Board of Directors

JoAchim Conrad, Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Conrad, a Director of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. since 2008 was elected Chairman of the Board in December 2015.

Since 2016, Mr. Conrad is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Germany, Berlin-based energy services company MegaTop Solutions, which integrates high-tech renewable energy production solutions with advanced traditional technologies, including but not limited to solar technologies, combined heat and power (CHP) production and smart metering. Mr. Conrad is also the Chairman of the Board of the German Institute for Energy Efficiency (Deutsches Institut für Energieeffizienz) since 2015.

Mr. Conrad served as Executive Managing Director, Member of the Board of Directors of Bosphorus Gaz Corporation, Istanbul, Turkey, and Senior Advisor to the Management of Gazprom Germania GmbH, which owns the 71% percent majority stake of Bosphorus Gaz from 2012 to 2017. Previously, Mr. Conrad was the Managing Director of Berlin-based Gazprom Marketing & Trading GmbH from 2009 to 2011.

Between 2003 and 2009, Mr. Conrad worked with Swiss-based EGL AG, which was later integrated into Axpo AG. While at EGL, Mr. Conrad was Head of Gas, but also in charge of power and gas operations in eastern Europe, as well as a member of EGL’s Executive Management. Besides expanding EGL’s gas and power operations in eastern Europe, Mr. Conrad also played a key role in developing and starting to implement plans to launch the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project that he originally masterminded. TAP later attracted Statoil of Norway and eventually other industry giants such as BP, Total, E.ON, SOCAR and Fluxys among its shareholders, as Azerbaijan in 2013 selected it as the pipeline project of choice for its new gas exports to Europe.

Prior to joining EGL, Mr. Conrad worked as Head of Trading at Wingas, in Germany. From 1996 to 2000 he was Head of Purchases/Sales for Wintershall, BASF's gas division, in Zug, Switzerland. In 1994 and 1996 Mr. Conrad worked as Project Manager at Gazexport in Moscow, as part of Wintershall's joint projects with Russia's Gazprom. Between 1991 and 1995, Joachim Conrad was Manager of Natural gas Purchase East at Wintershall, Germany.

Mr. Conrad is a certified business economist. He is married and is the father of two sons. 

Philip O'Quigley, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Mr. O’Quigley has been a member of the Board since September 2012 and has been Chief Executive Officer of Falcon since May 2012. Mr. O’Quigley brings over 25 years’ experience in senior management positions in the oil and gas industry. His career, which spans a number of London and Dublin listed exploration and production companies, includes experience working in countries such as Argentina, the United States, Algeria, the UK and Ireland.Before joining Falcon he served as Finance Director for Providence Resources, an Irish oil and gas exploration and production company and he remains on the board of Providence Resources as a non-executive director. Mr. O’Quigley is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Dublin.

Daryl H Gilbert, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Gilbert has been a member of the Board since September 2007 and is a Professional Petroleum Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in both the Canadian and international oil and gas industries. Mr. Gilbert serves as a director of several energy related public entities in addition to Falcon including AltaGas Ltd., Whitecap Resources Inc., Cequence Energy Ltd., Surge Energy Inc., Leucrotta Exploration Inc. and Connacher Oil & Gas Limited. He is also a Director of JOG Capital Inc., a private equity oil and gas investment firm located in Calgary, Alberta. The greater part of Mr. Gilbert’s career was spent in the independent energy evaluation consulting sector. In 1979, he joined the predecessor oil and gas engineering and geological firm which became Gilbert Laustsen Jung Associates Ltd. (“GLJ”) where he served as a Principal Officer beginning in 1988 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1994 through to his retirement from consulting in 2005. Mr. Gilbert has a BSc from the University of Manitoba in Civil Engineering and is a member of the Association of Petroleum Engineers, and Geoscientists of Alberta and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Gregory Smith, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Smith has been a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee since December 2009 and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and President of Oakridge Financial Management Inc., a provider of financial and management consulting services to private and public companies. He is also the CFO and a director of Maglin Site Furniture Inc., a corporation that manufactures and distributes public site furniture primarily in Canada and the United States. He is currently a director of Rhode & Liesenfeld Canada Inc., a company involved in international freight forwarding, specializing in industrial and resource industries; an officer and director of CanadaBis Capital Inc. and a director of a number of private corporations. He is a past director and audit committee chairman of a number of public and private resource corporations, inclusing director and chairman of the audit committees of Kerr Mines Inc, TriWestern Energy Inc., Manson Creek Resources Ltd., CDG Investments Inc. and Tyler Resources Inc. Mr. Smith was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta in 1975 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

Maxim Mayorets , Non-Executive Director

Mr. Mayorets is a M&A Director at Renova Group. From 2002 to 2010 Mr. Mayorets held various positions in the International Business Division at OAO Gazprom, acted as head of several Gazprom subsidiaries and from 2007, Mr. Mayorets was Deputy Head of the International Business Department of ОАО Gazprom. Since May 2010, Mr. Mayorets has held the position as Head of M&A at Renova.

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