Board of Directors
Dr. Sotiris Kapotas, Chairman: Dr Kapotas has over 20 years experience in the petroleum industry. Dr. Kapotas was an executive with TOTAL SA and has been Chairman and CEO of LandTech, an energy service company for more than 7 years.
Mr. Marlowe Allison, Director: Mr. Allison brings over 20 years of experience in the petroleum sector along with a strong financial track record. He is the Vice President and Treasurer at Canadian Pacific Railway, where he has been responsible for several key transactions including international financing re-structuring, banking syndication and debt issuances. Prior to that, he held several senior positions with both Suncor Energy from 1997 to 2009, the most recent being Vice President and Treasurer, and Imperial Oil 1988 to 1997. While at Suncor, Mr. Allison supported the company’s growth strategy through the issuance of several financings, completion of a multi- billion dollar banking syndicate and a leadership role in the treasury and tax integration for the Petro-Canada merger. Mr. Allison holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Accountant. He is familiar with Corporate Governance requirements and leading practices.
Mr. Ian Baron, Director: Mr Baron has over 30 years experience in the upstream oil and gas business. He is a founding partner of ESG Dubai, a firm providing project management and advisory services to the energy industry, and is a director of several private and public energy companies. Mr. Baron was CEO of Dragon Oil plc (LSE: DGO) before which he spent a large part of his career with Conoco Inc. where he reached the position of vice president and general manager of Conoco Middle East based in Dubai, UAE. Mr. Baron graduated in Geology from the University of Manchester in England in 1977 and is a member of the UK Institute of Directors, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the London Geological Society.
Mr. George Mortakis-Martakis, Director: Mr. Mortakis is currently General Manager of the Intesa San Paolo Bank, Greece (formerly American Bank of Albania). He has had extensive trading and finance experience in positions within the American Express group.