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Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd (GKP.L)

GKP.L on London Stock Exchange

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19 Oct 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jacobus Huijskes

53 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jon Ferrier

60 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Sami Zouari

2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Stuart Catterall

2017 Chief Operating Officer

William McAvock

2017 Financial Controller

Jane Barker

2016 Director of Human Resources

Bertrand Demont

2017 Country Manager – Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Gabriel Papineau-Legris

2016 Commercial Director

Alasdair Robinson

2017 Legal Director and Company Secretary

Garrett Soden

44 2016 Non-Executive Director

David Thomas

2016 Non-Executive Director

Martin Angle

68 2018 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jacobus Huijskes

Mr. Jacobus Gerardus Huijskes is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He appointed as Non-Executive Director at Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. in November 2017 and became Chairman in April 2018. Jaap is a highly experienced oil and gas executive, having worked for some 28 years in the upstream oil and gas sector. Jaap started his career with Shell and worked in a variety of project engineering and other more general roles around the world, moving from the North Sea to the Middle East and Australia. Jaap's last role with Shell was as Project Director for the Sakhalin II project followed by a short period at head office as Executive Vice President for all of Shell's upstream projects. Jaap left Shell to join OMV, the Austrian integrated oil and gas company as their Board Member responsible for all upstream activities. OMV's upstream actives at the time included significant exploration activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Jaap retired from OMV in 2016 and is currently a Non-Executive at Energie Beheer Nederland, the Dutch State upstream participation company.

Jon Ferrier

Mr. Jon Ferrier is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited. He joined Gulf Keystone in June 2015 as Chief Executive Officer following three decades spent in exploration, commercial, strategic and leadership positions in the oil and gas and mining industries. A geologist by training, was most recently Senior Vice President Business Development, Strategy & Commercial at Maersk Oil in Copenhagen where he served on the Executive team. Jón has considerable international experience, including in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and has successfully led the delivery of complex projects on time and within budget in the Middle East. His most recent roles have had a strong external orientation and have seen him working effectively with all stakeholders, including host governments. Prior to Maersk Oil, Jón's oil & gas experience was gained with ConocoPhillips, Paladin Resources PLC, Petro-Canada/Suncor, in a number of regions. Jón holds an MSc from Imperial College London and a BSc from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Sami Zouari

Mr. Sami Zouari is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. He joined Gulf Keystone as Chief Financial Officer in January 2015, following careers in both the oil and gas industry and investment banking, where he also had a particular focus on the Energy and Commodities sectors in the Middle East and North Africa. Former to his appointment, he served as the Regional Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for North Africa, and the Middle East at BNP Paribas in London, overseeing various financial transactions with a focus on the oil and gas industry. Between 2008 and 2012, he was the Head of MENA within the Energy & Commodity division of BNP Paribas in Paris, managing lending transactions for oil and gas private and public companies. Prior to his career in investment banking, Mr Zouari worked for Total EP in a number of roles, starting as an Economist for the Middle East Division and finally as Commercial Manager for Total EP Libya in Tripoli, overseeing all non-operated assets producing in excess of 300,000 barrels of oil per day. Mr Zouari holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University and a BA from Columbia University.

Stuart Catterall

Mr. Stuart Catterall is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He joined Gulf Keystone as Chief Operating Officer in January 2017. Stuart has over 30 years’ experience in oil and gas undertaking a broad range of senior leadership and technical roles with Amerada Hess, BHP Billiton, Celtique Energy. Most recently and prior to joining Gulf Keystone, he worked as an independent petroleum development and operations consultant for PA Resources, Enquest and Petroceltic. He has proven expertise in successfully developing oil fields and leading operations in remote, onshore international locations, including in the Middle East/North Africa region. Stuart has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London.

William McAvock

Mr. William McAvock is Financial Controller of the Company. William joined Gulf Keystone as Financial Controller in October 2017. William is a Chartered Certified Accountant. From 2003 until it was acquired by First Quantum Minerals in 2006, he was Financial Controller at Adastra Minerals Inc., a mining company that was dual-listed on TSX and AIM and owned the Kolwezi Tailings Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. From 2007 to 2010, he was Financial Controller at African Minerals Ltd, a mining company that was listed on AIM and owned the Tonkolili Iron Ore Project in Sierra Leone. From 2011 to 2014, he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of International Petroleum Ltd, an oil and gas exploration and production company that was listed on the National Stock Exchange of Australia and owned assets in Russia, Kazakhstan and Niger.

