Charles Santos
Executive 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. Charles was appointed Chairman in August 2020 and Executive Chairman in January 2021.

Aaron LeBlanc
Chief Operating Officer
Aaron LeBlanc is a Geoscientist with 15 years in oil and gas exploration, development and operations. He has worked in Western Canada, the Former Soviet Union, Europe, North Africa, East Africa, the Middle East and South-east Asia. His early career was spent with Devon Energy Corporation where he was an integral member of the Iron River oilfield development which saw production increase from 3,000 to 30,000 BBLS/d. Prior to joining Aminex he was Vice-President Exploration at Serinus Energy Inc and was a key member of the team that grew their Ukrainian gas production 10-fold through an aggressive drilling programme. As COO at Aminex he is responsible for operations in Tanzania and elsewhere when applicable.

Brian Cassidy
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Brian Cassidy is a Solicitor qualified in England and Scotland. He has over 20 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, during which time he was based in the UK, Azerbaijan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and South Korea. Before moving in-house, he held senior roles with Ledingham Chalmers LLP, McGrigors LLP and Clifford Chance LLP. Prior to joining Aminex PLC, he was Head of Legal and Company Secretary at Bowleven plc.

John Arthur
Chief Financial Officer
John Arthur joined Aminex as Group Financial Controller in June 2018, and in November 2019 was promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer. John is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with over 15 years’ experience working in the oil and gas sector in a number of jurisdictions including Africa, Russia and Europe. John has extensive experience in Africa, specifically sub-Saharan Africa through previous senior held financial roles with Seven Energy where he worked from 2010 to 2018. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Plymouth.

Thierry Murcia
Tanzania Country Manager
Thierry Murcia is Aminex's Country Manager in Tanzania and has been based in Dar es Salaam since 2008. He has an MBA from the University of Western Australia and prior to joining Aminex worked for both Caltex and BP in Australia in a variety of management positions. As well as day to day operational management in-country, he is Aminex's first point of contact with the Tanzanian authorities. He also served as the Australian Honorary Consul in Tanzania and was one of the founders of the Australian Tanzania Society, an NGO registered in Dar es Salaam.

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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