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Skyland Petroleum Ltd (SKP.AX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Robson

2016 Chairman of the Board, Managing Director

Mark Sarssam

2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Elizabeth Landles

2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Director

Louisa Martino

2012 Company Secretary

Timothy Hargreaves

2016 Non-Executive Director

Piers Johnson

2016 Non-Executive Director

Domenic Martino

59 2013 Non-Executive Director

Raden Sukhyar

2016 Non-Executive Director

Ghassan Zok

2016 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Robson

Dr. David Robson is Chairman of the Board, Managing Director of the Company. Dr. Robson is trained as a geologist, obtaining a First Class B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Geology and a Ph.D in Geochemistry. He also holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde. Dr. Robson’s career has been primarily in operating oil and gas companies and he has been working on oil & gas projects in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union since 1990. He has worked on projects in most parts of the fSU including Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia & the Caucasus. Prior to this he was employed in technical (exploration, operations, petroleum engineering), commercial and managerial positions within Britoil plc, Hamilton Oil (now BHP Petroleum) and Mobil. Later, he was Managing Director, CEO and one of the founders of London listed JKX Oil & Gas plc which was one of the first oil and gas companies to operate in Ukraine, Dagestan and Georgia, and Chairman, President and CEO, and one of the founders, of CanArgo Energy Corporation, an AMEX listed E&P company working in Georgia & Ukraine. More recently he was founder and Executive Chairman of Toronto/London listed Tethys Petroleum Limited, an E&P company working in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Georgia. He is a Fellow of several prestigious societies and associations, including the Geological Society, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He was formerly the energy sector representative on the UK government’s East European Trade Council and is currently a Board Director of the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) and a member of the Supervisory Board of OJSC Orienbank, the oldest bank in Tajikistan. He was also one of the founding members of the Tajik President’s Investment Council. He has spoken at many international forums including the “Paris Club” of donor nations, and he was awarded the “Best Executive Chairman of the Year – Asia – 2014” by World Finance Magazine.

Mark Sarssam

Mr. Mark Sarssam is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Sarssam is the Chief Operating Officer for the Company. Previous to his role with Skyland, he was responsible for Petroleum Development and New Business development for Tethys Petroleum Limited, where Mr. Sarssam’s efforts resulted in two deals (the farm out of Tajik exploration assets to CNPC/Total, and negotiation for the sale of a 50% stake in the Kazakh assets). Prior to his work at Tethys, Mr. Sarssam was the Head of Reservoir Development and New Ventures Advisor for Dragon Oil with focus on development of the Cheleken Block offshore Caspian Sea (with reserves of c.650mmbbls), and prior to this Mr. Sarssam held various senior roles at Shell leading field development projects in Oman and Brunei. He also spent more than 10 years working on projects offshore North Sea and West of Shetland with Amerada Hess and Fina. In total Mr. Sarssam has 25 years of continuous experience in the oil and gas industry and has worked on a variety of both offshore and onshore projects in North Sea, Middle East, Africa, Central Asia (FSU) and the Far East. He has extensive knowledge of reservoir management, integrated field development, evaluation of reserves and optimisation of oil and gas production. In addition to his technical skills, Mr. Sarssam has a strong background in commercial evaluation and international new business development. Mr. Sarssam graduated from Imperial College in London with a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Elizabeth Landles

Ms. Elizabeth Landles is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Landles is a highly experienced administrator and is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Before joining Skyland, Ms. Landles was Executive Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary with Tethys Petroleum Group from 2003 to 2014. During this time she was also Director and Corporate Secretary of the Majority of Tethys’ subsidiaries and was also responsible for Human Resources and External Affairs. Prior to this role, Ms. Landles was Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of CanArgo Energy Corporation. Ms. Landles holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration and Management (an operating division of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in the UK) and is a Fellow of The Institute of Business Administration (F.Inst.BA). She is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and holds the IoD Certificate in Company Direction. Ms. Landles is also a member of The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

Louisa Martino

Ms. Louisa Anne Martino serves as Company Secretary of Mui Corp Ltd since April 30, 2012. Prior to this, she was the Chief Financial Officer of a private company during its stage of seeking investor financing. She previously worked for a corporate finance company, assisting with company compliance (ASIC and ASX) and capital raisings. She also has experience working for a government organisation in its Business Development division where she performed reviews of business opportunities and prepared business case documents seeking Government funding. She previously worked for a accounting firm in Perth, London and Sydney where she provided corporate advisory services, predominantly on IPOs and mergers and acquisitions and also performed due diligence reviews. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Timothy Hargreaves

