Stuart Lake – CEO and Director
Dr. Stuart Lake Joined Minexco Petroleum Group in March 2017, as a director and chief executive officer. He has over 30 years’ of international experience in a wide variety of roles including with the Hess Corporation, the Apache Corporation and Shell. Stuart served as the Chief Executive Officer for African Petroleum Limited which holds a large operated acreage position in a number of countries across West Africa.
At Hess Stuart personally oversaw the execution of the drilling of 7 wells with 7 discoveries (100% success rate) in the Company’s neighbouring block. In his 30-year career he has made over 270 discoveries from 300 plus wells maintaining a high 85% geological success rate in all three companies’ 11 countries. He has a BSc Hons in Geology from the University of Wales and a PhD in Geology from the University of Durham, England. Dr. Lake also remains of Tamboran Tamboran Resources Limited are a public unlisted oil and gas company founded in 2009 and headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Tamboran is focused on exploring for and developing unconventional oil and gas resources in the Northern Territory and other locations in Australia.
Efroyim Hecht – Founder and Director
Efroyim co-founded the Minexco group of companies, formerly involved in wholesale and retail businesses. Efroyim serves in advisory roles in Minexco leverging his vast experience in investments and financing of oil and gas exploration and production projects, Efroyim had significant contribution for the company’s presence in Ghana, Sierra Leone and in South America. Efroyim is a self-made entrepreneur, investor and businessman.
Gilad Mintzer – Director
Gilad is a member of the Minexco team since its inception with responsibilities of managing the company’s corporate and legal operations. He serves as a director in Minexco Inc. as well as in AGM (Gibraltar) Limited and AGM Petroleum Ghana Limited. Gilad is a lawyer by profession.
Rob Leckie – Director
Mr. Robert Leckie (Rob). Rob works with Dundee Corporation and is managing director of Dundee Acquisition responsible for identifying and developing investment opportunities. Rob started his career at Aon Hewitt. He subsequently worked as a corporate finance associate at a Toronto based IIROC dealer, Integral Wealth Securities Inc. From 2009 until 2014, Mr. Leckie conducted investing activities through his holding company CoreCap Inc. In 2014, he joined Dundee Global Investment Management Inc. as a Vice President. He is currently a board member of AgriMarine Holdings Inc. and True North Nickel Inc. and has previously served on the board of Hit Technologies Inc.
Ryan Roebuck – Director
Ryan Roebuck is a partner at XDR Capital Group. XDR invests on an opportunistic basis in earlier stage public and private event driven and special situations primarily in North America. Ryan also serves as a director of Epsilon Energy Ltd. a TSX listed exploration and production company. Previously Ryan has served on the board of directors of the Cronos Group (Pharmacan Capital) and has prior experience on the sell side as an equity research analyst.
Mark Armanious – Advisor
Mark is a professional geologist with over 28 years’ experience in the exploration and development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas fields both in North America and worldwide. In Minexco, his expertise is applied to the assessment of producing acquisition opportunities, and to the maximisation of their value. Mark has worked for various private and public oil companies including CNRL, High Point, Paramount, Centurion International, and with the independent engineering consultancy Sproule International. He graduated in Geology from University of Calgary in 1984.
Dr Martin Keeley – Advisor
Martin is a petroleum geologist with over 33 years’ oil and gas experience in Africa and South America. Following a career at Shell from 1980, Martin has held key management roles at Emerald Energy plc, Gold Oil plc and Eagle Star Petroleum, and has worked as an advisor to governments on competitive licensing rounds in Argentina, Colombia and Namibia. More recently, Martin has consulted for companies including Schlumberger and Petronas. He is also actively involved in research, publishing and teaching, and held a Visiting Professorship at University College London from 2002 to 2005. Martin graduated from Bristol University in 1976 and obtained a PhD in Geology from Dublin University in 1980.