Brian Hall

Chairman

Brian Hall

Brian Hall has managed the Company since 1991, leading it into Russia in 1994 and profitably exiting its main Russian project in 2001. In the 1970s he was a member of the team which developed Argyll, the UK North Sea's first producing oilfield, since which he has worked continuously in the international oil industry. Under his management Aminex has worked in Russia, the USA, Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, Madagascar, Tunisia and Pakistan. He serves or has served on the boards of five publicly-traded resources companies and has held executive roles in several others. He is a Chartered Accountant. In December 2011 Mr. Hall retired from an executive role in the Company and in February 2012 was co-opted on to the Audit and Remuneration committees. In January 2013, he was asked to resume the role of Executive Chairman as an interim appointment following the departure of the Company's recently appointed CEO. Mr. Hall stepped down from his memberships of the Audit and Remuneration Committees during the period in which he had been exercising executive responsibilities. Mr. Hall has now reverted to a non-executive role following the appointment of a new Chief Executive. In 2012 Mr. Hall joined the board of AIM-listed Great Western Mining Corporation PLC where he is now chairman.

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Jay Bhattacherjee

Chief Executive Officer

Jay Bhattacherjee

Jay Bhattacherjee, a reservoir engineer, has 15 years' experience in the oil and gas industry during which he has worked with Apache, Pengrowth, Scotia Waterous and Longreach Oil & Gas. He was appointed VP Operations at Longreach and was instrumental in its growth and development both technically and commercially which culminated in Longreach successfully becoming listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada. Strategic farm-ins and financings undertaken helped to double Longreachs’ market capitalisation during his time there. Previously he was a member of Apache’s unconventional gas programme team and in another period of his career was integral in expanding Pengrowth through strategic acquisitions and operations optimization. He was a co-founder and Chief Executive at Canyon Oil and Gas Ltd. which was acquired by Aminex in 2014. He holds a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering with Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary. He was appointed a Director of Aminex in March 2014.

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Max Williams

Finance Director & Company Secretary

Max Williams

Max Williams is a Chartered Accountant. After working in the accounting profession, he joined Aminex as Group Financial Controller in 1994, was subsequently appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2010 and Finance Director  in March 20014. During that time, he has been involved with Aminex's operations in Russia, the USA, Tanzania, Kenya and Tunisia. Mr. Williams was appointed Company Secretary in 1999. He is a graduate of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and holds a degree in Accounting and Law.

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Keith Phair

Non-executive Director

Keith Phair

Keith Phair has spent the majority of his career with major international banks, with senior global product management positions in capital markets. He holds a MBA from The London Business School and has acted as a capital markets consultant to major companies and pension funds, also advising on strategic issues. He has been an active and engaged investor in various oil and gas exploration companies for many years. He was appointed a Director in October 2009.

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Tom Mackay

Non-executive Director

Tom Mackay

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.

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Ola Fjeld

Non-executive Director

Ola Fjeld

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.

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