Jane Barker

Ms. Jane Barker is Director of Human Resources of the Company. Jane has over 30 years’ experience in international and strategic HR in the oil and gas sector including senior management roles with LASMO in London and Venezuela and as HR Director for Afren until 2016. Her early career was spent with Gulf and Chevron in the UK and she also spent five years in financial services as Head of HR for a UK insurance company. Jane is a business studies graduate from the University of Otago.

Bertrand Demont

Mr. Bertrand Demont is Country Manager – Kurdistan Region of Iraq of the Company. Bertrand has over 18 years’ experience in the development of new oil and gas fields, as well as the extension of producing fields, in the UK North Sea, Algeria, Indonesia, and France. During this time, he has managed country operations, corporate strategy, and led project engineering and construction work in remote onshore locations with operators including Total, BHP Billiton, Hess, and Petroceltic. He holds an M.Eng in Fluid Mechanics from the National Engineering School of Toulouse, France, and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

Gabriel Papineau-Legris

Mr. Gabriel Papineau-Legris is Commercial Director of the Company. He has over ten years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to his appointment at Gulf Keystone, Gabriel worked in private equity at Lime Rock Partners where he was involved in investigating and executing E&P and oilfield services investment opportunities internationally as well as monitoring portfolio companies. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking at Perella Weinberg Partners and Merrill Lynch, where he started his career, advising oil majors, E&P companies and governments on M&A and restructuring transactions, and capital market financing. Gabriel graduated from HEC Montréal (BBA) and EDHEC Business School (MSc). He is also a CFA charterholder.

Alasdair Robinson

Mr. Alasdair Nicholson Robinson is Legal Director and Company Secretary of the Company. After qualifying as a solicitor, Alasdair worked in investment banking for over ten years, latterly as Head of Corporate Finance Execution at an independent investment bank. In 2007, he joined Melrose Resources as Corporate Finance Manager and Company Secretary, and upon its acquisition by Petroceltic International in 2012, was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary of the enlarged group. Following Petroceltic’s acquisition, Alasdair worked for a fund management group as Head of Finance, Legal and Risk before joining Gulf Keystone. Alasdair is a law graduate of Aberdeen University and has an MBA from Strathclyde Business School.

Garrett Soden

Mr. Garrett Soden is Non-Executive Director of the company. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum in October 2016. Mr. Soden has extensive experience as a senior executive and board member of various public companies in the natural resources sector. He has worked with the Lundin Group for over a decade. Mr. Soden is currently President and CEO of Africa Energy Corp., a Canadian oil and gas company with exploration assets in Africa. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Etrion Corporation, Panoro Energy ASA and Phoenix Global Resources plc. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of RusForest AB, CFO of Etrion and PetroFalcon Corporation and a Non-Executive Director of Petropavlovsk plc and PA Resources AB. Prior to joining the Lundin Group, Mr. Soden worked at Lehman Brothers in equity research and at Salomon Brothers in mergers and acquisitions. He also previously served as Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Mr. Soden holds a BSc honours degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

David Thomas

Mr. David H. Thomas is Non-Executive Director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd., since October 2016. He is a highly experienced oil and gas professional, having held a number of senior executive and international management roles in a career spanning over 35 years. He started in the industry as a petroleum engineer working for Conoco in the North Sea and Dubai before moving into reservoir engineering and asset management positions. Subsequently, he joined Lasmo where he became the Group GM Operations and, following the company’s acquisition, held three regional Vice President roles with Eni including managing the North Sea, Russia/Asia/Australia and West Africa asset portfolios. David’s subsequent board directorships have included positions as President and COO of Centurion Energy, CEO of Melrose Resources and COO with Petroceltic International. In mid-2015 he briefly served on a caretaker Board at Afren and is currently the CEO of PICO Cheiron in Egypt. David has a BSc in Mining Engineering from Nottingham University and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College.

Martin Angle

Mr. Martin David Angle is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Angle has had a distinguished executive career across investment banking, private equity and industry. His previous roles include senior positions with SG Warburg & Co. Ltd, Morgan Stanley, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, as well as the Group Finance Director at TI Group plc, then a FTSE100 company. More recently, he spent time at Terra Firma Capital Partners where he held various senior roles in its portfolio companies. As a Non-Executive Director he has served on a number of Boards including Savills plc, where he was the Senior Independent Director, National Exhibition Group (Chairman), Severstal, and Dubai International Capital. He currently chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Sustainability Committees at Pennon Group, a FTSE 250 company.