Executive committee

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 businesses.

Mr Kang was Deputy CEO of Dana from 2014 to 2016 and has held a number of other senior roles in KNOC including production planning and the Europe Business Department. Most recently he was SVP of Human Resources.

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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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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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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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Mr Seo is a certified and professionally qualified public accountant in Korea. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hanyang University in Seoul.

He began his career at KPMG Korea’s Banking and Finance Group in Seoul as a Certified Public Accountant (KICPA). After joining KNOC, he spent 14 years in the overseas E&P department including an international assignment as a Financial Director of Altius Petroleum in Kazakhstan and as a CFO Advisory of Savia in Peru.

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Mr Hwang has a Bachelor’s degree in Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering from Chonbuk National University. He began his career as a drilling engineer at KNOC in 1996.

He has over 22 years of oilfield experience across various global drilling operations including Korea, Vietnam, Peru and the UK. His previous roles include lead drilling engineer, drilling advisor, drilling manager and operations manager.