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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

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Bryant has extensive commercial and financial experience in the oil, gas and energy  sectors. He has held a number of senior executive posts in companies involved internationally in power generation and distribution, gas distribution, renewable energy, and oil and gas services.   In Africa he has been responsible for operations in Egypt, Kenya, Zambia, Namibia and in South Africa with the gas company of Johannesburg.  He has also served as a director of the Athens gas company, Attiki Gas Company S.A.  Mr Bryant has also held a number of non-executive positions, including chairman and senior independent director in AIM listed companies involved in resources, energy and technology.  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

Senior Independent Non-Exec Director

Dr Kennedy has worked within the natural resources industry for over 30 years developing and executing company and project strategies, in addition to his roles as an investment manager and as a senior advisor.  Currently he is Director of KCP Private Limited, a family office focused on investments in natural resources, infrastructure, technology, consumer finance and power.  In 2012, he 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.

Prior to 2012, Dr Kennedy was Managing Director and Head of the Energy & Natural Resources Group, Asia Pacific at J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited, where he managed a large Asia Pacific based team focused on Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Power and Chemicals. From 1994 to 2000 Mr Kennedy 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. Dr Kennedy has 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.