Management

2012

YEAR OF INCEPTION

CHAD

COUNTRY OF OPERATION

1,782,855,000

BOE (2C CONTINGENT + MEAN PROSPECTIVE RESOURCE)

6 / 408

DISCOVERIES / PROSPECTS

1 / 4

PSC / LEASE BLOCKS

5,275,444

ACRES OF LEASED AREA

Our Management Team brings together a wide range of industry experience and technical background combined with a proven track record of success leading independent oil and gas, exploration and production companies in Africa to new levels of growth.

Gabriel Ollivier

President, CEO & Director

Brad Holub

Executive Vice President & COO

Shaun Toker

Vice President Finance & CFO

Gabriel Ollivier

President, CEO & Director

Mr. Ollivier has over 25 years of oil and gas and capital markets experience working both domestically in Canada and internationally in numerous countries.  Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of UNX Energy Corp., which was sold in 2011. Preceding UNX, Mr. Ollivier spent nine years in the Canadian investment banking industry working as a Managing Partner and Institutional Equity Salesman of Paradigm Capital, and a Partner and Institutional Equity Salesman at Cormark Securities Inc.  In the first decade of his career, Mr. Ollivier worked in various intermediate and ultimately senior-level capacities with Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd., Crestar Energy Inc. and Murphy Oil Company Ltd.  Mr. Ollivier holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters of Economics, both from the University of Calgary, and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (“CPA”) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”).

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Brad Holub

Executive Vice President & COO

Mr. Holub is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of management, engineering and international operations experience. He has held executive and senior management roles primarily focused on business strategy, operations management, exploration, development and production of crude oil in challenging business and operating environments. Of particular note is his previous responsibilities at both UNX Energy Corp. and Sherritt International where he was responsible for all of the oil and gas and power divisions.  Mr. Holub was a key member of the senior leadership team in both Sherritt divisions and was responsible for managing all aspects of operations including production, facilities, drilling, supply chain, IT and field work, and was accountable for an annual budget of approximately US$250 million. He has also developed and managed numerous key strategic initiatives as well as operational optimization and efficiency projects.

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Shaun Toker

Vice President Finance & CFO

Mr. Toker has over 15 years of financial experience in the international oil and gas sector working with junior & intermediate exploration & production companies. Prior to his current role, Mr. Toker served as controller of the company for over two years. Preceding United, Mr. Toker served as Finance Manager of Petrominerales Ltd. which sold in November 2013, Director of Finance of Serinus Energy Inc. (formerly Kulczyk Oil), CFO-VP Finance & Corporate Secretary of Triangle Petroleum Corp., and Controller of TransGlobe Energy Corp. Mr. Toker is a Canadian Chartered Accountant (“CA”) that he obtained while employed at KPMG LLP., holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (“CPA”). Mr. Toker has extensive experience with public companies (including the IPO of two companies) and PSC’s, as well as proficiency in A&D evaluation and integration, investor relations, compensation planning, risk management and restructurings.

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Alec Silenzi

General Counsel, Corp. Secretary & Compliance Officer

Alec Silenzi

General Counsel, Corp. Secretary & Compliance Officer

Mr. Silenzi has over 20 years of legal experience, both in private practice and in-house settings. He has held General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer roles since 2007, primarily with international E&P companies. Prior to this, Mr. Silenzi was a corporate and securities partner at the national law firm Gowlings LLP.  He has significant in-house, corporate, commercial, oil and gas, M&A, securities, governance, corporate secretarial, compliance, employment and commercial litigation experience, as well as significant international experience.

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Gabriel Ollivier

President, CEO & Director

Gabriel Ollivier

President, CEO & Director

Mr. Ollivier has over 25 years of oil and gas and capital markets experience working both domestically in Canada and internationally in numerous countries.  Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of UNX Energy Corp., which was sold in 2011. Preceding UNX, Mr. Ollivier spent nine years in the Canadian investment banking industry working as a Managing Partner and Institutional Equity Salesman of Paradigm Capital, and a Partner and Institutional Equity Salesman at Cormark Securities Inc.  In the first decade of his career, Mr. Ollivier worked in various intermediate and ultimately senior-level capacities with Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd., Crestar Energy Inc. and Murphy Oil Company Ltd.  Mr. Ollivier holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters of Economics, both from the University of Calgary, and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (“CPA”) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”).

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Brad Holub

Executive Vice President & COO

Brad Holub

Executive Vice President & COO

Mr. Holub is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of management, engineering and international operations experience. He has held executive and senior management roles primarily focused on business strategy, operations management, exploration, development and production of crude oil in challenging business and operating environments. Of particular note is his previous responsibilities at both UNX Energy Corp. and Sherritt International where he was responsible for all of the oil and gas and power divisions.  Mr. Holub was a key member of the senior leadership team in both Sherritt divisions and was responsible for managing all aspects of operations including production, facilities, drilling, supply chain, IT and field work, and was accountable for an annual budget of approximately US$250 million. He has also developed and managed numerous key strategic initiatives as well as operational optimization and efficiency projects.

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Shaun Toker

Vice President Finance & CFO

Shaun Toker

Vice President Finance & CFO

Mr. Toker has over 15 years of financial experience in the international oil and gas sector working with junior & intermediate exploration & production companies. Prior to his current role, Mr. Toker served as controller of the company for over two years. Preceding United, Mr. Toker served as Finance Manager of Petrominerales Ltd. which sold in November 2013, Director of Finance of Serinus Energy Inc. (formerly Kulczyk Oil), CFO-VP Finance & Corporate Secretary of Triangle Petroleum Corp., and Controller of TransGlobe Energy Corp. Mr. Toker is a Canadian Chartered Accountant (“CA”) that he obtained while employed at KPMG LLP., holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (“CPA”). Mr. Toker has extensive experience with public companies (including the IPO of two companies) and PSC’s, as well as proficiency in A&D evaluation and integration, investor relations, compensation planning, risk management and restructurings.

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Alec Silenzi

General Counsel, Corp. Secretary & Compliance Officer

Alec Silenzi

General Counsel, Corp. Secretary & Compliance Officer

Mr. Silenzi has over 20 years of legal experience, both in private practice and in-house settings. He has held General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer roles since 2007, primarily with international E&P companies. Prior to this, Mr. Silenzi was a corporate and securities partner at the national law firm Gowlings LLP.  He has significant in-house, corporate, commercial, oil and gas, M&A, securities, governance, corporate secretarial, compliance, employment and commercial litigation experience, as well as significant international experience.

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