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Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Directors

4 Apr 2019

 

The Company is pleased to announce the appointment of two Independent Non-Executive Directors to the Board.  John Daniel and John Knight bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise to strengthen the Board:

John Knight

John Knight has worked in the global Oil & Gas industry over the past 35 years.  From 2002 to 2018, Mr Knight held various leadership roles and board positions at Equinor (formerly known as Statoil ASA), the Norweigan-based developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy company with projects in more than 30 countries worldwide.  Since his departure from Equinor, Mr Knight has been a Senior Partner at HitecVision, one of the world's largest oil and gas private equity funds.  Mr Knight began his career in commercial law and investment banking at various large istitutions, including Shell International Petroleum, Chase Manhatten Bank, UBC and Salomon Brothers Inc.  He holds a MA in Law from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge and was a Barrister at Middle Temple.

Additional Information on Mr Knight

The following additional information on Mr Knight is provided pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.

John Nicholas Knight (aged 61)

 

 

 

Current Directorships / Partnerships

Past Directorships / Partnerships (last 5 years)

Andrevind AS

Equinor ASA (Formerly known as Statoil ASA)

HV Capital VII AS

 

HV Capital VIII AS

 

Neo E & P Holding Limited

 

Neo E & P Ltd

 

Neo E & P Midco Limited

 

Verus Petroleum Holdings Limited

 

Verus Petroleum (UK) Limited

 

Winterfold Vineyard and Estate Ltd

 

 

Mr Knight does not hold any interest in the Company’s ordinary shares.

There is no other information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.

John Daniel

John Daniel has 35 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas sector, including roles within operations, exploration management and business development. In November 2017, Mr. Daniel founded JD Oil and Gas Consultancy Limited, an independent oil and gas consultancy, specialising in technical and commercial due diligence for upstream oil and gas transactions. Prior to this, between 2011 and 2017, Mr Daniel was Technical Director at Kerogen Capital (UK) Limited, a Private Equity fund specialising in upstream oil and gas investments. In addition, Mr. Daniel held senior positions in exploration at Conoco, Lasmo and Ranger Oil, and in business development at Marathon Oil Company, MND Exploration and Production Limited and Sasol Petroleum International.  Mr. Daniel has a MSc in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, London and a BSc in Geology from Sheffield University. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and a member of the PESGB.

 

John Charles Daniel (aged 59)

 

 

 

Current Directorships / Partnerships

Past Directorships / Partnerships (last 5 years)

JD Oil and Gas Consultancy Limited

Zennor Petroleum Limited

Monitor Exploration Limited

Pandion Energy AS

 

Mr. Daniel does not hold any interest in the Company’s ordinary shares.

There is no other information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Roger Kennedy, Executive Chairman of VOG commented:

“These appointments, combined with the recent fundraising, allow the Company to leave behind a challenging year and focus on implementing our strategy, optimizing our operations in Cameroon, and increasing shareholder value.  We welcome John Knight and John Daniel, with their wealth of contacts, experience and knowledge, and look forward to working with them.”

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