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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Whyte

53 2017 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

William Higgs

2019 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Esa Ikaheimonen

56 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Stephen Mitchell

2012 General Counsel

Pars Kutay

2012 Head - Government and Public Affairs

Gozde Tutanc

Head of Human Resources

Gulsun Karamehmet Williams

41 2011 Non-Executive Director

Timothy Bushell

59 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Martin Gudgeon

52 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

George Rose

67 2016 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Benbow

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Whyte

Mr. Stephen James Whyte is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective 6 June 2017. Stephen Whyte has extensive knowledge in the oil and gas industry through his 30 year career within the industry. A significant part of his career has been spent at Royal Dutch Shell, where he held a variety of technical and commercial roles gaining extensive leadership experience. He also spent six years with UK Independent Clyde Petroleum, as Exploration Leader and then Commercial Director. Stephen is currently a Non-Executive Director of Echo Energy plc and an Independent Non-Executive Director of KazMunaiGas. Stephen was the SVP, Europe and Central Asia, Commercial, for BG Group and the Head of Exploration and Production at Galp Energia, Portugal’s largest listed company, where he also served on the Board. Between July 2016 and January 2018 he served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Sound Energy plc.

William Higgs

Dr. William (Bill) Higgs has been Chief Executive Officer, Director of Genel Energy Plc since April 8, 2019. He has previously been Chief Operating Officer at GENEL ENERGY PLC effective as of November 6, 2017. Dr. Higgs has nearly 30 years of global exploration, development and operations experience, including over five years in executive roles for independent Exploration and Production companies. He is a qualified geologist with extensive expertise in all engineering and other technical and commercial aspects of hydrocarbon development and production. Most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Ophir Energy plc, he was responsible for managing the global asset portfolio. Prior to joining Ophir he was Chief Executive Officer of Mediterranean Oil and Gas, overseeing the successful sale of the company in 2014. He previously spent 23 years at Chevron across a number of global roles, including responsibility for reservoir management of the giant Tengiz oil and sour gas field in Kazakhstan.

Esa Ikaheimonen

Mr. Esa Ikaheimonen has been Chief Financial Officer of Genel Energy Plc . Mr. Esa Ikaheimonen joined Genel Energy as CFO in July 2017. He has over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience, most recently as CFO of publicly listed offshore drilling companies Transocean and Seadrill. Prior to that, he had a c.20 year career at Royal Dutch Shell, culminating in the role of Vice President Finance for Shell Africa E&P. Esa is currently a Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee at Independent Oil & Gas, and was formerly a Non- Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Vantage Drilling. He holds a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Turku, specialising in tax law and tax planning

Stephen Mitchell

Mr. Stephen F. Mitchell is General Counsel of Genel Energy PLC. Mr. Stephen Mitchell has practised as a lawyer for over 34 years. Prior to joining the Company he was Vice President – Group Legal with BHP Billiton plc and prior to that he was Group General Counsel and Head of Risk Management at Reuters Group plc, in which he advised on a broad range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and compliance. Stephen was a partner in Freehills in Australia for six years prior to joining Reuters and holds a BEc and LLB from Monash University in Australia

Pars Kutay

Mr. Pars Kutay is Head of Government and Public Affairs of Genel Energy PLC. Mr. Pars Kutay joined Genel in December 2010. Pars is responsible for developing, co-ordinating and implementing policies on government and public affairs as regards countries where we operate. Pars was a partner at AB Consultancy and Investment Services from 1995 to 2010. Between 1984 and 1995 he served in Turkey’s Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade. He is a graduate of Law from Ankara University and holds degrees in International Finance and Environmental Law from Ankara University.

Gozde Tutanc

Ms. Gozde Tutanc is Head of Human Resources of Genel Energy Plc. Ms. Gozde has over 20 years’ experience in the telecom, consultancy, FMCG and media sectors. She joined Genel Energy in 2014 as Head of Human Resources for Turkey and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Prior to joining the Company, Gozde worked in different HR management roles at Turkcell, the leading Turkish telecoms company, and held HR positions at DDI-Development Dimensions International and Coca-Cola. She started her career in Turkish Radio and Television in 1992 as a News Reader. Gozde holds a BSc in Psychology from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and an Executive-MBA certification from the Koc University in Istanbul.

Gulsun Karamehmet Williams

Mrs. Gulsun Nazli Karamehmet Williams is an Non-Executive Director of Genel Energy PLC. Mr. Nazli has experience in managing and leading large corporations. Between 2004 and August 2014 Nazli worked at Digiturk, a leading satellite broadcasting network. She was Chief Content Officer between 2007 and August 2014, with primary responsibility for overseeing all content acquisitions, production and creative services and overall content strategy. Until 2013 Nazli was also a board member of Turkcell lleti,sim Hizmetleri A.,S., a leading GSM operator in Turkey. Turkcell’s shares trade on the Istanbul (IMKB) and New York Stock Exchanges (NYSE).

Timothy Bushell

Mr. Timothy (Tim) Paul Bushell has been Non-Executive Independent Director of GENEL ENERGY PLC since September 11, 2017. Tim Bushell is a qualified geologist with over 35 years’ experience working in the oil and gas sector. He has worked at British Gas, Ultramar, LASMO, and Paladin Resources. Most recently Tim spent a decade as Chief Executive Officer at Falkland Oil and Gas Limited, and was co-founder of Core Energy AS. Tim is a Non-Executive Director at Wentworth Resources, Petro Matad and Rockhopper Exploration Tim retired as a Non-Executive Director from the Board of Point Resources in December 2018.

Martin Gudgeon

Mr. Martin Gudgeon is an Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Martin Gudgeon has significant financial and corporate experience, and is a Partner at PJT Partners. Prior to joining PJT Partners he worked at Blackstone for eight years, serving as a Senior Managing Director, and was the Chief Executive at Close Brothers Corporate Finance. Before that, he was at Hill Samuel, including two years on secondment to Macquarie Bank in Sydney, Australia.

George Rose

Mr. George W. Rose is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Genel Energy PLC. George brings with him recent and relevant financial experience. Until March 2011 George served as the Group Financial Director and member of the Board of BAE Systems plc, a position he held for 13 years. George is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a wealth of experience in governance to draw on from his former appointment as Non-Executive Chairman of the Audit Committee of National Grid plc amongst other appointments. George is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Experian plc and a Non-Executive Director of EXPO 2020 LLC. George retired from the Board of National Grid plc in July 2013, where he served as a Non-Executive Director and was Chairman of the Audit Committee. Other past Non-Executive Directorships include Orange plc and Saab AB. He was previously a member of the UK’s Financial Reporting Review Panel and the Industrial Development Advisory Board. George’s earlier career consisted of several financial management positions in the automotive sector, at Ford Motor Company, Leyland Vehicles Ltd and the Rover Group.

Andrew Benbow