Dr. Suresh Narine (1)(4)(5*)(7*)
Professor Suresh Narine, named in 2011 as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Leaders, is originally from Guyana. Professor Narine has an impressive academic career that includes numerous awards including the prestigious “Growing Alberta Leadership Award for Innovation” received in 2005 for pioneering the development of technology to produce polyurethanes from vegetable oils among many other accomplishments. Also in 2005, Professor Narine accepted a presidential appointment as the Director of Guyana’s Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), a role which he maintains, together with his academic appointment as Senior Professor for Trent University, his alma mater, in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Chemistry and as Director of the Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research. Professor Narine is currently the Ontario Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Engineering and the NSERC/GFO/ERS Senior Research Chair in Lipid Derived Biomaterials. For his work in the development and commercialization of biofuel technology in Guyana, Professor Narine was awarded the Guyana/Canada Special Achievement Award in 2007 and in 2011 he received an award from Guyana for his contributions to Science and Technology in Canada and for his contributions in this field towards the development of Guyana. Professor Narine will be involved in establishing Guyana-based training programs for skilled–labour and management and in guiding CGX activities related to social responsibility and impact.
Daniel A. Gillett
Mr. Gillett, Managing Director and Founding Partner at Blackhill Partners, is an accomplished investment banker and restructuring executive with over 30 years of experience, with an emphasis on financially distressed situations. Since co-founding Blackhill Partners in 1995, Mr. Gillett has specifically focused on developing strategies to improve operating results and restructure obligations of financially distressed clients, while successfully executing recapitalization or sales processes, both in and out of a formal court process. During his career, Mr. Gillett has been involved in over U.S.$20 billion in transactions in a diverse group of industries including oil and gas exploration and production, manufacturing, distribution, infrastructure development, software, telecommunications, oil field services, media, information technology, travel and restaurants, including assignments in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Latin America. Prior to co-founding Blackhill Partners, Mr. Gillett served as a Vice President in investment banking with CS First Boston (n/k/a Credit Suisse). While at First Boston, the majority of his efforts were focused on transactions in both the upstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry. Dan began his business career at Price Waterhouse where he was a certified public accountant in the firm’s audit practice and also worked with PepsiCo, Inc. as a senior auditor. Mr. Gillett received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School with emphasis in finance and a BBA degree in Accounting from Harding University. He has also earned the Certified Public Accountant designation.
Mr. Lyngberg is a seasoned senior executive with more than 30 years of experience within the global oil and gas industry. He started his career in 1984 at Shell’s E&P business working on a variety of exploration projects in Alberta and the Mackenzie Delta region. Afterwards, he worked at numerous oil and gas companies serving in a number of various technical positions including exploration and development, tar sands, exploitation, coal bed methane, business development and asset valuation. Since 2008, Mr. Lyngberg has been primarily focused on exploration and production activities in South America. From August, 2008 to November, 2013, Mr. Lyngberg held various senior executive roles with Petrominerales Ltd., including Senior Vice President, Exploration. In November, 2013, Mr. Lyngberg joined Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation (“Pacific”) as Vice President, Technical and was been responsible for, among other things, managing Pacific’s technical office in Calgary. Mr. Lyngberg has recently been appointed Corporate Vice President, Exploration. Mr. Lyngberg holds a Master’s degree in Geology and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia.
Dennis Mills (2*)
Mr. Mills is a director of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. and was Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MI Developments Inc. from 2004 to 2011, and a Vice President at Magna International from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Mills served as a Member of Parliament in Canada’s federal parliament from 1988 to 2004 and was involved in federal politics since 1980. His positions in the federal parliament included: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (1993 to 1996), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (1993 to 1995), Senior Policy Advisor to the Cabinet Committee on Communications (1980 to 1984), Advisor to the Minister of Energy (1980 to 1981), Senior Advisor to the Minister of Multiculturalism (1980), and Senior Communications Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1980 to 1984).
(1) Member of the Executive Committee
(2) Member of the Audit Committee
(3) Member of the Compensation Committee
(4) Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
(5) Member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee
(6) Member of the Reserves Committee
(7) Member of the Social Responsibility Committee
* Denotes Committee Chair
Subsidiary Company Directors
CGX Resources Inc. (100% owned subsidiary)
ON Energy Inc. (62% owned subsidiary)
E. Anand Beharry
GCIE Holdings Limited (100% owned subsidiary)
Grand Canal Industrial Estates Inc. (100% owned subsidiary of GCIE Holdings Limited)