Board

Mr Zhiwei (Kerry) Gu, Non-Executive Chairman

 

Mr Gu is an experienced corporate lawyer, who has worked with numerous companies seeking listings on various international stock markets, including the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is currently a partner of Dentons, one of the largest global law firms. Mr Gu has participated in several venture capital and private equity investment cases by various funds such as London Asia Fund, Warburg Pincus, Korea Development Bank, China Venture Investment Co., and China Cinda AMC. During his time with China National Gold Group Corp., Mr Gu was in charge of mineral resource merger and acquisition activities. Mr Gu holds a LL.B. from the Jilin University in China; a LL.M. from the Northeast University in China; and a Master of Applied Finance from the Macquarie University in Australia. Mr Gu is a qualified lawyer and securities practitioner in China.

Mr Yan Liu

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

 

Mr Liu has over 20 years of accounting and corporate advisory experience in China and Australia. Previously, Mr Liu was a partner of Agile Partners, the financial advisory company based in China and the Financial Controller at Legalwise Seminars Pty in Australia. He also spent 8 years at Chinatex Corporation where he worked in project management positions. Mr Liu holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Central University of Finance and Economics, China, and a Masters degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Mr Lubing Liu

Chief Operating Officer, Trinidad General Manager and Executive Director

 

Mr Lubing Liu has over 20 years of global experience in petroleum exploration, development, production, joint venture operations and new ventures. He is currently an independent consultant to Melbana Energy Limited (formerly MEO Australia Limited, an ASX-listed company). Prior to that, he held various subsurface leader roles, including Chief Reservoir Engineer with Melbana Energy Limited, Vice President of Exploration and Petroleum Technology with Sinopec East Puffin Pty Ltd, and other international exploration and production and energy service companies including ConocoPhillips, CNOOC, Woodside, RPS and Senergy. Mr Liu has extensive waterflooding experience having worked at the Penglai oilfield in China, the Chinguetti oilfield in Mauritania and Block 95 in Peru. Mr Liu holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Southwest Petroleum University, China. He is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Dr Yi Zeng

Non-Executive Director

 

Dr Yi Zeng has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas and mining industries. Dr Zeng has held various technical and research positions with global companies including BHP Billiton and Santos Asia Pacific. Dr Zeng holds a PhD in Geophysics from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, an MSc in Applied Geophysics and a BSc in Geophysical Exploration from the Chengdu University of Technology, China.

Ms Juan (Kiki) Wang

Non-Executive Director

 

Ms Wang was previously the President of Energy Prospecting Technology USA, Inc. and LandOcean Energy Canada Ltd. where she was responsible for overall management work for the subsidiary companies of LandOcean in Houston and Calgary. Previously, she was also an investment manager and director at Anterra Energy Inc. responsible for Chinese investor liaisons and a manager of corporate mergers and acquisitions at LandOcean. Ms Wang has a commercial banking background having previously worked for Deutsche Bank and Bank of East Asia.