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Synthesis Energy Systems Inc (SES.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lorenzo Lamadrid

65 2005 Independent Chairman of the Board

DeLome Fair

53 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Director

Robert Rigdon

57 2016 Vice Chairman of the Board

Chris Raczkowski

46 2016 President – Asia

Francis Lau

69 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

David Hiscocks

2017 Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller, Corporate Secretary

Wade Taber

41 2016 Vice President - Engineering

Charles Brown

57 2014 Independent Director

Harry Rubin

63 2006 Independent Director

Denis Slavich

76 2005 Independent Director

Ziwang Xu

59 2010 Independent Director

David Castaneda

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Lorenzo Lamadrid

Mr. Lorenzo Lamadrid is Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Lamadrid has been the Chairman of the Board since April 2005. Since 2001, Mr. Lamadrid has been the Managing Director of Globe Development Group, LLC, a firm that specializes in the development of large scale energy, power generation, transportation and infrastructure projects in China and provides business advisory services and investments with a particular focus on China. Mr. Lamadrid was also a director of Flow International Corporation from January 2006 until its sale earlier this year. Mr. Lamadrid has been a member of the International Advisory Board of Sirocco Aerospace, an international aircraft manufacturer and marketer, since mid-2001. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arthur D. Little, a management and consulting company, from 1999 to 2001, as President of Western Resources International, Inc. from 1996 through 1999 and as Managing Director of The Wing Group from 1993 through 1999. The Wing Group was a leading international electric power project-development company that was sold to Western Resources in 1999. Prior to that, he was with General Electric from 1984 to 1993 serving as corporate officer, Vice President and General Manager at GE Aerospace for Marketing and International Operations, and as General Manager of Strategic Planning and Business Development of GE’s International Sector. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Lamadrid was a senior Manager at the Boston Consulting Group where he worked from 1975 to 1984. Mr. Lamadrid’s experience in business development and management is a key attribute for us, and his background in overseas markets has provided him with valuable insights into our international focus. Mr. Lamadrid holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Administrative Sciences from Yale University, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. in Marketing and International Business from the Harvard Business School.

DeLome Fair

Ms. DeLome Fair has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Director of the company., effective May 22, 2017. She currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Ms. Fair is our President and Chief Executive Officer, a position she has held since February 2016. She has also served as a director since such date. Ms. Fair joined our executive team in December 2014, as Senior Vice President, Gasification Technology, and in March 2015 was additionally named President of SES Technologies, LLC.. Ms. Fair has over 25 years of experience in gasification which spans leadership positions with GE Energy and Chevron/Texaco. Prior to joining us, Ms. Fair led GE Energy’s global team of 135 engineers in the U.S., India and China, as General Manager, Gasification & Process Systems Technology. In that post, she was responsible for engineering to GE’s global gasification business, including business development support, execution of customer orders, new product development, services, and project management. Previously, Ms. Fair’s expertise in gasification and IGCC technology led to her appointment as GE’s Chief Consulting Engineer for gasification. Her career has also included serving as Product Line Leader, Licensing Manager, and Technology Manager for gasification in both GE and Chevron/Texaco. Ms. Fair received her M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Robert Rigdon

Mr. Robert Wayne Rigdon is Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Rigdon has been the Vice Chairman of the Board since February 2016. Mr. Rigdon joined us as a director in August 2009, and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2009 to February 2016. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer since November 2008 and as Senior Vice President of Global Development since May 2008, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of our current and future coal gasification projects worldwide. From June 2004 until joining us, Mr. Rigdon worked for GE Energy in a variety of capacities, including Manager—Gasification Engineering, Director—IGCC Commercialization, and Director—Gasification Industrials and Chemicals Business. For the 20 years previous to this, Mr. Rigdon worked for Texaco, and later ChevronTexaco, as an engineer and in the Worldwide Power & Gasification group, where he ultimately became Vice President—Gasification Technology for the group. As a result of his three decades working on gasification, Mr. Rigdon is experienced in the operational and marketing strategies that are key to our development and success.

Chris Raczkowski

Mr. Chris Raczkowski is President – Asia of the Company. Mr. Raczkowski has 25 years of professional experience within both large multinational corporations and start-up companies in the U.S., China, Southeast Asia and Europe. Mr. Raczkowski’s responsibilities have included research and development in the energy sector, manufacturing process, quality, reliability and operations management, and trans-national energy project development and execution in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has managed investment, deployment, commercialization and operations of multiple clean energy technologies in China and Southeast Asia. Mr. Raczkowski has a core understanding of SES Gasification Technology (SGT), having served as Vice President Engineering for the Company during the development and construction of the SGT demonstration plant in Shandong Province, China. During the last fifteen years, he has held a variety of executive leadership positions, while based in China, for a broad range of clean energy technologies and projects, including most recently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Azure International, an advisory firm assisting clients with developing markets and opportunities in China, from 2003 through December 2016. Mr. Raczkowski holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in materials and mechanical engineering from Harvey Mudd College in the United States, and an MBA from TiasNIMBAS Business School in the Netherlands.

Francis Lau

Mr. Francis Lau is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. Mr. Lau joined us in September 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. From January 2006 until joining us, he was Vice President of Gasification at GreatPoint Energy, in Cambridge, Massachusetts in charge of technology development. From 1970 until joining GreatPoint, Mr. Lau was the Executive Director of Gasification and Gas Processing Center at the Gas Technology Institute (“GTI”) in Des Plaines, Illinois. At GTI, he led research, development, demonstration, and deployment programs aimed at clean and efficient conversion of coal, biomass, and other feedstocks to electricity, hydrogen, and clean liquid fuels. Mr. Lau received a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.

