People: VAALCO Energy Inc (EGY)
3 Dec 2013
Mr. Caflisch was appointed to the Board on April 6, 2005. He has spent over 45 years in the petroleum industry in exploration, research and development, and management. For Gulf Oil Co., he worked in the U.S.A., Europe, North Africa, Nigeria, Angola and the Far East. In 1978, Mr. Caflisch served as Vice President of Geoman, a Gulf affiliate providing technical assistance to OPEC countries, mainly in Kuwait and Venezuela. Beginning in 1982, Mr. Caflisch served as Gulf’s General Manager for Exploration of the North Sea. After Chevron’s acquisition of Gulf in 1984, Mr. Caflisch served as Chevron’s Deputy Managing Director of Europe. Beginning in 1987, Mr. Caflisch served as Assistant to Chevron’s VP of Overseas Exploration. In 1988, he became Managing Director of Africa for Chevron and in 1995 he became Managing Director of Africa and Middle East for Chevron. As a member of Chevron’s Management Team, he shared responsibilities for directing worldwide Upstream operations. Since his retirement from Chevron in 1999, Mr. Caflisch has offered consulting and management assistance to a variety of companies; as a member of the board of directors or advising on target areas for exploration, acquisition or divestiture. Multilingual, he holds a Doctorate in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Milan. Mr. Caflisch’s technical background and his knowledge of international oil and gas operations provide a critical resource and skill set to our Board of Directors.He is Independent Director of the company.
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