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Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC (NOGN.L)

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23 Nov 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Atul Gupta

57 2017 Executive Chairman of the Board

Thomas Richardson

36 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Heinz Wendel

63 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Kai-Uwe Kessel

55 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Sergey Khafizov

52 2016 Chief Business Development Officer

Thomas Hartnett

52 2016 Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary

Simon Byrne

2017 Non-Executive Director

Mike Calvey

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Martin Cocker

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Christopher Codrington

57 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Martin

48 2017 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Kaat Van Hecke

45 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Atul Gupta

Mr. Atul Gupta is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was appointed as a director of Nostrum Oil & Gas (former ZGL) on 30 November 2009 and as a director of Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC on 19 May 2014. 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 the Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

Thomas Richardson

Mr. Thomas Richardson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and a director of Nostrum on 1 September 2016. Mr Richardson had previously served as Group Head of Corporate Finance since 2011. Prior to joining Nostrum Mr Richardson worked in banking.

Heinz Wendel

Mr. Heinz Wendel is Chief Operating Officer of the Company, He was appointed COO in November 2016. Prior this, he had held the position as General Director of Zhaikmunai LLP since August 2013. Mr. Wendel was Operations Director of Zhaikmunai LLP since January 1, 2012. He has over 30 years of exploration and production experience, primarily as an oil and gas engineer. Prior to joining Zhaikmunai LLP, Mr. Wendel served in various managerial and technical capacities with, among others, East German EEG (Erdöl-Erdgas Gormmern) and GDF SUEZ E&P Deutschland in Germany, Poland, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

Kai-Uwe Kessel

Mr. Kai-Uwe Kessel is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He 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.

Sergey Khafizov

Mr. Sergey Khafizov is Chief Business Development Officer of the Company. He was appointed as Chief Business Development Officer of Nostrum Oil & Gas in September 2016. Mr. Khafizov had been Project Director and Head of Exploration Department since 2015. He has over 25 years of experience in geological exploration and production, leading large exploration projects, research and project teams. Prior to joining Nostrum Oil & Gas, Mr. Khafizov served in various managerial and technical positions at Gazprom Neft and TNK-BP. He is a 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 is General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. He was appointed as General Counsel of Nostrum Oil & Gas on 5 September 2008 and as Company Secretary on 3 October 2013. Mr. Hartnett was previously a partner in the international law firm White & Case LLP, where he focused on cross border corporate and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He worked in the firm’s New York, Istanbul, London, Brussels and Bangkok offices over a 16-year period. Mr. Hartnett also served as Senior Corporate Counsel for Intercontinental Hotels Group from 1996 to 1998. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law and is a member of the New York Bar.

Simon Byrne

Mr. Simon Byrne serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Byrne is the Chief Executive Officer of Steppe Capital Pte Ltd, an investment holding company and international family office based in Singapore. Steppe Capital holds an indirect interest in Nostrum through Mayfair Investments. 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.

Mike Calvey

Mr. Mike Calvey is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. He is a USA national who is the Founder and Senior Partner of Baring Vostok and who has been with the firm since 1994. Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Mr Calvey worked on oil and gas projects for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Salomon Brothers. Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund IV and Baring Vostok Fund IV Supplemental Fund, LP have been invested in Nostrum since 2009 (through Dehus Dolmen Nominees Limited) when Dehus participated in a capital raising. Dehus is currently the Company's second largest shareholder.

Martin Cocker

Mr. Martin Robert Cocker serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. 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. He 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. He was appointed as a Director on 19 May 2014, as Senior Independent Director on 31 December 2016 and as Chairman of the Board on 18 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 since 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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