David Hiscocks

Mr. David Hiscocks has been appointed as Corporate Controller, Corporate Secretary of the Company., effective May 22, 2017. He currently serves as Corporate Controller, Corporate Secretary of the company. Prior to working for the Company, Mr. Hiscocks worked for Noble Corporation most recently serving as the Regional Controller-Eastern Hemisphere for the Company. His career at Noble lasted nearly four years with increasing levels of responsibility. Prior to Noble, Mr. Hiscocks spent 19 years with Transocean, and prior merged companies, including Santa Fe International Corporation and GlobalSantaFe Corporation in various accounting and financial roles in Malaysia, Vietnam, Canada, Angola and the United States. Mr. Hiscocks holds a B.A. in Accounting from University of Northern Iowa. Mr. Hiscocks is a certified public accountant in the State of Texas.

Wade Taber

Mr. Wade Taber Vice President - Engineering of the company. Mr. Taber is Vice President of Engineering, and joined us in January, 2016 and is responsible for all of our Engineering, Equipment Sourcing and Operations Support for the Company. From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Taber served as Senior Engineering Manager – Components/Technology Innovation for General Electric, where his accomplishments included more than a dozen patented and trade secret innovations in gasification technology. Mr. Taber received GE’s Corporate Engineering Award for his development and commercialization of GE’s Advanced Chromia Refractory, which doubled refractory life for solid feedstock gasification. His previous positions include Senior Application Engineer – Energy Systems/Gasification with Saint-Gobain Ceramics from 1998 to 2007, where he helped to grow Saint-Gobain’s refractories business by over $5 million in a three-year period. Mr. Taber holds a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering/Materials Science from the University of Illinois, and has completed several advanced leadership programs at The Browne Centre - University of New Hampshire.

Charles Brown

Mr. Charles M. Brown is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Brown has served as a director since July 2014. Since October 2014, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors, of Specified Air Solutions. Mr. Brown served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Flow International, Inc., and as a member of its board of directors, from July 2007 through January 2014, when Flow International was merged with and into Waterjet Holdings, Inc. Previously, Mr. Brown was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Pump, Pool and Spa Divisions at Pentair, Inc. from April 2005 through October 2006. From August 2003 to February 2005, Mr. Brown was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Pentair Tools Group (which was acquired by Black & Decker Corporation in 2004). Prior to that, Mr. Brown was the President/General Manager of Aqua Glass Corporation, a Masco Corporation company, from 1996 to August 2003. Mr. Brown has broad business experience which we believe will be an important addition to the Board. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University in Economics and Government and an M.B.A. from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Harry Rubin

Mr. Harry M. Rubin is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Rubin has served as a director since August 2006. Mr. Rubin is currently Chairman of Henmead Enterprises, in which capacity he advises various companies regarding strategy, acquisitions and divestitures. He held board positions at a number of private and public companies such as the A&E Network, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, the Genisco Technology Corporation and Image-Metrics Plc. He was a founding partner of the Boston Beer Company. In the 12 years prior to 2006, Mr. Rubin held various senior management roles in the computer software industry, including Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Atari, and President of International Operations and Chief Financial Officer for GT Interactive Software. Mr. Rubin entered the computer software business in 1993 when he became Executive VP for GT Interactive Software as a start-up company, and played a leadership role in GT’s progression as the company went public in 1995 and became one of the largest industry players. Prior to 1993, he held various senior financial and general management positions at RCA, GE and NBC. Through his various management roles, Mr. Rubin has developed an in-depth knowledge and experience in strategic development that is key to our growth. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School.

Denis Slavich

Mr. Denis Slavich is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Slavich has served as a director since November 2005. Mr. Slavich has over 35 years of experience in large scale power generation development. He is currently the Group Strategic Director-Finance of Astrata Group Pte Ltd, a privately held global telematics company headquartered in Singapore, and an international consultant, as well as an advisor and board member for a number of additional firms. He served as a director of China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc., a company traded on the NASDAQ, from September 2009 until May 2011. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Slavich was the CFO and director of KMR Power Corporation and was responsible for the development of this international IPP Company that developed projects in Columbia as well as other areas. From 2000 until 2002, he served as Vice President and CFO of Big Machines Inc., a software company. Mr. Slavich also served as acting President for Kellogg Development Corporation, a division of M.W. Kellogg, during 1997. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Slavich was also a Vice President of Marketing for Fluor Daniel. From 1971 to 1991, Mr. Slavich served in various executive positions at Bechtel Group including Sr. VP, CFO, and director and Sr. VP and division manager of the International Power Division. In addition to his experience in power generation development, Mr. Slavich is experienced in finance and accounting matters and has extensive experience with financial statements. Mr. Slavich received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Ziwang Xu

Mr. Ziwang Xu is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Xu has served as a director since February 2010. Mr. Xu is currently the Chairman of CXC Capital, Inc. and CXC China Sustainable Growth Fund, companies which he founded in March of 2008 and which are based in Shanghai, China. From November of 2005 until founding CXC, he was a private investor in Shanghai and worked on the development of residential real estate projects. During this same time, he was an Advisory Director for Goldman Sachs in Beijing, China. From 1997 through 2005, he served as a Managing Director and Partner for Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. He is also currently an Advisor with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and Vice Chairman, Alumni Association of Economics and Finance, of Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Additionally, he is a member of the Shanghai Comprehensive Economy Studies Council and the Shanghai International Cultural Council. Mr. Xu’s background in overseas markets and his experience in finance matters have provided him with valuable insights into our strategy. He holds a B.A. from East China Normal University and an M.A. in Economics from Fudan University and an M.A. in International Business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

David Castaneda