BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Mark was until recently Chairman and CEO of Ukrnafta, the publicly-listed company responsible for a significant proportion of oil production in Ukraine, with over 20,000 employees. Between 2008 and 2015, he was a senior executive at BG Group plc, the former international E&P company; his final positions being Senior Vice President within the COO’s office and managing BG’s interests in Kazakhstan. His other experiences have included senior leadership positions across international E&P, midstream and downstream oil and gas, and deregulated utility sectors. Beginning his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Shell International, Mark holds a doctorate in Engineering Science from Oxford University, as well as a Masters in Mathematics from Cambridge University.

Leslie has served the E&P sector during the past two decades as a senior Interim Manager and Advisor, initially in Australasia and more recently, based in Geneva, covering Europe, MENA, Central Asia and Africa. Key roles were as Woodside’s Director Browse LNG Development and MOL’s SVP Operations & Development. He entered the sector joining Shell International’s Petroleum Engineering stream in the early ’80s with a variety of international postings. A decade with international independent oil companies followed and exposed him to both General Management and M&A, of which the latter has formed an important aspect of his ongoing E&P activities. Leslie’s career has been defined by the ability to transform development assets and their values. He studied Physics at St. Andrews University, where a 1st Class Honours was followed by a PhD.

Ross is a lawyer and experienced company director of both private and public resource companies listed on AIM and the Australian Securities Exchange. He has also held senior corporate roles with Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Australia and Clifford Chance in the UK. He is currently and Executive Director of Zarmadan Gold Ltd and has previously been chairman of Uranium Resources plc and Northcote.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws from University of Western Australia, and Master of Laws, University of Melbourne.

Graham Smith is a graduate of Cambridge University and a chartered accountant. He has over thirty-five years’ financial management experience, primarily in the life assurance and investment funds sectors, spanning privately held companies and larger public companies.  He is CEO of FIM Capital, the company administrator of Andalas, and he serves on the board of a number of other client companies, both quoted and private.  In his duties as a director of Andalas, he carries responsibility for its finance function.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

Slamet has extensive experience in government and community relations, general management, procurement and logistics in Indonesia, having held senior roles with multinational and local companies operating in the Indonesian energy sector. Slamet has specific expertise in building and managing strong relationships between multinational companies and the Indonesian Government. In his most recent position as Vice President Corporate Services for PT Nations Petroleum. He advised and assisted top management in its relationship with senior Government officials and entities, including the Governor and Vice Governor of the province of Aceh, the Directorate General of Migas, Indonesia’s upstream petroleum regulator, and PT Pertamina, the national oil company. Between February 2007 and March 2010 he was Senior Manager of Supply Chain Management for Nations Petroleum (Rombebai) BV where he managed procurement contracts worth over US$40 million to support seismic as well as drilling operations in the Rombebai block, Papua. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of PT Rhio Chendhe Karya, a distributor of petrochemical products from PT Pertamina’s refinery in Cilacap, Central Java, and was also Jakarta Facility and Logistics Manager for Chevron Indonesia Company. Slamet is a graduate in accountancy from Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara.
Didiek has over 35 years of experience focused in Indonesia and South East Asia. He has held senior roles as Exploration Exploitation Manager, ConocoPhillips Indonesia; General Manager, Prabu Energy; Senior Exploitation Manager, Gulf Indonesia; Exploration Manager and General Manager, Astra Petronusa, Myanmar and Vietnam. As the Senior Manager, Exploration and Exploitation Onshore for ConocoPhillips Indonesia, where he was responsible for onshore exploration and production subsurface activities, he managed five onshore exploration and production blocks and oversaw the drilling of a multiple well development and exploration drilling programme. Didiek is a graduate in geology from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.
Greg has over 37 years of experience in the petroleum industry with a strong operations background with considerable expertise in key aspects of the upstream side of the industry. During an extensive career with international oil and gas operators, he has successfully led operations of various sizes and complexity both onshore and offshore, conventional and non-conventional, with capital budgets in excess of US$100 million per annum and operating budgets approaching US$400 million per annum. As Field Manager of the Buzzard Field in the North Sea for Nexen Inc., he was responsible for a 200,000 bopd production asset; as Operations Manager with Encana Corporation in Ecuador, he oversaw a 65,000bopd field; and as Country Manager with Nexen in Yemen, he managed the 200,000 bopd Masila Block 14 in the Hadhramawt Province in eastern Yemen. Greg holds a BSc (Hons), University of Newfoundland, and MSc (Chemical Engineering), University of New Brunswick.