London
London
Cyprus
Turkenistan
+44 207 010 9200 info@buriedhill.com4th Floor, Wellington House, 125 Strand London, WC2R 0AP
info@buriedhill.comBuried Hill Energy (Cyprus) Public Company Limited, 8th Floor Nicosia Tower Centre, 36 Byron Avenue, PO Box 21341, 1506 Nicosia
info@buriedhill.comBuried Hill Serdar Limited, 15/1 Mollanepes Street, Ashgabat

Board of Directors

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The Company’s Board of Directors includes independent and executive directors, with the majority independent. The Board has established audit, reserves, compensation, environment and health and safety and corporate governance committees.

 

  • Jason Cheng
    Jason Cheng
    Non-Executive Director
  • Clayton Clift
    Clayton Clift
    Non-Executive Director
  • Josef Hocher
    Josef Hocher
    Senior Non-Executive Director
  • Peter Kallos
    Peter Kallos
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Alan Parsley
    Alan Parsley
    Non-Executive Director
  • Christina Sarris
    Christina Sarris
    Non-Executive Director

 

Buried Hill seeks to establish strong relationships with its local communities and to create a lasting social and economic contribution in the countries where it operates.

Jason Cheng
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Cheng is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kerogen Capital, a private equity fund manager, and has over 20 years of experience in the energy and financial services industry. Previously he was the Managing Partner of Ancora Capital, a predecessor private equity fund and a Managing Director of Jade International Capital Partners Limited, an investments and advisory firm.

Prior to that, he was a Vice President of JP Morgan Australia where he worked in the Energy and Natural Resources team. He was previously an executive of Schroders Corporate Finance, in the Energy Team in London and the Asian Mergers and Acquisitions team.

Mr. Cheng holds a Master of Commerce Degree (Finance and Management) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Economics and Econometrics) from the University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Member of Compensation Committee
  • Member of Corporate Governance and Ethics Committee

 

Clayton Clift
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Clift is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Clift was Chief Financial Officer of Buried Hill Energy from September 2007 to June 2011 when he retired. He is currently a private investor.

Prior to Buried Hill Mr. Clift was Senior Vice President Finance & CFO for PetroKazakhstan Inc. (listed on NYSE, LSE and TSX), Finance Manager and Deputy GM for Wintershall AG’s Libyan operations and Vice President and CFO for Wintershall Canada. Previous to joining Wintershall, Mr. Clift was with Deloitte and Touche Chartered Accountants.

  • Member of Audit Committee
  • Member of Compensation Committee
Josef Hocher
Senior Non-Executive Director

Mr. Hocher was one of the founders of Buried Hill Energy and has over 20 years of experience in the global oil and gas and energy industries.

He is a partner in Cassels Brock’s Business Law Group in Calgary. Previously, Mr Hocher has been a Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and was also a partner at Bennett Jones LLP.

Mr. Hocher serves as Chairman of Orthoshop Geomatics Ltd., a geomatics services company that provides customized geospacial solutions. He also holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Field Upgrading Limited and Western Hydrogen Limited, technology companies using molten sodium to upgrade heavy oil and manufacture hydrogen, respectively.

In 2011, Mr. Hocher established Hitic Energy Ltd. in Alberta, Canada, on behalf of the Jereh Group headquartered in Yantai, China. As one of the founders of Hitic, he had a senior leadership role in the successful expansion of its upstream oil and gas business, including business development and formulating and implementing overall company strategy. Hitic’s portfolio now includes numerous successful operating projects and is poised for further profitable growth, and Joe continues his leadership position with the company.

He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and law. He was called to the Alberta Bar in 1995 and was named to Lexpert’s Top 40 Under 40 list in 2002. He is an active member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, the Alberta Bar Association.

  • Member of Audit Committee
  • Member of Compensation Committee
  • Member of Corporate Governance and Ethics Committee
  • Member of Reserves & HSE Committee
Peter Kallos
Chief Executive Officer

Peter Kallos joined Buried Hill in 2010 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Buried Hill, Peter was Executive Vice President, International and Offshore for Petro-Canada, a position he held for six years. There he led and developed a significant international exploration and production business based in London which grew to account for more than half of Petro-Canada’s worldwide production. Following Petro-Canada’s merger with Suncor Energy in 2009, he remained in the same role for Suncor until the business was relocated to Canada in early 2010.

Preceding his tenure at Petro-Canada and a short period at Shell UK, Peter held roles at Enterprise Oil, Carless Exploration Ltd and Marathon Oil UK. Peter joined Enterprise Oil in 1988 where he held a number of senior management positions including Head of Business Development, CEO Enterprise Italy and General Manager of the UK business. In this role Peter was appointed to Enterprise’s Executive Committee.

He began his career as a Petroleum Engineer having completed an undergraduate degree in Applied Physics at Strathclyde University followed by a postgraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

Mr. Kallos is the senior independent non-executive director of Cairn Energy PLC, a UK-based international oil and gas exploration and development company listed on the London Stock Exchange. He was also a trustee of the London Chamber Orchestra until 2017.

Alan Parsley
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Parsley has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 35 years predominantly at the Shell Group of Companies where he held senior positions including Global Head of Exploration and Head of New Business Ventures. Dr. Parsley has worked mainly in exploration as a trained geologist and took on management roles including Chief Executive of Shell Syria and Chairman of Shell Australia. He is currently a non-executive director of Pandion Energy AS and Zennor Petroleum Ltd.

Dr. Parsley graduated from the University of Edinburgh and holds both a BSc and a PhD in Geology. He has been a member of the Court of Heriot-Watt University since 2005. Dr Parsley is Chairman of Kerogen’s Technical Committee.

  • Member of Reserves & HSE Committee
Christina Sarris
Non-Executive Director

Ms. Sarris is a corporate lawyer and the Supervising Lawyer of the Litigation Department with Polakis Sarris & Co LLC, a prominent law firm in Cyprus.

Ms Sarris is a qualified barrister in Cyprus and has a bachelor’s degree in Law and a master’s degree in International Business Law. Ms. Sarris is the Honorary Counsel General of Panama in Cyprus.