Africa Oil Open London Office
Africa Oil Corp. (“Africa Oil” or the “Company”) reports that it has opened a new corporate office in Central London as of September 1, 2019.
Three senior management staff will be relocating to London including Keith Hill (CEO), Tim Thomas (COO) and Paul Martinez (VP Exploration).
The technical and accounting staff and function will continue to be located in the Company’s existing Calgary office. This relocation is designed to facilitate greater access to the investment community, partners in our existing ventures and deal flow in the current highly prospective growth market for oil and gas assets.
In addition to these relocations, Africa Oil is adding two key staff members to its management team. In October 2019, Mr. Pascal Nicodeme will be joining Africa Oil as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Nicodeme replaces Ian Gibbs who is resigning to serve as CFO of another Lundin Group company, Josemaria Resources Inc, based in Vancouver. Mr. Gibbs is joining the Board of Africa Oil and will continue to provide his expertise and guidance as the Company moves forward with its expansion plans in Africa. Mr. Shahin Amini has joined the Company as Investor Relations and Commercial Manager, starting on September 3, 2019.
Mr. Nicodeme is an oil industry veteran with considerable banking and project finance experience. Most recently CFO and interim CEO of New Age (African Global Energy) Ltd, Pascal brings over 17 years experience in the industry.
Shahin is a well-respected oil and gas analyst who recently spearheaded research at both Pareto and TD Securities and will be tasked with developing investor relations and asset evaluation models in both existing assets and in new venture acquisition targets. He has over 20 years experience in the industry including three years as project financier for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation where he was a key team member in Energy and Natural Resources Group’s financing transactions in the EMEA region. He started his career in the upstream oil and gas industry as an Offshore and Subsea Engineer. He holds a MSc from University College London and an MBA from Imperial College London.
Keith Hill, President and CEO of Africa Oil, commented,
“Pascal will be a great addition to our leadership team as he brings with him extensive financial, operational, and strategic experience. I am very pleased that Ian Gibbs will be joining our Board to ensure a smooth transition and continue to provide the strong strategic and financial leadership I have come to rely on in our 15 years of working together. Shahin Amini will be able to leverage his strong knowledge of the industry and our assets to bring our profile and visibility to a new level in the European markets. Africa Oil is entering a new phase of growth and prosperity on the back of strong progress in the development of our Kenya assets, the imminent closing of our world class production assets in deepwater Nigeria and the recent outstanding exploration successes in Guyana and South Africa through our portfolio company holdings.
The Company remains very bullish on medium term oil prices and sees a target rich environment in the current difficult oil equity markets. We plan to use our strong balance sheet and management team to take advantage of this environment.”
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