PentaNova’s Team has an undisputed track record growing successful Latin American E&P companies.
Dr. Ralph Gillcrist, CEO and President, has over 28 years of experience in international oil and gas and has held various executive, technical, managerial and operating roles throughout Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and South America. Dr. Gillcrist recently served as CEO of Petroamerica Oil Corp. and is an independent director at Madalena Energy Inc.
Mr. Alan Aitchison, COO and Colombia Country Manager, has over 30 years of corporate and international experience, spending 10 years covering all aspects of facilities, production operations, and evaluation of production and exploration wells. Recently he served as COO and in-country manager in Colombia for PetroGranada.
Mr. Chris Reid, CFO, was Interim President and CEO of Petrodorado Energy Ltd., where he led the turnaround of the company through a divestiture program, resulting in a 400% market capitalization increase.
Mr. Gregg Vernon, VP of Asset Management, founded and lead private companies which operated in Argentina and Colombia, and served as an interim CEO and COO of a TSX-V listed company operating in Colombia. With over 38 years in the industry, Mr. Vernon managed several major projects in Argentina, Colombia, China, and offshore Eastern Canada.
Mr. Rafael Orunesu, VP of Business Development and Argentina Country Manager, had led major oil and gas field development projects in Peru before co-founding Gran Tierra where he served as VP, Latin America and Country Manager for Peru and Argentina. Mr. Orunesu has also been involved in numerous asset evaluations, purchases and divestments covering Latin America and North Africa.
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