Subra V. Subramaniam, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
A successful and well established business executive and entrepreneur, specialized in international business, primarily in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Subramaniam’s wide industry expertise ranges in strategic planning, establishment of strategic partnership/joint ventures, business development, government relations, operations management, besides general management. He has proven experience and expertise in the upstream oil and gas business, besides being well-versed with the nuances of the mid-stream and down-stream activities of the oil industry. Mr. Subramaniam has a proven track record of having established and successfully managed various start-up operations, and in identifying and implementing growth oriented projects and activities. The start-up operations that he was involved in include Aban Offshore, Command Petroleum, Cairn Energy, Canoro Resources Ltd., Pan Orient Energy Corp., amongst others.
Mr. Subramaniam is a Commerce Graduate with Honors, from the University of Delhi in India and has over 28 years experience in the Indian and international oil and gas industry.
Rudy Cech, Independent Director
A professional engineer specialised in reservoir characterization and engineering, has over 35 years experience in the Canadian and international oil and gas industry. He is familiar and has proven expertise in evaluating, planning and operating unconventional hydrocarbon plays worldwide, including India and Indonesia. The bulk of his career has been with Sproule Associates, Canada. He supervised and managed exploration and development projects, and conducted geological studies in Canada, the U.S. and other international regions. He has presented several papers pertaining to development of coalbed methane and such other unconventional hydrocarbon resource plays.
Mr. Cech is a Member of the Petroleum Society of The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). He is also a member of the Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).
Siva Chidambaram, Independent Director
An independent Business Consultant having work experience of over 40 years, 20 years of which involved working for the United Nations. Subsequently Mr. Chidambaram also worked for the Federal Government of Canada. The bulk of his career has been in the introduction, establishment and operations of international projects and businesses activities mainly in Asia, Africa, North & Central America & Eastern Europe.
Mr. Chidambaram holds a post graduate degree (Master of Arts) in Economics and a Master of Letters ( M.Litt) degree for his research and thesis from the University of Madras, India. He also attended professional development courses organized by United Nations in New York and at Geneva.
Dinesh Kumar Pande, Independent Director
A professional Geologist who has had a long and illustrious career, spanning over 35 years, in the oil & gas industry in India. Mr. Pande superannuated from the Oil & Natural Gas Commission Ltd. (ONGC) in 2011, as Director Exploration, in the Board of Directors of ONGC. He was ONGC’s leader and driver for all the exploration activities and under his leadership & efforts, various exploration successes were achieved, which led to several hydrocarbon discoveries in both onshore and offshore India. He is a pioneer for unconventional resource plays; and the ideas instilled by him have opened up possibilities for the development of unconventional oil & gas resources, in India.
Mr. Pande obtained his professional designation from the Panjab University in India, and was awarded a gold medal by the University, for his Academic Excellence and overall performance.