has served as Chief Executive Officer of Unialco S.A., a Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer. He was appointed CEO after four years serving as an independent, non-executive board member of Unialco S.A. Mr. Mesquita was also Chief Executive Officer of Totalcom Group, one of the larger Brazilian advertising groups, from 2004 to early 2008. He started his career in 1980 in the marketing department of Group O Estado de S. Paulo, one of the most important media companies in Brazil, serving as CEO from 1988 to 2003 and Chairman from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Mesquita is currently a member of the board of directors or advisory board of the following companies: Group O Estado de S. Paulo, Banco Triangulo S/A (a bank owned by Grupo Martins, the wholesaler in Brazil), Sociedade Cultura Artística (a non-profit organisation), and Fundação Zerbini (Instituto do Coração – Public Hospital). Previously, Mr. Mesquita served on the board of directors or advisory board of numerous companies including the Banco Mercantil de São Paulo (1990-1995), Maritima Insurance (2003-2006), Papel de Imprensa S/A (paper production) (1987-2001), BCP (mobile phone company in São Paulo Metropolitan Area and the northeast region of Brazil) (1999-2003), OESP Mídia (Yellow pages publisher) (1999-2003), Unialco S/A (2004-2008), Agrenco Brasil S/A (2011), and Agrenco Limited (2011). Mr. Mesquita holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidade Mackensie in São Paulo, Brazil.
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