Executive Team

Aminex’s Executive Team aims to promote the group’s long-term success and deliver sustainable value to shareholders.

Charles Santos

Executive Chairman

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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.

Brian Cassidy

General Counsel and Company Secretary – Consultant

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Brian Cassidy is a Solicitor qualified in England and Scotland. He has over 25 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. Brian joined Aminex in September 2017 and has worked with the Group on a consulting basis since March 2023.

Nigel Penney

Chief Financial Officer

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Nigel Penney joined Aminex in December 2022. He is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in the oil and gas and oilfield services industries for more than 25 years, initially with Mobil. His experience ranges from start-ups to major international companies and has covered finance and accounting activities in many locations, including the UK, US, Nigeria and Gabon. Prior to Aminex, he was a consultant, before which he was Chief Financial Officer of Silverwell Technology Ltd, an oilfield services company.