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Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC (NOGN.L)

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11 Dec 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Atul Gupta

58 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Thomas Richardson

37 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Heinz Wendel

65 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Kai-Uwe Kessel

56 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Arkadi Epifanov

60 2017 Chief Commercial Officer

Sergey Khafizov

53 2016 Chief Business Development Officer

Thomas Hartnett

54 2016 Chief Legal Officer, Company Secretary

Simon Byrne

50 2017 Non-Executive Director

Michael Calvey

50 2017 Non-Executive Director

Martin Cocker

58 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Christopher Codrington

58 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Martin

49 2017 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Kaat Van Hecke

46 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Atul Gupta

Mr. Atul Gupta is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was appointed as Chairman of Nostrum Oil & Gas on 25 April 2017, having previously served as a Director of the Company since 30 November 2009 and Chairman of the Audit Committee since 31 December 2016. Mr Gupta has worked for 25 years in the international upstream oil and gas business with Charterhouse Petroleum, Petrofina, Monument and Burren Energy. Mr Gupta joined Burren in 1999 as Chief Operating Officer and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2006 until the company was sold to ENI in 2008. Mr Gupta has a degree in chemical engineering from Cambridge University and a Masters in petroleum engineering from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

Thomas Richardson

Mr. Thomas Richardson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Kai-Uwe Kessel was appointed as a Director of Nostrum Oil & Gas (former ZGL) on 16 November 2007 and has served as chief executive of Nostrum Oil & Gas since November 2004. From 2002 to 2005, Mr Kessel was director of Gaz de France’s North African E&P division. From 1992 to 2001, Mr Kessel was Managing Director of Erdgas Erdol GmbH, an oil and gas company owned by Gaz de France, and a chairman of the board of KazGermunai. Mr Kessel is a graduate of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.

Heinz Wendel

Mr. Heinz Wendel is Chief Operating Officer of the Company, He was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Group in November 2016. From 2013-2016 held position as General Director of Zhaikmunai LLP. From 2012-2013 held position as Operations Director of Zhaikmunai LLP. Near to 40 years’ experience and oil and gas exploration and production, primarily as an oil and gas engineer. He Served in various managerial and technical capacities in Germany, Poland, Russia and Kazakhstan with, among others, GDF Suez E&P Deutschland and East German Erdöl- Erdgas Gommern (EEG). He is Graduate of the Oil & Gas Institute of Baku, Azerbaijan.

Kai-Uwe Kessel

Mr. Kai-Uwe Kessel is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Kai-Uwe Kessel was appointed as a Director of Nostrum Oil & Gas (former ZGL) on 16 November 2007 and has served as chief executive of Nostrum Oil & Gas since November 2004. From 2002 to 2005, Mr Kessel was director of Gaz de France’s North African E&P division. From 1992 to 2001, Mr Kessel was Managing Director of Erdgas Erdol GmbH, an oil and gas company owned by Gaz de France, and a chairman of the board of KazGermunai. Mr Kessel is a graduate of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.

Arkadi Epifanov

Mr. Arkadi Epifanov serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. He was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer on 13 January 2017. From 2009-2017 held position as marketing consultant for Zhaikmunai LLP. Over 20 years’ experience in senior management and directorial positions in Nafta, Transoil, Lukoil, Litasco and Baltic Oil Terminal. He has worked in the oil sector across diverse regions including Finland, Belgium, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the British Isles. He holds qualifications in Economics from Leipziger University.

Sergey Khafizov

Mr. Sergey Khafizov is Chief Business Development Officer of the Company. He appointed as Chief Business Development Officer in September 2016. From 2015-2016 held position as Project Director and Head of Exploration Department. Over 33 years’ of experience in geological exploration and production, leading large exploration projects, research and project teams. Previously held managerial and technical positions with Gazprom Neft and TNK-BP. Graduate of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Doctor of Science, Geology Professor, Full Member (Academician) of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Thomas Hartnett

Mr. Thomas Hartnett serves as Chief Legal Officer, Company Secretary of the Company. He was appointed as General Counsel of the Nostrum Group on 5 September 2008 and as Company Secretary of Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC on 3 October 2013. He has More than 16 years’ experience with the law firm White & Case LLP where he was a Partner and specialised in crossborder corporate and M&A transactions based in the firm’s New York, Istanbul, London, Brussels and Bangkok offices. From 1996-1998 served as Senior Corporate Counsel for Intercontinental Hotels Group (formerly Bass Hotels & Resorts). He Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative and Developmental Politics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. He is a Member of the New York Bar.

Simon Byrne

Mr. Simon Byrne serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Byrne was appointed as a Director on 16 November 2017. Mr Byrne is the Chief Executive Officer of Steppe Capital Pte Ltd. Prior to joining Steppe Capital in 2008, Mr Byrne worked in corporate and investment banking for 22 years, including 17 years with ABN AMRO Bank and RBS Global Banking & Markets where he served as a Managing Director covering the oil & gas sector. Prior to that he held positions with Asahi Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Limited.

Michael Calvey

Mr. Michael Calvey is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 25 April 2017 and is the Founder and Senior Partner at Baring Vostok Capital Partners (‘BVCP’). Prior to joining BVCP in 1994, Michael worked on oil & gas investment projects for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Salomon Brothers. Michael has a Masters degree in finance from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree in business from Oklahoma University. Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of Baring Vostok Capital Partners Group Limited, Etalon Group Public Company Limited, Volga Gas plc, the Atlantic Council and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.

Martin Cocker

Mr. Martin Robert Cocker serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr Cocker was appointed as a Director on 16 November 2017. Mr Cocker is a chartered accountant with over 30 years' business experience. He has held several line management, project leader and CEO level positions and currently is an Independent Non-Executive Director and chairman of the audit committee at Etalon Group PLC and TCS Group Holdings PLC, both of which are Russia-based entities listed on the London Stock Exchange, at a UK National Health Service Foundation Trust and at a UK Building Society. Mr Cocker is a member of the investment committee of Pride Capital, and previously held senior positions with Deloitte & Touche, KPMG, Ernst & Young and Amerada Hess.

Christopher Codrington

Sir Christopher Codrington, Bt. is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Sir Christopher was appointed as a Director on 19 May 2014. Sir Christopher has 30 years of executive board and senior management experience in the oil and gas, hospitality and other industries and has spent eight years living in Houston, Texas developing prospects in various oil and gas fields for COG, Inc, Texas General Resources, Inc, TexBrit Corporation, Inc and Whitehall Energy Limited. Sir Christopher has a diploma in advanced farm management from the Royal Agricultural University.

Mark Martin

Mr. Mark Martin is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr Martin was appointed as a Director on 19 May 2014, as Senior Independent Director on 31 December 2016 and as temporary Chairman of the Board between 18-25 April 2017. Mr Martin has over 20 years of investment banking experience with Barclays, Baring Securities and ING, where he was the global head of equity capital markets from 2003 to 2011. Between 2011 and 2014, he served as the CEO of Exillon Energy PLC. Mr Martin graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in social and political sciences.

Kaat Van Hecke

Ms. Kaat Van Hecke is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Kaat Van Hecke was appointed as a Director on 31 December 2016. From 2013-2016 she served as Managing Director and Senior Vice President of the Austrian Upstream business at Österreichische Mineralölverwaltung (OMV), and has over 20 years experience working in the oil and gas industry, having worked with ExxonMobil, OMV and Shell on projects in Russia, Nigeria, The Netherlands and Belgium. Ms Van Hecke holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and a Master in General Management from the Vlerick Management School, Belgium.

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