SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Graham Scotton

Graham Scotton

Acting Group Chief Executive

Graham joined Dana in 2013 from his previous role as country manager for Cobalt International Energy in Angola.

Graham has spent 36 years in the oil and gas industry working in senior leadership positions for companies such as BP and BG Group in a number of different locations including Kazakhstan, Angola, Egypt, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, Norway, the USA and the UK. These roles have included petroleum and reservoir engineering, asset management and offshore installation management. He also spent time as a VP of operations, general manager in Egypt and as a COO in Angola.

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Yongsun Ahn

Yongsun Ahn

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Mr Ahn has worked for KNOC since 1993.

 

In KNOC and its subsidiaries, he has held key roles in the areas of E&P business fund operation and management and Energy & Resources business special accounting management. He also worked as finance director of ADA OIL LLP in Kazakhstan and was KNOC Senior Manager of Europe & Africa asset management. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Law and an Executive MBA.

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Mr Ohkyeu Baek

Ohkyeu Baek

Group Chief Strategy Officer

Qualifications: MSc in Petroleum Engineering, Seoul National University. Qualified professional engineer in Geophysics.

Mr Baek has worked for KNOC as a petroleum engineer since 1988. He has held various key roles in exploration and production of oil and gas around the world since then. Until early 2012 he was Vice President of the Europe and Africa Business Department and he worked as General Manager & Managing Director of the Nigerian Office focusing on exploration offshore Nigeria prior to joining Dana as Chief Strategy officer. He graduated from Seoul National University in 1985 and holds an MSc in petroleum engineering from Seoul National University. He also has been a qualified professional engineer in Geophysics since 1998.

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Mr Paul Barnett

Paul Barnett

Managing Director, Dana Petroleum Egypt

Qualifications: BSc in Physics from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College.

Paul has over 32 years of international Exploration and Production experience. He spent over 18 years with Shell in technical and managerial roles in Europe and The Middle East, and most recently held senior management roles for Hess Corporation in Libya and latterly Russia.

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David Crawford

David Crawford

Group Chief Financial Officer

David Crawford was chief financial officer and company secretary for Dolphin Drilling’s UK and international operations before joining Dana in 2011.

He has 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry including 17 years working for Total in Aberdeen.

Based in Aberdeen, David holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and has been a qualified accountant for 20 years.

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Nick Dancer

Nick Dancer

Managing Director, Netherlands B.V

Qualifications: MSc in Applied Geophysics, BSc in Geological Sciences
Professional memberships: FGS, PESGB, IoD

Nick joined Dana in 2008 from Shell where he was working in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. Nick has considerable experience in exploration and appraisal, having worked as a geophysicist for 15 years with Conoco (UK) Ltd and then Enterprise Oil, mainly in Ireland, where he was part of the Corrib discovery and development team. Nick then joined Shell, where he held a number of exploration management positions, covering the company’s assets in the Philippines and Malaysia. In addition he looked after its interests in deepwater Borneo and the joint venture company Carigali Shell Mutiara Petroleum. He also spent a period as subsurface manager for Shell’s Malampaya gas field in the Philippines.

Since joining Dana, Nick has worked in the Cairo office, initially as Exploration Manager, and now as Managing Director and Country Manager.

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John Downey

John Downey

Managing Director, Africa

Qualifications: BSc in Geography and Geology, MSc in Engineering Geology

John joined Dana in 2003 from Shell, where he was subsurface manager and deputy project manager on the Corrib development in Ireland. Prior to that, he was responsible for Enterprise Oil’s non-operated activities (exploration, developments and production) in the Central North Sea and Southern North Sea. Enterprise Oil was acquired by Shell in 2002. He has over 30 years upstream experience gained with Shell, BP, Enterprise Oil and Dana, including periods working in the UK, Africa and South East Asia. He has worked on most aspects of the upstream oil and gas business, including as a petroleum economist and in business development.

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Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin

Managing Director, Dana UK

Qualifications: BSc in Physics and Mathematics and an MSc in Engineering Project Management

Paul joined Dana in 2005 in operations and development management. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in the UK, United States, South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has broad management expertise in both onshore and offshore operations, and holds a BSc in Physics and Mathematics and an MSc in Engineering Project Management.

