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Directors & Management

Board of Directors

Kevin Foo

Executive Chairman

Kevin has had a 40-year career in the resources industry working accross five continents successfully developing into production a series of extractive operations.  In 2004 he founded Victoria Oil & Gas Plc and was responsible for the refocus of the Company towards to commercialisation of domestic natural gas in Africa, leading to the acquisition of the Logbaba Project in Cameroon. He has held CEO and Chairman positions in several AIM-listed companies including Celtic Resources Holdings Plc, Eureka Mining Plc, Bramlin Limited and Bakyrchik Gold Plc. 

Ahmet Dik

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Dik has worked for both GDC and VOG since 2014 and was instrumental in expanding the Company's sales base.  He joined the Board in 2015 and assumed the position of CEO in 2016.  Previously he has been invloved in the structuring and delivery of a wide range of oil and gas, minerals, resources and infrastructure projects worldwide.  He was part of the senior management team at Dominion Petroleum Ltd, an AIM-listed company, in 2007, working on the acquisition of its East African assets. Dominion was subsequently sold to Ophir Energy Plc. Primarily his work has been with major corporates, governments and sovereign wealth funds focused on Africa and the Middle East. As an originator of large scale projects, Ahmet has been involved in setting up corporate structures, raising funds at all levels and listing of companies on a number of stock exchanges.

Andrew Diamond

Finance Director

Mr Diamond joined the Board as Financial Director in 2016 having previously held the position of the Group’s Financial Controller.  Prior to joining the company he has held senior finance positions in a number of listed and private companies including: as Financial Controller for Gabriel Resources Limited, a TSX listed resource company, Head of Group Reporting for Subsea 7 S.A. (formerly Acergy MS), a subsea service provider to the oil and gas industry listed on the NASDAQ and Oslo Børs, and Financial Controller for Barloworld Holdings plc, a distributor for leading global brands, providing integrated rental, fleet management, product support and logistics solutions. Mr Diamond qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte in South Africa.

John Bryant

Non-Executive Director

Mr Bryant has broad commercial and financial experience in developing and managing new businesses gained over 40 years’ experience in the oil, gas and energy services, both in the US and the UK. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of AIM listed Weatherly International plc. Mr Bryant has held a number of senior executive positions in companies involved in power generation and distribution, gas distribution, renewable energy and oil and gas services. These have included operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Mr Bryant holds an MSc in Economics from Reading University and graduated in Economics with a BA from Nottingham University, and is a fellow of the Institute of Directors and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Roger Kennedy

Non-Exec Director

Roger joined the Board of Directors in July 2016.  Roger is currently Chairman of KCP Limited, a family office investing in public and private equity, having previously served as Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2007. In 2012, Roger co-founded QKR Corporation Limited, a diversified mining investment company backed by sovereign funds, institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals and served as a director until 2014.   Over the same period, he served as a director and Head of Business Development for Star Petroleum Limited, an upstream E&P company with oil licenses in Libya, South Sudan, Uganda, Angola, Nigeria and the Caspian Sea.  Prior to 2012, Roger was Managing Director and Head of the Energy & Natural Resources Group, Asia Pacific at J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited, where he rebuilt and managed a large Asia Pacific based team focused on Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Power and Chemicals. From 1994 to 2000 Roger was Head of the Latin American Industrials Group (Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Utilities, Infrastructure and Construction) and member of the M&A, Debt Capital Markets, Telecom and Natural Resources Investment Banking teams at Salomon Brothers Inc.  Roger graduated from Oxford University with a D.Phil./PhD in Economics and Politics, holds a Juris Doctorate from New York University and is a member of the New York Bar Association.