Mr. Timothy Hargreaves is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Hargreaves is trained as a geologist and reservoir engineer with an honours degree and post-graduate diploma from Sydney University. He has 40 years experience in international resource businesses in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East, starting his career in petroleum exploration, appraisal and business development with major companies such as BHP and Union Texas up to vice president and country manager levels. He also has worked in smaller entrepreneurial independents such as ROC Oil, Scimitar Hydrocarbons, Tethyan Copper Company and Orient & Gulf Investments at levels up to CEO / Board. He has played significant roles in over 25 oil and gas discoveries that were subsequently developed into producing fields. Currently Mr. Hargreaves is Director of Research for Resources for Republic Investment Management, a Singapore based fund manager and is a non-executive director of Elk Petroleum Limited (ASX:ELK) and formerly a non-executive director of the Environmental Group Limited (ASX:EGL). He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Geological Society of America, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Southeast Asian Petroleum Exploration Society, and Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia.

Piers Johnson

Mr. Piers Johnson is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Johnson is an experienced petroleum engineer with 30 years’ experience. He holds a B.Sc.(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is past Chairman of the London Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, a Member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and a member of the Institute of Energy. Mr. Johnson is the founder of Oilfield Production Consultants Limited, a reservoir and production evaluation and management firm, having previously worked for Flopetrol Johnston Schlumberger as Well Test Supervisor, Location Manager and District Sales Engineer (Asia). He has experience of oil and gas operations, field evaluations and well test interpretation worldwide. He is also a visiting lecturer in Petroleum Engineering at the Institute Français du Pétrole in Paris.

Domenic Martino

Mr. Domenic Vincent Martino is Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective December 18, 2013. Mr. Martino is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced director of ASX listed companies. During the past three years he has held directorships in six other ASX resource-related listed companies. Previously CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Australia, he has significant experience in the development of "micro-cap" companies and has been a key player in the re-birth of a broad grouping of ASX companies including Cokal Limited and Pan Asia Corporation Limited. Mr. Martino has a strong reputation in China, with a lengthy track record of operating in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, where he has successfully closed key energy and resources deals with local players. He has a proven track record in capital raisings across a range of markets. Mr. Martino was a recipient of the Centenary Medal 2003 for his service to Australian society through business and the arts. He obtained a Bachelors degree from Curtin University in 1976.

Raden Sukhyar

Dr. Raden Sukhyar is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Dr. Sukhyar received a BSc.Hons degree in Geology in 1980 from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia. He graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia with a Ph.D degree in Earth Sciences in 1990. He followed public administration, leadership and corporate governance courses, including a leadership course in National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas). During the year 2013-2015 he held a position as Director General of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), the Republic of Indonesia, and previously for the year 2008-2013 he was assigned as the Head of Geological Agency, MEMR. During his career as a Government official he was awarded Merit Medal for Working Dedication and medal of Ultimate Service Performance Star from the President of the Republic of Indonesia. In 2013-2015 he held a position as President Commissioner of PT Aneka Tambang Tbk, a listed state owned mining company, and in 2002-2008 he was assigned as a Commissioner of PT Timah Tbk, a listed state owned tin company, and in 2005-2009 he was posted as a Commissioner of Pertamina Geothermal Energy. In 2009-2012 he chaired the Steering Committee for Coordinating Geo-science Program (CCOP) for Southeast and East Asia Countries, and now is an Honorary Advisory member of CCOP. Currently he is the Chairman of Indonesian Smelter and Mineral Processing Association.

Ghassan Zok

Mr. Ghassan Zok is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Zok brings with him over 31 years of extensive management experience in the pharmaceutical industry at world class companies, Sandoz and Novartis (merger of Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy), where he served as CEO for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in South Africa, then Managing Director for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in Greece, then CEO for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in Belgium and finally CEO for Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Country President for Novartis in Belgium. Mr. Zok received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1966 from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. In 1972, he graduated with an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France. In 1992, he attended the Columbia University Executive Programme in International Management in New York, and in 1999 the Harvard University – Novartis Forum in Boston (MA), Luzern (CH) and Mumbai (IND).