Mr. Wayne Foo has over 30 years of experience in exploration and production of oil and gas, with the last 20 years in executive roles in companies ranging from start-ups to senior independents producers. He retired in May 2017 as the CEO of Parex Resources Inc, a position he held since November 2015. Mr. Foo served as Parex' President and CEO from 2009 to 2015. From 2003 to 2009, he was a founder and later President and CEO of Parex’ predecessor, Petro Andina Resources Inc. Petro Andina grew exclusively through the drill bit to operate 30,000 barrels of oil per day in Argentina, where the company recognized, explored and developed a new heavy oil trend that comprised a significant extension to the Neuquén Basin.
Mr. Foo has served on the Boards of Directors of publicly traded, private and not-for-profit organizations. He is currently a director of Pengrowth Energy Corporation where he is Chairman of the Reserves, Operations, Health, Safety and Environment Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Science in Geology from Queen’s University. Mr. Foo is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. In 2014 Mr. Foo was the recipient of the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists which is presented annually for outstanding contributions to oil and gas exploration in Canada, and in 2003 he received the President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the Society.
Mr. Mohsen is an engineering graduate of the Paris School of Mines (ENSMP). He joined Royal Dutch Shell in 1997 and rose through technical assignments of increasing responsibility and an assignment as Sustainable Development Advisor before being appointed Private Advisor to the CEO in 2005. Following that assignment, in 2007 he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana as Development Manager, Subsea GOM from 2007 to 2011 and then to Cairo, Egypt as General Manager, Operations for Shell Egypt JV (Bapetco) from 2011 to 2013.
In 2013, Mr. Mohsen joined Tulip Oil Holding B.V., a private equity backed upstream company founded in 2010 to explore for and develop oil and gas opportunities in Western Europe. After initially serving as COO, he was appointed CEO in 2015. Under his leadership Tulip had success with near field, short cycle time exploration and development of gas in the challenging environment of the Dutch North Sea. This included a significant exploratory discovery developed by installation of an innovative, low cost, remotely operated, unmanned production platform powered solely by renewable energy. Tulip is now the 4th largest producer in the Netherlands offshore. In Germany, Imad oversaw a successful exploration program in the Rhine Graben area in a challenging regulatory regime with complex environmental and social issues.
Mr. Engbloom is a deputy chair of the law firm of Norton Rose LLP and practices primarily Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities law. His practice involves providing advice on a range of issues; however, particular emphasis is placed upon governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and related party transactions. Mr. Engbloom also has extensive experience on a broad range of corporate finance matters in a variety of public and private financing matters, nationally and internationally. He is a corporate secretary or director of a number of public and private corporations.
Ms. Colnett is currently a Director of Parkland Corporation, Canada's and the Caribbean's largest, and one of America's fastest growing, independent suppliers and marketers of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. She is also a director at Northland Power, a global power producer. Ms. Colnett brings over 20 years of experience in Human Resources for a variety of industries ranging from mining to information technology.
Since 1991, Ms. Colnett has held senior roles in human resources, information technology and strategy including Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Celestica Inc., Senior Vice President, Human Resources, also of Celestica Inc. and Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, of Kinross Gold Corporation. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors having completed the Directors Education Program.
Mr. G. R. (Bob) MacDougall is a professional engineer with close to 30 years of domestic and international oil and gas operations and senior executive management experience. He was appointed to Parex Resources Board of Directors in October 2016; he is also a director of TransGlobe where he acts as Chairman of the Reserves, Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Committee.
Mr. MacDougal served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Vermilion Energy from 2004 until his retirement in 2012 where he led the company’s operating business both domestically in Western Canada and internationally, with assets in France, The Netherlands, Australia, and Ireland. Prior to joining Vermilion, he spent nearly 20 years with Chevron in production and drilling operations and served as General Manager of Production and Operations for ChevronTexaco’s Western Canadian producing properties.
Mr. MacDougall has an Engineering Diploma from Saint Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (with distinction) from Technical University of Nova Scotia. He has also obtained the IDC.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, having completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program. Mr. MacDougall currently resides in High River, Alberta.
Mr. Wright is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of industry experience. He has worked in senior financial roles in both domestic and international oil and gas companies. He currently works as a financial consultant and sits on the board of one non profit organization.
Mr. McNamara is a Professional Engineer with more than 35 years of oil and gas exploration and production experience in progressively more senior roles in Canada and across a variety of international regions, including South America, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. He has extensive commercial and operational experience within both large organizations and smaller entrepreneurial environments.
Mr. McNamara currently serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Royalty Corporation, of which he is also a director. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Whitecap Resources Inc. and his previous board membership experience includes Petromanas Energy Inc. and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
Carmen Sylvain has 30 years combined experience in foreign affairs, international trade, and investment. She served as Ambassador of Canada to Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania as well as Assistant Deputy Minister for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa within Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. As Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic Planning and Policy, she led the development of a Foreign Policy Plan for Canada. Ms. Sylvain was strategic advisor to Borealis Infrastructure within the OMERS pension fund. Her board memberships include LCI International, Egyptian Refining Company, Orient Investment Properties Ltd and the Canada Arab Business Council.
Mr. Sigmund Cornelius serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Freeport LNG Development L.P, a company based in Houston, Texas. From 1980 to 2010, he held various management and senior positions at ConocoPhillips Company, retiring as Chief Financial Officer in 2010.