Board of directors

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Mr Kang has degrees in Business Studies and English Literature from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul. Mr Kang has been with KNOC for 27 years working in various roles and locations including leading the subsidiaries business, finance management and business planning.

Mr Kang was Deputy CEO of Dana from 2014 to 2016 and CEO from 2019 to 2020. He has held a number of other senior roles in KNOC including production planning, in the Europe Business Department and SVP of Human Resources. He is currently Executive Vice President for the E&P Division.

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Mr Kim  joined KNOC in 1992 and has worked in a many different areas of the business including New Ventures, managing subsidiary companies, the oil tankage business and strategic petroleum stockpiling. He has a BA(English Education) from Seoul National University in Seoul and an M.Sc in Finance from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.

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Mr Park has worked for KNOC since 1992. He holds a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences and an M.Sc. in Geological Sciences both from the University of Texas at Austin. He has held a number of senior roles within KNOC most recently as General Manager for New Ventures prior to coming to Dana.

He was also General Manager for Basin Assessment (2013~2017), General Manager for Geology (2010~2012) and Senior Manager for Business Development (2007~2009).

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Laura joined Dana in 2009 to set up the tax function within the business. In 2015 she also assumed responsibility for the treasury function. Prior to joining Dana Laura worked for Deloitte where she obtained her qualifications as Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor.

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Eiko joined Dana Petroleum Netherlands in 1999 and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Petroleum & Gas Technology, a Masters degree in Geochemistry from Utrecht University and a Diploma of Professional Education in Management of Safety, Health & Environment from Delft University of Technology.

Eiko has held a number of roles in his career including HSE coordinator, offshore installation manager, project manager, production operations manager and asset manager. He has played a key role in the development and implementation of integrated management systems and directing, managing and providing leadership to production and maintenance operations for Dana’s offshore operated facilities in the Netherlands. Most recently, he was Dana’s Director of Capital Development Projects overseeing the Western Isles Development Project.

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Mr. Lim has M.Sc. degrees in Mineral and Petroleum Engineering Department from Seoul National University in South Korea. He joined KNOC in 1992 and has worked mainly in exploration and production of oil and gas projects. Mr Lim was Managing Director of KNOC’s Kazakhstan office from 2016 to 2018 and is currently Senior Vice President of the E&P-Overseas Business Deptartment II at KNOC.


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Mr Woo has worked for KNOC since 1991 and is currently the Senior Vice President of the Finance and Accounting Department. He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Daegu University. He has held a number of senior roles in KNOC in various departments including Corporate Planning and Government Relations, Budget and Investment and Petroleum Stockpile Management.

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Dr Elliot has over 35 years experience in the oil and gas industry and has previously worked for a wide range of oil companies in the UK and internationally, most recently with the Korea National Oil Corporation.