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Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd (GKP.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jacobus Huijskes

54 2018 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jon Ferrier

61 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Sami Zouari

2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Nadzeya Kernoha

2019 Head of Finance

Stuart Catterall

2017 Chief Operating Officer

Jane Barker

2016 Director of Human Resources

Patrick Bersebach

2016 HSE Manager

Bertrand Demont

2017 Development Manager - Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Ross Deutscher

2019 Country Manager – Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Gabriel Papineau-Legris

2016 Commercial Director

Mark Parsley

2018 Subsurface Manager

Alasdair Robinson

2017 Legal Director and Company Secretary

Martin Angle

69 2018 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Garrett Soden

45 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Thomas

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kimberley Wood

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jacobus Huijskes

Mr. Jacobus Gerardus Huijskes is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Jaap is a highly experienced oil and gas executive, having worked for nearly 30 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 Director 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. Jón Ferrier 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. Before joining Gulf Keystone, he was Senior Vice President Business Development, Strategy & Commercial at Maersk Oil in Copenhagen. He holds an MSc from Imperial College. Jón has considerable international experience gained across technical, commercial and a variety of managerial and leadership positions. His roles prior to joining Gulf Keystone had a strong external orientation and have seen him working effectively with all stakeholders, including host governments. Prior to Maersk Oil, Jón’s industry experience was gained with Anglo American, ConocoPhillips, Paladin Resources plc and Petro-Canada/Suncor, in a number of geographies.

Sami Zouari

Mr. Sami Zouari is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Sami Zouari 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. He holds an MA from Harvard and a BA from Columbia University. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Regional Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for North Africa and the Middle East at BNP Paribas in London, overseeing various financial transactions in the MENA region with a focus on the oil and gas industry. Between 2008 and 2012, he was the Head of MENA within the Energy and 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, Sami 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 assets producing in excess of 300,000 bopd.

Nadzeya Kernoha

Ms. Nadzeya Kernoha is Head of Finance of the Company. experience in audit and finance within the oil and gas sector and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte London where she worked within the Energy and Resource Audit Practice. Nadzeya held several roles with Gulf Keystone’s finance team before assuming her current role as Head of Finance in January 2019. Nadzeya graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from the American University in Bulgaria.

Stuart Catterall

Mr. Stuart Catterall is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, undertaking a broad range of senior leadership and technical roles with Amerada Hess, BHP Billiton and 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.

Jane Barker

Ms. Jane Barker is Director of Human Resources of the Company. She 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.

Patrick Bersebach

Mr. Patrick Bersebach is HSE Manager of the Company. Ptrick Bersebach initially joined Gulf Keystone in 2013 as HSE Supervisor during the construction of PF-2 and was appointed to be the HSE Manager in 2016. Before joining Gulf Keystone, he gained international experience when working for RWE Dea, Wintershall, EON E&P and Nord Stream in Europe, Libya, Algeria and Russia. Patrick’s HSE experience embraces all areas of the E&P business from seismic via drilling to production in several roles on the shop floor as well as in management. Patrick holds an Engineering Diploma in Safety Engineering (Dipl.-Ing. / MEng. Equivalent) from Wuppertal University in Germany, a Vocational Qualification as Occupational Health and Safety Officer and gained a Qualification Certificate as Gas Processing Operator from SAIT in Canada.

Bertrand Demont

Mr. Bertrand Demont is Development 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.

Ross Deutscher

Mr. Ross Deutscher is Country Manager – Kurdistan Region of Iraq of the Company. Prior to his GKPI assignment he successfully served over eight years in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in senior leadership roles with Talisman Energy and Repsol, most recently as director accountable for the safe development of all operations and strategic leadership. Ross has over 35 years’ experience in the exploration for new oil and gas fields, as well as the development of producing fields, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, western Canada and USA, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, UK and Dutch North Sea, Algeria and Spain. Prior to Talisman and Repsol, Ross acquired oil and gas experience at Suncor, Vista Energy, Wascana Energy and Saskoil. He holds a BSc in Geological Engineering (Geophysics Option) from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

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

Mark Parsley

Mr. Mark Parsley is Subsurface Manager of the Company. Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in various subsurface roles in ARCO, Hess and Tullow. Mark has performed roles as a Reservoir Engineer, Economist, Production Engineer, Production Planner, Subsurface Team Leader, Reserves Manager, and Subsurface Manager for assets in the North Sea, SE Asia, Algeria, Middle East, West Africa, and the USA. Mark graduated from Oxford University in Geology and has an MSc in Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College.

Alasdair Robinson

Mr. Alasdair Nicholson Robinson is a 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, and Company Secretary, before joining Gulf Keystone. Alasdair is a law graduate of Aberdeen University and has an MBA from Strathclyde Business School. He is a member of the London Stock Exchange Regional Advisory Group.

Martin Angle

Mr. Martin David Angle is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He 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 FTSE 100 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, Martin served on a number of Boards including Pennon Group where he chaired the Remuneration Committee, Savills plc (Senior Independent Director), National Exhibition Group (Chairman), Severstal, and Dubai International Capital.

Garrett Soden

Mr. Garrett Soden is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Garrett 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. Garrett is currently President and CEO of Africa Energy Corp. 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 PA Resources AB and Petropavlovsk PLC. Prior to this, Garrett 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 US Secretary of Energy. Garrett holds a BSc honours degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

David Thomas

Mr. David H. Thomas Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is a highly experienced oil and gas professional with almost 40 years in the industry. He started his career as a petroleum engineer working for Conoco in the North Sea and Dubai before moving into various 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 covering the North Sea, Russia/Asia/Australia and West Africa portfolios. David’s 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.

Kimberley Wood

Ms. Kimberley Wood is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Kimberley is a legal professional with 18 years’ experience and a specialist in the oil and gas sector. Most recently she was Head of Oil and Gas for EMEA at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and remains a Senior Consultant for the firm. Throughout her career she has advised a wide range of companies in the sector, from small independents through to super majors. Kimberley was a Partner at Vinson & Elkins RLLP from February 2011 to April 2015 and was previously at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. She is included as an expert in Energy and Natural Resources in the 2018 “Expert Guide” series and Women in Business Law, 2018 and is a member of the Advisory Board to the City of London Geological Forum. Kimberley is currently a Non-Executive Director of Africa Oil Corp., an E&P company listed on the TSX (Canada) and Nasdaq OMX (Stockholm), with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia and a member of the Lundin Group, and a Non-Executive Director of Valeura Energy Inc, a TSX listed oil and gas company.