Leadership

Gabriel de Alba

Chairman

Gabriel de Alba has been the Managing Director and Partner of Catalyst since 2002. Mr. de Alba’s responsibilities have included acting as a director or senior officer of various Catalyst portfolio companies, including World Color Press Inc., Cable Satisfaction International Inc. and Geneba Properties. Mr. de Alba is currently the chairman of the board of directors’ of Therapure Biopharma Inc., Gateway Casinos & Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment. In addition, Mr. de Alba is also currently a director and Co-Chairman of the board of CGX.

W. Ellis Armstrong

Director

Ellis Armstrong currently serves as an independent director of Lloyds Register Group. From 1981 through 2013, he held various senior strategy, commercial, technical and operational roles with BP and was also the Chief Financial Officer for the group’s global exploration and production business.

Luis F. Alarcon

Director

Luis F. Alarcon is an executive with a long record in the Colombian business environment. He currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Grupo Sura and Almacenes Exito, two of the largest companies in Colombia and is a member of the board of Emgesa S. A. ESP, the second largest power infrastructure company in Colombia, Edemco SAS, an electric power infrastructure company and Fundacion Plan. From 2007 through 2015, Mr. Alarcon served as Chief Executive Officer of Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. E.S.P.

Orlando Cabrales Segovia

Director

Orlando Cabrales is currently the President of NATURGAS, the Colombian natural gas trade association. Previously, he served as Vice Minister of Energy of the Ministry of Mines and Energy in Colombia between 2013 and 2014 and as the President of the ANH from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Cabrales has held senior roles at BP in Latin America and has been on the boards of numerous companies in Colombia, including ISAGEN S.A., Tuscany Drilling, CENIT and ISA.

Raymond Bromark

Director

Raymond Bromark is a certified public accountant and retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he served for almost 40 years. He currently serves on the advisory board of The Siegfried Group and is a member of the Canadian Directors Network. Mr. Bromark previously served as a director and chair of the Audit and Ethics Committee for YRC Worldwide Inc. until his retirement in December 2019, as a director and chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Conflicts Committee for Tesoro Logistics GP, LLC prior to its October 2018 merger with Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and as a director and chair of the Audit Committee of CA, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Broadcom in November 2018.

René Burgos Díaz

Director

René Burgos Díaz is a financial markets executive with approximately 20 years of experience in investment management, leveraged financing, restructuring and financial advisory expertise across multiple industries and geographies, specifically in Latin America. In his current role, he is the Head of USD Private Credit for Latin America for Compass Group. Prior to joining Compass Group, Mr. Burgos Díaz held the position of Director in the Emerging Markets team at CarVal Investors, a leading global alternative investment management firm with $10 billion in assets under management. Mr. Burgos Díaz has also held roles at Deutsche Bank and Bank of America, including the role of Director with Deutsche Bank’s Emerging Markets Structured Credit Trading team. Mr. Burgos Díaz also currently serves on the board of Curie Co Inc., a synthetic biology company that engineers enzymes to replace chemicals in consumer products.

Russell Ford

Director

Russell Ford served as Chairman of the board of directors of Aera Energy from 2012 to 2015. He led Royal Dutch Shell Group’s global supply chain activities as Executive Vice President of Contracting and Procurement from 2013 to 2015 and prior to that was the Executive Vice President Onshore from 2009 to 2012. Since 2015, Mr. Ford has advised companies and financial institutions on project-specific matters.

Veronique Giry

Director

Veronique Giry is currently a director and the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ISH Energy Limited in Calgary, Canada. From 2016 through 2017, Ms. Giry was Vice President, Industry Operations at the Alberta Energy Regulator and between 2015 and 2016 she was the Principal Consultant of Giry O&G Advisors. Prior to that role, she worked at Total Exploration & Production where she has held various roles in France, Latin America, Canada, Europe and the UK; the most recent, being Vice President, Thermal Assets and Exploration Leases in Calgary, Canada.

Richard Herbert

CEO

Richard Herbert joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Prior to his appointment, he served on the Board from December 21, 2017 to March 27, 2018. Mr. Herbert is a petroleum geologist with over 39 years of experience in the global upstream industry. He currently serves as an independent director of Petroleum Geo-Services. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Herbert served as Chief Operating Officer, Exploration at BP.

Alejandro Piñeros 

CFO

Alejandro Piñeros joined the Company in 2017. He previously served as Corporate Finance Director and Corporate Vice President, Strategy & Planning prior to his appointment in April 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Piñeros was Chief Financial Officer of IVI, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Planning at Summum Energy and Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration at Propilco/Essentia, which is part of the Ecopetrol group. Mr. Piñeros also worked for six years at McKinsey & Company as Engagement Manager and and associate.

Renata Campagnaro

Corporate Vice President, Supply, Transportation & Trading

Renata Campagnaro has over 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Ms. Campagnaro has been with the Company since 2010. Prior to her current role, she has held a number of positions with the Company, including Corporate Vice President of Supply, Transport and Trading and Executive Vice President of Supply and Transport.

Duncan Nightingale

Corporate Vice President, Operations, Development & Reservoir Management

Duncan Nightingale has over 30 years of oil and gas exploration and development experience. Prior to joining the Company in 2017, Mr. Nightingale held various executive management positions with Gran Tierra Energy from 2009 to 2017. These included President, interim CEO, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Exploration. He currently serves as member of the board of directors CGX.

Andrew Kent

General Counsel

Andrew Kent joined the Company in September 2018. Previously, he was Managing Partner and then National Senior Partner of the Canadian law firm McMillan LLP, where he practiced corporate law for over 30 years.

Audit Committee

  • Raymond Bromark (Chair)
  • Ellis Armstrong
  • Russell Ford

 

Compensation and Human Resources Committee

  • Gabriel de Alba (Chair)
  • Russell Ford
  • Orlando Cabrales

 

Corporate Governance, Nominating and Sustainability Committee

  • Luis Fernando Alarcon (Chair)
  • Ellis Armstrong
  • Veronique Giry