Jay Bhattacherjee
Chief Executive Officer

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
Chief Financial Officer

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. He also serves as Company Secretary.


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
Head of Legal
Brian Cassidy is a Solicitor licensed to practise both English and Scottish law. He has over 20 years ' experience in the oil and gas industry, during which he has worked in the UK, Azerbaijan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and South Korea. Before working in the oil and gas industry he practised law with Ledingham Chalmers LLP, McGrigors LLP and Clifford Chance LLP. Prior to joining Aminex, he was Head of Legal and Company Secretary at Bowleven plc.

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 serves as Honorary Australian Consul in Tanzania and is one of the founders of the Australian Tanzania Society, an NGO registered in Dar es Salaam.

Prosper Victus
General Manager Ndovu Resources Limited
Prosper Victus is a registered engineer and holds a Masters degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a former Tanzanian government official who served as Assistant Commissioner for Energy in Tanzania between 1992 and 2013, responsible for oil and Gas in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. His primary functions included regulation of the petroleum sub-sector with emphasis on the promotion of investment, licensing and advising on policy instruments for regulation of the industry. As Head of the Petroleum Section of the Energy Department, he participated in international PSA negotiations. During his career he has also been chairman of the East African Petroleum Conference, the National Fertiliser and Agricultural Chemicals Committee under the Prime Minister’s Office, the National Engineering Company Ltd. and BP(T) Ltd. He has served as a board member of the TPDC and the National Environmental Management Council.

Aminex PLC is a public limited company incorporated in Ireland.

Registered number: 72399

Registered address: 6 Northbrook Road Dublin 6, Ireland