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Reidar Hustoft

Reidar Hustoft

Managing Director, Dana Petroleum Norway AS

Qualifications: MSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Trondheim; Diploma in Management Studies, Robert Gordon University; MBA, Aberdeen University

Reidar joined Dana in March 2011. He has more than 30 years' North Sea operations and general management experience from international exploration and production companies and service companies. Prior to joining Dana he worked with Petro-Canada, Procon Drilling Services, DNO Heather and Unocal International.

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Jim Mair

Jim Mair

Director of Commercial and New Business Development

Qualifications: MA (Hons) Economic Science, Aberdeen University

Jim joined Dana in May 2012 following more than 30 years with Shell and, prior to that, 3 years with Ferranti. He has done a variety of commercial and finance jobs ranging from contracts negotiation and management with Ferranti and then Shell (in both Aberdeen and Brunei), finance/treasury management (in Brunei, London and Dublin) and NBD/Mergers and Acquisitions (in The Hague). For the last fifteen years his experience has been mostly in M&A where he was involved in a lead role in many of Shell’s major portfolio moves, such as the swap of assets with Marathon to increase Shell’s interest in the Sakhalin II project in Russia, the acquisition of Enterprise Oil, the buyout of the minority interest in Shell Canada and the sell down of Shell’s interest in Woodside Petroleum in Australia.

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Andrew McCallum

Andrew McCallum

Director of Corporate Affairs and Business Support

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Business Management and a postgraduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing
Professional memberships: Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Andrew joined Dana in 2011 as Director of Group Communications and External Affairs. He was promoted to the position of Director of Corporate Affairs and Business Support in January 2014, overseeing HSSE, procurement and supply chain management, business assurance and risk management in addition to all aspects of Dana’s reputation. Before joining Dana he was Executive Director of Communications and External Affairs at Gatwick Airport for three years and was closely involved in the sale of the airport and its successful development as a competitive, independent company. He was previously Group Head of Corporate Reputation at Centrica having joined the energy group as a graduate management trainee in 2000.

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Hugh McClure

Hugh McClure

Director of Capital Development Projects

Qualifications: BSc in Civil Engineering from Strathclyde University and an MBA from The Robert Gordon University

Hugh came on board in November 2012 to drive Dana’s HSSE activities. He joined from Chevron where he spent his career to date in a variety of operational leadership roles including OIM, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Production Leader for their North Sea Assets as well as a period as Technical Manager in Chevron’s Energy Technology Company in Houston. He has also spent significant amounts of time leading and delivering on world-scale projects such as the Agbami FPSO project and his previous role as the Deputy Director of the giant Wheatstone Project in Western Australia.

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Snagho Nam

Sangho Nam

Director of Reservoir Management and Technology

Qualifications: MSc in Reservoir Engineering

Mr Nam has been an influential member of the Dana team since he joined soon after KNOC’s acquisition of the business in late 2010. A qualified reservoir engineer, he has worked for KNOC since 1992 holding a range of positions in Seoul and overseas.

Sangho worked with Texaco in Aberdeen from 1998 to 1999 and has extensive experience supporting KNOC operations and new business development in America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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Stuart Payne

Stuart Payne

Director of Human Resources and Information Services

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in Experimental Psychology
Professional memberships: Member of the British Psychological Society, including membership of specialised Coaching Group

Stuart joined Dana in 2011 from Shell where he was Vice President, Human Resources for the company’s exploration and commercial businesses based in Houston, Texas. He previously worked in generalist human resources, talent management and leadership development roles for Shell and British Telecom.

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Jill Reid

Jill Reid

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Qualifications: LLB; Dip LP; NP
Professional memberships: Law Society of Scotland; Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

Jill joined Dana in 2011 from Shell where she was Senior Legal Counsel responsible for acquisitions and divestments and decommissioning security. Prior to that, she headed up the legal department based in Aberdeen. She has over 20 years’ experience supporting upstream oil and gas businesses in both legal and commercial roles. Prior to joining Shell, Jill worked with Chevron where she provided support to the company’s UK upstream operations in both London and Aberdeen.