Directors & Management Directors & Management
Jacob S. Ulrich
James H. Coleman
John Collenette
Teck Soon Kong
Robert B. Carter
Gavin Wilson
David Miller
John Rapach
David Blewden
Mark Beacom
David Davies
Sherry L. Cremer
David A. Findlater
George Kesteven
Graeme Hetherington
Christine Shinnie
Patrick Whitley

DIRECTORS

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Jacob S. Ulrich

Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sterling Resources Ltd.

Director of Sterling Resources (UK) plc.

An independent energy advisor who from 2008 to 2011 was the senior energy advisor for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in London, responsible for developing Och-Ziff’s portfolio of upstream, renewable and infrastructure investments in the European Union, Africa, the former Soviet Union and the Middle East.

Managing Director of Centrica Energy Group from 1997 to 2008, responsible for the development and operations of upstream gas and power generation assets, procurement for British Gas Retail and British Gas Business, trading and upstream/midstream business development.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree and a Masters of Business Administration degree.

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James H. Coleman, Q.C.

Chairman and Director of Sterling Resources Ltd.

Senior partner with the law firm of Norton Rose Canada LLP (previously Macleod Dixon LLP). Has been involved in banking, corporate, securities, mining and oil and gas transactions in Canada, the United States, Europe, Central and South America, Africa and Asia.

He has also been involved in a number of large divestments and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and major financings within the energy sector. As a director of a number of public companies, including mining and oil and gas companies, and has chaired various independent committees of public companies relating to corporate, governance and securities matters.

LL.B. and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree

Stewart Gibson

John Collenette

Director of Sterling Resources Ltd.

independent businessman. Was senior finance executive and head of credit of Vitol Services Limited from 2002 to 2011.

Master of Arts degree Modern Languages (First Class) and a
Master of Science degree in Development Studies and Social Anthropology.

Teck Soon Kong

Teck Soon Kong

Director of Sterling Resources Ltd.

Director of Sterling Resources (UK) plc.

Independent businessman.  Currently Executive Chairman of Noble Denton.  Over forty years of international oil and gas experience including senior positions with Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Nimir Petroleum, and as an Advisor in the Minister's Office of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia.

Robert Carter

Robert B. Carter

Director of Sterling Resources Ltd.

Independent businessman. Formerly, Chief Financial Officer, Cirrus Energy Corporation. Prior thereto, Vice President Finance of Vanguard Oil Corporation. Over twenty-five years experience in financial management positions in the oil and gas industry.

Graeme Phipps

Gavin Wilson

Director of Sterling Resources Ltd.

Investment Manager for the Meridian Group of Companies, a private investment company. Mr. Wilson was the Founder and Manager of RAB Energy and RAB Octane listed investment funds from 2004 to 2011. From 1992 to 2003, he worked with Canaccord Capital London, an investment banking company, as Head of Oil and Gas, responsible for sales and Corporate Broking/Finance.

Bachelor of Arts degree in French History and Civilization.

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David Miller

Director of Sterling Resources (UK) plc.

After graduating from the London School of Economics, David Miller spent the first 15 years of his career in market research and economic consultancy working for many industrial clients including Shell, ICI and BP. He then joined the British Government’s Department of Trade and Industry where, after spells dealing with the aerospace, iron and steel, and space industries, he was appointed as Licence Administrator responsible for UK oil and gas licensing. After leaving the Civil Service, he worked as a consultant for a number of oil companies before joining Sterling Resources (UK) Ltd as a Non-Executive Director.

MANAGEMENT

John Rapach

John Rapach

Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Resources Ltd.

Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Resources (UK) plc.

Over twenty-five years of operations experience in both offshore and onshore environments. He is an industry renowned specialist in the preparation of reserve assessments, well testing, field development and performance enhancement.

David Blewden

David Blewden

Chief Financial Officer of Sterling Resources Ltd.

Chief Financial Officer of Sterling Resources (UK) plc.

A senior financial executive with extensive international experience in oil and gas financial management, corporate finance and energy investment banking. From 2008 until earlier in 2010 he served as CFO of PetroSaudi International, a private company with Saudi Royal Family backing. From 2006 to 2008 he was CFO of African Arabian Petroleum Ltd, a company with exploration and production assets in North and West Africa. Previous to this he held senior financial positions at Yukos Oil Company and energy investment banking roles at Citigroup, UBS, Chase Manhattan and Schroders. Mr. Blewden holds a BA (Honours) and MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, England."

Mark Beacom

Mark Beacom

Vice President and General Manager, Romania

During the past 26 years, Mark has held increasingly senior operational leadership and managerial positions internationally in companies both public and private including President of Carthage Energy and its subsidiary Carthage Hydro, Vice-President of Petrokazakhstan, COO of Western Facilities, and President and Founder of Croft Offshore Oil Ltd.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from the London Business School in the UK.

He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).

 

David Blewden

David Davies

Vice President Business Development of Sterling Resources (UK) plc.

Twenty two years international business development and commercial experience most recently as Director and Head of the Commercial and Negotiations team for Marathon Oil. In addition to 10 years with Marathon, he has been in business development roles with Enterprise Oil, Premier Oil, GE Power Systems and Rolls-Royce Power Ventures. While at Marathon he also served as Managing Director for their Equatorial Guinea LNG joint venture.

He holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc Honours Civil Engineering from Leeds University. He is a chartered engineer having also spent six years with engineering consultancy Arup. He serves on the Board of AIPN currently as VP Model Contracts.

Sherry L. Cremer

Sherry L. Cremer

Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of Sterling Resources Ltd.

Assistant Company Secretary of Sterling Resources (UK) plc.

Over twenty-five years in the oil and gas industry and responsible for a wide variety of financial and corporate functions.

David Findlater

David A. Findlater

Vice President Exploration and Business Development of Sterling Resources (UK) plc.

Over twenty-five years of experience as an explorationist principally with Exxon and Veba in the UK.

George Kesteven

George Kesteven

Manager, Corporate and Investor Relations

Prior to joining Sterling in mid-2008 George was Manager, Investor Relations at PrimeWest Energy, a position he had held since 2001. Concurrent to much of his tenure with PrimeWest, he served as President/Chair of the Canadian Association of Income Funds (CAIF) from 2004 to 2008.  Prior to this he held senior roles in corporate finance and investor relations with TransCanada Pipelines and Petro-Canada respectively. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds both an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.

Graeme Hetherington

Graeme Hetherington

Group Financial Controller

Graeme has over 15 years Finance and Accounting experience varying from start up companies to investment houses to Multi Nationals, both in the UK and abroad, combining strong technical accounting skills with commercial acumen.

Prior to joining Sterling Graeme’s principal oil and gas experience was with Addax Petroleum, Talisman Energy and Accenture.

Graeme holds the ACCA qualification and an MA (Joint Hons) in History/Politics from the University of Aberdeen.

Christine Shinnie

Christine Shinnie

Controller of Sterling Resources (UK) plc.

CIMA qualified Accountant with over 15 years experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. Wide range of operator experience including Treasury, Joint Venture Accounting, Financial and Management Accounting, Business Analysis, Planning and Economic Modelling.

Patrick Whitley

Patrick Whitley

Vice President Exploration (International) of Sterling Resources (UK) plc.

Certified Petroleum Geologist with 35 years experience in International Exploration and Production, mostly with Conoco in major operating business units world wide.

Overseas assignments included Houston and Ponca City, USA... Cairo, Egypt... Stavanger, Norway... Chad in Africa and short term assignments to Dubai... Jakarta, Indonesia... Beijing, China... and Australia.

 
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