John Bell

John Bell is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years experience in the energy sector having worked at Vice President or Managing Director level at BP, Statoil AS and Suncor Energy (Syria).

He has spent a large part of his career in the Middle East, as well as time in North Africa, FSU, the Americas, the UK North Sea, Scandinavia & the Caribbean. Mr Bell has a First Class Honours Degree in Engineering from Strathclyde University in Scotland and studied Executive Leadership at Haas Business School, University of Berkeley California. Previous public company directorships include Gulfkeystone Petroleum, Tethys Petroleum and he is currently Managing Director of Gulfsands Petroleum.

Jay Bhattacherjee
Executive Director

Jay Bhattacherjee is a Reservoir Engineer with 18 years experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. In the earlier part of his career he worked for Pengrowth, Apache, and the Bank of Nova Scotia. Subsequently he was VP Operations at Longreach Oil and Gas Ltd. and participated in its growth from start-up funded by private capital through to listing on the TSX Venture Exchange and a doubling of its market capitalisation. Prior to becoming CEO at Aminex in late 2013 he was a co-founder of privately-owned Canyon Oil & Gas Ltd. which was later acquired by Aminex. Since joining Aminex he has made substantial progress with the group’s Tanzanian portfolio, bringing the Kiliwani North gas field on-stream and drilling a significant gas appraisal well in the onshore Ruvuma Basin. He has introduced a cornerstone strategic investor, eliminated corporate debt, strengthened the technical team and completed successful equity issues.

Max Williams
Executive Director

Max Williams is a director of the Company and its Chief Financial Officer. He is a Chartered Accountant and joined Aminex from the accounting profession in 1994, progressing through all phases of its financial management, initially in Russia and more recently in the Company’s African ventures. He has overseen the legal and regulatory aspects of numerous equity projects and other financing activities for the Company and is responsible for the Group’s accounting and treasury functions.

Tom Mackay
Non-executive Director

Tom Mackay is a Geologist/Petroleum Engineer with a successful career in petroleum operations, management and financing. With a BSc (Hons) in geology from Durham University, he began his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Shell and subsequently moved on to Clyde Petroleum PLC where he became Manager at Existing Ventures until it was acquired by Gulf Canada in 1997. Since then he has been an active petroleum consultant on acquisition and new venture projects with a wide range of clients, including Petrofac and Enquest. For a period he served as CEO of a private E&P company, Oil Quest, and from 2002-2007 he held senior management positions at Stratic Energy Corporation. He is currently a Partner in Gemini Oil & Gas Advisors LLP which acts as technical and financial advisor to the Gemini Oil & Gas Funds, investing in global appraisal and development projects.

Ola Fjeld
Non-executive Director

Ola Fjeld has 30+ years of diverse industry experience in Norway and internationally. He has worked for large international service companies as well as starting an oil and gas software company VoxelVision. The company was acquired by Schlumberger and the technologies from VoxelVision and GigaViz forms the seismic interpretation parts of the world leading G&G software package Petrel. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of ARA Petroleum LLC responsible for two subsidiary E&P companies operating in Oman. He holds a Master’s degree from NTNU, Norway.

Sultan Al-Ghaithi
Non-executive Director
Sultan Al-Ghaithi has over 18 years of industry experience and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Ara Petroleum LLC where he is responsible for two subsidiary E&P companies operating in Oman. He is a wellsite engineer by background and has previously worked with Petroleum Development Oman and Weatherford International where he was Country and Area Manager in Oman. He was appointed a Director of Aminex in October 2017.

Linda Beal
Non-executive Director
Linda Beal is a Chartered Accountant and has over 30 years’ experience with PwC including over 16 years as partner, during which time she led services to various international resources groups and advised on many transactions. Linda was also a partner at Grant Thornton for two years, where she led the global energy and natural resources group, with a significant focus on Africa. Linda is currently a non-executive director and Audit and Risk Committee Chair at Kropz plc and a non-executive director and Audit Committee Chair at San Leon Energy plc.

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Aminex PLC is a public limited company incorporated in Ireland.

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Registered address: Paramount Court, Corrig Road, Sandyford Business Park, Dublin 18, D18 R9C7

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