Executive Officers

Robert McBean, Executive Chairman

Robert McBean, Executive Chairman

Mr. McBean is a mechanical engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industries. He is an accomplished energy project developer and both a private and public company senior executive and director. His past accomplishments include: originating, developing, and serving as the first Managing Director of Qatar Fuel Additives Company (‘‘QAFAC’’), a world-scale methanol and MTBE petrochemicals facility in Qatar; originating, developing, and then serving as the first Managing Director of Dubai Natural Gas Company (‘‘DUGAS’’), an associated gas LPG processing facility in Dubai; and co-founding Scarboro Resources with interests and operations in Italy, Libya, Abu Dhabi, Indonesia, France, Pakistan and Canada.
Eskil Jersing, Chief Executive Officer

Eskil Jersing, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jersing has over 33 years working across the spectrum of exploration to production and projects in many of the world’s key Petroleum basins (Africa, UK North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, DW Brazil, SE Asia and Australasia). Mr. Jersing started his career in 1985 as a Field Seismologist with SSL, before moving to Enterprise Oil and, following their takeover, Shell International, ultimately as the Gulf of Mexico Exploration Strategy and Planning Manager. In 2009 he joined Marathon Oil as the Company’s Manager for Conventional New Ventures Worldwide and subsequently Apache Corporation as Director Worldwide Exploration and New Ventures Asia Pacific. Subsequently he was Head of New Ventures and Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Petrobras Oil & Gas BV. Prior to joining Wentworth, Mr. Jersing was the CEO of Sterling Energy plc, a UK based independent oil and gas exploration company focused primarily on Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Jersing holds a BSc in Geophysics from Cardiff University and an MSc in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, London.

Katherine Roe, Chief Financial Officer

Katherine Roe, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Roe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol, England. Ms. Roe has spent the last 14 years working in investment banking in the City of London, starting her career at Morgan Stanley and then as a Director within Investment Banking at Panmure Gordon. For the last four years, Ms. Roe has headed up Panmure Gordon’s natural resources team and has extensive experience in oil and gas transactions, advising companies on a range of strategic options and equity capital fundraisings.

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