Charles Santos
Chairman
Charles Santos is currently the CEO and Chairman of UIG Energy Inc, which develops energy projects in Central and Southeast Asia. He has more than 33 years of experience in political and commercial negotiations in West Africa, the Middle East, and Central, South, and East Asia. Charles served on the board of and led commercial negotiations on the Afghan portion of the Turkmen-Afghan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline for a consortium of international energy companies. He developed energy projects in Central Asia, including the farm-in of critical gas assets in Uzbekistan, where he served as the Chairman of the Steering Committee and the Operations Committee. Working for the United Nations in the late 1980s and early to mid-1990s, Charles served as Special Advisor to four Under-Secretary-Generals. He was the Deputy Head and Political Advisor to UN Peace missions in Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Robert Ambrose
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Robert Ambrose was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of The Zubair Corporation’s Energy & Logistics Division. He has a Petroleum Engineering Masters from Imperial College, London, and a Mechanical Engineering Honours Degree from Brunel University in the UK. He has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, from downstream to upstream, covering many aspects of the supply chain and has experience in and held senior management roles involving the reservoir, well construction and production both onshore & offshore. He was appointed a non-executive director of Aminex in September 2019 and interim Chief Executive Officer in April 2020.

Tom Mackay
Non-executive Director
Tom Mackay was originally appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Aminex in September 2014 serving on the Audit and Nominations Committees and as Chair of the Remuneration Committee before he was appointed Interim CEO in April 2019 until April 2020. Originally graduating with a degree in Geology from Durham University, he retrained as a Petroleum Engineer with Shell and later served in senior management positions with Clyde Petroleum and Gulf Canada. He was General Manager and later Senior Vice President of Stratic Energy Corporation and more recently, a Partner in Gemini Oil & Gas Advisors LLP; acting in technical, commercial and financial advisory capacities to the Gemini Oil & Gas Funds, investing in global appraisal and development projects.

Harald van Dongen
Non-executive Director
Harald van Dongen is currently Value Assurance Manager of ARA Petroleum LLC. He is a Dutch national and has been active in the international oil and gas industry since 1995. His career started with Shell International holding various subsurface positions and continued with Total SA in a business development role covering the Far East. Before joining ARA in 2014 he worked as an Asset Development Manager for OMV Petrom and Tulip Oil. At ARA, Harald is responsible for upstream M&A, economic, financial portfolio and performance management. He holds a MSc in Applied Physics and an MBA in Financial Risk Management.

Jan Gunnar Opsal
Non-executive Director
Jan Gunnar Opsal is currently the General Manager of ARA Norway Invest, an associate company of The Zubair Corporation, which focusses on investing in innovative petroleum technology. He is also founder and Chief Executive Officer of Searcher Geoservices in Norway. He has a MSc in Geophysics and has over 20 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry, during which time he has worked for Equinor, Det norske oljeselskap and Weatherford. He was a Board Member of Det norske oljeselskap (now Aker BP) at the time of its IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

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